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Attention small businesses: Don't miss these upcoming tax deadlines via Fox Business    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
If you're like many of us, you might be still recovering from the holidays and trying to get back into the swing of your normal routine. The last thing you want to think about right now is tax season. Unfortunately, tax season waits for no one. Your best bet for having a relaxed tax season is getting ready for it now. Even though you might not be thinking about filing your tax returns quite yet, you should keep the following deadlines in mind. More

NAMA Government Affairs
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NAMA's Government Affairs team focuses on federal and state legislative news that impacts your company's growth and profitability. Required reading for all members! Click here for the most recent Legislative Alert. For additional information contact Ned Monroe at More

NAMA Member Update!

Feb. 1 Deadline Fast Approaching for
NAMA Industry Awards Nominations

NAMA invites you to acknowledge those talented, enthusiastic and dedicated members who support our industry by nominating them for a 2011 NAMA Industry Award. The simple online process is in full swing and nominations will be accepted through Feb. 1, 2011. Click here to recognize your favorite industry person today!

All NAMA OneShow attendees are invited to share in the excitement on Thursday, April 28, at 4:30 on the Center Stage. This year we welcome Master of Ceremonies, Michigan State University Head Basketball Coach Tom Izzo!

Coffee & Water

IBWA responds to EWG's 2011 Bottled Water Scorecard    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The International Bottled Water Association has issued a position statement in response to the Environmental Working Group's 2011 Bottled Water Scorecard, which graded 173 bottled water manufacturers based on their disclosure of water sources and treatment methods. According to IBWA, the grades assigned to the bottled water brands were based solely on EWG's subjective criteria and the report found no violations of any federal labeling laws or regulations. Furthermore, federal law requires that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's bottled water regulations be as protective of the public health as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's tap water standards, IBWA stated. More

Stay healthy with a cup of coffee
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Cynthia Sass, MPH, MA, RD, CSSD, wrote on, "I remember my very first sip of coffee. It was like nothing I'd ever tasted before and I was instantly enamored. That's why I'm thrilled to spread the word as a nutritionist that java is actually good for you. Coffee is the number one source of antioxidants in the U.S. diet. It is a plant food after all, and regular consumption has also been linked to a lower risk of Parkinson's, type 2 diabetes, colon cancer and liver disease." More

Business / Industry

Natural flavors, colors drive 2011 beverages
Food Product Design    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
Consumers' desire for natural, healthy and convenient products will continue to drive beverage development in 2011, according to results of the Beverage Industry's New Product Development survey. According to the survey results, 45 percent of respondents plan to launch more new products into the marketplace in 2011, while 44 percent plan to launch the same number. Consumer demands, changing tastes and the need to create excitement in a product line are driving new product introductions with particular emphasis on health and wellness, profitability, all natural flavors/products and gaining market share. More

Small business is hiring, but very carefully
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As the U.S. economy gains momentum, small business employment is lagging behind other drivers of the recovery. Past rebounds were led by companies with fewer than 500 employees as they added full-time workers. Now some owners say they'll rely on part-time help and push their staffs to be more productive as they wait as much as a year for demand to improve. In the first 12 months following the recession that ended in November 2001, small businesses added 81,000 workers. After the most recent downturn, companies cut 480,000 during a comprable time period, according to data from ADP Employer Services. More

Corporate Social Responsibility

Sara Lee announces 5-year sustainable coffee plan    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Sara Lee has announced a five-year initiative to increase its purchase of sustainable coffee as part of the company's wider goal to use only sustainably certified commodities in its products worldwide. More

Quality Coffee Certification Program

The Quality Coffee Certification Program is entering its 11th year of educating operators about coffee, water and the important role both play in serving a quality coffee beverage. Register before it's too late! QCCP classes fill to capacity for a good reason — they are exceptional! Click here to register today!

Brewing Fundamentals - Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Coffee Fundamentals - Wednesday, April 27, 2011

NAMA Member QCCP Graduates

Attention QCCP Graduates - Take the next step! Earn your Certified Coffee Specialist, CCS designation on your schedule! Let your customers know you are passionate about coffee! Click here for details.


Supervisor Development Program

Today, supervisors and their teams have more complex relationships than ever before. While delegating, motivating and training employees, you must also provide top notch customer service, meet deadlines and manage projects. With nearly 300 graduates, NAMA's Supervisor Development Program, being held prior to the NAMA OneShow, April 25-27, Chicago, can provide you the necessary tools and training needed to succeed in your new role, be accountable for performance and help your business grow. Click here for details.

Foundation Scholarship Program

Need $2500 to help pay for tuition? Apply for the NAMA Foundation Scholarship Program today! Click here for more information.


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