Stem Holdings Inc. Executive Elected President of the Chamber of Commerce Downtown Merchants in Eugene, Oregon


BOCA RATON, July 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Stem Holdings Inc. (OTCQB: STMH, CSE:STEM approved pending trading) an innovative real estate company, which acquires and improves properties for the cannabis industry, is excited to announce that its Director of Operations, Dr. Geoff Ostrove, has been elected President Downtown Eugene Merchants (DEM).

This organization is the arm of the Eugene Chamber of Commerce focusing primarily on providing economic development services to Eugene, Oregon’s revitalizing downtown business district. With over 70 members from diverse businesses, ranging from new retailers to established marketing firms and everything in between, we represent the growing number of innovative businesses in downtown. The organization also works closely with the downtown community on advocacy efforts encouraging a safer and more vibrant district, concurrent with the City of Eugene’s events that take place year-round.

Dr. Ostrove will be tasked with organizing community events. Additionally, he will work with the Eugene’s Police Department, Planning Commission, and City Council to improve downtown Eugene’s ability to provide its community members with a safe place to shop, eat, and relax.

Dr. Ostrove commented, “I am honored in being elected President of the Downtown Eugene Merchants to continue to lead and execute the ongoing, merchant business objectives. I look forward to working with the organization and its members and continuing the work of   Nicole Desch, former President.”

As a member of the Eugene Chamber of Commerce through one of its dispensary brands, TJ’s on Willamette, Stem Holdings congratulates Dr. Ostrove for being elected to this important and prestigious role. Stem Holdings is proud to support efforts to improve Eugene’s downtown business district.

Before joining Stem Holdings Inc, Dr. Geoff Ostrove was formally the President of one of the first companies in Oregon to receive a recreational cannabis production license. He holds a PhD in Communication & Media Studies and Masters of Community & Regional Planning. Geoff has a professional background in public policy, having worked as a City Planner for Oregon’s Business Development Department and a Campaign Manager for a State Senator.

About Stem Holdings Inc.
Stem Holdings has positioned itself as a leader in the U.S. cannabis industry by building state-of-the-art licensed solutions to include: cultivation, processing and retail properties across multiple U.S. markets. As an innovative real estate company, Stem Holdings acquires and improves properties for the cannabis industry. Because traditional institutional lenders have not directly participated in the financing of marijuana-related real estate, there has been a shortage of available improvement capital.  Stem Holdings has set itself apart by building and partnering with a variety of marijuana-based businesses, from edibles to hemp cultivation. The Company has developed an extensive portfolio of award-winning consumer-facing brands, partnering with well known, branded cannabis operators with a proven track record of success, such as TJ’s Gardens, Cannavore, Incredibles, Doseology and Green T-Farms. For more information, visit

About TJ’s on Willamette
TJ’s on Willamette marijuana dispensary is in downtown Eugene, about one mile from the University of Oregon campus. This former bead shop has been remodeled into a retail destination for cannabis aficionados. It is located at 1027 Willamette St. Eugene, Or. 97401. For more information, visit

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