Community Conversations

Come join with other Provender community members for monthly peer-to-peer, Community Conversations. We meet on Zoom on the second Tuesday of the month at 12:00 – 1:00 pm Pacific Time. Hear from and share with your peer group as together we anticipate, as best we can, and share our knowledge, experience, and best practices for each topic. These educational gatherings are lively, stimulating, and a great way to connect with both new and familiar faces!

If your business would like to find out more about sponsorship of Community Conversations, please send an email or call us at 503-859-3600; we’d love to share about how you can support Provender Alliance educational programming.


Tues. July 13th @ noon – 1:00 pm (PST)
Zero Waste in a Post-COVID World

This past year dealing with the immediacy of COVID has moved many businesses farther away than ever from the goals of zero waste, decreasing plastic use, and sustainable packaging. At this inflection point, how can we use this time to kick-start our environmental goals? Hear what others are doing – and share the best practices that you’ve learned and crafted – as we as Provender members continue to build solutions to turn this around in our stores, products, and supply chains. Register here.


Tues. August 10th @ noon – 1:00 pm (PST)
Addressing Sales in Challenging Categories (Deli, Wellness/HABA, Bulk, and More)

Join the conversation about building back the loss of sales in certain categories. Register here.


Learn from and share what you know with like-minded members of the Provender Community during a lunchtime gathering.  Your voice matters; everyone gets a seat at the table. This is the Provender brain trust at its best!

Find inspiration from others across the Provender community to:
  • Supercharge your department and/or business
  • Make your business more successful
  • Address the challenges of the pandemic’s impact

If you’d like to speak at the front end of the conversation when our facilitator highlights input and experience from key contributors, please contact us.

If you have questions about attending, please email us or call the Provender office at (503) 859-3600.

This event will be recorded and a copy will be available afterward for all registrants. Please note that by registering for this event, you give permission to be recorded, and for the content to be distributed later by Provender Alliance.

Not yet a Provender Alliance member? Check out more info about the benefits of joining, or join now.