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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.

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Small business loans teetering on the fiscal cliff
The Washington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
So much of the discourse on the fiscal cliff has focused on the likely effects of raising taxes on the middle class and the wealthy, which has overshadowed the bigger issue at hand: How to avoid raising taxes on the one vehicle that can get the economy moving — small businesses. More



4 ways to beat small-business tax audit
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The IRS audits only a small percentage of tax returns. But if your business is one of the lucky few, understanding the appropriate steps to take will determine whether or not your outcome is favorable. More

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Dunkin' Donuts loses best coffee trademark bid
The Boston Globe    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Dunkin' Donuts won't be able to claim exclusive rights to the phrase "Best Coffee in America." The Patent and Trademark Office has tentatively rejected the Canton-based chain's efforts to trademark the slogan, saying it is not distinctive enough to qualify for protection. The slogan "is merely laudatory and descriptive," the agency ruled recently. More

Join the VendScreen Revolution Today!

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Coffee shop blends blue-collar past, worldly coffee culture
The Colorado Springs Gazette    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Kelly Bubach has chosen an unlikely setting for his quest to redefine the Colorado Springs coffee scene. Bubach's Urban Steam Coffee Bar and Café, which opened Nov. 1, is located in an old warehouse at 1025 S. Sierra Madre St. on the southern fringe of downtown, near the Martin Drake power plant and around the corner from the Colorado Springs Rescue Mission. More



Colombia coffee growers unable to meet 2012 target
Colombia Reports    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Colombian coffee growers will not produce enough coffee to meet an already-lowered 2012 target as torrential rains, a rising peso and lower international prices have caused production to slacken and the price per load to decrease. More

Corporate Social Responsibility


Does agroecology have a part to play in a new Green Revolution?
The Guardian    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Agroecology is gaining support for its ability not only to increase production but to improve livelihoods and climate resilience. More

Bottom Line Benefits of using GPS North America

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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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