September 15, 2016

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IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER FOR EPIC 2016!
It's never too late!  And it's so easy to do!  Just visit www.wherebighappens.com, and click the Register Here button! www.wherebighappens.com is the place to find out about all the great activities, educational seminars and deal... [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...]

ELECTION DAY 2016 - IMPORTANT DETAIL
We take this opportunity to remind everyone that Election Day 2016 is on Tuesday, November 8...the first Tuesday after the first Monday. It has come to our attention that some are under the belief that Election Day hits on the first day of EPIC 20... [Read the rest of this article...]

ASK THE IS BOARD
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 year we have scheduled an IS-only seminar that will be devoted to you and your qu... [Read the rest of this article...]

HP LUNCH & LEARN
Join Hewlett Packard for lunch on Wednesday, November 2 for an informative lunch and learn opportunity! HP PageWide has revolutionized the digital press market with the ability to create a college textbook in less than 30 seconds.  HP is now ... [Read the rest of this article...]

Check out some of these exciting Education Forum topics!

DIGITAL MARKETING SUCCESS
With so many different initiatives you can engage in when it comes to digital marketing, which ones are the most effective for office products dealers? From Social Media and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to effective website design and influential... [Read the rest of this article...]

BID TACTICS ROUNDTABLE
Do you tend to stay away from bid proposals because of complexity and competitiveness?  Have you worked too hard on a proposal only to see your pricing get crushed by the Power Channel?  Attend this roundtable dealer discussion and see firs... [Read the rest of this article...]

FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH – TAPPING INTO MILLENNIALS IN YOUR BIZ
We’ve all heard the stats. More than one-in-three American workers today are Millennials and last year they surpassed Generation X AND Baby Boomers to become the largest share of the American workforce, according to new research and census data... [Read the rest of this article...]

COMPETING AGAINST AND SELLING ON AMAZON
Everyone is battling Amazon in some fashion.  With their thousands of available items, price fluctuations, sophisticated marketing and Prime delivery service, it’s hard to compete. Or is it? As independent dealers, you offer exceptional, p... [Read the rest of this article...]

CATEGORY CORRAL – NEW CATEGORY SUCCESS STORIES SWAPPED
At the end of the day, it is all about products and customers. If you want to grow, you can add more customers, or sell more products to your existing customers. So in this interactive session, you’ll have a chance to discuss, brainstorm and... [Read the rest of this article...]

SEPTEMBER 2016 EPIC RALLY CALL - REGISTER NOW!
September 2016 EPIC Rally Call Join us for the September 2016 EPIC Rally Call on Sept 19th either at 10:30 am or 3:00 pm central time.  We will be sharing important information and news about EPIC and all the programs available in the Commerc... [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...]

PARTICIPATE IN THE OFFICE PRODUCTS SALES DNA PROJECT!
What does it take to be successful at office products sales? Is it a matter of skills, or attitudes, or experience, or personality traits? Dave Fellman, who will be one of the featured speakers at EPIC 2016 is conducting The Office Products Sales DNA... [Read the rest of this article...]

ACCO BRANDS AMERICAN MADE PROMOTION AVAILABLE THROUGH Q4!
Don’t forget the American Made Promotion is still going strong with plenty of opportunities for your customers to earn Free Visa Gift Cards through the end of the year.  Updated banner ads for Q3 are available featuring Five Star notebooks... [Read the rest of this article...]

B O X PARTNERS AND THE PACKAGING MARKETPLACE WEBINAR SEPT 16
THIS IS A VENDOR-RUN WEBINAR Within the Office Products channel one category has continued to deliver solid growth year-over-year – Pack, Mail and Ship.  Demand for these products continue to grow and B O X Partners makes it remarkab...[Read the rest of this article...]

VIDEO ADS: USING YOUTUBE ENGAGE WEBINAR OCTOBER 18
Ask any strategic marketer and they will tell you that video marketing is on the rise and is in fact, one of the best ways to reach and engage with your target audience. Along with that comes the use of video advertising.  In this session we wil... [Read the rest of this article...]

LINKEDIN AND TWITTER ADVERTISING WEBINAR RECORDING AVAILABLE
In our recent Spark series webinar, we covered how to get the best bang for your buck using Linkedin and Twitter Advertising. Several topics covered in the session included how to setup and structure campaigns, how LinkedIn and Twitter advertising co... [Read the rest of this article...]

RDC CENTRAL BILL WEBINAR - RECORDING AVAILABLE
Your group recently added your RDC purchases to the group's Central Bill process.  As part of this initiative, we held webinars to outline the details of the process.  Click here to view a recording of the webinar.  More info can b...[Read the rest of this article...]

MILESTONE (MLS) NEW VENDOR WEBINAR - RECORDING AVAILABLE
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...]

VISTAR (VST) NEW VENDOR WEBINAR - RECORDING AVAILABLE
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...]

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...]

RDC CENTRAL BILLING UPDATE
We began the RDC Central Bill process on September 1, 2016.  We see this as a great long term benefit to Members of the Group, as now both Direct-Buy and RDC Member purchases run through your Group’s Central Billing process.  This enables us to…[Read the rest of this article...]