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Mobile payments services turn cellphone into credit card readers
The Indianapolis Star    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Mobile payment services that turn a smartphone into a credit card terminal for easy transactions are popping up across metro Detroit in places ranging from dog food stores to farmers markets. The services could forever change how small merchants — and even Girl Scouts — take payments. More

Coffee & Water


Study: Americans tighten belt and skip the morning coffee
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Americans, fearing that the economy is getting worse, are pinching pennies on a whole host of things, including buying their morning coffee. According to a recent Harris Poll, more than 21 percent of those polled say that morning caffeine blast has now become too much of a financial burden. More



Besspresso selling coffee in Iowa City, across the nation
Iowa City Press-Citizen    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Dave Bess and Anna Erickson were pedaling across Iowa last summer when a hard reality hit. Even with the countless vendors selling food and beverages at each stop, there was something missing. Thus was born Besspresso, the mobile coffee business that has taken the Iowa City couple across the country this summer inside their green van, which is fully equipped for the work of a barista. And "green" doesn't just refer to the paint job: The Mercedes-Benz runs on soy-based biodiesel fuel, and the coffee-making equipment uses solar power generated from panels mounted on the roof. More

The 7 biggest falsehoods about bottled water
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Anti-bottled water activist who seek to ban or severely limit bottled water sales repeatedly recite blatant falsehoods about bottled water — even in the face of constant correction by the International Bottled Water Association and its member companies. This article narrows it down to the seven biggest falsehoods that make it nearly impossible to take the critics’ objections seriously. More

Government Affairs

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Business / Industry


Facebook's vending machines: A Coke or a keyboard?
Fortune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Most employees wouldn't describe their IT department as "awesome." But Facebook CIO Tim Campos is hoping a series of custom-made vending machines that dispense computer accessories instead of snacks and sodas will help change that perception. More



Corporate philanthropy: The new popularity contest
The Huffington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
You've surely seen them appear in your Facebook news feed, camouflaged amongst status updates. Nominate your favorite charity for a chance to win $200,000! Pepsi is giving away millions to fund refreshing ideas! Corporations have, not surprisingly, turned their marketing lens to the social networks, and they're running their corporate giving programs like a race for prom king. More

Corporate Social Responsibility


Sustainability and bottled water: Can they coexist?
Smart Planet    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Nestle Waters, the bottled water arm of the global food and beverage giant, has been making strides to make an inherently water- and energy-intensive process — moving bottles of liquid around the world — less wasteful. More

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Register today and we will see you in Las Vegas!


CT&W 2011 will be bigger and better this year, 2 roundtable workshops, 2 networking events and much more. Your registration fee includes, breakfast, lunch, all of the education sessions, and networking events.

Highlights
  • A keynote speaker each day
  • 12 educational sessions
  • $79 room rate at Bally's


  • Contact person: Roger Stewart,NCE5, CCS
    NAMA Director, Coffee & Water Service

    To get all the details about CT&W 2011, click here.

    Phone: 616.299.6483
    Email: rstewart@namacoffeeservice.org




    Now is the time to enhance those skills which enable you to become a more dynamic leader. Attend the 2011 Michigan State University/Executive Development Program. Oct. 23-27, East Lansing, Mich.


    Designed for senior level leaders in vending, coffee service and foodservice, who are key decision-makers in areas of finance, marketing, operations and human resource management. Network and brainstorm with other industry leaders through classroom discussion and interactive case studies. Register now!


     
     


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