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Oct. 21, 2009
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Who Is in Charge of Your Data?
from Forbes
The theory behind most business software is that modeling business activity by capturing descriptive data can lead to greater visibility and automation. To that end, a vast amount of time is spent every day entering data that describes purchase orders, invoices, the status of projects, budgets, forecasts, contact information, potential leads, and on and on. More     E-mail article

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Government Affairs

NAMA 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
Valuable Feature: Click Here for the current Legislative Alert.    E-mail article

  Another Way to Provide More to Your Water Customers

OCS operators are upgrading water services to provide improved water quality. Many are helping customers reduce the environmental impact of bottled water by offering bottleless POU systems. Additionally, operators are becoming more attentive to clients’ desires to improve safety and sanitation. One way progressive operators can provide upscale office water programs, help clients become more socially responsible, and improve safety and sanitation is to provide ice and water dispensers. More


Coffee Upsurge Brewing at Port
from Houston Chronicle
Coffee from Vietnam, the world's second-largest producer of the caffeinated beans, could increasingly arrive on Houston area docks after the Panama Canal expansion is complete. More    E-mail article


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Conn. AG Investigates 'Smart Choices' Food Labels
from Food Product Design
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal launched an investigation into a potentially misleading national food-label program that deems mayonnaise, sugar-laden cereals and other nutritionally suspect foods "Smart Choices." More    E-mail article

Corporate Social Responsibility

At Green Fleets Conference, EDF Puts Tools in Fleet Managers' Hands
Putting green fleet practices to work can quickly improve their performance, saving costs and cutting environmental impacts. A set of tools recently released by the Environmental Defense Fund has the potential to reduce fleet emissions by an average of 14 percent, while reducing total lifecycle operating costs by 4 percent. More    E-mail article

   Product Showcase: USA Technologies

Increase revenue, raise vend prices without losing volume, and improve profit margins with the ePort Cashless Payment System from USA Technologies. This one-stop solution includes hardware, transaction processing, online reporting, consumer services and access to Business Deployment Planning to help ensure successful implementation. Get started today with the ePort EDGE priced at only $199. More


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