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What states and cities are doing to help small businesses
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While Washington debates how to help the country's struggling small businesses, states and municipalities have stepped up with an array of initiatives to stanch closings and save jobs. The local approaches are as varied as subsidizing wages for new hires, running a $100,000 regional business-plan competition and giving out grants to help small manufacturers reposition themselves. Some states and cities are using federal stimulus dollars, and others are mixing federal, state and private dollars. 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


Free joe can caffeinate workplace morale
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Americans between the ages of 18 and 34 report spending an estimated $440 a year and log more than 38 hours of time toward purchasing coffee and tea during the work week. So concludes a survey commissioned by Keurig Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. of Vermont. More


Coffee's clean bill of health
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The Washington Post's Local Living writer, Jennifer LaRue Huget, comments
"Coffee. Is there a more beautiful word in the English language? My beloved morning cuppa is even more beloved than usual today as I, like millions of other Americans, cope with the loss of an hour's sleep Saturday night/Sunday morning. It will take some of us days, maybe weeks to catch up and start feeling right again. One of my favorite health blogs, the L.A. Times's Booster Shots, did this neat roundup of the potential ill effects of daylight saving time on our health. It's sobering. Of course, there's no better cure for the loss of sleep than, well, sleep. But most of us don't have the luxury of staying in bed an extra hour. For better or worse, many will rely on coffee to carry us through this drowsy day."
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Business / Industry


Culture of corpulence
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Look around anywhere in America and the reality assaults you: we are simply too big. Nowhere is the evidence for this more striking than the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's color-coded obesity map. Between 1990 and 2008 the country morphs from a sea of pleasant blue, representing an obese population of less than 19 percent, to an alarming patchwork of tan, orange, and maroon, where the stats range from 21 percent obese in Connecticut to 32.8 percent in Mississippi.
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Corporate Social Responsibility


IBM, Stanford breakthrough promises new life for recycled plastics
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A new development by IBM Research and Stanford University could lead to plastics that can be recycled multiple times—and at lower temperatures—and a new type of biodegradable plastic. Researchers from IBM's Almaden Research Center in San Jose and Stanford have created new organic catalysts that can be used to create and break down plastics instead of using the typical metal catalysts. More


NAMA News

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!


Coffee Professionals!

Join an elite group who has earned the Certified Coffee Specialist Designation, CCS. This Mark of Distinction recognizes those who are committed to superior coffee and customer service. Impress upon your clients that you are the go-to coffee authority they can rely on. Click for details.


Attention Foodservice Professionals!

Attend the revealing panel discussion, “Benefiting Your Business”, at the NAMA OneShow! Moderated by on-site foodservice industry veteran Jerry White along with foodservice and hospitality consultant Jerry McVety, and industry expert Bill Balke. Discover how to start and/or expand a foodservice business and how coffee plays a key role. Taking place Wednesday, April 28, 9:30-11:30 in Room 475. Sponsored by Gordon Food Service!

Supervisor Development Program offers a proven ROI

Supervisors will leave the program with a Personal Action Plan delineating important concepts learned and how to use them to improve business results. Register today for the next program in Chicago, April 26-28. Special offers available!


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