Stem Holdings Inc. Executive Elected President of the Chamber of Commerce Downtown Merchants in Eugene, Oregon
Stem Holdings is excited to announce that our Director of Operations, Dr. Geoff Ostrove, has been elected President of the Eugene Chamber of Commerce’s 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,” according to Nicole Desch, DEM’s previous President and owner of the popular clothing store North + West Collection. “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, such as Eugene Sunday Streets, the Eugene Parade, All Hallows’ Eugene, and Light Up Downtown. 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.
Ms. Desch adds, “As President, Dr. Ostrove will be leading efforts for DEM through marketing, events, and advocacy. He also brings new energy and ideas, along with his vast marketing experience to the group. We are excited about a new year with new leadership and fresh ideas!”
As a member of the Eugene Chamber of Commerce through one of its dispensary brands, TJ’s on Willamette, Stem Holdings is proud to contribute to efforts to improve Eugene’s downtown business district and congratulates Dr. Ostrove for being elected to this important and prestigious role.