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Aug. 12, 2009
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Lessons From The Fall Of Giants
from Entrepreneur
The most important thing for any entrepreneur is learning from mistakes, and nobody says they have to be yours. Most small businesses can't afford errors. Luckily the recent recession provides many mistakes from which to learn; and at a current cost of $3 trillion, somebody should be getting something out of this. More    E-mail article

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Government Affairs

Small Businesses Chase Big Stimulus Money
from The Wall Street Journal
Hit by the recession, small businesses are eager to win Uncle Sam as a new customer. Five months after the recovery bill's passage, opportunities abound. More    E-mail article

Harvard Economist Points To Cap-And-Trade Flaw
from Sustainable Business
N. Gregory Mankiw, a professor of economics at Harvard and a former adviser to President George W. Bush, says that a cap-and-trade system could be as effective as a carbon tax in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. More    E-mail article

   Product Showcase: Snapple Teas

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Venezuela Will Nationalize Coffee Roasters-Chavez
from Reuters
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez recently said that the country's two largest coffee roasters would be nationalized. More    E-mail article

Kenya’s Coffee Prices Rose 32 Percent After Six-Week Holiday
from Bloomberg
Kenya’s average coffee prices rose 32 percent recently at an auction as exporters replenished their stocks after a six-week holiday, the Nairobi Coffee Exchange said. More    E-mail article


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Vending Machine Craze Going Mainstream?
from the Los Angeles Times
Going shopping at your local vending machine? Sound unbelievable? The U.S. vending machine has become that which the Japanese have long been familiar – the “find whatever you need machine”. More    E-mail article

Corporate Social Responsibility

Poll Shows Strong U.S. Support for Smart Grid
from Sustainable Business
Americans overwhelmingly agree that the nation's electrical grid infrastructure should be upgraded to support new generation and further deployment of alternative energy technologies, according to a new survey. However, the 2009 Green Power Progress Survey also found that there is concern and confusion over the cost. More    E-mail article

Poll Shows Strong Glendale, Calif. Machines to Get Energy Savers
from Glendale News Press
Vending machines have become the latest target in Glendale, California's quest to reduce energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. City officials gathered in the City Hall lobby Tuesday to watch the first installation of a new Glendale Water & Power program, which will install 1,000 energy-saving devices in snack and beverage vending machines across the city. More    E-mail article

   Product Showcase: USA Technologies

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Quality Coffee Certification Program

The newly revamped Quality Coffee Certification Program will be launched at the NAMA Expo @ Navy Pier! QCCP will now feature a two-part course: Part 1- Coffee Fundamentals offered at the 09 National Expo and Part 2 -Brewing Fundamentals offered at The OneShow in 2010. Click here to register for Part1!

Want Vending WOW?

Is there a WOW in your vending world? Discover it at the NAMA National Expo, September 23-25 @ Chicago’s Navy Pier! Click here for a list of our exhibitors who are waiting to WOW you!

Diedrich Coffee

Polymer Solutions International

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