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Dec. 16, 2009
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Small Business Cards Now Carry Sizable Risk
from The Wall Street Journal
Shortly after Byron Hebert started his business, Daytona Limos, in 2007, he applied for and received two business credit cards from Capital One. With credit lines of $7,000 and $25,000, they were an invaluable tool in managing the cash flow of the Daytona Beach, Fla.-based limousine service. However, in November, Hebert learned that the cards had one big downside: Capital One was reporting the accounts on his personal credit report. More     E-mail article


Government Affairs

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from NAMA is designed to help NAMA members learn about, track and communicate with elected officials on our critical legislative issues. For additional information contact Ned Monroe at Valuable Feature: Click here for the most current Legislative Alert     E-mail article


Small Portions - Big Demands
from Tea & Coffee Trade Journal
The booming market and increasing competition in the area of coffee preparation using the single-serve system not only exacts higher demands on quality but also the efficiency of the manufacturing process. Even the smallest qualitative variations can have a strong impact on the taste of individual portions. More    E-mail article


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Vending Distributor Picks up Del Monte’s Line
from The Packer
The shelf life, packaging and variety of Del Monte’s Fresh vending line of healthful snacks a perfect fit for Vend Natural Inc., according to the vending machine company. More    E-mail article

Corporate Social Responsibility

Retailers Share Best Practices for Managing Chemicals
from Green Biz
From a company like Apple that makes the majority of the products it sells to chains like Staples and Walmart that handle loads of products from suppliers, retailers have had to become more aware of the chemicals and ingredients in the products they offer. A new report looks at six companies' product chemical management systems, showing how they developed their systems, what challenges they've faced and what benefits they've encountered. More    E-mail article

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A Call for Nominations!

The 2010 NAMA Industry Awards will be presented during the NAMA OneShow on Thursday, April 29 at a special ceremony hosted by former NFL Coach Mike Ditka! This exciting event has a new location – right on the trade show floor on Center Stage at 4:30 pm so everyone attending the OneShow will have the opportunity to share in the celebration. Click here to submit an online nomination!

NAMA OneShow Housing is Now Open!

We’re pleased to advise that we’ve already re-negotiated rates at several NAMA hotels. Please also note a new name for our housing company – “onPeak” – which represents a merger of Ambassadors and Travel Technology Group. Please click here for complete information and to book your room.

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