CEO/Co-founder of Blühen Botanicals, Blühen Botanicals
Joe Fox is a music lover, community-builder, entrepreneur, real-estate developer, and is the CEO/Co-founder of Blühen Botanicals. Joe's love for Knoxville and acumen for entrepreneurship has led to intentional ventures such as Fox & Fogarty, Respectful Rehab, Elkmont Exchange, and, most recently, Blühen Botanicals. Joe's passion for making a meaningful impact on Knoxville's economy is evident in these ventures as well as his recent foray into a booming hemp industry that promises to create jobs and improve wellness.
Blühen Botanicals is a retail wellness line, hemp extract CBD oil supplier, and biomass processing facility that Joe founded with Erich Maelzer to put farmers back to work, create jobs in Knoxville and throughout the region, and to make a meaningful difference in the health and wellbeing of all their friends and neighbors throughout Knoxville and beyond.
Blühen Botanicals - Where Science Meets Hemp
The 2018 Farm Bill just passed and this means big changes for the Hemp industry, especially for an agricultural state like Tennessee. Joe Fox, CEO/Co-founder of Blühen Botanicals, plans to present an overview of the Knoxville-grown business -- how it came to be, where it's been, and where it's going -- as well as share educational information about the differences between hemp and marijuana, the wellness applications of hemp, and the economic boost hemp farming and processing represents for Tennessee. Joe also plans to share his insights on the rapid evolution of the industry and how it is going to have an exponential positive impact on the lives of those in the Knoxville community -- both economically and environmentally -- for years to come.