June 21, 2018

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Independent Stationers Calendar of Events

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...]

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND EPIC 2018?
"EPIC is such a great experience, and should not be missed!"  Sonia Melendrez, Stinson's Stationers "Networking can only be done at such a gathering.  Always good to know what others think and do.  With participat...  [Read the rest of this article...]

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...]

TICKETS TO TREASURE - PARTICIPATE TO WIN BIG $$$ AT EPIC
Tickets to Treasure is the new Grand Prize Opportunity for EPIC 2018!  Join in the fun and check out some great exhibitor booths by visiting participating suppliers during the EPIC Tradeshow.  You'll receive a list of participating exhi...  [Read the rest of this article...]

DISCOUNTS ON AIRFARE TO NEW ORLEANS FOR EPIC!
Attendees to EPIC 2018 can take advantage of 3 different airline discount offers!  Save money with Delta, United, or Southwest Airlines!  Each offer uses a discount code and detailed instructions are available by visiting https://registerfo... [Read the rest of this article...]

EPIC 2018 HOTEL ROOM REIMBURSEMENT PLAN DETAILS
Learn How Your Hotel Room Costs Can Be Reimbursed! With the Hotel Room Reimbursement Plan, each dues-paying member of Independent Stationers can be reimbursed for the costs of one hotel room, at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, booked at the confere... [Read the rest of this article...]

AWESOME SESSIONS & TRAINING AT EPIC!
Tuesday, October 14 is Seminar Day at EPIC 2018!  During the afternoon agenda are three sets of seminars available to attendees.  During the first time period, here is the lineup of outstanding training opportunities you can take advantage ...  [Read the rest of this article...]

See also Meetings & Training below.

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...]

WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST AFFILIATE MEMBER!
Welcome to our newest affiliate member at Independent Stationers! X114 Southern Business Supply of Meridian, located in Marion, Mississippi.  Welcome to Billy Adam Calvert and Team!

RJ SCHINNER OPENING IN BETHLEHEM, PA; EXPANDING OTHER LOCATIONS
MENOMONEE FALLS, WI – R.J. Schinner Co., Inc. (RJ Schinner), a premier re-distributor to the commercial wholesale trade, is excited to announce that a new location has been added to our growing coverage area. In addition, plans have been put in...[Read the rest of this article...]

ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF DOING BUSINESS WITH A LOCAL BUSINESS!
Interesting article on the economic benefits of doing business with a local business: http://www.hitechofficeproducts.com/Resources/Articles/The-Economic-Benefits-of-Doing-Business-with-a-Local-Business  [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

RJ SCHINNER CUSTOM MARKETING WEBINAR RECORDING AVAILABLE
We recently hosted an RJ Schinner webinar that featured the tools and customized marketing RJ Schinner has available to help your dealership sell Jan-San, Breakroom and Food Service products. The webinar described their fully customized print program...[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 HP ITEMS ADDED TO RDC
We identified 37 HP items to add to the RDC for July 1.  The RDC price file posted to the website was updated 6-19-18 with the new items as shown below.  These late adds were not included in the load files Essendant has sent to the 3PV'...  [Read the rest of this article...]

3M ERP UPGRADE ORDER BLACKOUT WINDOW LATE JULY
Per 3M Corporation: As previously communicated, 3M is pleased to announce the launch of a new global Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system which we are implementing in the U.S. We are deploying in a phased approach, starting with ordering and ... [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...]