October 19, 2017

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EPIC ANNOUNCES CHAMPS CONTRACT RENEWAL
The Independent Stationers/TriMega joint venture; EPIC Business Essentials has been re-awarded a three (3) year contract with a U.S. healthcare GPO (Group Purchasing Organization). The new 3 year agreement with CHAMPS Healthcare solidifies our relati...  [Read the rest of this article...]

EXCITEMENT ABOUT PUBLIC SECTOR BUSINESS CONTINUES TO GROW
Wow, what a great first quarters of 2017 for our National IPA contract! We are excited about receiving our first one (1) year option to our contract that keeps our contract renewed thru February 2019. Thank you to all that attended... [Read the rest of this article...]

EPIC TECH CORNER
The team at EPIC Business Essentials is about to launch TWO major system enhancements that we want you to know about. First up will be your ability to enter specials (Un-Cataloged Items) directly into the Order Point system This wil...   [Read the rest of this article...]

EPIC BUSINESS ESSENTIALS – BE IN THE KNOW!
EPIC Business Essentials sends regular communications to Independent Stationers and TriMega members utilizing various formats such as our new group newsletters and emails. EPIC uses the platform; Constant Contact to deliver our email communication...  [Read the rest of this article...]

EPICONTENT UPDATE - SEPT 2017
As of June 1st, 2017, we signed our agreements with Codifyd and started the EPIContent production portal.  We have 17 suppliers that have engaged in the EPIContent project.  Of those 17, 4 have loaded their content to the Codifyd bridge pro... [Read the rest of this article...]

IS DIRECTORS & OFFICERS ELECTED FOR 2018
Indianapolis, IN – October 16, 2017—Independent Stationers, an industry leading nationwide member-owned business products cooperative, recently elected its Board of Directors, and its officers for the coming year. Elected to three-year...  [Read the rest of this article...]

2018 COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS - CALL OUT!!
The Independent Stationers Board and Staff are committed to obtain dealer input on many aspects of the group’s operation and programs.  Committees can be a great source of dealer input, and we want them to be as effective as possible. ...   [Read the rest of this article...]

CHANGE IN ACCOUNTING FOR LEASES
Current operating leases will be recorded on the balance sheet.  This change will result in additional assets and liabilities on your balance sheet for any operating leases you have.  Fortunately, the effective date for this GAAP change is ...  [Read the rest of this article...]

ISSA/INTERCLEAN ATTENDANCE UP DESPITE HURRICANES
ISSA/INTERCLEAN 2017 saw over 16,000 visitors flock to Las Vegas (NV), USA for the annual cleaning industry trade show last month.  The 2017 event drew in delegates from 76 countries, with 15% coming from outside the US, despite the hurricane... [Read the rest of this article...]

HOLIDAY MAILING SECRETS REVEALED BY AVERY
The holiday season in December is one of the busiest mailing times of the year. Billions of pieces of mail will be hurtling toward their destinations—greeting cards, party invites and gifts, all sent with a particularly delivery deadline in min... [Read the rest of this article...]

SCOOT DESKS ARE A GREAT MOBILE DESK OPTION
The Scoot Stand-Up Desk is a mobile office desk that allows users to stand while they work. It features an adjustable-height side pocket for easy access to files. Easily move the desk on four sturdy casters (two locking). Add the Scoot Sit-Down Desk ... [Read the rest of this article...]

MAKING YOUR CONTENT LOCALLY RELEVANT WEBINAR OCTOBER 25
How can a business rank for your target locations? It’s not easy! Whether you have one or multiple locations, you will need locally relevant content catered to each one. These are called local landing pages, and you will need them on your websi... [Read the rest of this article...]

QUARTERLY UPDATE WEBINARS SCHEDULED: NOV. 27 & 30, DEC. 5
Each quarter of the year, IS holds Update Webinars designed to keep you and your fellow members/affiliates up to date on all that is going on within your dealer group! We cover various topics, which typically include: Current financial revie...  [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...]

SMUCKERS INTRODUCES SINGLE-CUP BREWER SOLUTION
Office Coffee Supply: an All-in-One Coffee, Filter, and Disposable Brew Basket Solution.  [Read the rest of this article...]

RUBBERMAID COMMERCIAL IMPLEMENTS 8% OCT 1 PRICE INCREASE ON RESIN
Click here to download the documentation from the Vendor Document Library (access required).  [Read the rest of this article...]

PAPER MILLS IMPLEMENTING PRICE INCREASES IN OCTOBER
The major paper mills have announced $2/CWT price increases for early October.  Notification letters from Domtar, IP, and Georgia Pacific have been posted to the Vendor Document Library.  See your paper merchant for more detailed informatio...  [Read the rest of this article...]

SMUCKERS OFFERS TWO CASES OF FREE COFFEE TO NEW DEALERS
IS Dealers can request two free cases of Folgers Coffee from Smuckers.  See form below.  Click image to go to online redemption.  [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...]