September 29, 2016

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

EPIC SHOW SPECIALS NOW READY TO VIEW!
Each year, many of the EPIC Exhibitors offer a Show Special to you.  This could include special items, discounted pricing, an opportunity to win a prize for placing an order at the show. We post these Show Specials on the EPIC website so... [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...]

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...]

SPREADING CHEER
Tuesday Nov. 1 3:00pm – 5:00pm OPEN TO ALL EPIC ATTENDEES:  TriMega Members, IS Members, Exhibitors and Guests! The NEXT Committee* is pleased to present its 3rd Annual Give Back event taking place at EPIC! Open to all attendee... [Read the rest of this article...]

MORE FUN: KITCHEN CULINARY TOUR AT BELLE MEADE PLANTATION
To know the South is to know its food. Indulge your senses as you explore the deep roots that make the Southern Table renowned throughout the world. To set the stage for this Southern culinary adventure, we will tour one of the South's great m... [Read the rest of this article...]

Check out some of the exciting Education Forum topics!
BUY LOCAL IN THE AGE OF AMAZON
Most of us can agree about the importance – and value of Buy Local in our marketplaces. In fact, according to recent research by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, Buy Local initiatives have played an important role in strengthening indepen... [Read the rest of this article...]

BEST OF THE BEST - DEALER BEST PRACTICES SHARED
Success is around us! There are dealers that are at the top of their game. Success in penetrating new markets, competing against the national players, and dealers crushing it their business! Well, back in its 3rd year, is Best of the Best! It is a po... [Read the rest of this article...]

FURNITURE FOR THE FUTURE
With traditional office products sales on the decline there is no better time than NOW to focus on Office Furniture.  There is more to this category than transactional sales, so learn how to go uncover the BIGGER opportunities.  By attendin... [Read the rest of this article...]

EPIC BUSINESS ESSENTIALS OPPORTUNITIES
EPIC Business 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 independent dealer ch... [Read the rest of this article...]

WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBERS!
Please join us as we welcome these newest members to the Independent Stationers' family: X077 Faye's Office Supply, located in Orange, Virginia.  Welcome Faye Gish & team! X078 Fromavet.com, located in Brookfield, Wisconsin. ... [Read the rest of this article...]

NOPA DEALER FINANCIAL COMPARISON & BENCHMARKING SURVEY – PLEASE PARTICIPATE
The National Office Products Alliance (NOPA) Dealer Financial Comparison & Benchmarking Guide is live and available for participation.   This research focuses on the financial/operating practices of dealers and will provide v... [Read the rest of this article...]

OFFICE VENTURES CONSULTING
After successfully selling Rosa’s Office Plus on April 1, 2016, John Hauptstueck is now officially back doing what he loves-- consulting!   “I feel rejuvenated, invigorated, and ready to dive in to help bring the same rejuvena... [Read the rest of this article...]

RECORD FUNDRAISING FOR CITY OF HOPE
The National Business Products Industry (NBPI) group has once again raised the bar in terms of its fundraising effort for the City of Hope cancer research centre and clinic.   At the September 15th Spirit of Life Gala evening at the Navy P... [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...]

Q3 2016 M-POWER PROMOTIONS ENDING SOON!
Make sure your customers take advantage of these great promotional offers for Q3 from participating M-Power suppliers. Avery $25 Macy’s gift card with $75 purchase of qualifying products. Energizer $10-$20 Visa Reward Card w... [Read the rest of this article...]

IS LAUNCHES IDGROWTH SALES VAULT - DEMO RECORDING AVAILABLE
If you missed Independent Stationers exclusive sneak peak into the IDGrowth Sales Vault™, don't worry, we included the link to the recording below.  Click here to watch the demo...[Read the rest of this article...]

AKRO-MILS FMI WEBINAR OCT 6 2PM EASTERN
Join us for an overview of Material Handling products offered by Akro-Mils. Akro-Mils is an industry-leading manufacturer of plastic and metal storage, organization, transport and material handling products for use in any environment. Akro-Mils pr...[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...]

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...]

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...]

SP RICHARDS OFFERS MEMBERS Q4 SANFORD PROMO
The ISG contract code is available to all IS Members on their main account.  Dealers may need to request it from your system provider if it isn't loaded to your system automatically.  Order may be transmitted.  Click here to downlo...[Read the rest of this article...]

OLD RDC ACCOUNT DEACTIVATION STARTS SEPTEMBER 30
Since our update on September 14, Essendant has continued progress towards having all Members’ RDC Central Bill Accounts active.  Central Bill Accounts now make up over 90% of RDC purchase dollars.  This is a great improvement over 77...[Read the rest of this article...]

ROYAL SOVEREIGN (RSI) NOW AN APPROVED VENDOR FOR CASH HANDLING AND APPLIANCES
Royal Sovereign is a leading manufacturer of cash management solutions. We offer full lines of high quality bill counters, coin sorters and counterfeit detectors to meet your every need. RS also produces a full line of laminating machines and pouch f...[Read the rest of this article...]