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Dec. 2, 2009
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Report: Small Business Owners Ambivalent About the Public Health Care Option
from Inc. Magazine
Some owners believe a public health care offering will lessen the financial burden on small business, while others won't risk losing employees by canceling coverage. A new survey reveals the lack of confidence small business owners have in the proposed public health care option being debated in the Senate. More     E-mail article

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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, 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.     E-mail article


Coffee

Peet's Coffee Brews Up New Offer to Buy Diedrich Firm
from San Jose Mercury News
Peet's Coffee & Tea Inc., recently said that it has reinstated and enhanced its prior offer to buy Diedrich Coffee Inc. The stock and cash deal is valued at $32.50 per share, based on Peet's current stock price. More    E-mail article


Business/Industry

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Vending's High-Tech Frontier
from Alibaba
In 1993 Mandeep Arora rode shotgun on a vending delivery route. Even at age 13 he could see it made little sense: tromping up several flights of stairs with boxes of Snickers and Cheez-Its only to find machines still packed. Yet that's exactly what operators of vending networks expected their drivers to do. "It seemed like a huge waste of time," he recalls. More    E-mail article

Corporate Social Responsibility

Obama Science Adviser Urges Climate Action Amid Uproar
from The Wall Street Journal
President Barack Obama's top science adviser urged lawmakers to act to curb emissions of greenhouse gases, despite the uproar over emails in which some prominent climate scientists appeared to advocate squelching the views of researchers skeptical that human activity is driving a dangerous rise in global temperatures. More    E-mail article


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Announcing the New Quality Coffee Certification Programs!

Introducing TWO Interactive Workshops: Coffee Fundamentals & Brewing Fundamentals. Discover, Learn, Benefit & Earn. Click here to find out what’s brewing and register today!


A Call for Nominations!

The 2010 NAMA Industry Awards will be presented to individuals and their companies that best exemplify consistent support of the Vending, Coffee Service and Foodservice industries. Click here for complete details and to submit an online nomination.





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