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A new resource for entrepreneurs emerges over Labor Day
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The Young Entrepreneur Council and Citi recently teamed up to offer interactive live video chats, weekly email lessons, an eBook club and access to YEC's complete library of how-to articles and videos. The YEC was recently focused on the #FixYoungAmerica campaign, which was meant to shift the conversation about joblessness and underemployment in our country. The YEC's newest effort focuses on helping organizations develop resources to increase their members' chances of success. More

Hurricane preparation tips for small business owners
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Small businesses struck by a hurricane often lose at least a couple days of business, and possibly several weeks depending on the strength of the storm. Planning before a hurricane — or any natural disaster or unexpected emergency — is key to business survival. Every business should develop and test a plan for possible emergencies. The guides should address critical issues including payroll, restoring technology and communicating with employees, customers and other key stakeholders. Here are some immediate tips for disaster preparedness. More


Coffee giant Starbucks taps into tea-loving India
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Starbucks is betting on big returns as it seeks to lure an expanding legion of coffee lovers in India — primarily a tea-drinking nation where lifestyle changes have spawned a booming market for cafes. After eyeing the Indian market for years, the world's largest coffee chain is planning its foray into the country later this year, with an initial $78 million investment to tap the country's fast-growing appetite for the drink. More

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Coffee production estimate raised at ICO on Vietnam harvest
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Global coffee production for the season ending in September will be higher than first estimated as output expands in Vietnam, the biggest grower of robusta beans, according to the International Coffee Organization. More

13 reasons tea is good for you
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Put down those saucer cups and get chugging — tea is officially awesome for your health. But before loading up on Red Zinger, make sure that your "tea" is actually tea. Real tea is derived from a particular plant and includes only four varieties: green, black, white, and oolong. Anything else (like herbal "tea") is an infusion of a different plant and isn't technically tea. More

Alpine® "Flowing with technology™"

is the industry leader in (POU) point of use water filtration solutions. Alpine® recently introduced their new high end Aurora POU cooler using digital technology, tri-temp, UV sanitization, filter monitoring, leak detection, etc. Microsoft® picks Aurora™ as best in the industry.

Coffee warehouses in New Orleans dry after Hurricane Isaac
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Thousands of bags of green coffee beans stored in New Orleans warehouses survived Hurricane Isaac unscathed, two operators said. "Everything is fine. No major damage to the buildings and no damage to stored product," said Allan Colley, president of Dupuy Storage and Forwarding in New Orleans, in an email to Reuters. More

Corporate Social Responsibility

Aluminum beverage can recycling rate reaches 65.1 percent
Packaging World    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The U.S. recycling rate for aluminum beverage containers jumped seven percentage points, from 58.1 percent to 65.1 percent for 2011, according to the Aluminum Association, the Can Manufacturers Institute, and the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries. That means 61 billion cans were recycled in 2011, a milestone that marks solid progress toward the industry's goal of a 75 percent recycle rate. The higher recycling rate also secures the aluminum can's position as the most recycled beverage container. Aluminum cans are recycled at a rate that is more than double that of any other beverage container. More

Bottom Line Benefits of using GPS North America

Reduce operating expenses - including fuel costs, overtime pay, and insurance premiums, and enhance safety and reduce liability. Better measure, monitor, and manage fleet performance while increasing driver productivity and enhancing customer service.

A caffeinated adventure through 2 sustainable Guatemalan coffee farms
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Guatemala is a country of colonial architecture, exotic jungle ruins, cloud forests, beaches, active volcanoes and a rich indigenous Mayan culture. It is also known for producing some of the world's best coffee. The following article is part of a series on the Rainforest Alliance's effort to bring fair and sustainable trade to coffee growers in Guatemala. More


NAMA Needs Your Input —
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NAMA is constantly working to improve the value and relevance of membership in the association, especially when it comes to the products and services we offer. In the past week, you should have received an email with a link to the online survey about NAMA membership. The survey is an opportunity to help shape the services and benefits NAMA provides its members. To show our appreciation for your time and consideration, all participants will be eligible to win a $100 Visa Gift Card.

If you have not received this email, please contact Sophie Huckabay at

National Coffee Service Month
Attention Operator Members — September is National Coffee Service Month and NAMA has prepared a "Tool Kit" of sales and marketing ideas for you to implement with your customers. It will be mailed to you this week and it is also available in the "Members Only" section of the NAMA website.

Let's make September a great Coffee Service month by celebrating with your customers. "Joe on the Job" will help you drive new sales!

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CoffeeTea&Water 2012!
The city of New Orleans is READY...

New Orleans is rich in coffee history, is the second largest port of entry for green coffee, and boasts some of the finest restaurants in the country.

CoffeeTea&Water is the single largest event dedicated to the coffee, tea and water service operator. Make your plans to attend, be a part of the experience and see firsthand the opportunities for growth and profitability.

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CoffeeTea&Water 2012
Nov. 13-15

Hyatt Regency Hotel Reservations

This video shows a brief glimpse of the damage Hurricane Katrina did to the New Orleans area and the Hyatt Regency. Then fast forward seven years and see the progress the city has made and what the Hyatt looks like today. This video was made in celebration of The Make It Right organization helping to rebuild the lower 9th ward. CT&W 2012 is an event you don't want to miss. The hotel and the staff are first class and look forward to welcoming you.

Keeping In Touch With NAMA
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