September 7, 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...]

2017 IS SHAREHOLDERS MEETING - MUST ATTEND!
On Monday, September 11, at 9:45 a.m., the Shareholders of Independent Stationers will convene their annual meeting to transact normal business of the corporation.  All shareholders have been given notice of this meeting via email, along with th...   [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...]

EPIC THANKS TO THESE GREAT SPONSORS!
Let's all give a big shout-out to these EPIC sponsors, and let them know we appreciate their continuing support!!! Essendant - EPIC Exclusive Premier Sponsor SP Richards Domtar 3M The HON Company Smead Avery Fireking Quality Park NOPA...   [Read the rest of this article...]

EPIC PARTNER OF THE YEAR 2017
Since 2013, members from both Independent Stationers and TriMega have selected the EPIC Partner of the Year!  This one award is determined by you, so don't miss your chance to vote for the vendor you think is the most EPIC of all! What ma...  [Read the rest of this article...]

HOW TO CLAIM THE 2017 HOTEL REIMBURSEMENT AND BONUS PARTICIPATION FUNDS
After EPIC 2017 is completed, here is how you claim your hotel reimbursement and bonus participation funds: Complete the Hotel Room Reimbursement Form, and submit it, along with a copy of your hotel room bill, to cora@independentstationers.coop.&n...  [Read the rest of this article...]

HOME RUNS!
Q2-17 results outperformed Q1-17, which was record-setting.  Managing Director of EPIC Business Essentials, Grady Taylor stated, “We continue to be very pleased with the overall sales and operating income performance for EPIC.  In fac...  [Read the rest of this article...]

NATIONAL IPA EXTENSION AWARD
EPIC is pleased to announce their annual contract renewal with National IPA (contract formerly known under TCPN) with a new expiration date of February 2019, our 4th year of a possible 5 year contract.  If you are not participating in the Nation...   [Read the rest of this article...]

PLEASE MAKE AN EPIC EFFORT
EPIC offers thoughts, prayers and support to those affected by Hurricane Harvey.  If you can, please donate at: www.redcross.org/donate/hurricane-harvey or to the charity of your choice. See you at EPIC! [Read the rest of this article...]

LEARNLAUNCH & EDMARKET COLLABORATE ON JOINT CONFERENCE
August 24, 2017: (Silver Spring, MD/Boston, MA) – The Education Market Association (EDmarket) and LearnLaunch are co-locating the Investor Summit and Demo Day with the debut of EDchannels, a new industry conference dedicated to exploring emergi... [Read the rest of this article...]

COME VISIT THE IS MARKETING BOOTH AT EPIC 2017
If you are attending EPIC 2017, be sure to stop by Independent Stationers booth #226/228 during the Trade Show on Tuesday, September 12 to learn about our new programs and services or changes to some existing ones.  Here are topics you’ll ... [Read the rest of this article...]

SOCIAL MEDIA TRENDS WEBINAR SEPTEMBER 26
Just like search, social media is always changing and certain trends come and go. In this session we will explore the latest social media trends, including: The rise and use of video and live video for posts and ads Ephemeral or disappearing ... [Read the rest of this article...]

INBOUND MARKETING WEBINAR RECORDING AVAILABLE
In our recent Inbound Marketing webinar, we discussed what Inbound Marketing is, why dealers need it and how to navigate through it. We also talked about buyer personas and what they are and how to create amazing content.  If you missed the webi... [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...]

NEWELL BRANDS RESTRUCTURES ITS SELLING TEAM
From Newell Brands It is our pleasure to announce to you that Newell Brands has restructured its selling team to provide better service to you and your customers. We streamlined the structure by creating a dedicated selling team which will provide...  [Read the rest of this article...]

C-LINE CLOSED FOR SYSTEM CONVERSION - ORDER BY SEPT 22
C-Line is in the process of implementing a new ERP system and the conversion is currently scheduled for the first weekend in October 2017. C-Line will be closed for this system conversion September 27 – September 29.  To avoid this shut...  [Read the rest of this article...]

AFFLINK STRATEGIC ALLIANCE UPDATE
IS recently conducted four webinars rolling-out our exciting new strategic alliance with AFFLINK, and over 150 members learned about this new opportunity to partner with an innovator in the Facilities business.  In just this short time, over 20 ...  [Read the rest of this article...]

ICEBERG (ICE) LOWERS PREPAID FREIGHT FOR 2ND HALF 2017
See below for information Iceberg's prepaid freight promotion:  [Read the rest of this article...]

ENERGIZER LITHIUM BATTERY SUPPLY ISSUES
See below for information regarding Energizer's supply issues with lithium batteries.  [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.
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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...]