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Study: Rich or not, entrepreneurs are happiest
The Street    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The many struggles of entrepreneurship have been well covered in news stories and personal blogs: The late nights, the financial uncertainty, the pressure to attract customers or clients. Starting a venture is inherently risky and therefore inherently stressful. And yet, starting up and running your own business also comes with some very tangible rewards. A study by the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business found a strong correlation between entrepreneurship and happiness, one that held even if the start-up in question wasn't phenomenally successful. More

Get started: IRS makes finding small business resources easier; chats for women business owners
The Associated Press via Washington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Internal Revenue Service has been revamping its website and has created pages to help small business owners quickly find information and forms they need. The Small Business Administration is holding four online chats for women business owners during October — which is National Women's Small Business Month. More


How Joe is served up around the world
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Sept. 29 was National Coffee Day. In the U.S., 64 percent of adults drink at least one cup of Joe daily, according to the National Coffee Association, but the stuff is a hit worldwide. Here's a look at how coffee is served up in different areas around the world. 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.

ICO plans to promote coffee demand in developing countries
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The International Coffee Organization is going ahead with plans to promote coffee consumption in developing countries as part of a global effort that almost doubled growth in demand in the past 10 years. More

Corporate Social Responsibility

This wake-up cup is Fair-Trade Certified
The New York Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Green Mountain Coffee has been helping consumers wake up for more than three decades, but a new advertising campaign is meant to be an eye-opener of a different sort. In recognition of October being Fair Trade Month, the brand is seeking to educate coffee drinkers about fair-trade certification, which many people may vaguely associate with worthiness without quite understanding it. 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.

October is Fair Trade Month: Celebrities, brands, retailers and community organizers unite to celebrate and promote Fair Trade
PR Newswire via The Sacramento Bee    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Fair Trade USA, the leading certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, kicked off the ninth-annual Fair Trade Month with the launch of a campaign that underscores the power consumers have to make every purchase matter. In 2012 alone, more than 120 new Fair Trade Certified products were launched, making it possible for shoppers to find the label in nearly every aisle of the grocery store, in restaurants and cafes, as well as online. 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.
Microtronic - the solution for Cashless
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A Fond Farewell to National Coffee Service Month
As you may know, September marked the first ever National Coffee Service Month. NAMA produced the National Coffee Service Month Toolkit to help Operators celebrate September with their customers and introduce our new marketing tool, Joe on the Job.

Help NAMA learn and grow from this new endeavor by taking a quick, 60-second, four-question survey about National Coffee Service Month by clicking here.

The 2013 NAMA Directory will hit mailboxes this December!

We are now compiling the hard copy NAMA 2013 Directory. Every active member will be listed under their member type. For increased exposure, Members can purchase additional listings for only $35 by simply completing this form.

Questions about the Directory?
Contact Ryan Dovenmuehler at E&M Consulting
(312) 238-9609 or

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CoffeeTea&Water 2012!
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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

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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.

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