August 18, 2016

EPIC 2016 | EPIC Business Essentials | Group & Industry News I Marketing I Meetings & Training | Merchandising | Independent Stationers Calendar of Events

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 $400 by attending and fully participating in EPIC 2016. That's right – not only will EPIC 2016 connect yo... [Read the rest of this article...]

Check out some of the exciting Education Forum topics!
M&A: STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS

Mergers & Acquisitions are an increasingly effective growth strategy as well as exit strategy for independent dealers. Attend this valuable session to learn how to effectively buy or sell a business from dealers who have done it - successfully. T... [Read the rest of this article...]

THE JANITORIAL BUSINESS IS BOOMING! OR IS IT?
Facilities Maintenance is a hot topic and a potential growth opportunity for traditional office products dealers.  But what does success look like, and how does your dealership get there?  Join a panel of your fellow dealers for a discussio... [Read the rest of this article...]

THE SAFETY BUSINESS, PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, AND YOUR OPPORTUNITIES IN IT
Safety/PPE, an introduction to the market size, its terminology and product groups as well as the opportunities for penetration.  We’ll include an introduction to R3 Safety and our organization, our business rules and fundamentals as well ... [Read the rest of this article...]

KILLER SALES TACTICS SWAPPED
Whether you’re a hunter, focused on lead generation and acquisition, or a farmer focused on growth and customer retention, it all comes down to sales tactics! And there is no one single way to skin the proverbial cat! There many different kille... [Read the rest of this article...]

EPIC BUSINESS ESSENTIALS/NIPA/TCPN: WINNING WITH CITIES & SCHOOLS: UNLOCK YOUR SALES POTENTIAL WITH PUBLIC PROCUREMENT PROFESSIONALS
Come join the National IPA/TCPN organization as we take a deeper dive into the nuances of public procurement and working with your local government customers. Learn the Do’s and Don’ts of successful government selling and how to maximize ... [Read the rest of this article...]

EXPAND YOUR PRINTING SOLUTION WITH IS ' VISTAPRINT PROGRAM
Independent Stationers has joined forces with Vistaprint Corporate to provide its members with a professional print fulfilment solution that they can offer to their customers. By making Vistaprint Corporate’s full range of printed produc... [Read the rest of this article...]

EPIC BUSINESS ESSENTIALS
EPIC Businessness Essentials (EPIC) is a joint venture of Independent Stationers National Accounts/Federal Sales Programs and TriMega Purchasing Association's Point Nationwide LLC.     EPIC was borne out of the concept that the... [Read the rest of this article...]

AUGUST 2016 RALLY CALL – RECORDING AVAILABLE
Did you or your staff miss the August EPIC Rally Call? The call included many updates and important information - access the recording by clicking the link below. EPIC Rally Call August 2016 Monday, August 15, 2016 3:57 pm | Central Daylight ... [Read the rest of this article...]
 

WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBERS!
Please join the Staff at Independent Stationers as we welcome our newest affiliate members: X071 Inter-County Cooperative Publishing Association, in Frederic, Wisconsin.  Welcome Kim Talmedge & team! X072 eFurb.com, in Piscataway, New ... [Read the rest of this article...]

OWNERSHIP CHANGE FOR ROGARDS, #0013
CHAMPAIGN, IL (August 12, 2016) - When Rogards opened for business on Monday, August 1, it only had one owner instead of the three owners it has had for the past five years. Chad and Catherine Hoffman have made the decision to sell their shares of th... [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...]

HP GIFT CARD OFFERS NOW THROUGH OCTOBER!
HP has two Buy More Save More end-user promotions available for your customers, running through October. Buy $200 of Original HP Toner and receive a $25 Shell Gift Card or buy $300 of Original HP Toner and receive a $50 Shell Gift Card. This pr... [Read the rest of this article...]

MARKETING TIP – BUILD TRUST WITH A STRONG ABOUT US PAGE
Customers buy from brands they trust, and one way to build that trust is through a well-designed "About Us" page on your website. Build a compelling page that uses an appropriate tone, features an engaging writing style and tells your story... [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...]

SELLING VIVIDBOARD: MARGIN ENHANCEMENT OPPORTUNITIES
In this 30-minute webinar, you will learn best approaches for selling VividBoard into healthcare for patient room boards. We will cover the “why” and “how” of selling VividBoard into hospitals and healthcare facilities, as wel...[Read the rest of this article...]

VISTAR (VST) NEW VENDOR WEBINAR AUG 17 AND 18
Join us for an overview of products and services offered by Vistar.   With over 40 years of experience, Vistar is the number one national wholesale distributor to numerous industry segments. Businesses depend on us because they know we go bey...[Read the rest of this article...]

ALLIANCE DIST PARTNERS (AGT) NEW VENDOR WEBINAR AUG 23 (REPEAT)
This is a repeat of the webinar from Aug 4 Join us Aug 23 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 Suppli...[Read the rest of this article...]

LINKEDIN AND TWITTER ADVERTISING WEBINAR SEPTEMBER 13
Learn how to get the best bang for your buck using Linkedin and Twitter Advertising. This webinar will review: The steps to take prior to diving into a Linkedin or Twitter Advertising Strategy. How advertising stacks up against the leader in ... [Read the rest of this article...]

GOOGLE ADWORDS 101 WEBINAR RECORDING AVAILABLE
We recently held a Spark series webinar featuring Google Adwords 101.  We were excited to be fortunate enough to have two guest presenters from Google, Timothy Jordan and Camron Saleh, along with Jennifer Schulman of Fortune Web Marketing. The w... [Read the rest of this article...]

ALLIANCE DIST PARTNERS (AGT) WEBINAR - RECORDING AVAILABLE
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: Offer ...[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...]

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...]