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When your business can't repay a bank loan
Bloomberg Businessweek    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A business turnaround adviser explains why small and midsize companies are having trouble servicing their debt and offers advice on defusing tough situation. 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

Magic coffee beans save you from scalding coffee
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Young inventors Dave Petrillo and Dave Jackson may have solved a problem that has frustrated many an office warrior — the scalding cup of coffee. But it's not just their product that's innovative. The funding for their Coffee Joulies, a product that cools scalding drinks down to their optimal temperature and keeps the drink at its optimal drinking level, came from a social media website that facilitates crowd-sourced funding for entrepreneurs: Kickstarter. More

Fresh Cup raises the Standard

Fresh Cup always brews your coffee to perfection. Match your coffee POD with a brewer that allows you to adjust pre-infusion, brew volume, and water contact time. Take control of your coffee profile and make your coffee taste even better. Newco, everything you need to get brewing.

Water, minus the plastic
Boston Globe    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It's one of those ideas that is so simple, you wonder why nobody ever thought of it before: Selling bottled water without the bottle from a vending machine. Ken Kellaway Jr., a former trucking company executive, has founded a company called Pura Vida H2O Inc., based in Randolph, Mass., to provide vending machines that will dispense purified water into reusable bottles. More

Business / Industry

Vending machine offering healthy fare to customers
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Most experts agree that when it comes to snacks, convenient and pre-packaged do not usually coincide with healthy. Because of the obesity epidemic, there is currently a nationwide initiative to provide healthier snack options to the public. Something people may begin to see more of is packaged fruits and vegetables in their local vending machines. More

Who else wants to hire employees efficiently?
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One of the biggest costs in hiring new employees is the amount of time dedicated to combing through resumes and conducting interviews. This is especially true for small businesses that don't have enough manpower to pick up the slack. More

Corporate Social Responsibility

Environmental sustainability gaining ground
Material Handling & Logistics    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
According to a report from the Material Handling Industry of America, 48 percent of respondents to a recent study currently have a sustainability initiative under way and 88 percent say that sustainability will be of even greater importance over the next 18 to 24 months. The findings of the study, "Sustainability in Warehousing, Distribution and Manufacturing," were taken from an email survey conducted by Affinity Research Solutions and based on 368 qualified responses. The findings indicate that an overwhelming majority of respondents, 78 percent, cite social responsibility as the driver behind sustainability initiatives while 63 percent cite resulting efficiencies. More


An Invitation to Take Our Membership Survey!

NAMA wants to hear from you! We are requesting a few minutes of your valuable time to complete our 2011 Membership Survey. It’s short and easy for you to participate and will provide valuable feedback on NAMA key initiatives.

Click here and thank you in advance!

Where Will You Be Next Week?

Hopefully attending the 2011 NAMA OneShow! Don't miss three days of jam-packed networking, learning and buying opportunities for vending, coffee service, foodservice operators. And don't forget to watch for the excitement of the twice daily cash giveaways! Six lucky operator attendees will be selected to win $2,000 IN CASH EACH DAY just by being present on the show floor! Thank you G&J Marketing for your generosity!

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Quality Coffee Certification Program

Quality Coffee Certification Program classes are filled to capacity and registration is now closed.

To add your name to the wait list please contact Roger Stewart at or call 616-299-6483.

Coffee Fundamentals will be offered at Coffee Tea & Water 2011 in LasVegas, Oct. 18 - Oct. 20. Click here for more details!


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