More Than A Tagline

By |2021-11-17T11:15:50-05:00November 17th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Earlier this week, we celebrated the two-year anniversary of a key part of our business: our brand. Every ninety days, our team meets to reflect on our core values. We consider whether we’re living up to them and, just as importantly, whether they still reflect who we are. Two years ago, we realized they needed

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Legislation Update: House Ways and Means ARPA Legislation

By |2021-11-01T14:06:40-04:00November 1st, 2021|Legislation|

In mid-September, Tenax wrote about the American Rescue Plan (ARPA) and how it could impact the Commonwealth. The $5.3 billion in funding allocated to Beacon Hill had the potential to dramatically change the Commonwealth’s services and would serve as an indicator of larger priorities for the upcoming session. Last Friday, the House passed an Act

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What Opportunity Looks Like

By |2021-10-21T14:50:37-04:00October 21st, 2021|Uncategorized|

Tenax Strategies recently launched our multi-state cannabis program; the same services we’ve offered for years in Massachusetts, we now offer across a variety of emerging markets in all corners of the nation. It’s been a whirlwind of a month – identifying properties, tracking new developments, working with experts in engineering, architecture, and other technical fields

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American Rescue Plan Spending in Massachusetts: A Legislative Update

By |2021-09-16T15:19:39-04:00September 16th, 2021|Legislation|

Earlier this year, our team wrote about the implications of the American Rescue Plan (ARPA) for the Commonwealth. Massachusetts received about $5.3 billion in state fiscal relief—in addition to $3.4 billion for local governments. As Beacon Hill comes back from session, the questions we asked then are more relevant than ever. Today, we’ll update this

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2022 Ballot Initiatives in Massachusetts

By |2021-09-17T10:39:34-04:00September 8th, 2021|Legislation|

Should Legislation Be Passed Through the Ballot Box? The Massachusetts Attorney General has just announced that 17 out of 30 proposed ballot initiatives have met the requirements to move forward in the ballot question process for 2022 and 2024 legislative cycles. With ballot questions becoming more common in recent elections, Tenax Strategies took a deep

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How to Build a Coalition for a Public Affairs Campaign

By |2021-09-01T10:55:05-04:00September 1st, 2021|Public Affairs|

There’s power in numbers. With any public affairs campaign, you’re more likely to have a successful outcome when you have people rallying behind you, contacting local lawmakers, and raising awareness. But a group of likeminded, passionate supporters doesn’t always come together naturally. For a big win, you need more than friends and family in your

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Open for Business!

By |2021-08-10T12:43:07-04:00August 10th, 2021|Cannabis|

A big congratulations to our client, Elevated Roots—whose adult-use cannabis facility is now open in Kingston, MA! Their journey certainly wasn’t easy. From the beginning, they were faced with restrictive zoning bylaws that took them all the way to the Attorney General.  But with guidance and strategic support, Tenax Strategies secured their retail location and

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Sports Betting In Massachusetts: A Legislative Update

By |2021-08-10T12:30:42-04:00August 6th, 2021|Legislation|

In 2018, the United States Supreme Court overturned the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act – a law that effectively banned commercial sports betting nationwide. Since then, states across the country have rushed to legalize the estimated $150 billion industry. Seeking to join neighbors Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire and New York, the Massachusetts

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Do You Have the Right Message for Your Public Affairs Campaign?

By |2021-07-13T10:50:12-04:00July 13th, 2021|Public Affairs|

When a piece of legislation has the potential to impact your business, your industry, or your best interests, you need to do everything in your power to attain your desired outcome. But you can’t be the only voice in the room trying to persuade decision-makers. You need public support on your side for your issue

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Massachusetts 2022 Elections: An Early Look

By |2021-07-02T12:05:31-04:00July 2nd, 2021|Legislation|

Despite the fact that we are only halfway through 2021, the 2022 candidates for state-wide office are starting to announce their bids to win over the Massachusetts electorate. With news that Governor Baker may run for a third term and Auditor Suzanne Bump announcing that she will not seek re-election, the news coverage on next

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