September 3, 2015

EPIC 2015 | Federal Sales | Group & Industry News I Marketing I Meetings & TrainingMerchandising  | National Accounts | Independent Stationers Calendar of Events

THERE IS STILL TIME TO REGISTER FOR EPIC!!!
It's not too late!  You can still register to attend your dealer group's annual conference, where you will have the best opportunities pr... [Read the rest of this article...]

NEW NATIONAL ACCOUNTS SEMINARS ADDED - YOU MAY WANT TO UPDATE YOUR CLASS SCHEDULE!
With the announcement of the new joint venture, EPIC Business Essentials, we have updated the lineup of seminars on national accounts at the upcoming ... [Read the rest of this article...]

SHOW SPECIALS POSTED
Show specials are a terrific opportunity offered by our supplier partners to allow you to capture BIG cost of goods savings on the EPIC 2015 tradeshow...  [Read the rest of this article...]

 We have added several new seminars about national accounts opportunities!  Contact Cora@independentstationers.coop if you need help updating your seminar class schedule!

Check out the following articles on some of the awesome seminar topics avaialble to you at EPIC! 

THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS COMES TOGETHER - EPIC BUSINESS ESSENTIALS
Only at a truly EPIC event can we roll out EPIC Business Essentials! EPIC Business Essentials is the newly formed combination of Independent Statione... [Read the rest of this article...]

CONQUERING THE PUBLIC SECTOR
Have you ever wondered how to compete and win in the Public Sector market? Join us for a special one hour session to learn about the tools available t... [Read the rest of this article...]

EPIC BUSINESS ESSENTIALS NATIONAL ACCOUNTS OPPORTUNITIES
Join the EPIC Business Essentials team to learn how EPIC the opportunities are for your dealership through the wide array of national account programs... [Read the rest of this article...]

SYSTEM SWITCH - MOVING TO A NEW SYSTEM BEST PRACTICES
Hear your colleagues discuss the pros and cons of switching systems and deploying new technology.  Stories cover areas such as effective system s... [Read the rest of this article...]

HOW BUSINESS OWNERS CAN BECOME INVICIBLE TO LAWSUITS & SAVE $$$ IN TAXES
The objectives of this session are to show you how to: Structure business for lawsuit protection and prevention Reduce liability insurance costs ... [Read the rest of this article...]
 

AUGUST 2015 FEDERAL SALES REPORTS DUE SEPTEMBER 4
Your August 2015 Federal Sales Office Supply Report and FSSI JanSan Sales Report are due Friday September 4 by end of day due to the 7th bei... [Read the rest of this article...]

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IS OFFICE CLOSED FOR LABOR DAY
The IS Office will be closed on Monday, September 7 in observance of Labor Day.

INDEPENDENT STATIONERS WELCOMES NEW MRR – MIKE MITCHELL
We are pleased to announce the hiring of Mike T. Mitchell as Independent Stationers Member Relations Representative, filling the vacancy left by the p... [Read the rest of this article...]

TALLGRASS NAMES RANDY DEVINE AS VICE PRESIDENT OF SUPPLIES SALES
Company Expands Leadership Team and Aligns Organization for Future Growth   August 21, 2015 (Coralville, IA)… Tallgrass Business Resourc...  [Read the rest of this article...]

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ACCO OFFICE LEGENDS PROMOTION AVAILABLE FOR Q3 AND Q4!
It’s football season and ACCO has a great promotion starting September 1, 2015 that you can offer your customers.  Purchase eligible Quarte... [Read the rest of this article...]

MARKETING TOOLBOX – NEW ITEMS ADDED!
We recently added some new materials to the Marketing Toolbox so you’ll want to take a few minutes to check them out. 3M Q4 2015 OPMA Flyer f... [Read the rest of this article...]

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INTELLIWEB DIGITAL MARKETING WEBINAR SEPT 10 – REGISTER TODAY!
Is your Digital Marketing an afterthought?  If you answered yes, then IntelliWeb is your solution! Some numbers to consider… 61% of onli... [Read the rest of this article...]

INBOUND MARKETING 101 WEBINAR, SEPT 15 – SIGN UP TODAY!
A successful inbound marketing program leverages expertly written and engaging content designed to bring visitors in, rather than marketing pieces des... [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...]

HP (HEW) ANNOUNCES PRICE INCREASE FOR OCTOBER 1, 2015
From the Announcement: On September 1, 2015, Hewlett Packard announced a price increase to many Small Format Ink Cartridges, Print Heads, Photo Value... [Read the rest of this article...]

COMMERCE PRELIMINARILY FINDS DUMPING OF IMPORTS OF CERTAIN UNCOATED PAPER
On August 20, 2015, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its affirmative preliminary determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) investigat... [Read the rest of this article...]

LAGASSE CONTRACT ENDING AUG 31, 2015
Last year, Essendant shared with IS their intention to move away from the central billing program. They also communicated their willingness to extend ... [Read the rest of this article...]

UNIMED (UMI) POSTS SERIES OF SELLING TOOLS
Unimed is posting a series of selling tools to the Vendor Document Library.  The articles in this series, so far, include "Selling Sharps Co... [Read the rest of this article...]

TOPS (TOP) PUBLISHES 2016 PRODUCT ROAD MAP
Tops will further consolidate its product line for 2016, converting remaining Globe-Weis items to the Pendaflex brand.  Look under TOP in the Ven... [Read the rest of this article...]

RECALL ON SOME BOSTITCH (BOS) SHARPENERS
From the notice provided by AMAX: "Effective immediately, please stop sale on all EPS11HC and EPS14HC Electric Pencil Sharpeners, remove them fr... [Read the rest of this article...]

WIN A BMW AND VEGAS TRIP FROM FLASH FURNITURE + $5 SPIFF!
Flash Furniture's (FLF) HUGE promotion on Office Chairs began Sept 1, but your dealership has to be registered to participate, INCLUDING the SPIF... [Read the rest of this article...]

SEPTEMBER NATIONAL ACCOUNTS RALLY CALL
September National Accounts Rally Call There will be no September National Accounts Rally Call - we will see you at EPIC in October! 

EPIC ANNUAL MEETING – A PLACE TO LEARN ABOUT EPIC BUSINESS ESSENTIALS
Have you registered for the EPIC Annual Meeting? This is going to be the place to learn all about EPIC Business Essentials (the newly formed combinat...   [Read the rest of this article...]