January 8, 2015

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FSSI JAN/SAN TRAINING + GOJO PRESENTATION
As it stands with all of your group’s federal contracts, the IS federal sales team is eager to provide administrative and business development s... [Read the rest of this article...]

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WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBERS AND AFFILIATES!
Join us in welcoming these newest shareholder members and affiliates to the Independent Stationers' family!  As you can see below, the end of... [Read the rest of this article...]

IS REPORTS POSITIVE 2014 SALES GROWTH
Indianapolis, IN – January 7, 2015—Independent Stationers, the industry’s most progressive independent dealer group, announced posit...  [Read the rest of this article...]

JIM LUCAS, FOUNDER OF INDEPENDENT STATIONERS, PASSES AWAY
We are saddened to report the passing of Jim Lucas, one of the eight founders of Independent Stationers.  Jim and his wife, Jo, were owners of IS... [Read the rest of this article...]

IS WEB SITE - ADMINS NEED TO UPDATE RECORDS
With a New Year upon us, it is a perfect time to make sure that all your dealership and contact information that shows on the IS web site is correct a... [Read the rest of this article...]

CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR THE NORTH AMERICAN OP AWARDS
London, UK   Call for entries for the North American OP Awards OPI has announced that entries are open for the sixth annual North American Off...  [Read the rest of this article...]

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TOMBOW 2015 PERKSSS PROMOTION AVAILABLE
Tombow is offering a 2015 “Perksss” promotion on their popular office, art, and craft products that your customers can take advantage of a... [Read the rest of this article...]

2015 UPDATED M-POWER GUIDE AVAILABLE
An updated guide to maximize the M-Power program has been updated and posted on the IS website.  The M-Power program allows participating vendors... [Read the rest of this article...]

ETARGET FLYERS FOR Q1 PROMOTIONS NOW AVAILABLE
New eTarget flyers have been created for your use on D-Force2.  The eTarget flyers are linked to corresponding vendor promotions (where available... [Read the rest of this article...]

D-FORCE2PLUS Q1 THEATER SPOTS NOW AVAILABLE
New theater spot graphics for D-Force2PLUS are now available from HSM, Smead, and Zebra for Q1.  These graphics can be re-sized for other eCommer... [Read the rest of this article...]

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TIPS FOR CUSTOMIZING A WORDPRESS WEBSITE OR BLOG WEBINAR JAN 13 – REGISTER TODAY!
Wordpress is by far the fastest growing website and blogging platform. It is also one of the most flexible, customizable and cost-effective solutions ...  [Read the rest of this article...]

ASI PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS WEBINAR JAN 22 – REGISTER NOW!
Melissa Swaim from ASI (Advertising Specialty Institute) will be conducting a webinar on the promotional products industry on Thursday, January 22 at ... [Read the rest of this article...]

BIZUNITE PROGRAM WEBINAR FEB 26 – REGISTER NOW
Dan Pramis from BizUnite and Dave Bohman from ADP will be conducting a webinar on the BizUnite program on Thursday, February 26 at 11:00 a.m. EST.&nbs... [Read the rest of this article...]

REGISTER FOR MARKETING TOOLS REFRESHER WEBINAR -- JAN 27
The Marketing Programs and Tools Independent Stationers offers continue to grow with many new materials being added every month.  With the additi...  [Read the rest of this article...]

CREDIT DISPUTE PROCESS TRAINING SCHEDULED
Last fall we launched the new Credit Dispute Process, and have had many IS members using it successfully.  As comes with all innovation, we find ... [Read the rest of this article...]

SPECIAL DISCOUNTED RATES FOR IS MEMBERS TO ATTEND THE OPI GLOBAL FORUM!
Make plans to attend the next OPI Global Forum in May!   IS member are being extended a substantially discounted rate of $1700. The standard...  [Read the rest of this article...]
 

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VENDOR PROMOTIONS POSTED
The following vendors have posted promotions and/or SPIFFs... [Read the rest of this article...]

VENDOR PRICE FILES POSTED
Vendor Document Library (VDL) Vendor related documents are posted to the Vendor Document Library.  It is restricted to only those dealer-users t... [Read the rest of this article...]

UPDATED RDC LOAD FILE SENT TO THE 3PV'S
You may have seen some emails regarding errors in the original Jan. RDC Load file.  Approx 380 items had incorrect break case prices.  Unite... [Read the rest of this article...]

VENDOR CONTRACTS NOT RENEWED FOR 2015
Independent Stationers is not renewing contracts with the following vendors for 2015: Inwood Royal Sovereign Woodware  [Read the rest of this article...]

VENDOR CODE CHANGES EFFECTIVE FOR 2015
In order to more closely match OPIDS vendor code standards, we will make the following vendor code changes for 2015.   Cur... [Read the rest of this article...]

LEAD BINDER LINE CONVERTING FROM AVERY TO WILSON JONES IN 2015
Due to program enhancements for 2015, the lead binder line in the 2015 catalog will be Wilson Jones.  We've posted a conversion table under A... [Read the rest of this article...]

JANUARY 2015 NATIONAL ACCOUNTS RALLY CALL
Please join the National Accounts team on January 19th at either 10:30 central or 3:00 central for the first Rally Call of 2015.  During this tim... [Read the rest of this article...]

2015 NATIONAL ACCOUNTS / FEDERAL SALES REGIONAL MEETINGS
SAVE THE DATE!  We are excited to announce National Accounts and Federal Sales will be holding two regional meetings this year.  Click here (login required) to read the details and locations.

NATIONAL ACCOUNTS NEWS 1-7-15
The National Accounts News for the week of 1/7/2015 has been posted in the National Accounts Programs section.  This week includes USC School Supply Q1 Item/Price File Status Update and more!
To read additional news from the National Accounts team click here (login required) for important updates and announcements.