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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.



Small business strategies: Nurture your contacts
USA Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
What's in a name? While Shakespeare may have questioned the value of names, small businesses know better. Every name and email address of customers, prospects or referral sources is valuable; every new follower on Facebook or Twitter is a potential new client. Names, contacts and followers are prized company assets and potential leads. So it's time to build your list. More



Beverages


Eco-friendly bottled water for women on the go
Shape Magazine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The next time you're parched, rehydrate without feeling bad by buying one of these eco-friendly options for the girl-on-the-go. 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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FDA investigating safety of energy drinks
The Associated Press via Pioneer Press    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Federal health authorities are investigating reports of 13 deaths possibly linked to so-called energy shots and cautioning consumers to talk to their doctors before they take them or other energy drinks. More



Corporate Social Responsibility


Mondelez: Boost coffee farmers or face shortages
Reuters via AlertNet    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The coffee industry risks running short of beans in coming years if it does not promote more sustainable farming methods, according to the global head of coffee at Mondelez International Inc, the company carved out of Kraft Foods Inc last month. 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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NAMA News


Statement from NAMA, Chicago-based National Vending Association, regarding Mayor Rahm Emanuel's healthy vending initiative
National Automatic Merchandising Association    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
"As the national association representing the vending and refreshment services industry, we applaud Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the City of Chicago in promoting informed choices in the area of health and wellness," said Carla Balakgie, president and CEO of NAMA. More

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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.

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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