November 1, 2017

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EPIC BUSINESS ESSENTIALS ANNOUNCES NEW CONTRACT
EPIC Business Essentials also announces a new contract with a “Fortune 600” organization with over forty locations in forty states. National Vertical Accounts Sales Manager, Scott Zintz stated, “We continue to place more focus ... [Read the rest of this article...]

EPIC – RECORD REVENUE!
Q3 2017 exceeded Q2 2017 results which outperformed Q1 2017, 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 performa... [Read the rest of this article...]

TALLGRASS LEADER HONORED AS 2017 FORTY UNDER 40
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 24, 2017   Tallgrass Leader Honored as Corridor Business Journal announces 2017 Forty Under 40    CORALVILLE, IA – Tallgrass Business Resources is pleased to announce that its Chief Oper... [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...]

OPI CLIMB OF LIFE - NOVEMBER 3
Every year, around now, myself and a small but resilient group of colleagues at my company OPI prepare to do battle with the very worst of the British weather in the name of a good cause, namely fighting cancer which will affect one in every three of... [Read the rest of this article...]

ACH SCHEDULE FOR THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
Your Independent Stationers Accounting Team is already getting into the holiday spirit with this announcement of the deadline for faxed ACH for the week of Thanksgiving. Our appreciation for your sharing these dates with your own accounting per... [Read the rest of this article...]

TOPS Q4 2017 FLYERS & BANNERS AVAILABLE!
Make sure your sales staff take advantage of these Tops product flyers and banners for Q4 2017. Pendaflex Hanging Folders are durable, reinforced and are available in a variety of colors. These are also available in extra capacity for large bulky ... [Read the rest of this article...]

IS 411 – EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT INDEPENDENT STATIONERS - NOV 9 2PM EAST
“What was that new vendor for Industrial Supplies?” “Can I save on my UPS shipments?” “When is the next webinar?”   “Where did I find those price lists last time I looked?”   Let’s ...[Read the rest of this article...]

KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE SPARK WEBINAR NOVEMBER 14
Know Your Audience: Creating Buyer Personas and Buyer Journeys - A “Buyer Persona” is a semi-fictional representation of your ideal customer or prospect that is based on real data and market research about your customers. The “Buyer... [Read the rest of this article...]

SUCCESS SELLING CAN LINERS RJ SCHINNER WEBINAR NOVEMBER 14
Would you like to become more confident selling trash can liners?  If so, the Successfully Selling Can Liners Webinar is for you.  The Successfully Selling Can Liners webinar will give you the basic knowledge needed sell trash can liners mo... [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...]

SUCCESSFULLY SELLING PAPER TOWELS, TISSUE & NAPKINS WEBINAR RECORDING
We recently held the first in our new series of RJ Schinner webinars for IS members. The first webinar featured Successfully Selling Paper Towels, Tissues and Napkins and included some basic knowledge needed to sell these items more effectively. ... [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...]

FACTORY SHUTDOWNS LEAD TO PRODUCT ALLOCATION ON THERMAL ROLLS
Expect price volatility on some product categories, including thermal rolls, over the coming months.  See linked article for more information.[Read the rest of this article...]

TENNSCO SYSTEM CONVERSION THE WEEK OF OCT 30TH
No orders or shipments will be processed the week of Oct 30th, with the system live date scheduled for Nov 7th. Please keep this in mind when planning orders.[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).
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