Keeping in Touch with NAMA
Nov. 21, 2012

Small business strategies: Nurture your contacts
USA Today
What's in a name? While Shakespeare may have questioned the value of names, small businesses know better. Every name and email address of customers, prospects or referral sources is valuable; every new follower on Facebook or Twitter is a potential new client. Names, contacts and followers are prized company assets and potential leads. So it's time to build your list.More

Eco-friendly bottled water for women on the go
Shape Magazine
The next time you're parched, rehydrate without feeling bad by buying one of these eco-friendly options for the girl-on-the-go.More

FDA investigating safety of energy drinks
The Associated Press via Pioneer Press
Federal health authorities are investigating reports of 13 deaths possibly linked to so-called energy shots and cautioning consumers to talk to their doctors before they take them or other energy drinks.More

Mondelez: Boost coffee farmers or face shortages
Reuters via AlertNet
The coffee industry risks running short of beans in coming years if it does not promote more sustainable farming methods, according to the global head of coffee at Mondelez International Inc, the company carved out of Kraft Foods Inc last month.More

Statement from NAMA, Chicago-based National Vending Association, regarding Mayor Rahm Emanuel's healthy vending initiative
National Automatic Merchandising Association
"As the national association representing the vending and refreshment services industry, we applaud Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the City of Chicago in promoting informed choices in the area of health and wellness," said Carla Balakgie, president and CEO of NAMA.More