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Why small business can't get financing
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Associate finance professor John Paglia is senior researcher for the Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project, a twice-yearly survey of privately owned businesses and the lenders and investors who fund them. Its latest report shows that multiple efforts to shake loose capital over the past 18 months are not working, Paglia says, and Main Street continues to suffer. He spoke recently with Smart Answers columnist Karen E. Klein; edited excerpts of their conversation. 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

Education is "BREWING" at the CoffeeShow!
Are you expanding your Office Coffee Service? To be successful you must be well educated. The following is one of many education sessions you’ll want to attend while at the CoffeeShow 2010!
"The Art of Romancing Coffee with Your Customers"
Your Speakers are:

Tim Cleveland
Sales Manager, Gaviña Coffee

Mike Tompkins,
President, Tompkins & Associates

Click the CoffeeShow logo for a current list of education sessions available.

Coffee & Water

Starbucks will offer flavored instant coffee
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Starbucks is adding flavor to VIA instant coffee. Starting this fall, customers can buy the Seattle-based company's "Ready Brew" product flavored with vanilla, mocha, caramel and cinnamon. A statement from Starbucks headquarters said the flavors were selected based on the popularity of other beverages. More

Sugar gains most in two weeks on output concern; coffee rises
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Sugar prices gained the most in two weeks on concern dry weather will lower production in Brazil, the world's biggest producer. Coffee gained, while cocoa retreated. Sugar output in Brazil's Center South, the world's largest producing region, will rise less than previously forecast this year after dry weather hurt the crop, industry association Unica recently said. Production will rise to 33.7 million tons from the current crop, less than a March 31, forecast of 34.1 million, the group said. More

Business / Industry

Restaurant chains, vending machines will have to post calories
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In an effort to tackle national obesity, the FDA's draft guidelines require any businesses with more than 20 locations to post the calorie information in the same size type as the menu item or price. Many chain restaurants and vending machines would have to display the number of calories in their food for consumers under draft guidelines recently released by the Food and Drug Administration. The guidelines require that calorie information be posted in the same size type as the menu item or price, whichever is larger. Vending machines would have to display the information in a "clear and conspicuous" manner so consumers could review it before making a purchase, according to the guidelines, which were authorized by the health care legislation passed this year. More

Baby carrots to begin appearing in vending machines
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Move over candy and chips, you have company in the vending machine. According to USA Today, Syracuse, N.Y., is one of two cities that will offer baby carrots in school vending machines. Cincinnati is the other. The baby carrot industry is launching a $25 million campaign to market its product as a snack food. Along with trying them out in vending machines, they'll be sold in bags similar to chips and be advertised on TV and billboards. More

Corporate Social Responsibility

Top 10 environmental initiatives for supply chain executives
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Has your company adopted "green" or reduced environmental impact goals? Are you looking for ways to reduce your ongoing costs and meet "green" goals at the same time? Here are some initiatives to get you going. More


Quality Coffee Certification Program

Coffee professionals! This is your last chance this year to attend the Quality Coffee Certification Program — Brewing Fundamentals. Available only at the NAMA CoffeeShow 2010 so register now, seats are limited! Click here.

NAMA Member QCCP Graduates

Attention QCCP Graduates - take the next step! Earn your Certified Coffee Specialist, CCS designation and let your customers know you are passionate about coffee! Click here for details.

Plan Ahead & Save These Dates!

National Coffee Week        Sept. 26-Oct. 1                Click for details!

NAMA Exec Development  Oct. 3-6                           Click for details!

NAMA CoffeeShow 2010   Oct. 20-22                       Click for registration details.

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