Provender News

Call for Provender Award Nominations

May 22nd 2018

Please Share! It’s time to get your nominations in for this year’s Provender Awards. Remember, awardees can be anyone you know that fits the bill for this year’s categories, regardless of Provender membership status. Once selected, awardees will be contacted in advance and invited to the awards dinner at the conference, should they wish to come accept their award in person. So, who have you seen or heard making a positive impact in your community? Nominate them here. This year’s categories [Read More]

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GloryBee Donates $90k to OSU Honey Bee Lab

May 22nd 2018

SAVE the BEE® initiative donates $90k to Oregon State University at GloryBee’s 44th Annual Bee Weekend Eugene, OR – May 2018 – It’s been a banner year for GloryBee’s SAVE the BEE® social initiative all culminating with a $90k donation to Oregon State University Honey Bee Lab on Friday, April 20. SAVE the BEE started in 2012 with a goal to impact organizations dedicated to saving honeybees and researching bee health issues. As part of their mission to support [Read More]

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Sales Specialist (MT, ID, E. WA) Job Opening-Maitri Marketing

May 15th 2018

Maitri Marketing – Sales Specialist – Job Description Maitri Marketing is an established brokerage serving the natural grocery channel in the Pacific Northwest. Specializing in skin & body care, supplement, and lifestyle brands, we represent a select number of lines to ensure we maintain our commitment to delivering the highest level of customer service to our vendors and retail partners. We partner primarily with family-owned manufacturers who are passionate about their product and seek quality representation. Working together, we [Read More]

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From the Desk of the Executive Director

May 14th 2018

by Vicki Reich I hope you have October 3rd, 4th, and 5th blocked out on your calendar.  Those are the dates for this year’s Provender Alliance Educational Conference in beautiful Hood River, Oregon.  There are many new and exciting things coming to this year’s conference, you will not want to miss it! The theme this year is Minding Our Mission, Finding Our Future.  We are taking that theme to heart in our planning.  We will be minding our mission of [Read More]

From the Board

May 12th 2018

by Joe Wade This past month the Board held our annual retreat, this year in Lincoln City OR. During two-plus days of meetings we assessed our current State of Provender and began planning for the immediate and long-term future. This retreat was heavily seasoned with this year’s Conference theme; Minding our Mission, Finding our Future. I am an ancient Provender member, but new Board member. It is clear to me that this is a pivotal moment for us. We are [Read More]

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Mountain Rose Herbs Announces Giving Project

May 8th 2018

Awarding three $4,000 grants to plant lovers who share its mission-driven philosophy Eugene, Oregon – Between now and August 1, 2018, Mountain Rose Herbs (MRH) will be accepting applications to its brand new Mountain Rose Herbs Giving Project. This program, funded entirely by MRH, will award three $4,000 grants to people or organizations that need extra assistance to bring their plant- or conservation-centric projects to fruition. The winning applicants will be announced by [Read More]

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Scratch and Peck Feeds Awarded Gold Recipient of Food/Beverage Processor of the Year, Small Firms

May 7th 2018

  Burlington, WA—May 4, 2018—Scratch and Peck Feeds has been selected as the gold awardee of the Food / Beverage Processor of the Year, Small Firms by the Washington’s Manufacturing Awards program from Seattle Business magazine. Seattle Business magazine honored 14 pioneering companies at the ninth Washington Manufacturing Awards gala Thursday night at the Hyatt Regency Lake Washington in Renton. The event attracted business leaders from across the state. Companies were chosen to be finalists in seven categories: Manufacturing Company [Read More]

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Hummingbird Wholesale Announces Grand Opening of Mahonia Building

May 7th 2018

Time & Location Jun 08, 4:30 PM – 8:00 PM Mahonia Building , 120 Shelton Mcmurphey Blvd, Eugene, OR 97401, USA About The Event Join us as we celebrate the grand opening of the Mahonia Building—Eugene’s newest food and community hub, featuring innovative, sustainable design, many up-cycled building materials, and environmentaly friendly grounds. This exciting new hub features warehouse, production, and office spaces, as well as restaurants and rentable community rooms. The layout features common areas to create positive interaction [Read More]

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Climate Change and Small-scale Family Farmers: What We See and What We Can Do

April 30th 2018

Dana Geffner and Bená Burda came together as friends through their work with small-scale producers around the world.​ Each of them has seen first-hand how changing weather is ravaging small-scale farmers on every continent.  The 450 million smallholder farmers globally are critical to addressing climate change and meeting the world’s food security needs. Share their experiences: one in the world of non-profits and public policy, and one with on-the-ground supply chains. Witness farmer realities, hear about agricultural and industry initiatives, [Read More]

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Organically Grown Company Releases 14th Annual Sustainability Report

April 21st 2018

In preparation for their 40th year, the organization looks back to guide them forward PORTLAND, Ore. (April 20, 2018) – It has been 48 years since the very first Earth Day Celebration in 1970. Forty years ago this movement helped shape Organically Grown Company and their commitment to promoting and ensuring the long term viability of organic and sustainable agriculture! In this historic anniversary year, they will be celebrating the incredible growth of organics, and preparing to stay true to their [Read More]

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Washington Based Outside Sales Representative Job Opening-GloryBee

April 21st 2018

Washington Based – Outside Sales Representative Born of a rich history in beekeeping, GloryBee has been a family-owned business since 1975. GloryBee offers a fast-paced, drug-free workplace with competitive wages and career advancement opportunities. We are looking for innovative team players with impeccable customer service skills to grow with our company and promote healthy living. General Description This position serves as the face-to-face contact with our customers. The Outside Sales Rep. is responsible for managing assigned accounts, which requires personal [Read More]

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Senior Buyer Job Opening-GloryBee

April 21st 2018

Senior Buyer GloryBee, is a Eugene based, family-owned natural food and product manufacturing and Distribution Company founded in 1975.  We are a dynamic team of individuals focused on providing our customers with quality products and superior customer service.  Our firm foundation includes a strategic outlook focused on long-term vitality.  We are seeking an innovative, people-focused individual who is ready to work hard and have fun in our local owned family business. We are tobacco and drug free at GloryBee. [Read More]

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From the Desk of the Executive Director

April 17th 2018

by Vicki Reich Before you is the first or the final edition of “Provender e-News”, depending on how you look at it.  Before you get worried (or excited) that the monthly email you’ve come to love is going away, let me explain. When I first took on the job of ED, I started sending out a regular, weekly email with member job postings and press releases (rather than sending them out willy-nilly when I received the information from members).  At [Read More]

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