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Keeping in Touch with NAMA
Nov. 4, 2009
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Survey: Most Small Businesses Expect 2010 Rebound
from Denver Business Journal
Fifty-two percent of small-business owners expect an economic turnaround next year, according to Administaff Inc.'s latest business confidence survey. Thirteen percent of the respondents say they feel a rebound is already under way, while 21 percent think a recovery won’t come until 2011 or later. More     E-mail article

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 www.NAMAVoice.com. 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 nmonroe@vending.org.
Valuable Feature: Click Here for the most current Legislative Alert.    E-mail article

   ICE AND WATER DISPENSERS
  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

Peet's Coffee & Tea Is Rising After Making An Acquisition
from USA TODAY
Peet's Coffee & Tea recently announced that it agreed to acquire Diedrich Coffee Inc. for $26.00 per share. The cash-and-stock transaction is valued at approximately $213 million. More    E-mail article


Business/Industry

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BPA in Food Packaging, Is It Dangerous?
from WSYR – TV
Seven-billion pounds of the chemical Bisphenol A, or BPA, are produced every year and used in all sorts of products - including clear plastic bottles and food-can liners. Now, Consumer Reports is questioning the safety of exposure to this chemical. More    E-mail article

Corporate Social Responsibility

How Starbucks is Changing Packaging
from QSR Magazine
Americans use about 58 billion paper cups each year. But landfills are quickly running out of space for the 645,000 tons of waste they result in. At the same time, consumers are taking notice of the foodservice industry’s growing inconvenient truth, pushing for more green alternatives to traditional packaging. The solution seems easy: Prevent the cups from going into landfills and cut back green house emissions equivalent to removing about half a million cars from the road. But the solution is anything but easy, Starbucks is finding. More    E-mail article


   Product Showcase: USA Technologies

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NAMA News

NAMA FOUNDATION $CHOLAR$HIP PROGRAM RETURNS FOR 2010-2011 SCHOOL YEAR

Would an extra $2500 make a difference in paying your child’s college tuition? Each spring the Foundation of the National Automatic Merchandising Association awards $2,500 post high school non-renewable scholarships to full-time undergraduate students. For an application and detailed information, go to www.vending.org and choose the "Education" tab.


Have You Discovered the New Vending, Coffee & Food Services Guide?

Cut through the clutter of internet search engines and find what you are looking for at www.namaproductandservicesguide.com.





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