June 29, 2017

EPIC 2017 | EPIC Business Essentials | Group & Industry News I Marketing I Meetings & Training | Merchandising | Independent Stationers Calendar of Events

REGISTRATION CONTINUES FOR EPIC 2017
Please go to www.wherebighappens.com to find all the details about EPIC 2017 including: How to register to attend How to get a hotel room How to get your hotel room charges reimbursed How to save with Flight Discounts What educational s... [Read the rest of this article...]

EARN $400 IN BONUS PARTICIPATION $$! DEADLINE JULY 15
The EPIC Participation Bonus rewards Independent Stationers members for your full participation in EPIC 2017!   The earlier you register to attend EPIC, the greater your bonus!The second deadline date is approaching - July 15!&nbs... [Read the rest of this article...]

EDUCATION FORUMS - SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!
Over the next few editions of Insider, we will be recapping all the great learning opportunities you will have when you attend EPIC 2017 in September.  Below are the first block of sessions.  You can also always review the entire listing by... [Read the rest of this article...]

ATTEND ISSA/INTERCLEAN NORTH AMERICA
EPIC 2017 and ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America Co-Located Two Industry Leading Events Under One Roof In a move that brings further consolidation to the events calendar, EPIC 2017 brings together IS members and the world of ISSA, ... [Read the rest of this article...]

IT'S NOT ALL NOSE TO THE GRINDSTONE - JOIN IN SOME EPIC FUN!
Join us for an EPIC round of golf at the Painted Desert Golf Club! While challenging for scratch golfers, the course features multiple tees on each hole, enabling golfers of all ages and abilities an opportunity to enjoy what is widely considered ... [Read the rest of this article...]

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND EPIC 2017?
"Seminars + Vendor and Dealer Networking + EPIC Participation Bonus = Duhh, No Brainer."  Rick Rangel, #317 Rangel Distributing "The chance to network with fellow independent dealers is such a valuable tool.  Last year&rsq... [Read the rest of this article...]

BACK TO SCHOOL WILL BE HERE BEFORE YOU KNOW IT!
EPIC Business Essentials has multiple public sector contracts available for your dealership to participate in.     AEPA is a national organization comprised of 26 state chapters throughout the United States mostly focused in the K-1... [Read the rest of this article...]

BREAKING NEWS!!!!!! STAPLES BOUGHT FOR $6.9 BILLION
Staples has agreed to sell itself to the private equity firm Sycamore Partners for $6.9 billion, according to a statement released Wednesday evening. Sycamore, a specialist in retailers that already owns the likes of Belk, Talbots and Hot Topic,... [Read the rest of this article...]

IS OFFICES CLOSED JULY 3 AND 4
Please note that Independent Stationers offices will be closed for the holiday on Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4.  Have a happy and safe 4th of July! [Read the rest of this article...]

CALL OUT FOR NOMINEES TO THE IS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Dear Independent Stationers’ Shareholder:  It is time to nominate individuals from within our membership to fill seats that will be vacated on the Board of Directors in November.  The procedures are as follows: “The Nomina... [Read the rest of this article...]

CALLING ALL YOUNG EXECUTIVES TO TAKE OUR SURVEY!
We are discussing the formation of a core group of young men and women interested in collaborating on industry issues and best practices. These are the next generation of dealers that are eager to learn, grow, share ideas, and shape the future of thi... [Read the rest of this article...]

2018 CATALOG PROGRAM UPDATE
As most of you know, Independent Stationers normally announces its catalog program during this time of year for the following year.  We have produced a printed catalog for many years, and for that, the group receives significant funding through ... [Read the rest of this article...]

IS AFFLINK STRATEGIC ALLIANCE WEBINAR JULY 6
We recently announced a new Independent Stationers Strategic Alliance with AFFLINK, a leading Jan-San and packaging distributor/dealer group. This Strategic Alliance creates reciprocal affiliate membership programs to afford each group’s member... [Read the rest of this article...]

INSTAGRAM FOR BUSINESS WEBINAR JULY 18
Sometimes overlooked in the traditional B2B space, Instagram is a very important social network. A common misconception is that the photo-sharing app is only important for retailers, restaurants, or travel companies. However, as one of the most ... [Read the rest of this article...]

BLOGGING BOOTCAMP WEBINAR RECORDING AVAILABLE
Our recent Spark Blogging Bootcamp webinar focused on the different types of blog posts you can create for your business and several ways you can get started. The webinar also discussed why your dealership should blog, assigning resources, setting a ... [Read the rest of this article...]

FACILITIES WEBINAR RECORDING - BOX PARTNERS
Prepare for Growth in Q3 and Beyond! Within the Office Products channel one category has continued to deliver solid growth year-over-year – Pack, Mail and Ship. Demand for these products continue to grow and B O X Partners makes it remark...[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...]