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The return of small-business credit cards
The Wall Street Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Lenders are courting small-business owners with growing numbers of new credit cards and generous rewards programs. And it's easy to see why. About 42 percent of small-business owners carry a credit-card balance, according to July 2011 data from the National Small Business Association in Washington, D.C. More

Coffee, Tea & Water

Coffee tourism in Latin America
Fox News Latino    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
These days, many people are traveling to places specifically to learn about the food and drink they consume on a regular basis back home. Whether exploring a favorite wine region or a cherished food, the choices are vast. And now, coffee lovers can do likewise throughout Latin America. More

The CafeXPress2 Brewer - Now Available!

The next generation of the CafeXpress is now available! With just the push of a button you can enjoy close to 100 specialty coffee drinks and most drinks are brewed in about 30 seconds. Each cup is brewed fresh using individually sealed, biodegradable coffee pods. The cutting edge CX2 brewer is designed for high-volume operation and internally auto-ejects spent pods.Sip, Savor and Enjoy! Find us at or call (877) 777-1600

Reasons to have a cup of tea
The Montreal Gazette    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
What is it about a cup of hot tea that is so ... soothing? Many think it's the warmth that emanates from pretty tea cups. But scientists credit a host of naturally-occurring compounds in tea with beneficial health effects. More

California's Central Basin gets greener with new bottled water
Central Basin Municipal Water District via The Sacramento Bee    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Central Basin Municipal Water District has improved its popular bottled water donation program by switching to bottles that are made from 100 percent recycled materials. The purified bottled water, which is produced locally in the City of Commerce, Calif., will be donated to cities and nonprofit groups for community events. More

Bottom Line Benefits of using GPS North America

Reduce operating expenses - including fuel costs, overtime pay, and insurance premiums, and enhance safety and reduce liability. Better measure, monitor, and manage fleet performance while increasing driver productivity and enhancing customer service.

Why coffee may reduce diabetes risk
WebMD via CBS News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Coffee drinking has been linked with a reduced risk of diabetes, and now Chinese researchers think they may know why. Three compounds found in coffee seem to block the toxic accumulation of a protein linked with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. More

Quality Coffee Certification Program

The Quality Coffee Certification Program is entering its 12th year of educating OneShow attendees about coffee, water and the important role both play in serving a quality coffee beverage.

Register before it's too late as these exceptional classes fill to capacity for a good reason!

Click here for more details!

Business / Industry

Strong response to 'healthier options' encourages owner of vending franchise
The Commercial Appeal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In an age when even fast-food restaurants offer fruit and vegetable alternatives, the new owner of Fresh Healthy Vending Memphis says it's time vending machines do too. "You're not going to eat this food and lose weight, but they're healthier options," says Nicole McCormack, a full-time pharmaceutical sales rep from Bartlett. McCormack's machines offer a range of items aimed at health-conscious consumer, such as fruit and yogurt bars, protein bars, smoothies, energy drinks and boxes of 100 percent organic grape and apple juice. More

Small business owners should be aware of 'lender fatigue'
The Miami Herald    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Small businesses, more vulnerable and considered more risky by lenders, have a responsibility to evaluate their lending relationships and to look for signs of lender fatigue — signals that their ability to borrow capital may be threatened. This article features some of the reasons why your bank might consider changing its relationship with you. Stay aware of these signs, so you're not caught by surprise. More


Attention Operators!
Please take three minutes to answer this important self-checkout market survey from Kraft. Respondents will remain anonymous, and in return for your participation, we'll share the results with you! Click here to take the survey.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate social responsibility for profit
Forbes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
There's an ongoing transformation in the very way companies define their Corporate Social Responsibility programs. The messages are different, the goals are different, and, to be sure, the strategies are different. More


Don't delay!
Nominations for NAMA 2012 Industry Awards are being accepted!

We all know someone in our industry who is incredibly innovative and genuinely possesses a willingness to expand conventional practices. Why not nominate that exceptional person for a 2012 Industry Award!

The 2012 NAMA Industry Awards will take place Wednesday, April 25 at 1 p.m. as a part of the OneShow opening event which will include an address by NAMA President and CEO, Carla Balakgie and the special Blue Man Group performance.

Click here to submit your nomination today! All nominations will be accepted through Friday, Feb. 10.

Announcing NAMA’s new Knowledge Source Partner, Dale Padjen, President, Theft Protection Designs, assisting NAMA members with their Security & Theft Protection issues.

Theft Protection Designs can help operators, owners and manufactures with ideas and solutions to reduce theft with improved security through locking systems, key control and protection devices.

They will help to evaluate products or systems which our members may have on security solutions. Members may call as often as they wish for help or ideas on Theft Protection.

Click here to sign-in to the Member’s Only area and discover the value of a NAMA membership!

The NAMA Foundation Scholarship Program will be offered for the 2012-2013 school year! Application deadline is March 1. Winners will be notified prior to the OneShow in Las Vegas, April 25-27. Program information and applications are available. Click here for more information.

NAMA's Supervisor Development Program Scheduled for April 23-25 in Las Vegas. Online registration now available, click here to register today!

Keeping In Touch With NAMA
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