Store Feature: Beaumont
Spiritleaf recently opened a retail location in Beaumont, Alberta! This delightful city can be found just south of Edmonton and is said to have a population of 19,236 people currently. This area has a rich French-Canadian history and it’s downtown core has plenty of unique architecture and red brick walkways. The owners of this location are two very accomplished, professional women who are both advocates of the plant. Learn more about this partnership from these ‘Women in Cannabis’ in the brief interview below.
- What is your background?
Lavanya Rajesh and Geeta Passi-Shourie jointly own the Beaumont Franchise
Entrepreneur, Singer, Songwriter, Recording Artiste, Lavanya Rajesh is one of the most sought-after Bollywood performing artists in Canada and India. She has launched and ran multiple businesses from jewelry, financial services to music production. She has won the prestigious Mrs India World (fru) title and has been a part of many charitable undertakings as an ambassador of ‘beauty with a purpose’. She has collaborated with singers all over the world and has performed on stage for many Indo Canadian events like Citadel, Filmfare, Star Screen, Naseeb, Suhag, AWIC etc in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton. She is a popular radio artiste and her songs have been featured by radio stations in Canada, USA and India. She has also composed and written songs which are available in over 40 online platforms like I tunes, apple music, google play, amazon, Spotify etc. Lavanya holds a Masters degree in Business Economics and an MBA in Marketing. She is also a gold medalist in Fiscal Economics, Leadership and Team Management and strongly believes in leading by example. She brings to Spiritleaf Beaumont an eclectic experience rich in style, content and diversity.
Geeta Passi- Shourie
A Geologist by education, an MBA by background a finance professional by designation, Geeta Passi-Shourie is a co-owner of Spiritleaf – Beaumont.
Her work in Risk Consulting with an international consulting organization, experience in internal Audit with a major chartered bank, and customer service experience in various industry sectors, has prepared her well to a start a new venture in the new and exciting Cannabis industry.
Being a mother of two teenagers and a “woman” in the Cannabis industry, Geeta is hoping to share her knowledge of cannabis with the broad customer base and is passionate about providing a safe, friendly and conversational environment in Spiritleaf Beaumont.
- Where is your store located?
5008 50 Street
Beaumont Alberta T4X 1E6
- Why did you choose to open a Cannabis retail store-front?
The opportunity, to write history and be the pioneers, does not come about very often in one’s lifetime…so it was quite natural that we jumped at this opportunity, but little did we know what trials and tribulations lay ahead. Today as we are getting ready to open our first store, it feels surreal but at the same time, it is super exciting to be a part of the grand Cannabis revolution.
- What attracted you to Spiritleaf?
A structured approach, classy presence and a fabulous team of people. We strongly believe-
If you want to just walk fast, then walk alone
But if you want to walk far, then walk together
- Other interesting facts about you that the public should know?
We are mothers, we are professionals, we are responsible individuals who are successful in their respective fields and we are the true answer to any and all preconceived notions people might have about Cannabis Consumers. We take great pride in our professionalism and our customers will experience that in our approach towards them.
Recent customer review:
Fabulous location and such a beautifully designed Cannabis retail store. The staff is very knowledgeable and focused on listening to me rather than pushing products. Would strongly recommend this place.