November 30, 2017

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TO BE IN NATIONAL ACCOUNTS … OR NOT?
By: Grady Taylor, Managing Director, EPIC Business Essentials I had a quick call the other day with a dealer in the process of making a proposal for a multi-location account. Their question got me to thinking and I thought it might be a good idea ... [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...]

NEW YEAR, NEW OPPORTUNITY TO REFRESH YOUR MARKETING
It’s getting close to year-end, which is a great time to review your dealership’s initiatives for the new year, including your Marketing efforts. Sometimes overlooked, don’t forget to review your website design, content and correspo... [Read the rest of this article...]

ONE MORE OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND AN IS QUARTERLY UPDATE WEBINAR - DEC.6
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...]

INFLUENCER MARKETING PROGRAMS WEBINAR DECEMBER 12
Influencer marketing is a form of marketing in which focus is placed on influential people rather than the target market as a whole (Wikipedia). This form of marketing can be extremely powerful when it comes to content and social media marketing, all... [Read the rest of this article...]

NEW RAIN ERGONOMIC PRODUCTS WEBINAR DECEMBER 13 2PM EASTERN
New Rain provides Workstation and Ergonomic Solutions to the Office Furniture Dealer Market. New Rain deals with top manufacturers such as Luxo Lighting, Microdesk, Evoluent, Interstuhl, ARMazing, Hippus Handshoe and Office Footfidget. Our products a...[Read the rest of this article...]

TAX REFORM UPDATE WEBINAR DECEMBER 14
Are you curious how the tax reform bills in the House and the Senate could impact you and your business?  Join us for a Tax Reform Update Webinar on Thursday, December 14 at 2 p.m. presented by Greenwalt CPAs. Who should attend: Owners, CEO, ... [Read the rest of this article...]

JAN-SAN TRAINING FREE TO AFFLINK AFFILIATE MEMBERS JAN 2018
AFFLINK is hosting a complimentary 3-day Facilities Maintenance Training Session for new Affiliate Members to educate your channel expert, general manager or sales leader on how to successfully tap into the Jan-San arena. AFFLINK will have industr... [Read the rest of this article...]

RECORDING AVAILABLE - IS 411 – EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT INDEPENDENT STATIONERS
“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...]

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...]

PILOT YEAR-END SHUTDOWN SCHEDULE
Pilot's year-end 2017 shipping and shutdown schedule.  December 13th is the last day orders may be received to guarantee shipment in 2017. Orders that arrive too late for shipment in 2017 will not be eligible for program funds...[Read the rest of this article...]

HP IMPLEMENTS 1 TO 10 PERCENT PRICE INCREASE EFF DEC 1, 2017
A copy of this letter and price changes affecting the RDC can be found on the vendor document library under RDC.[Read the rest of this article...]

GEORGIA-PACIFIC TO CEASE COMMUNICATION PAPER PRODUCTION IN ANOTHER MILL
From Press Release: ATLANTA / CAMAS, WASHINGTON – Nov. 14, 2017 – Georgia-Pacific today announced it will restructure the Camas, Washington, facility, permanently shutting down next year the communication papers machine, fine paper con...[Read the rest of this article...]

TOPS PRODUCTS PARENT CO PURCHASES QUALITY PARK ENVELOPE BUSINESS
See below for details from the Press Release.  More info will be provide as it becomes available.
LSC COMMUNICATIONS ACQUIRES QUALITY PARK ENVELOPE BUSINESS FROM CEN...
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PM COMPANY: 5% PRICE INCREASE FOR JAN 1, 2018 HAS BEEN SUPERSEDED BY A 15% PRICE INCREASE EFFECTIVE DEC 4, 2017
See body of letter below.  The new price list can be downloaded from the IS website[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...]