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Pamper the Provider Conference



Dear Providers,

It is with a heavy heart that I must announce that we will not be offering Pamper the Provider Conference this year. The delay in notifying you was caused by us trying to look at different ways we might be able to hold the conference.

Expenses that are not covered by your registration fees have to be paid for with non-Food Program money. This means that these costs have to be paid by donations from outside companies and volunteers. Projected budgets indicated that offering Pamper in the way that we have over the last 29 years would force us to raise the registration fee considerably.

We decided to investigate offering Pamper on a smaller scale by bringing it to the Twin Cities this year. I was hoping to have information quickly enough to provide you with the notification that Pamper would not be in its traditional location and was being relocated. Searching for a location and then going through the negotiation phase took longer than expected, which caused the delay in notifying Providers. After negotiations with the new conference location we determined that offering Pamper this year was not financially feasible at any location.

I understand that the Hotel told those of you who booked your hotel rooms that I asked them not to notify you. That is not true. I asked for the list of providers so that I could call those that booked a hotel personally but the Hotel chose not to provide me with your names.

This was a very difficult decision to make mostly because of the effect it would have on you and because it breaks a tradition of 29 years in offering providers the best possible conference experience.

I want to offer my sincerest apologies for the inconvenience this has caused you.

Please rest assured that not offering the Pamper the Provider conference this year has absolutely no impact on Providers Choice continuing to sponsor you on the Food Program and providing you with the type of customer service and training you deserve. We are committed to being a sponsor of the Child and Adult Care Food Program and continue to provide you with quality resources and support.

Sincerely,

Gail Birch
Chief Executive Officer