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The Senate offers small businesses a little relief
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Small business has at least a little to gain from the stripped-down, $15 billion jobs bill that passed the Senate recently. The bill contains two items of interest to small firms. There’s a hiring tax credit, proposed by a Democrat, Charles Schumer, and a Republican, Orrin Hatch. Secondly, the bill would extend the 2009 stimulus’s more generous expensing limitsup to $250,000—under Section 179 of the tax code, which allows a small business to immediately deduct certain kinds of property that would otherwise be depreciated over several years. More

Government Affairs

NAMA Government Affairs Newsletter!
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NAMA offers a valuable newsletter which focuses on federal and state legislative news that impacts your company. Learn about government issues that will impact your growth and profitability.  Required Reading! Click here for our most recent Legislative Alert! More


J.M. Smucker Q3 beats Street, inks Green Mountain deal
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J.M. Smucker Co., posted higher-than-expected third-quarter earnings as its Folgers coffee business continued to drive improved results, and the company said it signed a deal to sell coffee packs for Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc's brewers. More

Business / Industry

Expectations rise for foodservice
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According to restaurant activity tracked by the National Restaurant Association, January was down a bit (0.3 percent) at 98.3 compared to December 2009, but expectations for stronger sales are high for the immediate future, stopping 100 for the first time in 9 months. More

In the face of change, reinvent your small business
USA TODAY    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
What do you do when everything in your industry turns upside down? When your consumers dramatically change? When new technology pushes out traditional business methods? Now is a time of great transformation for most industries. Some changes have been brought about by economic conditions; some by technology; some by new competition. More

Corporate Social Responsibility

Coca-Cola aims to make PET more environmentally sustainable
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Coca-Cola Co.'s new PlantBottle "will help to define the future of sustainable packaging" for the global beverage giant, according to a company official. The PlantBottle debuted in late 2009 and currently is available for Dasani-brand water on the U.S. West Coast and in Denmark. Dasani PlantBottles also are being used at the Vancouver Winter Olympics. More


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Participate in NAMA’s 2010 Operating Ratio Survey

This annual statistical study enables vending, coffee service and food service operators to measure their performance against industry data in categories including sales and gross profit by product; ROI; inventory turnover, etc. Data is presented by company sales size and by region. Operators that participate receive a FREE copy of the Report. Click here for details.

Plan Ahead & Save These Fall Dates!

EDP/Executive Development Program,
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Coffee Education Summit
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