June 7, 2018

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Independent Stationers Calendar of Events

PARTICIPATION BONUS OF $500 CAN BE YOURS! JUNE 30 DEADLINE!
Attendees at EPIC can earn up to $500 in Participation Bonus dollars by completing certain challenges, which this year includes staying specified nights in the convention hotel.  See below for how your dealership can earn $500!! If you reg... [Read the rest of this article...]

NEW FORMAT FOR MEMBERSHIP MEETING AT EPIC
You may have read recently that IS has made changes to the legal meeting for its shareholders, moving that out of EPIC, allowing more time to talk about our programs and services, dealer awards, and much more! We've removed the legal business ... [Read the rest of this article...]

TWO GREAT LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES AT IS-ONLY SEMINARS AT EPIC!
At EPIC this year, you will have an opportunity to attend one of two terrific seminars, exclusive to IS members!  Assert Your Independence with the RDC Change is constant, and never more so than in today’s Office Products Industry. Is ... [Read the rest of this article...]

SALES BOOT CAMP: DRIVING THE SALES CYCLE!
This year's EPIC 2018 Sales Boot Camp is built around the concept of a sales cycle that stretches from a beginning to an end of every customer relationship. During this session, you'll learn how to drive that sales cycle, not just ride i... [Read the rest of this article...]

HELPING HANDS GIVE-BACK EVENT AT EPIC 2018
You know that feeling you get inside when you've helped someone out and get a smile in return, done a good deed and made someone's day better, made a donation to a cause knowing it will help out someone in need....it's pretty great, huh?... [Read the rest of this article...]

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND EPIC 2018?
"Networking can only be done at such a gathering.  Always good to know what others think and do.  With participation bonus, it's almost free."  Ephraim Arredondo, Standard Office Products, #1071

See more EPIC 2018 information below in Meetings & Training.

ACH DEADLINE FOR JULY 4TH WEEK
Independent Stationers will be closed on July 4th. ACH must be received by 12:00 noon EST on Tuesday July 3rd in order to have it applied to your account. Money will be drafted from your account on Friday July 6th as normal. [Read the rest of this article...]

Q4 2017 & Q1 2018 REBATES COMING SOON!
Q4 2017 Rebate and Patronage payouts will be made the 1st week of June.   Q1 2018 Rebate and Patronage payouts will be made the 1st week of July.   [Read the rest of this article...]

NOPA CALL TO ACTION – WRITE TO YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS
Last year Congress included language in the FY'18 National Defense Reauthorization Act which called on the General Services Administration (GSA) to create and implement a new Federal online marketplace, similar to those being used in the private ... [Read the rest of this article...]

PILOT $10 PANERA GIFT CARD PROMOTION ENDS SOON!
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to sell your customers B2P Bottle 2 Pen Recycled Products, along with a great promotion from Panera!  When your customers purchase $50 of B2P qualifying pens, they will receive a $10 Panera gift card. Y... [Read the rest of this article...]

M-POWER Q2 2018 PROMOTIONS ENDING SOON!
Check out these promotional offers for Q2 2018 from participating M-Power suppliers before they’re gone!  All promotions end 6/30/18 unless otherwise noted. ACCO Quartet Infinity Glass Dry-Erase Boards $10-$100 cash back offer. ... [Read the rest of this article...]

BROTHER QL 800 SERIES BREAKROOM & FACILITIES FLYERS AVAILABLE!
Attention Sales Reps!  Don’t forget to send the NEW Brother QL 800 Series Breakroom Product Flyer to your customers (with your contact information added at the bottom) to drum up new breakroom business! This is a great way to show your cus... [Read the rest of this article...]

EPIC 2018 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
We are excited to announce the launch of our EPIC 2018 website and registration! Prepare to Disrupt Ordinary is our theme this year at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, October 15-18, 2018. We have a jam-packed agenda with: Status Quo Challe... [Read the rest of this article...]

EPIC 2018 INFORMATIONAL MEMBER WEBINAR JUNE 28
Everybody already knows that EPIC 2018 takes place this October in New Orleans, but not everybody knows all of the powerful components of this year’s event. Or how to take advantage of all that EPIC 2018 has to offer so that you and your dealer... [Read the rest of this article...]

See more EPIC 2018 information above in EPIC 2018.

BOOST YOUR CONVERSIONS THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA WEBINAR, JUNE 28
Measuring ROI through social media can be very hard. Most people think that you should be selling product or generating leads right away, but that’s not the case. Social Media should first be done to increase brand awareness. Without brand awar... [Read the rest of this article...]

SHAREHOLDERS - ANNUAL MEETING NOTICE ISSUED
On May 22, Shareholders were emailed the official Notice of the Annual Meeting of the Shareholders of Independent Stationers, Inc.  This is your legal notice of this meeting's date, time, and place.  Included in th... [Read the rest of this article...]

GOULD COPY PAPER WEBINAR RECORDING AVAILABLE
Independent Stationers and Gould recently hosted a webinar focused on the marketplace dynamics affecting paper pricing the last several months. Factors such as logistics, fiber, currency and capacity were discussed in the webinar to help IS members u... [Read the rest of this article...]

MOBILE COMMERCE TRENDS WEBINAR RECORDING AVAILABLE
Our recent Spark webinar focused on the way our smartphones have changed the way we do business and how we accomplish things in life. From personal to professional communication, how we research, how we buy, how we look for answers to a problem, we i... [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...]

ACCO LAUNCHES ENHANCED DELIVERY PROGRAM
The ENHANCED DELIVERY PROGRAM has been designed to ensure that you are able to purchase our essential brands in the most effective way possible. Not valid for Dated Goods or Mead School.[Read the rest of this article...]