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If your membership expires Dec. 31, it's time to renew so that you can continue to experience the many benefits of your membership. Renewing now allows us to plan and budget for 2013, ensuring NAMA will continue to provide you with the tools and information you need to succeed as well as represent the vending and refreshment services industry at the state and federal level.

Small-business owners warn against sacrificing entitlements
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
As lawmakers try to reach a deal to avert the "fiscal cliff," many small-business owners have expressed concerns about the impact of potential changes to the tax code. In particular, their attention has been focused on the fate of the Bush-era cuts and several temporary tax breaks intended to benefit companies on Main Street. But with the precipice less than a month away, some small employers say those tax discussions are overshadowing a potentially larger threat to their businesses — cuts to entitlement programs. More

4 small business background screening best practices
Resource Nation    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
As small businesses increasingly leverage employment screening to help ensure a safe workplace and improve their quality of hire, many may be overlooking common gaps in their screening program that could be unknowingly exposing themselves to risk. To help ensure a more effective and compliant background screening program, small businesses should consider these four best practices. More


Coffee reduces risk of developing type 2 diabetes
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Drinking a few cups of coffee everyday may actually help reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Research published by the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee, a not-for-profit organization devoted to the study and disclosure of science related to coffee and health, found that drinking 3 to 4 cups of coffee per day is associated with a 25 percent lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes. 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.

Tea's health benefits look promising
The Dallas Morning News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Although tea has been enjoyed around the world for some 5,000 years, it wasn't until relatively recently that scientists started searching for the facts. What did they find? Just about every cell in the body could potentially benefit from tea, with virtually no downsides. More

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.

Corporate Social Responsibility

The HR and sustainability nexus: An untapped asset?
CFO Magazine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The idea of "sustainability" or the "triple bottom line" (profit, planet, people) is increasingly a vital goal in financial and corporate social responsibility. What is less obvious is that sustainability and HR may go together to contribute to high organizational performance. 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.


NAMA's Newest Member Benefit

Discover how the 2012 election is affecting small business. If you are not a member and would like access to this informative presentation please contact us.

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Microtronic - the solution for Cashless
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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
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