November 10, 2016 - Please note there will be no Insider on 11/24/16

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EPIC 2016 SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS POSTED ON IS WEBSITE
We have posted all of the IS-specific seminar presentations and all other seminar presentations that had formal PowerPoint slides on the IS website.  Please note that with the forDealers, byDealers format this year, some seminars didn’t ha... [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...]

NOPA NOW ACCEPTING SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS
Created more than 50 years ago, the NOPA Scholarship Fund started with a $5,000 donation and has now awarded more than $2.5 million in scholarships to deserving families of office products and office furniture dealers. Supported entirely through indi... [Read the rest of this article...]

WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBER!
Please join the Staff at Independent Stationers as we welcome the newest member to our family: #X081 The Harbor Interiors, in National Harbor, Maryland.  Welcome Joe Combs and team!

IS SHAREHOLDERS ELECT BOARD OF DIRECTORS; BOARD ELECTS OFFICERS
At the recent EPIC 2016 conference, during its shareholders meeting, the Shareholders of Independent Stationers elected directors to its Board of Directors. Elected to three-year terms were:  Tonya Horn of Rogard’s, in Champaign, I... [Read the rest of this article...]

ACH PAYMENT SCHEDULE FOR THANKSGIVING WEEK
For the week of Thanksgiving, November 21-25, below is the ACH schedule to follow: ACH payment is due in Indianapolis office by 12 noon EST, Tuesday November 22th. ACH payment will be drafted form member’s account Friday November 25th. ... [Read the rest of this article...]

INTELLIWEB DIGITAL MARKETING PROGRAM GENERATES GREAT INTEREST AT EPIC
If you haven’t taken time to review Independent Stationers IntelliWeb Digital Marketing Program, you are missing an opportunity to improve your website homepage, add promotions that keep your website fresh monthly, get your customers engaged in... [Read the rest of this article...]

HP GIFT CARD OFFERS NOW THROUGH DECEMBER!
HP has two end-user promotions available for your customers, running through December.   Buy $200 of Original HP Toner and receive a $25 T.J. Maxx/Marshalls/HomeGoods Gift Card or Texas Roadhouse Gift Card. This promotion runs from No... [Read the rest of this article...]

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY IS NOVEMBER 26
Even if you don’t have a retail store, you can still celebrate Small Business Saturday. Get creative, plan an event of your own or partner with other local companies!  In 2015, a record number of companies rallied their communities to cele... [Read the rest of this article...]

FACEBOOK & PINTEREST ADVERTISING WEBINAR NOVEMBER 15
Have you been using Facebook and/or Pinterest for a bit but are seeing that reach is low and you're not getting your desired results? If so, this webinar is for you. We'll cover what the complete benefits of Facebook Advertising and Pinterest... [Read the rest of this article...]

Q3 INDEPENDENT STATIONERS UPDATE WEBINARS SCHEDULED
The Q3 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 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...]

VENDOR CHANGES FOR 2017
Independent Stationers will implement the following vendor changes for 2017 Dropped from the RDC:  Officemate, OIC, will be dropped from the RDC program in 2017, due to low volume. Vendor Name/Code Changes:  Westpoint Products, WPP,...[Read the rest of this article...]

UHU ADHESIVES CHANGING DISTRIBUTORS JAN 1, 2017
Effective January 1, 2017, UHU brand adhesives will be distributed by Staedtler North America at which point Saunders Midwest LLC will no longer serve as the USA distributor. Saunders Midwest LLC will continue to process and ship your orders for U...[Read the rest of this article...]

GLOBAL SEATING SOLUTIONS (GLF) NOW AN APPROVED VENDOR FOR SEATING
Global Seating Solutions (GSS) is a women-owned enterprise, with office seating experience dating back to 2002.  We are committed to providing exclusive office seating solutions to IS dealers; and, NEVER engaging in e-commerce competition with o...[Read the rest of this article...]

GET 8% REBATE ON SANFORD IN Q4!!!
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 automaticall...[Read the rest of this article...]