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How a small business can recover from Hurricane Sandy and other natural disasters
Forbes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Some might say that business owners should be prepared for disasters such as Hurricane Sandy, but so often when someone is starting a small business they barely have enough money to run day-to-day operations, let alone have enough to invest in their disaster recovery and business continuity plans. The following is short list of benefits that are available along with links to quickly jump to their websites for the details on how to take advantage of them. More



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Hurricane Sandy decimates Cuban coffee crop
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Hurricane Sandy decimated the Cuban coffee crop and delivered a major setback to renovation of old plantations when it ripped through the eastern part of the country recently, according to scattered media reports. 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.
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Coffee competition perking up in several Philadelphia neighborhoods
Philadelphia Inquirer    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The maturation of Philadelphia's high-end coffee scene has resulted in the proliferation of fresh-brewed java from independent shops throughout the region. But several neighborhoods west of Broad Street are experiencing particularly rapid growth, and even some competition among a new class of caffeinated entrepreneurs looking to perk up the enclaves that stretch toward the Schuylkill. More



Corporate Social Responsibility


Fully compostable coffee pack launched
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Canadian coffee roaster Pistol & Barnes offers its Fair Trade, organic Farmer First coffee brand in a compostable pack made of paper laminated to a wood pulp-based film. 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™"

Alpine®
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
Microtronic is the 30 year leader in true Cashless Vending technology. We've added the components of Micro Markets and Mini Micro Markets with LOW monthly support fees. Only one card to use with Vending, Micro Markets, Cafection and Multi-max vendors. Call 1-800-879-3586 or check out: www.MicrotronicUS.com or www.YourMicroMarket.com
Holiday House Distributing
Water Block is a low cost mechanical overflow safety device powered by water flowing through. It allows a maximum continuous flow of water ranging from 1.3 to 13.2 gallons. Water Block will cut off water flow if the continuous flow exceeds the adjustable setting. Find more information at www.hhdonline.com/
waterblock.php.


NAMA News

NAMA LAUNCHES TECHNEWS

NAMA has launched a new monthly newsletter to keep our members up-to-date with the technology and innovation stories in our industry.

Look forward to topline summaries of stories from mainstream and trade media throughout the country delivered directly to you!

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

MAKE YOUR HOTEL RESERVATION BY OCT. 18!
Hyatt Regency Hotel Reservations
CoffeeTea&Water 2012!
The city of New Orleans is READY...

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.

Make your reservation today!

CoffeeTea&Water 2012
Nov. 13-15

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.


 
Keeping In Touch With NAMA
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