Our roundup of the latest Natick, Mass., business news:
Cocotree wins funding
Congrats to Cocotree Kids, a Natick-based nonprofit that supplies kids in need with underwear, has won a round of startup funding through a pitch contest spearheaded by HarborOne Bank in partnership with The Greg Hill Foundation, FMP Productions, and The Boston Globe.
Cocotree and another outfit called Cape Verdean Women United were selected from eight finalists to share $50K in funding. The prize also includes tens of thousands of dollars in services.
You can help Cocotree by hosting a drive, donating, or volunteering.
Trevor Express seeks to deliver marijuana
An outfit called Trevor Express seeks to gain the Natick Select Board’s approval on Wednesday, June. 29 to set up shop in town as a marijuana courier and delivery company. It won’t have a retail presence, but will partner with those that do—Bada Bloom and Revolutionary Clinics (got to give them credit for persistence after earlier efforts for a retail license in town were stymied).
Trevor Express has hosted a community outreach meeting and met with the police on site.
Natick’s Marijuana Establishment Request for Information team has recommended that the town consider entering into a Host Community Agreement with the firm.
Trevor would operate out of 211 Oak St./1 Tech Circle in Natick.
More officially, here’s what Trevor Express seeks for licenses:
1. Delivery Courier: This type of licensee is allowed to deliver marijuana products from a licensed marijuana retailer to customers. A delivery courier is not authorized to actually sell marijuana products to consumers—only to deliver from retailers, who make the sales themselves.
2. Delivery Operator: This type of licensee is authorized to purchase marijuana products wholesale, warehouse the products, label them (but not repackage them), sell them, and deliver them
Another outfit called Your Green Package made an earlier bid this year in Natick.
MetroWest Medical Center taps Elgarico as CEO
Elgarico previously was CEO for McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center in Springfield, Ore. He has also served as chief operating officer for several health facilities.