December 17, 2015

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FEDERAL BUDGET FY16
The U.S. House of Representatives used the following words in describing the federal government’s budget for Fiscal Year 2016 “…inc... [Read the rest of this article...]

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STAPLES/OFFICE DEPOT MERGER NOT APPROVED - WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
The  calls I have been receiving from members, manufacturers and industry folks have all been: “ What does this mean? “ “What a... [Read the rest of this article...]

WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST SHAREHOLDER
Please join the Staff at Independent Stationers as we welcome the change in membership status of #1296 Limitless Office Products, Richardson, Texas.&...  [Read the rest of this article...]

HO HO HO-ING HIS WAY INTO YOUNG HEARTS FOR OVER 30 YEARS
For some of our readers, this story will bring a smile and a "doesn't surprise me at all".  "The place I 'work' is called Th... [Read the rest of this article...]

EAKES HONORED AS 2015 ELITE DEALER BY ENX MAGAZINE
Eakes Office Solutions has been named a 2015 Elite Dealer by ENX Magazine, an industry magazine for technology and document imaging. “We c... [Read the rest of this article...]

IS EMPLOYEES HELP DESERVING CHILDREN FOR THE HOLIDAYS
For the past 9 years, Independent Stationers staff has partnered with the Carmel, Indiana Fire Department to sponsor the children of families in need ... [Read the rest of this article...]

HOLIDAY ACH PAYMENT SCHEDULE
It's that time of year, with several big holidays approaching, and the accompanying necessary changes in the schedule your accounting personnel no...  [Read the rest of this article...]

IS OFFICE HOLIDAY SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED
The Independent Stationers office will observe the following holiday schedule:   Close at Noon eastern on Thursday, December 24 Closed on Frid...  [Read the rest of this article...]

INSIDER WILL TAKE A HOLIDAY BREAK
This will be the last Insider for 2015.  The first edition in 2016 will arrive in your email Inbox, and can also be viewed on the IS web sit... [Read the rest of this article...]

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2016 CATALOGS SHIPPED; FILE LOAD AVAILABLE
2016 Cost Container catalogs shipped and may already have arrived at your dealership via UPS or YRC trucking.  Please give your receiving departm...  [Read the rest of this article...]

MARKETING TOOLBOX – NEW ITEM ADDED!
We recently added new materials to the Marketing Toolbox so you’ll want to take a few minutes to check it out. Avery Q1 2016 OPMA flyer file ...  [Read the rest of this article...]

DON’T LET TIME RUN OUT ON THESE PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
Don’t delay or you will miss out on these great M-Power Supplier Promotions. The following promotions will expire on December 31, 2015: AC... [Read the rest of this article...]

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SOCIAL MEDIA TRENDS WEBINAR, JANUARY 19 – SIGN UP TODAY!
The world of social media changes fast. If you blink, you might miss something. Learn what the latest social media trends are and how to use them. Wil...  [Read the rest of this article...]

WEBSITE DESIGN TRENDS WEBINAR RECORDING AVAILABLE
In this latest Spark series webinar, Dale Mahabir, Creative Director of Fortune Web Marketing, discussed 7 key website design trends to be aware of in...  [Read the rest of this article...]

ASI WEBINAR RECORDING AVAILABLE
Melissa Swaim from ASI (Advertising Specialty Institute) explained in a recent webinar how you can easily increase revenue by selling promotional prod...  [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...]

VENDOR CONTRACTS NOT RENEWED FOR 2016
The following vendor's contracts will not be renewed for 2016…  [Read the rest of this article...]

SATCO (SDN) NOW AN APPROVED VENDOR FOR LIGHT BULBS
Satco has thousands of bulbs available to you to meet your customer’s needs and help you grow your business in a product category that has been ... [Read the rest of this article...]

VIVIDBOARD (VVB) NOW AN APPROVED VENDOR FOR CUSTOM DRY-ERASE SURFACES
VividBoard offers custom dry erase boards for a variety of applications: patient room boards, OR tracking boards, and nurses’ station boards for... [Read the rest of this article...]

SPECIAL-T (SCT) NOW AN APPROVED VENDOR FOR TABLES
For years now, Special-T has been the nation’s largest table-only manufacturer, offering customers dozens of base designs, tops styles, edge op... [Read the rest of this article...]

MAJOR REDUCTION IN TIME ALLOWED TO NOTIFY LTL CARRIERS OF CONCEALED DAMAGE
The following notices comes courtesy of our vendor COE Distributing, but applies to all LTL carriers The National Motor Freight Classification (NMF... [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...]

U.S. COMMUNITIES TO TCPN TRANSITION
For USC dealers please CLICK HERE (login required) for additional information and contacts for the transition to TCPN

JANUARY NATIONAL ACCOUNTS RALLY CALL
January National Accounts Rally Call Join us for the first of the 2016 National Accounts Rally Call on Tuesday, January 19th at either 10:30 central ... [Read the rest of this article...]