December 1, 2016

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EPIC 2016 AND MORE - LETTER FROM MIKE GENTILE
It was great to see so many IS members and affiliates in Nashville at EPIC 2016!  It was a great week of networking, reconnecting with old friends, meeting new business partners, and seeing & hearing about our industry trends. If you were... [Read the rest of this article...]

EPIC BUSINESS ESSENTIALS DECEMBER RALLY CALL
Due to the holidays and vacations we have moved the December Rally Call to Monday, December 5th at 10:30 and 3:00 central time.  We will be sharing important information and news about EPIC and all the programs available in the Commercial, Healt... [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...]

NEW OFFICE PRODUCTS SALES RESEARCH AVAILABLE FOR FREE
The Office Products Sales DNA Project, an industry-wide study that was developed to identify the skills, attitudes and personality traits that make up the optimum sales DNA, is now available as a free download. Survey participants were asked to co... [Read the rest of this article...]

NOPA ELECTION UPDATE
It has been an exhausting election cycle.  Now that it is complete, you will now begin to see both sides move on.  Republicans will begin to outline their 2017 agenda, which will be aggressive and bold.  You will see Democrats figure o... [Read the rest of this article...]

TALLGRASS NAMES TOM VANDER VAART AS DIRECTOR OF FURNITURE SALES
Company Expands Leadership Team and Aligns Organization for Future Growth November 18, 2016 (Cedar Rapids, IA) … Tallgrass Business Resources, a leading office furniture and supplies provider in Eastern Iowa and western Illinois, is pleased... [Read the rest of this article...]

ACH PAYMENTS TO YOU TO BEGIN IN 2017 !
In 2017, many of you will begin to receive quarterly rebate payments via ACH transfer into your bank account, rather than having to wait on a check to be mailed, taken to the bank, and then waiting on the clearing process. In our continuing ... [Read the rest of this article...]

STILL TIME FOR CUSTOMERS TO PLACE 2017 CALENDAR ORDERS!
To help with any last minute orders for 2017 calendars and planners, if you haven’t already and you use D-Force2Plus or EcinteractivePlus, you may want to place a banner on your homepage and have it link directly to the AT-A-GLANCE® Microsi... [Read the rest of this article...]

FACEBOOK & PINTEREST ADVERTISING WEBINAR RECORDING AVAILABLE
We recently held another Spark series webinar featuring Facebook and Pinterest advertising. Some of what we covered included social stats, why to use social media for business, why to consider advertising on FaceBook and Pinterest, sample ads for bot... [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...]

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...]