December 29, 2016

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Q1 2017 PROGRAM ITEM PRICE FILES
As the national program customers such as National IPA/TCPN, AEPA, IDC-USA, Champs, etc. approve the Q1 files the following are completed: Files are being provided to the back-end system providers to load and make accessible to their customers. ... [Read the rest of this article...]

MAS-75 OUTSTANDING ABILITYONE DISTRIBUTOR 2016
The MAS-75 contract has been awarded Outstanding AbilityOne Distributor by the commission for 2016 - the 5th year! Participating dealers can download a copy of the letter is posted at EPIC Federal Sales Ability One section (after login). The Q1... [Read the rest of this article...]

SAVE THE DATE - EPIC JANUARY 2017 RALLY CALL
Mark you calendar and save the date! The first EPIC Rally Call of 2017 will be held on Tuesday, January 17th. The session times will be at 10:30 and 3:00 cst. Watch your email for the registration information coming next week. [Read the rest of this article...]

NOPA – OVERTIME RULE ADVISORY
Here is the latest overview of where the overtime regulation stands, and some thoughts about what might be coming in the New Year. Litigation As NOPA has reported, the regulation is currently blocked by a preliminary injunction (PI) issued by U.S... [Read the rest of this article...]

INDEPENDENT STATIONERS' HQ HOLIDAY HOURS
The IS office will be closed on the dates below. Christmas: Friday December 23rd at noon Monday December 26 all day New Years: Friday December 30th at noon Monday January 2nd all day [Read the rest of this article...]

WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBER!
Please join us as we welcome our newest affiliate member to Independent Stationers: #X083 Wilson Office Solutions, Paducah, Kentucky.  Welcome back to IS, Bryon Harlan & team! [Read the rest of this article...]

TALLGRASS NAMES NEW CFO, COO
Tallgrass Names New CFO, COO Doug Parsons remains CEO & President Current COO John Wasta transitions to Controller Current CFO David Parsons transitions to corporate VP Max Parsons to become CFO January 1st, 2017 Carly Kleppe to become COO J... [Read the rest of this article...]

EAKES HONORED AS 2016 ELITE DEALER BY ENX MAGAZINE
Eakes Office Solutions has been named a 2016 Elite Dealer by ENX Magazine, an industry magazine for technology and document imaging. "While some of what this year’s Elite Dealers have done to become leaders might seem obvious, what rea... [Read the rest of this article...]

HP $50 GIFT CARD OFFER! TRADE IN AND SAVE PROMO EXTENDED!
HP has a great end-user promotion available for your customers, running through January 31, 2017. Buy $250 of Original HP Ink and/orToner and receive a $50 Shell gift card or The Home Depot gift card. Limit of two (2) gift cards per qualifyi... [Read the rest of this article...]

IDGROWTH SOLUTIONS WEBINAR JANUARY 6
On January 6th K. Coaching is hosting a webinar introducing IDGrowth Solutions and what it has to offer Independent Dealers. This will include a demonstration of the Sales Vault and information on what products and programs are available. Register. ... [Read the rest of this article...]

GOOGLE UPDATES & 2017 PREDICTIONS WEBINAR JANUARY 24
The world of search does not sit still – ever. From new algorithms and search page updates to the latest SEO techniques and paid ad strategies, we are constantly adapting our search marketing techniques. In this session we will recap what Googl... [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...]

FDA BANS THE USE OF POWDERED EXAM GLOVES IN MEDICAL APPLICATIONS
We have just learned that the FDA has banned the use of powdered examination gloves in medical applications, EFFECTIVE JANUARY 18, 2017. We had knowledge several weeks ago that the FDA was investigating the use of these gloves in medical applicati...[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...]

SCOTCH CORPORATION NOW AN APPROVED VENDOR FOR DRAIN CLEANERS
Scotch Corporation is a leading national manufacturer of drain cleaning products in the consumer retail market under the Instant Power® brand.  Chances are you may have already used our products at your home or facility.  To meet the ne...[Read the rest of this article...]

FILTERS NOW AN APPROVED VENDOR FOR AIR FILTERS
At Filters-NOW, our mission is to provide our customers with air filters, and air filter related products, of the highest quality, with unmatched delivery performance. With over 15,000 items in stock, we are sure to have your filter ready to ship. No...[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...]