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Street smart disciplines every entrepreneur needs
Forbes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In the urban world, being street smart means instinctively knowing how to keep yourself safe from scams and bad guys. It means you know your way around, how to handle yourself in tough situations, and how to "read" people's intent. In reality, the startup world contains those same very risky streets, but in the business context. More



Beverages


Coffee standoff tests growers' grit
The Wall Street Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Brazil's coffee farmers have been hoarding some of their crop, waiting for the right price. But buyers are testing their patience. Coffee has been trickling out of No. 1 supplier Brazil more slowly than usual this year. The Brazilian government estimates that the annual coffee harvest that wrapped up last month is a record, but the South American country's exports are down on the year. The reason: Farmers haven't been happy with prices, which hit two-year lows in June. More

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New food truck: Kalamazoo's Coffee Rescue delivers for all 'caffeine emergencies'
Michigan Live    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Kalamazoo, Mich., has a new "emergency vehicle" that people are happy to see coming. Coffee Rescue, which launched in September, operates out of a converted ambulance, with coffee cups pouring java on the doors where a caduceus usually would be. The rolling coffee shop inspires double takes every time it hits the road, owners said. More



Top 5 drinks to beat fall chill
Washington Square News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Autumn in New York City means that the leaves are changing, designers are unveiling their fall lines and coffee shops are introducing their seasonal warm beverages that are perfect for enjoying on a chilly morning before class. Here is a list of some warm drinks that NYU students are loving this season. More

Corporate Social Responsibility


10 easy ways to celebrate Fair Trade Month
Care 2 Healthy Living    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
This October is the 9th annual Fair Trade Month. Throughout the month, ethically-minded consumers, retailers and brands will unite to celebrate and promote Fair Trade. A variety of education events, in-store sampling programs and online initiatives have been planned to help increase awareness and sales of Fair Trade Certified products, ultimately leading to greater impact for farmers and workers in developing countries. The theme for Fair Trade Month 2012 is Count Me In. So how will you celebrate Fair Trade Month? Here are 10 simple actions you can take that will help make a big difference. 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.
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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.
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NAMA News

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 ryand@emconsultinginc.com

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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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