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Why online reputation matters to small business
Small Business Trends    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
You're a small business owner. Most of your customers are the people who live within 25 miles of your storefront. Why does it even matter what the Internet has to say about your brand? That has no impact on your bottom line. Right? No. Dangerously wrong. More


Analysis: Single-cup coffee sales seen growing
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Single-portioned coffee — known either as cups, discs or pods — makes up only 8 percent of total worldwide coffee sales, but category bulls say that should grow as more people take advantage of their convenience. More

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Coffee price prospects look positive — eventually
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Prospects for coffee prices are positive — but not yet, with a rise in output from other major producing countries set to make up for what would appear "very bullish" estimates for the Brazilian harvest. More

College bottled water ban fails students
International Bottled Water Association    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The International Bottled Water Association says that a decision by the University of Vermont to ban the sale of bottled water, while at the same time mandating that vending machines contain one-third healthy beverages, sends a contradictory and confusing message to its students. The decision also restricts freedom of choice for students to choose one of the healthiest beverages available in vending machines. More

Bottom Line Benefits of using GPS North America

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Quality Coffee Certificate Program

The Quality Coffee Certificate 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 to register today!

Brew the perfect single cup.

The new Curtis Gold Cup brewer. One touch creates a perfect Golden Cup of coffee. It’s ideal for executive OCS placement. Find out more!

Thirst for knowledge leads tea entrepreneurs to Asia
The Kansas City Star    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Silver Needle King and Jasmine Snow Dragon sound as exotic as their origins. Kansas City tea merchants Zehua Shang and Paula Winchester have each traveled to mountainside farms in Asia where these premium loose leaf teas grow. Long journeys to China and Taiwan enable them to learn and share firsthand knowledge of how tea is harvested and produced. The adventure is a stimulating experience from farm to teacup. More

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Devices let you check calories in snack machines
USA Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
There are 270 calories in that six-pack of Oreos you're eyeing in the office vending machine. And soon, with the help of a touch-screen device from technology start-up VendScreen, you'll be able to find that out before you buy the cookies. Its soft-drink-can-size device mounts on vending machines and displays each item sold, letting customers see nutritional information and filter product information by dietary requirements. More

Corporate Social Responsibility

Paying more than lip service to business ethics
Forbes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Touting the benefits of corporate responsibility and principled leadership is de rigueur in U.S. business these days, especially to rebut and placate the media or government regulators whenever the latest corporate ethical lapse hits the headlines. Paying lip service to corporate responsibility is fashionable, of course, because it seems there are so many lapses, both large and small. Assessed individually they are frequently tales of greed gone bad; assessed globally, they reveal a pattern of abuse that undermines the social compact corporations have with their stockholders, consumers and society. More



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.

The NAMA Scholarship Program:

The NAMA Foundation Scholarship Program will be offered for the 2012-2013 school year! Apply to win $2500 to pay for tuition, deadline is March 1. Winners will be randomly selected on April 2. Program information and applications are available.
Click here
for more information.

New Sales Session Added to NAMA OneShow Education Schedule

Coaching For Improved Sales Performance™ by leadership expert, Jeb Blount, will help sales leaders develop a comprehensive approach to improving sales performance and developing and retaining sales talent.

Register today, click here for a full brochure.

Keeping In Touch With NAMA
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