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EPIC HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
Epic Business Essentials will be closed for the holidays: Monday, December 25th, 2017 and Monday, January 1st, 2018     [Read the rest of this article...]

WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST AFFILIATE MEMBER!
Please join us as we welcome our newest affiliate member! #X103 Elite Office & Business Solutions, located in Tallahassee, Florida.  Welcome Princess Ousley & team!

HOLIDAY HOURS AND ACH PAYMENT SCHEDULE AT INDEPENDENT STATIONERS
Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year to all!! The IS Holiday office schedule is as follows: Closing at Noon on Friday, December 22 Closed on Monday, December 25 Closed on Monday, January 1 For your payables team, please advi... [Read the rest of this article...]

IS DONATES TOYS TO LOCAL INDIANA CHILDREN
For the past 11 years, Independent Stationers has partnered with the City of Carmel Fire Department in Indiana to sponsor the children of families in need in our area. We sponsored 13 children this year! Kid’s wish lists are provided by Good... [Read the rest of this article...]

EAKES NAMED 2017 ELITE DEALER BY ENX MAGAZINE
Grand Island, NE, December 5, 2017: Eakes Office Solutions has been named a 2017 Elite Dealer by ENX Magazine, an industry magazine for technology and document imaging.   “This remains a people business. Trite though it may sound, c... [Read the rest of this article...]

KEURIG CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT RUMBLES ON
A three-year legal battle over whether coffee manufacturer Keurig Green Mountain has unfairly monopolized the single-cup coffee market is set to continue. A federal court has recently denied a request by Keurig to dismiss multiple lawsuits that ac... [Read the rest of this article...]

M-POWER Q4 2017 PROMOTIONS ENDING SOON!
Make sure your customers take advantage of these great promotional offers for Q4 2017 from participating M-Power suppliers. Also available are several product flyers for your sales team to distribute. Promotional offers expire December 31, 2017 ... [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...]

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...]

AFFLINK AFFILIATE MEMBER TRAINING – REGISTER BY DEC 20!
There is a lot of important information below. We encourage you to read all the way through. AFFLINK is hosting a complimentary 3-day Facilities Maintenance Training Session for new Affiliate Members to educate your channel expert, general manager... [Read the rest of this article...]

RJ SCHINNER WHY FOODSERVICE WEBINAR JANUARY 16
The Why Foodservice webinar will help you to gain valuable knowledge in the foodservice arena. Foodservice items are sold in almost every account you service.  Now you can learn the keys to tapping into this large and profitable market. Join us ...[Read the rest of this article...]

MAKING YOUR CONTENT LOCALLY RELEVANT WEBINAR JANUARY 23
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...]

INFLUENCER MARKETING WEBINAR RECORDING AVAILABLE
We hosted another Spark series webinar focused on Influencer Marketing, a form of marketing in which focus is placed on influential people rather than the target market as a whole. This form of marketing can be extremely powerful when it comes to con... [Read the rest of this article...]

Q3 UPDATE WEBINAR SLIDES POSTED FOR REVIEW
The recent Q3 Update Webinar slides have been saved as a PDF file, and posted to the IS web site for review.  The financial slides have been removed, as is the norm, since this is confidential information.  If you would like a recap of the ... [Read the rest of this article...]

NEW RAIN ERGONOMIC PRODUCTS WEBINAR - RECORDING AVAILABLE
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...]

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...]

NEW VENDORS ADDED IN 2017
The following new vendors were added in 2017. Click the links below to see the original notices.
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WHY USE YOUR RDC - A DEALER PERSPECTIVE
Sheila Casiello of Member 135, Interstate Office Products, presented on the recent quarterly webinars how her business benefits greatly from sourcing from the RDC.  Click below for more.
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IS MEMBER EVOS SHARES BENEFITS USING RJ SCHINNER PROGRAM
During our recent IS Update Webinars, we discussed RJ Schinner and the opportunities purchasing from them provides to IS members. Here are some RJ Schinner Program highlights: Low minimum order for pre-paid freight $1250 1% volume rebate ... [Read the rest of this article...]

MASTERVISION-BISILQUE PLANS SHUTDOWN FOR INVENTORY AND SYSTEM UPGRADE
Please see notice below regarding shutdown from Jan 2 to 15, 2018[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...]

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...]

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...]