August 10, 2017

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

EPIC SHOW SPECIALS NOW AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW
Please visit http://wherebighappens.com/show-specials-2017/ to see all the awesome show specials being offered by our EPIC supplier partners! Offers include discounts off orders, complimentary upgrades on furniture fabric choices, chances to win p... [Read the rest of this article...]

YOU CAN STILL QUALIFY FOR $$$ AT EPIC! DEADLINE AUGUST 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 FINAL deadline date is approaching - August 15!&nb... [Read the rest of this article...]

EDUCATION FORUMS - EVEN MORE GREAT TRAINING!
Over the past few editions of Insider, we have been recapping all the great learning opportunities you will have when you attend EPIC 2017 in September.  You can also always review the entire listing by visiting http://wherebighappens.com/s... [Read the rest of this article...]

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND EPIC 2017?
"Attendance at the annual EPIC event represents my annual time to stay connected to both the dealer and vendor community.  I always return with good ideas and refreshed for the year ahead.  Some of the ideas I’ve picked up at EPI... [Read the rest of this article...]

EPIC AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE - IT'S FREE!
Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service, sponsored by ACCO Brands, will operate to and from Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport (LAS) and the Bellagio Resort & Casino as follows: Sunday, September 10 from 9:00 a.m. –... [Read the rest of this article...]

WE’LL SEE YOU THERE!
Don’t forget, when registering for EPIC 2017 be sure to register for the EPIC Business Essentials sessions.   We’ll be there in full force and you can learn more about – Federal Government Selling Public Sector Co... [Read the rest of this article...]

GSA BUDGET YEAR IS CLOSING SOON!
If you are participating in any of our Federal Government programs running through Order Point, please be aware that the last day to include sales in the 2017 federal budget year will be FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2017.  We will process our last c... [Read the rest of this article...]

WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBERS!
Please join us as we welcome our newest affiliate members! #X097 S.O.S., located in Hillsboro, Ohio.  Welcome to Doug Farber & team! #X098 Office Supply America, located in San Antonio, Texas.  Welcome Jeff Kreusel & team!

HP RESOURCE GUIDE AND CLONE RISK INFORMATION AVAILABLE!
HP has provided some great resources for your dealership. The first resource is an Original HP Toner Resource Guide, which is a one stop shop for toner marketing, training and sales tools.  The second resource is a flyer that explains the risks ... [Read the rest of this article...]

3M AND AT-A-GLANCE FLYER PRICE FILES AVAILABLE
The 3M Q3 2017 and At-A-Glance 2018 OPMA flyers with IS pricing have been added to the Marketing Toolbox and are available for your reference.  You can find these files by logging in to the IS website:   http://www.independentstatio... [Read the rest of this article...]

FACILITIES WEBINAR - SELLING BREAKROOM WITH SMUCKERS - THURSDAY AUG 10, 2PM
JM Smucker will present a second, more in-depth webinar on “Selling Breakroom”. Agenda includes: -Importance of Coffee in the workplace -Consumer tastes are looking for bolder taste profiles -Consumers are looking to personali...[Read the rest of this article...]

IS AFFLINK STRATEGIC ALLIANCE WEBINAR AUGUST 15
In early June, we launched 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 m... [Read the rest of this article...]

Q2 2017 INDEPENDENT STATIONERS UPDATE WEBINARS SCHEDULED AUGUST 21 & 28
As you are aware, each quarter we host a series of update webinars, to keep you informed about all the things that are going on within your dealer organization, Independent Stationers.  Each webinar includes a financial update, in which we share... [Read the rest of this article...]

FURNITURE WEBINAR RECORDING - FIREKING SCHOOL MEDICATION SECURITY
Schools in your market have an unmet need for student medicine storage and privacy.  Learn how you can be your customer's solution with the Fireking School Medicine Security Cabinet. Watch Recording[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...]

CANON ANNOUNCES SEPT 1, 2017 PRICE INCREASE
On September 1st, 2017 Canon will be instituting a channel-wide price increase on select imaging supplies. The details on the increase are as follows: The increase is on legacy Canon toners and drums Items will be incurring an average incr...[Read the rest of this article...]

AKRO-MILS (AKM) CONTRACT TERMINATES OCT 18, 2017
The contract between IS and Akro-Mils will end effective Oct 18, 2017.  Please ensure all potential orders are placed by Oct 11, 2017 to ensure shipment and invoicing occurs before the termination date.[Read the rest of this article...]

ERGOTRON MAP AND AUTHORIZED DEALER PROGRAM UPDATES
One behalf of our Marketing Partner, Ergotron: Announcing two very important updates! We have a renewed focus on enforcing our MAP (Minimum Advertise Price) policy to protect your pricing. You can now participate in our new Ergotron Author...[Read the rest of this article...]