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Health care law's impact on businesses varies
USA Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Companies specializing in driving down spending on health care, whether through electronic records, preventive care or consolidating services, are turning out to be the biggest winners from the 2010 health care law. Investors, analysts and policymakers say any business that can help health care providers cut costs or keep patients from being readmitted to the hospital soon after an in-patient visit is attracting more customers and seeing more investment. More



Small business: Microloans to survive, grow
Newsday    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
For many small businesses even a small infusion of capital can mean the difference between staying in business and shutting their doors. Getting larger loans can often be difficult for start-ups or small entrepreneurs, particularly those who don't qualify for traditional lending. But for those seeking smaller amounts, microloans can often provide the necessary capital to stay afloat, experts say. More

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Survey: Who drinks the most coffee?
The Boston Globe    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Scientists drink more coffee than school teachers, and food-service workers down the most Joe of all. That's one take-away from a new survey commissioned by Dunkin' Donuts, the Canton-based coffee-and-baked-goods chain, and CareerBuilder, a job-search website. The survey was released as National Coffee Day (Sept. 29) draws nigh, and one objective is to determine the coffee consumption habits of various professions and how the "daily grind" fits into the workplace. More

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Vietnam aims to improve coffee supplier reputation
Voice of America    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
When most people think of coffee they do not usually think of Vietnam. But, this year the Southeast Asian nation surpassed Brazil as the world's biggest coffee exporter. Almost all are robusta beans — a lower quality, higher-caffeine variety used to make espresso and instant coffee. More



New reasons to drink more tea
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The top researchers in the tea-health field (yes, it's a field — a glorious one) propose tea as part of the approach to weight loss, heart health and bone/muscle strength. More

Corporate Social Responsibility


Nestlé Waters CEO honored for conservation efforts
The Greenwich Daily Voice    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Kim Jeffery, president and chief executive officer of Nestlé Waters North America Inc., was honored along with his company for dedication to the environment and the Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens at the Bamboo Benefit. Nestlé Waters moved to Stamford in 2010 and quickly discovered the natural beauty and educational value of its neighbor. More

Alpine® "Flowing with technology™"

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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.


Kraft Foods' third-party alliances key to sustainability strategy
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With its global reach and massive market shares, Kraft Foods is setting new standards on how to source through sustainable agriculture and keep packaging out of landfills. Chris McGrath explains why third-party alliances are an important part of the company's sustainability strategy. More

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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.


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!


 
Keeping In Touch With NAMA
Colby Horton, Vice President of Publishing, 469.420.2601
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