August 4, 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...]

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...]

NETWORKING PROVES TO BE ONE OF BIGGEST BENEFITS OF EPIC!
EPIC means.....BIG Networking! There is nothing better than sitting down with a friend, colleague, or someone who has had similar experiences and talking, right?  That’s what networking is all about!  Talking about a problem you ha... [Read the rest of this article...]

THE EPIC 2016 TRADESHOW – GREAT OPPORTUNITIES AWAIT YOU!
I know, you’ve probably all attended tradeshows before, and think they are all the same, right?  Not so fast!!!  Here are some reasons the EPIC 2016 Tradeshow is different and why you should be there: EPIC Get Togethers (EGTs)!&nbs... [Read the rest of this article...]

CHECK OUT SOME OF THE EXCITING EDUCATION FORUM TOPICS!

CREATING A CULTURE OF ACCOUNTABILITY
When you have a culture of accountability, everyone buys in to your vision, is focused on company results, owns their part and takes action.   Just do it, right?  Unfortunately, it’s too easy for people to fall into unproductive ... [Read the rest of this article...]

EPIC BUSINESS ESSENTIALS: THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT - STILL THE LARGEST CONSUMER OF WHAT YOU SELL
The federal marketplace has changed significantly over the years and navigating these changes can be challenging.  Learn how EPIC Business Essentials (EBE) has simplified the process of selling to the federal government by offering numerous fede... [Read the rest of this article...]

IS BOARD-TO-MEMBER OPEN DISCUSSION
In surveys from last year’s EPIC conference, one topic that was suggested by many was an open forum with the IS Board of Directors.  We heard you!  This seminar time will be devoted to you and your questions, to be answered by the IS ... [Read the rest of this article...]

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IS-CONNECT LEAVES TESTING PHASE
IS-CONNECT, our new EDI communication system, launched in January of this year.  Since launch, we've on-boarded 60 IS vendors and more are going live each month. The system will allow you to transmit EDI Purchase Orders, for direct buy ma...[Read the rest of this article...]

WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBERS!
Please join the Independent Stationers Staff as we welcome our new Access Affiliate members! #X068 Bardell Stationery & Supplies, located in East Haven, Connecticut.  Welcome Gary Gambardella & team! #X069 Jiorle's Office Suppl... [Read the rest of this article...]

KATHY HOYLE RECEIVES NAOPA PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR AWARD
The winners of the North American Office Products Awards (NAOPA) were announced at the SP Richards (SPR) ABC show in Washington, DC last week.  The awards were launched in 2010 by Office Products International (OPI) in association with SPR. Now ... [Read the rest of this article...]

HOPE: HELPING OTHERS PROGRESS EVERYDAY CAMPAIGN
In support of the HOPE is essential City of Hope campaign, Independent Stationers is launching its own HOPE: Helping Others Progress Everyday Campaign!    City of Hope is a world leader in the research and treatment of cancer, diabete... [Read the rest of this article...]

SOCIAL MEDIA LIBRARY - NEW CONTENT AVAILABLE
Is your dealership on FaceBook?  If you are looking for content to post, you’ll want to take a look at the Social Media Library on the IS website. It was developed as a resource to help IS members with their social media and provide "... [Read the rest of this article...]

BOOST RDC ITEMS ON YOUR WEBSITE AND BECOME MORE PROFITABLE!
Did you know you can rank the RDC item file in your frontend to drive them higher in the search results?  If you are first-call Essendant using Smart Search content, you have a great tool to increase RDC sales and margins for your dealership. ... [Read the rest of this article...]

2017 DATED GOODS BROCHURE AVAILABLE
2017 edition AT-A-GLANCE® Dated Goods Brochures have shipped! It’s the perfect time to hand these out to your key customers and remind them to place their orders for best selection. Callout the new products featured in the front of the b... [Read the rest of this article...]

ALLIANCE MRO NEW VENDOR WEBINAR AUG 4
Join us Aug 4 at 2PM Eastern for an overview of products and services offered by Alliance Distribution Partners.  Alliance Distribution Partners,LLC is a Master Distributor of Industrial Supplies dedicated to working exclusively with independent dist…[Read the rest of this article...]

GOOGLE ADWORDS INTRODUCTION WEBINAR AUGUST 9
If you want to reach new customers online, then advertising with Google AdWords might be right for you. When you advertise with AdWords, you’re investing in your business. Make sure you understand how AdWords works and how this investment can h... [Read the rest of this article...]

Q2 INDEPENDENT STATIONERS UPDATE WEBINAR
The Q2 2016 Update Webinars from Independent Stationers have been scheduled.  The dates and times are below, along with registration links. We look forward to having you join us for one of these three sessions.  It is important that... [Read the rest of this article...]

VENDOR WEBINARS RECAP FOR 1ST HALF 2016
Your group has offered several Vendor Webinars during the first 6 months of 2016.  Here is a recap of them.  Partnering with at least one of these vendors could help you expand your product depth and make you an even more compelling solutio...[Read the rest of this article...]

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

SATCO LIGHTBULBS JAN/SAN VENDOR WEBINAR - RECORDING AVAILABLE
Join us for a brief overview of the lightbulb market and why Satco is 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 and o...[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...]

MILESTONE NOW AN APPROVED VENDOR FOR MOUNTING AND DISPLAY SOLUTIONS
Milestone AV Technologies is a leading global provider of innovative mounting and display solutions for various audiovisual technologies. Our innovative products are sold principally under the Chief, Sanus, and Da-Lite, brand names.  The bran...[Read the rest of this article...]

ALLIANCE DISTRIBUTION PARTNERS NOW AN APPROVED VENDOR FOR MRO
Alliance Distribution Partners,LLC is a Master Distributor of Industrial Supplies dedicated to working exclusively with independent distributors. We help you SELL MORE PRODUCTS, MAKE MORE MONEY and we'll MAKE IT EASY, here's how:[Read the rest of this article...]

INTELLIGENT DISPENSING SOLUTIONS (IDG) NOW AN APPROVED VENDOR FOR VENDING EQUIPMENT
Intelligent Dispensing Solutions, Inc. (IDS) provides leading dispensing and inventory management solutions across four primary market segments: Medical products and pharmaceuticals, medical scrubs and lab coats, office supplies and IT peripherals, a...
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NEW VENDOR RECAP 1ST HALF 2016
Your group has expanded vendor options in the first half of 2016.  Because there have been so many, we want to take a moment to highlight them for you.  Please take a few minutes to review these and how you can grow your sales by expanding ...[Read the rest of this article...]