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The top 3 retirement plans for small business
Forbes    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
You may not know this, but there are quite a few different retirement options out there and many specifically designed for small businesses. Here are the essentials so you can make a great decision for your company. 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

Higher global coffee prices push exports
The Economic Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Global coffee prices have been shooting up on supply concerns. This seems to have benefitted Indian coffee exports, which are heading for a record show in the current fiscal. However, exporters warn that the situation is not exactly rosy for the next year with a forecast of production drop and price correction. More

Recession? Not for premium bottled water    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
A global recession and environmental concerns have put a squeeze on bottled water sales the past two years. But one segment of the bottled water business that reports an increase are global sales of premium bottled water. More

Business / Industry

The tiny cube that could cut your cell phone bill
CNN    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
As mobile data usage skyrockets, wireless companies are spending billions each year to maximize capacity, and consumers end up footing the cost in the form of higher cell phone bills. But a cube that fits in the palm of your hand could help solve that problem. More

A vending machine for pharmaceuticals
The Globe and Mail    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Deb Matthews, Ontario, Canada's Minister of Health, fills a prescription for a box of Smarties at a futuristic vending machine. A pharmacist beside her doesn't blink an eye. Ms. Matthews stands in the jam-packed lobby of Sunnybrook's Holland Orthopedic and Arthritic Center in downtown Toronto. She's there to see PharmaTrust's MedCenter machine, which is being launched in Ontario. MedCenter is a cross between a high-tech vending machine and an ATM. But instead of candy or cash, it dispenses pharmaceutical drugs. More

Corporate Social Responsibility

Do markets really respond to corporate sustainability efforts?
GreenBiz    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
Many firms have undertaken proactive environmental initiatives in recent years — consider Wal-Mart's efforts to increase energy conservation and, more recently, their sustainable supply chain initiatives. But, does the market see these activities as good value relative to other investment options? More


The OneShow 2011

Don’t miss three days of jam-packed networking, learning and buying opportunities for vending, coffee service, foodservice operators and the excitement of twice-daily cash giveaways! Thanks to G&J Marketing's generosity, operator attendees will be eligible to win $2,000 in cash each day — just by being present on the show floor! Details available at

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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

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