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Oct. 7, 2009
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Swine Flu Causes New Headache for Small Businesses
from Associated Press Newswires via The Wall Street Journal
Even if small business owners don't already have staffers staying home because they or their children are sick, they need to figure out how the work will get done despite the flu. Owners should also think about prevention, whether that means making it easy for workers to get flu shots or keeping the workplace more sanitary. And they also need to be sure they keep employees' health matters private even if co-workers want to know who's got the flu. More     E-mail article

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Government Affairs

NAMA Launches Government Affairs Website!
from NAMA
Your NAMA team, in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, has built a new government affairs Web site The website is designed to help NAMA members learn about, track and communicate with elected officials on our critical legislative issues. The Web site also allows members to send e-mails directly to state and federal elected officials. For additional information contact Ned Monroe at
Click Here for the current Legislative Alert.    E-mail article

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Coffee Farmers to Reap from Stable Global Prices
from Business Daily
Price volatility due to speculation in global coffee trade has eased in the past decade, a new survey in international markets has revealed, raising hopes for exporting countries such as Kenya to adopt effective sales policies. Coffee has for many years been a major forex earner for Kenya alongside tea and horticulture, even though disillusionment among producers owing to suspected speculative activities both at home and abroad has threatened to erode its fortunes with some growers pulling out of the occupation on concerns over unpredictable earnings. More    E-mail article


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Coke Makes Calorie Information More Prominent
from USA Today
Coca-Cola said it will start placing calories-per-serving and servings-per-container on the front of nearly all of its bottles sold in the U.S. and Mexico. That will be extended to all of its beverages sold worldwide by 2011. More    E-mail article

Corporate Social Responsibility

Green Bottler Takes Aim at Entrenched Water Market
from Reuters
Bradley Schulman spends a lot of time setting fire to plastic bottles. He carries a small cooking torch on sales calls to help promote his start-up beverage company, Green Planet Bottling, a producer of drinking water packaged in recyclable bottles derived from plant starches. More    E-mail article

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NAMA/MSU Executive Development Program

Last chance to register your future leaders for the NAMA/MSU Executive Development Program, one of the association's most popular advanced education offerings. Celebrating 10 years, this program continues to provide successful strategies and action plans to strengthen your business. Join us at the next session Nov. 15-18 at Michigan State University. Click here for registration information.

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