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5 tax write-offs you might not know about
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Entrepreneurs might find tax time a bit less taxing this year and next due to some new write-offs covering a range of common expenses for growing businesses. Here's a quick look at five breaks aimed at certain businesses that you'll want to know about. More

Government Affairs

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

Coffee & Water

The power of one: Companies give consumers new ways to customize
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Blame it on Starbucks. Consumers seem to be looking for ways to personalize everything they buy. It's not just picking apps for their phones, special touches for their shoes or music for their iPods, but down to customizing everything from mashed potatoes to the water they drink. Recently Kraft, the Northfield, Ill., food giant, introduced its first new brand since the DiGiorno pizza line in 1995: MiO, a squeeze bottle of flavoring and a dropper priced at $3.99 that allows consumers to doctor their water to taste with such flavors as strawberry-watermelon and pomegranate. More

Safeguarding water supplies starts by protecting forests
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Clean water doesn't come cheap. Businesses often have to rely on expensive water filtration systems to ensure their clean water supplies. And to meet drinking water quality standards implemented since the late 1980s, researchers expect that treatment plants across the United States will have to invest hundreds of billions of dollars in infrastructure. But what if businesses could save money by protecting upstream forests instead of building new, costly infrastructure? More

Business / Industry

Small business faces 'long-haul recovery': PayNet CEO
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Borrowing by small businesses rose in January from the prior year, data released by PayNet Inc. recently showed, but fell compared to December, underscoring the recovery's slow slog. The Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index, which measures the overall volume of financing to small businesses, rose 14 percent in January from a year earlier, PayNet said. More

State creates labeling system for vending machines
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Vending machines, one of the icons of the company break room, will soon be required to show nutritional information on the goodies inside. A pilot project between the Iowa Department of Public Health and Iowa State University Extension has developed a system designed to meet that requirement. More

Corporate Social Responsibility

Compostable Sun Chips bags get a second, quieter chance
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Frito-Lay's Sun Chips have a brand new bag now that the company redesigned the snack's compostable packaging to be quieter. The company's bold foray into compostable packaging in 2009, the first of its kind among major U.S. snack makers, was brought to a halt last year by consumer complaints that the bags were simply too loud. More


The OneShow 2011

Have you looked at lately? There is a lot going on here. It is THE location to find all the 2011 OneShow info.

Captivating City of Chicago video on OneShow home page
The Industry Awards
The Innovation Awards
Updated schedule, education write ups, speaker photos and bios
Hotel & Travel information

Hope to see you in Chicago!

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 to register today!

Brewing Fundamentals - Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Coffee Fundamentals - Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Supervisor Development Program Redesigned

The new NAMA Supervisor Development Program has been redesigned to meet the needs of today's industry. Sessions have been extended and a new Successful Project Management workshop added. Practical, hands-on ideas will help you solve problems, improve your business skills and lead your team to exemplary performance. Supervisors and managers of all levels will benefit from this robust program. Program will be offered April 25-27, 2011 in Chicago prior to the NAMA OneShow. Click here for a full brochure.

Eu'Vend — The international vending trade fair

There is only one truly international vending trade fair in Europe - the Eu'Vend in Cologne, Germany. Only at Eu'Vend can you reach buyers and trade professionals from all over Europe and other international markets.

Coffeena - The International Coffee Trade Fair - will co-locate with Eu'Vend and attracts visitors from the catering & foodservice industry, cafés/coffee shops owners and bakery operators. The synergies between the two events will provide you with new sales and distribution channels!

Don't miss out — Come to Eu'Vend, September 8-10, 2011! For exhibitor information or visitor registration visit or or contact our North America office: Veronica Woods, — Phone 773-326-9922.


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