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The fiscal cliff's impact on small business
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The so-called "fiscal cliff" refers to an automatic $560 billion in tax increases and spending cuts that would go into effect, beginning in January 2013, to reduce the U.S. budget deficit. These higher tax rates and slashed government budgets, negotiated as part of the "debt ceiling" debate in 2011, will go into effect if Congress does not pass a debt reduction package before the end of the year. More



Proposed US tax increase will hurt some small businesses
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A proposed U.S. tax increase for individuals making over $200,000 will definitely hurt some small businesses, taking away extra cash that might otherwise be used for growth, despite attempts by supporters of the increase to downplay that impact. With financial uncertainty facing many in 2013, businesses of all sizes must find ways to cut costs and do more with less. Here are some concerns facing businesses in the U.S. and abroad, and some suggestions to prepare for financial challenges. More

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Daily coffee drinking could prevent type 2 diabetes risk
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Looking for an excuse to have that extra cup of café? Here's one. The Atlantic is reporting that a new study, which will be published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, states that coffee could reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. Researchers insist that based on over 20 years of follow-ups, they found "coffee consumption, regardless of caffeine content, was associated with an 8 percent decrease in the risk of type 2 diabetes in women. In men was reduction was 4 percent for regular coffee and 7 percent for decaf." More

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Study: Coffee may lower risk of death from mouth cancer
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People who drink more than four cups of caffeinated coffee daily could significantly reduce their risk of death from certain forms of cancer, according to a new study from the American Cancer Society. More



IBWA's new YouTube video highlights how bottled water bans cause 'shift in consumption'
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The International Bottled Water Association's consumer website has released a new YouTube video, "Meet Norman," that shows how bottled water bans are having an unintended effect by shifting consumption to less healthy drinks packaged in the same material as bottled water. 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.

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Corporate Social Responsibility


Starbucks sustainability lead urges others to make the business case
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Jim Hanna offered advice to a roomful of environmental professionals Wednesday: Find your own cup. No, Starbucks Coffee Company's director of environmental impact and global responsibility wasn't referring to a the travel mug he hopes you'll bring into your local Starbucks and fill with steaming coffee — though he hopes you'll do that too. What Hanna, who spoke at the Northwest Environmental Conference and Tradeshow, was talking about was Starbucks' crusade to implement widespread recycling of its disposable coffee cups by 2015. More

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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.

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