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Entrepreneurs: Start preparing your business right now for the mobile payments movement
The Washington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Every other week, On Small Business reaches out to a panel of young entrepreneurs for answers to some of the most pressing social media and technology questions facing small business owners. The following responses are provided by members of the Young Entrepreneur Council, a nonprofit organization comprised of entrepreneurs. Q: Mobile payments are coming on strong. Should small business owners be taking steps right now to prepare for this trend? More


Study cites new benefit of coffee: Reducing pain
Los Angeles Times via The Seattle Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Scientists in Norway have more good news for coffee drinkers. Researchers already have found evidence that the drink — or the beans it's brewed from — can help with weight loss, reduce one's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or dementia, boost muscle growth, protect against certain types of cancers and even reduce one's risk of premature death, among many other benefits. More

Join the VendScreen Revolution Today!

The solution you’ve been waiting for is here. Wait no more. Join the Revolution and add nutrition information, cashless payments, data connectivity and promotional opportunities to your existing machines. All with the VendScreen Revolution touchscreen smart device that installs on existing machines in the field in minutes.

Weak El Nino could spur Colombia coffee revival
Agrimoney    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The weak incarnation of El Nino which meteorologists increasingly believe is currently rolling out could prove a boon to Colombia's coffee industry, by boosting production without favoring also a major disease. More

Green tea found to boost brain power; also possible weapon against cancer, gum disease and glaucoma
New York Daily News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In addition to being heart healthy and a possible weapon against cancer, gum disease and glaucoma, new evidence shows that green tea could also be a powerful brain booster. The research out of China is the latest study to tout the health benefits of this Asian tonic, consumed mainly in Japan and China and now ubiquitous around the Western world. 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.

Corporate Social Responsibility

800 farmers in Colombia and Costa Rica achieve Fair Trade certification
Costa Rica Star    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Fair Trade USA has announced that two groups of independent, small-scale coffee farmers have achieved Fair Trade certification. As part of Fair Trade USA's Fair Trade for All initiative, these new pilot programs will provide 800 small farmers in Costa Rica and Colombia access to the opportunities and benefits of Fair Trade, including: Fair prices, safe working conditions, direct relationships with buyers and the ability to earn community development premiums to empower and improve their communities. 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.

The business case for a broader view of CR communications
Triple Pundit    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Moving beyond an annual corporate responsibility report to an ongoing communications platform is a promising strategy, but how can you make the case that the investment will be worth it? To make your strongest case for an integrated, year-round CR communications strategy, you need to lay out the tangible benefits to your business. Here are three opportunities to link CR communications to business success. More


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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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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