As CBE mentioned a few weeks back when we introduced The 2016 Ancillary Business 100, we would miss a few companies that should have been included in our list. We were fortunate that a few worthy companies have reached out to us to let us know of our oversight!
One of those companies, Green Mountain Harvest of Lakewood, Colorado, a company that provides harvesting and trimming solutions and led by Founder and Owner Susan Chicovsky, was gracious enough to allow me to include their company story in a future issue of CBE Week. Stay tuned!
Below is a list of the other companies that were inadvertently excluded.
|Company||Management||Employees||2015 Revenue Range||Website||Category|
|Canna Advisors||Di & Jay Czarkowski, Co-Owners||10+||NA||www.thinkcanna.com||Consultants|
|Green Mountain Harvest||Susan Chicovsky, Owner||55||$1.0-$2.5 Million||www.greenmountainharvest.com||Cultivation Services|
|Security Grade Protective Services||Derek Porter, CEO||25||$1.0-$2.5 Million||www.securitygrade.com
|Security Solutions & Consulting|
As the new Cannabis Industry continues its transition from a black market underground, illegal industry to a legitimate and regulated producer of jobs with operating revenues and company and individual contributed taxes, one of CBE‘s pet peeves is transparency. We do our homework when establishing these rankings by collecting background information from the majority of the companies on the list and painstakingly reviewing publicly available sources of information, or our own sources, to determine whether and where a company belongs on our list.
Occasionally, we are fed incorrect data. We promise to always point out discrepancies from companies that are less than forthright in the information that they share.
One company on CBE’s 2016 Ancillary Business list, iComply, reported 2015 revenue in the $1 million to $2.5 million range. A subsequent source provided CBE with documentation from iComply’s own investor deck that indicated 2015 revenues at the bottom of the under $1.0 category. When Mark Slaugh, CEO of iComply, was asked to discuss the discrepancy, he refused to comment. Shame on them for telling us that, but shame on CBE and yours truly for not questioning the original number supplied more closely.
Stay tuned for our next list, CBE’s Top 100 Politicos, that will introduce the most influential advocates, activists, and elected officials on the federal, state and local level that have had the most impact moving the industry forward in the last year (or in blocking its progress!). This list will be followed by the industry’s Most Important Women, Most Important Companies, Top Regulators, and several Hot Lists before we present The 2nd Annual CBE 100 PPR‘s later this fall.
Please continue to let us know when we get it right, when we get it wrong, and others that should be considered or included.
Founder & Editor