August 16, 2018

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Independent Stationers Calendar of Events

REGISTER FOR YOUNG LEADERS MEETING AT EPIC 2018!
One of the biggest reasons IS members attend EPIC is for the networking opportunities. We are hosting a Young Leaders Meeting at EPIC 2018, on Monday, October 15, 3:00pm-5:00pm and hope you can attend. This group is for IS members who are tryin...[Read the rest of this article...]

AUGUST 31 DEADLINE TO QUALIFY FOR $300 PARTICIPATION BONUS FUNDS
The Participation Bonus pays attendees at EPIC for registering by a specified date, and for completing certain challenges, which this year includes staying specified nights in the convention hotel.  While the first deadline has passed, you ...   [Read the rest of this article...]

EPIC SHOW SPECIALS ARRIVING DAILY!
You won't want to miss out on these opportunities to save money, get more for your money, and win prizes!  EPIC Exhibitors are starting to send in their Show Specials - opportunities for you to place orders during the Tradeshow on October 17... [Read the rest of this article...]

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND EPIC 2018?
"Great networking, industry learning event."  Gary Gambardella, Bardell Printing & Office Supplies "Great networking  and an opportunity to meet the IS Staff and Board."  Robin King, Schwegman's "... [Read the rest of this article...]

EPIC REGISTRATION TOPS 1000 !!
That's right, there are nearly 1,100 people already registered to attend EPIC 2018!  That means it is time for YOU to stop procrastinating and get registered as well!  Visit www.RegisterForEPIC.com today and review all the great activit...  [Read the rest of this article...]

MARDI GRAS IN THE BIG EASY
Join us for an EPIC Mardi Gras in the Big Easy! The evening kicks off with a cocktail reception in the famous Mardi Gras World Float Den among the floats and props that make Mardi Gras so magical. Stroll through the Float Den and see a variety ...  [Read the rest of this article...]

SOUTHERN BAYOU SCAVENGER HUNT - BENEFITTING CITY OF HOPE!
Join in the fun and fun-draising by participating in the Southern Bayou Scavenger Hunt at EPIC!  You can participate individually or lead a krewe (no more than 4 people per team) as you traverse through the nooks and crannies of the expansive...  [Read the rest of this article...]

JB OFFICE NAMED TO INC. 5000 LIST!
JB Office, IS member #X039, was recently notified that they had made the 2018 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America.  This achievement puts them in rarefied company. The elite group has, over the years, included comp... [Read the rest of this article...]

UPS REBATE PROGRAM
Our members continue to reap the benefits of our improved UPS program!  Second quarter-2018 had a 26% increase in UPS spend over prior year keeping us solidly in the 25% rebate tier.  With a little more member participation, we can reach th...  [Read the rest of this article...]

IRECEIVABLES ENHANCEMENTS MADE
Did you know it is now easier for you to pay your bills through iReceivables?  Have you checked it out?  Filtering, sorting and selecting the invoices is now a simple process.  You can even pay from a different bank account once you ha...  [Read the rest of this article...]

GET ON THE FAST TRACK
The number one differentiator for companies that are slow to grow and those that are knocking the ball out of the park is… Effective Sales Leadership.  So often, salespeople are promoted to management prematurely, without the skills and e...[Read the rest of this article...]

PARTNERING WITH CANON HAS ITS ADVANTAGES
As a trusted provider to your customers, it’s about delivering the right products from the right partners at the right price and for the right purpose. At Canon, their team of industry professionals go with you into customer environments and he...[Read the rest of this article...]

Q2 UPDATE WEBINARS SCHEDULED: AUGUST 27, 28, & 30
We have scheduled the Q2 2018 IS Quarterly Update Webinars.  We invite all IS member personnel to participate in one of these sessions so you can keep up to date on important news from our industry, and exciting program details for our IS progra... [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...]

NEWELL OFFERS DYMO PROMOTION THROUGH DECEMBER 2018
Newell (SAN) is offering an additional rebate for the GROUP back to dollar 1 based on growth in purchases of Dymo products from Aug - Dec 2018 compared to the same period last year.  Dealers can earn up to 4.5% in additional rebate during the pr... [Read the rest of this article...]

PAPER MILLS ANNOUNCE ANOTHER ROUND OF PRICE INCREASES
Major paper mills have recently announced price increases of $2.50/CWT, or $1.25/Carton effective late August and early September.  They have also announced a surcharge of $1.00/CWT, or $.50/Carton for paper shipped to west of the rockies. Pleas... [Read the rest of this article...]

BUY DIRECT SELL BRANDS PROMOTIONS
Below you will find a listing of the announced "Buy Direct Sell Brands" promotional opportunities… [Read the rest of this article...]

TARIFFS AND PRICE INCREASES
With the proposal and implementation of various tariffs, please pay special attention to the price notification section of the Insider over the coming months.  Manufacturers are announcing increases related to tariffs, and due to the nature of t...  [Read the rest of this article...]

FOCUS ON THE BRANDS CONSUMERS TRUST THE MOST
Changes are coming to the IDC. Of that, there is little doubt. While no one can predict what the landscape will look like in a year, let alone a few months from now, you need to be prepared to meet your customers’ needs. One way to be able to d... [Read the rest of this article...]