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Find a payments strategy that fits your business
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While the U.S. government has made investments to help buoy the economy, small business owners know they must find ways to control their own business viability. One such way is to evaluate their approach to today’s complex payments landscape. Businesses can’t make money if they can’t take money. 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’s growth and profitability. Required Reading! Click here for our most recent Legislative Alert! More


Coffee Web site is not for average joes
Seattle Post Intelligencer via San Francisco Chronicle    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Coffee lovers in places such as Seattle increasingly benefit from residing in a mecca for premium, specialty coffees, but few realize that distinguished beans are being roasted in lesser-known locales such as Topeka, Kan., Leeds, Ala., and Spicewood, Texas. A new San Francisco-based Web site thinks it has the solution for coffee geeks who want to sample exalted roasts beyond their local brands, or those marooned in places where the artisanal coffee bandwagon has not yet arrived. More

Cocoa drops on supply surplus, weaker U.K. pound; Coffee gains
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Cocoa slid to a six-month low in N.Y., on a forecast for a production surplus next season and a decline in the U.K. pound, used to trade the commodity in London. Coffee climbed the most in more than two weeks. More

Business / Industry

FDA warns 17 food companies of misleading claims on labels
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In an unusually broad crackdown, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has notified 17 food companies, including major brands such as Gerber and Nestle, that they have violated federal laws by making false or misleading claims on their product packaging. More

Four types of insurance businesses need
TheStreet    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In starting and growing a business, an entrepreneur must strike a balance between cutting costs and covering the company's butt. While some insurance policies are clearly unnecessary—a software developer doesn't need crop insurance, for example—others are more important than business owners might realize. Here are four policies that small-business owners ought to consider, regardless of industry. More

Corporate Social Responsibility

Peerless Coffee brews more efficient waste management
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For the past 10 years, Peerless Coffee & Tea has found recyclers for its coffee waste, slashed the amount of packaging it trashes and started making deliveries with reusable crates, all in all saving more than $110,000 a year and cutting waste by 85 percent with the help of the StopWaste Partnership. More


What Would Your Office Be Like Without Coffee?

If you are serious about providing quality coffee you must attend the new QCCP two full-day workshops: Coffee Fundamentals & Brewing Fundamentals. Developed for serious coffee professionals. Click here to find out what’s brewing and register today for the April 27 & 28 sessions. Don’t miss out!

NAMA is Proud to Announce the Certified Coffee Specialist Designation, CCS

A Mark of Distinction recognizing those who are committed to superior coffee and customer service. Be among the elite group of coffee experts. Click for details.

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.

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Go Airport Express offers economical shared-ride services, express luxury sedans and limo services between Chicago’s O’Hare and Midway airports and Chicago hotels. Shuttles depart from O'Hare and Midway airports every 10-15 minutes for downtown Chicago and suburban Chicago area hotels. Click here to make a reservation or call 1-888-284-3826 use code "NAMA".

Plan Ahead & Save These Fall Dates!

EDP/Executive Development Program,
MSU, Lansing, MI        October 3-6, 2010        Click here for details.

Coffee Education Summit
Bally’s Resort, Las Vegas, NV      October 20-22, 2010      Click here for details.

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