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Costa Rica Origin Tour 2013

Make plans today to join us for NAMA's first country of origin coffee tour. Don't miss out on this life-changing event you will never forget. Here is your chance to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the exotic country side of Costa Rica.

Gain a better understanding of how to communicate the value of coffee to your customers and be able to share your new first hand coffee knowledge with customers and colleagues.

Learn more and book your reservation here.



Top small business tax-saving moves for remainder of 2012
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A "perfect storm" (of the tax kind) awaits small businesses on Jan. 1, 2013," said Jim Keller, a senior tax analyst for Thomson Reuters. Following are the top ten small business tax-saving ideas to consider-while there's still time. More



Beverages


Climate change is making coffee more expensive
The Washington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Climate change has already been blamed for major storms and melting arctic ice, but now it may be coming after your morning cup of joe. Researchers have found that climate change will reduce the number of suitable growing locations for the Arabica coffee plant, which provides about 70 percent of the world's coffee supply, according to a new study in the journal PLOS ONE. 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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Brazilian coffee growers seen holding back beans as prices drop
Bloomberg    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Coffee growers in Brazil, the world's largest producer of the commodity, are holding back beans as prices continue to fall, limiting the volume of trades, according to brokers Flavour Coffee and Cazarini Trading Co. More



Study: Drinking green tea may help protect against cancer of the digestive system
The Washington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Lab studies have indicated that components of tea could have cancer-fighting capabilities. Might this translate to fewer cases of cancer among those who regularly drink tea, especially green tea? 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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Corporate Social Responsibility


Socially conscious companies have a new yardstick
The New York Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
AS the holiday shopping season approaches, it's easy to become overwhelmed by the superficiality of it all. But mission-driven companies like Sustainable Harvest, FEED Projects and BeadforLife offer an alternative: distinctive artisanal products that also finance antipoverty efforts. More

Submit an RFP


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

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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