February 9, 2017

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PLEASE TAKE K.COACHING SURVEY
K.Coaching is conducting a simple 5 question survey to understand what is really on the hearts and minds of Office Products Independents, and then share the results with participating dealers.  The survey is available now, click here. ... [Read the rest of this article...]

STEELCASE CONGRATULATES EAKES OFFICE SOLUTIONS ON RARE HONOR!
Grand Island, NE, January 13, 2017: Steelcase, a leading manufacturer of office furniture, interior architecture and space solutions, has congratulated Eakes Office Solutions as a five-time Platinum Partner recipient. While all Steelcase furniture... [Read the rest of this article...]

DALLAS OWEN APPOINTED TO IS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
At an official meeting of the Independent Stationers' Board of Directors, on January 20, 2017, Dallas Owen was appointed to fill the remaining year of the term for the seat previously held by Bill Schuette, Smart Business in Columbia, MO.  B... [Read the rest of this article...]

WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBERS!
Please join the Independent Stationers' staff as we welcome our newest members and affiliate members: #X086 Waretrack, in Houston, Texas.  #X087 National Craft, in Brooklyn, New York. #1301 SupplyGeeks, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. ... [Read the rest of this article...]

FACEBOOK IS A HUGE OPPORTUNITY TO CONNECT WITH CUSTOMERS!
Facebook just announced their quarterly results and gave an update on their progress building a global community. Facebook now has almost 1.9 billion people, including 1.2 billion people active every day. More than 65 million small businesses use ... [Read the rest of this article...]

AVERY, 3M AND ZEBRA FLYER PRICE FILES AVAILABLE
The Avery, 3M and Zebra OPMA flyers with IS pricing have been added to the Marketing Toolbox and are available for your reference.  Avery and 3M are for Q1 2017 and Zebra is for all of 2017.  You can find these files by logging in to the IS... [Read the rest of this article...]

GOOGLE UPDATES WEBINAR RECORDING AVAILABLE
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, everyone should be constantly adapting our search marketing techniques. In this Spark session, Jenni... [Read the rest of this article...]

NEW VENDOR WEBINAR - ERGOTRON - FEBRUARY 16
Join us for an overview of products offered by Ergotron, a leading manufacturer in mounting solutions for walls, ceilings and desks; desk stands, office and tech furniture, sit-stand workstations, device charging stations, carts and vertical lifts. ...[Read the rest of this article...]

DIGITAL MARKETING TRENDS 2017 WEBINAR FEBRUARY 21
It’s 2017! A new year filled with new trends that should be dominating your digital marketing strategy. From mobile to email and content to SEO we will review the top ten digital marketing trends for 2017. We would be remiss if we did not inclu... [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...]

IS EXPANDS FACILITIES ITEMS IN THE RDC PROGRAM
Effective February 1, 2017 IS has added a new contract, IS Facilities (ISF), to the RDC program. The new items are part of the normal IT load process. If you load using ICAPS, you will need to download IS, IT and the new ISF files. Features of the...[Read the rest of this article...]

MAYLINE PROGRAM ENHANCEMENTS FOR 2017
In September 2016, Safco acquired the business assets of Mayline Company, LLC, strengthening both brands to offer a broader solution set of commercial furniture and office product solutions for their customers. Mayline and Safco have historically ...[Read the rest of this article...]

ERGOTRON (ERG) NOW AN APPROVED MARKETING PARTNER
Independent Stationers is pleased to announce a Marketing Partnership with Ergotron.  This marketing partnership also involves another valued IS partner, Synnex.  IS members that purchase Ergotron products through Synnex will be eligible fo...[Read the rest of this article...]

QUALITY PARK UTILIZING DIRECT SALES REPS NOW
Letter from Quality Park Dear Customer, Quality Park has decided to end our relationship with the Highlands Group. We are pleased to announce that we will utilize our Direct Cenveo/Quality Park Sales Team of representatives in each of their respe...[Read the rest of this article...]