July 7, 2016

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EPIC 2016 – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
This year’s EPIC 2016 is going to be BIG!  We have new events you’ll want to read about including our Education Forums: forDealers byDealers, EPIC Get Togethers (EGTs) and we have two events in one this year as we are co-located with... [Read the rest of this article...]

WAYS TO PAY FOR YOUR TRIP TO EPIC 2016!
The EPIC Participation Bonus The EPIC Participation Bonus rewards you for your full participation in EPIC 2016! Receive up to $500 by attending and fully participating in EPIC 2016. That's right – not only will EPIC 2016 connect you... [Read the rest of this article...]

SAVE ON FLIGHTS TO EPIC 2016 IN NASHVILLE!
Discounts with Delta Airlines! EPIC 2016 has arranged for a special discount for all attendees with Delta Airlines.  The discount is available for travel to and from Nashville, Tennessee over the dates of October 28, 2016 through Novembe... [Read the rest of this article...]

**NEW EPIC GET-TOGETHERS** EGT'S! ONE ON ONE APPOINTMENTS
We are proud to introduce another EPIC 2016 first…EPIC Get Togethers (EGTs)! EGTs give EPIC 2016 dealer attendees, for the first time, the ability to schedule one-on-one appointments with EPIC Exhibitors during the tradeshow on Thursday, No... [Read the rest of this article...]

EPIC SALES BOOT CAMP - IMPROVE YOUR SALES SKILLS
This year’s EPIC Sales Boot Camp is dedicated to improving the skills of your sales team. Our goal is to refine both skills and strategy to produce better results. From prospecting to presentation to dealing with objections and closing the sale... [Read the rest of this article...]

GETTING TO EPIC 2016 FROM THE NASHVILLE AIRPORT IS EASY!
Airport Shuttle Service will operate to and from Nashville International Airport (BNA) and Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center as follows: Monday, October 31 from 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. service from BNA to The Gaylord Opryland Resort... [Read the rest of this article...]

EPIC 2016 & ECi CONNECT CONFERENCE CO-LOCATE - SPECIAL RATE TO ATTEND BOTH!
EPIC 2016 and ECi Connect Conference Co-Located Two Industry Leading Events Under One Roof This co-location means two events come together as one. This represents great savings, synergies and convenience for dealers, suppliers and industry player... [Read the rest of this article...]

MAKE YOUR EPIC 2016 HOTEL RESERVATIONS TODAY!
After you register for the meeting as an attendee, don't forget to make your hotel reservation - it is not included in the meeting registration process.  The Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center is our host hotel for EPIC 2016.... [Read the rest of this article...]

EDUCATION FORUMS HAVE GONE .. FORDEALERS, BYDEALERS
New for 2016! You spoke. We listened. You told us that you get the most value from productive peer-to-peer idea sharing, idea generation and best-practice sharing. So, we are pleased to present an EPIC exclusive and an EPIC first… Educa... [Read the rest of this article...]

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WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBERS AND AFFILIATES!
Great News!  We are pleased to announce that we have some new members joining the Independent Stationers' family!  Please join the IS Staff as we welcome: #1300 Stevens-Ness Law Publishing, located in Portland, Oregon.  Elizabet... [Read the rest of this article...]

HOPE: HELPING OTHERS PROGRESS EVERYDAY!
HOPE: Helping Others Progress Everyday! That's the goal of the Independent Stationers' campaign to support City of Hope in 2016.  Many industry partners are holding their own fund-raising activities, including the Independent Dea...  [Read the rest of this article...]

iRECEIVABLES CHANGE
An update has been made to iReceivables;  we have altered the number of invoice rows that are displayed per page from 25 to 1000.  We have expanded the number of invoices per page to facilitate the use of the Internet Browser Find functiona... [Read the rest of this article...]

IS BOARD OF DIRECTORS NOMINEES SOUGHT
Dear Independent Stationers’ Shareholder: It is time to nominate individuals from within our membership to fill seats that will be vacated on the Board of Directors in November.  The procedures are as follows: “The Nominating C... [Read the rest of this article...]

NOPA ANNOUNCES 2016-2017 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
The Scholarship Fund of the National Office Products Alliance (NOPA) is pleased to announce that 40 college students are the proud recipients of one-year scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year.   Chaired by IOPFDA Board Member Skip Ire... [Read the rest of this article...]

THE PHOENIX REPORT - YOUR INPUT IS NEEDED!!
The below invitation was recently sent out to nearly 1000 US resellers asking for help in gathering data via confidential anonymous online surveys.  IS strongly encourages you to take a few minutes to take this survey, which will not only provid...  [Read the rest of this article...]

NEW Q3 2016 M-POWER PROMOTIONS AVAILABLE
Make sure your customers take advantage of these great promotional offers for Q3 from participating M-Power suppliers. Acco Work Like a Pro consumer offer includes $10 - $100 Fantatics.com gift cards with Quartet, Swingline and GBC purchase.... [Read the rest of this article...]

AVERY Q3 2016 OPMA FLYER PRICE FILE AVAILABLE
The Avery Q3 2016 OPMA flyer with IS pricing has been added to the Marketing Toolbox and is available for your reference.  You can find this and other related flyer price files by logging in to the IS website:   http://www.independe... [Read the rest of this article...]

2017 CATALOG PROGRAM LAUNCHED – PLACE YOUR ORDER TODAY!
This week, each dealership should have received a communication and electronic brochure featuring the details and benefits of our 2017 catalog program. Highlights of the program include: One catalog (the Cost Container), 5,000 sku’s in... [Read the rest of this article...]

MEDLINE JAN/SAN VENDOR WEBINAR JULY 7
Better Products, Better Outcomes Medline is the largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of healthcare supplies in the United States, providing more than 350,000 products that serve the entire continuum of care. Our innovative products ...[Read the rest of this article...]

MICRO MOMENTS WEBINAR JULY 12
Smartphones allow us to act on any impulse at any time. We take immediate action whenever we want to learn, find, do or buy something. We have become a society filled with want-to-know, want-to-go and want-to-buy moments. These are called micro-momen... [Read the rest of this article...]

SATCO LIGHTBULBS JAN/SAN VENDOR WEBINAR JULY 21
Join us for a brief overview of the lightbulb market and why Satco is Satco the right partner for your dealership. Topics covered include: The market size The evolving technology in bulbs The product trends Satco resources and literature (print...[Read the rest of this article...]

VIRCO (VIR) SALES SUPPORT WEBINAR AUG 2
Virco has announced a major change to their sales management structure that should lead to greater cooperation with, and opportunities for, IS members.  Virco Territory Managers are now measured on top-line sales within their territories, and ...  [Read the rest of this article...]

CLEANSMART JAN/SAN VENDOR WEBINAR - RECORDING AVAILABLE
Simple Science is offering breakthrough technology from the medical field that will solve any business problems with germ killing around customers, employees, kids, babies, pets and especially the chemically sensitive.  Our EPA registered hospit...[Read the rest of this article...]

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...]

OFM (OFI) NOW AN APPROVED VENDOR FOR FURNITURE
OFM is an office furniture manufacturer and distributor founded in 1995 and headquartered in Holly Springs, NC. We are a family-run business and our mission is to provide high-quality, contemporary designs at affordable prices--plus the best service ...[Read the rest of this article...]

JELLY BELLY (GOC) CONTRACT TERMINATED EFFECTIVE JUNE 30, 2016
The contract with Jelly Belly will be terminated effective June 30, 2016. [Article Complete]