September 13, 2018

EPIC 2018 | Group & Industry News I Marketing I Meetings & Training | Merchandising |
Independent Stationers Calendar of Events

JOIN OVER 1200 DEALERS & SUPPLIERS AT EPIC 2018!
Yes, that's not a typo - there are over 1,200 people already registered to attend EPIC 2018!  That means it is time for YOU to stop procrastinating and get registered as well!  there is still time!!! Visit www.RegisterForEPIC.com t... [Read the rest of this article...]

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND EPIC 2018?
"The best part for me is the knowledge from peers to help me run my dealership."  Steven Pawloski, Arkansas Office Products "It's a great way to see what's going on in the industry."  Jason Novatt, Jason&... [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST AFFILIATE MEMBERS!
Join us as we welcome several new affiliate members to the Independent Stationers' Family! #X121 Hollands Office Technologies, located in Wolfford, Texas.  Welcome Larry Holland and team! #X122 Lewis Paper, located in Wheeling, Illinois.... [Read the rest of this article...]

SO NOW WHAT??
Dear IS Members: “SO NOW WHAT??” During the last few days we have received many emails and calls from our members asking questions like: This is crazy, Staples is going to be my wholesaler now? What happened to the shotgun m... [Read the rest of this article...]

OPI'S GLOBAL FORUM NOV. 11-13 - SPECIAL RATE FOR INDEPENDENT DEALERS
Please consider attending the OPI Global Forum November 11-13, in downtown Chicago!    You may think that this is an event just for manufacturers and wholesalers, but that is not correct!  It is very important for Independent De... [Read the rest of this article...]

EVEN IN THE BIG EASY, TAX LAWS AREN’T EASY TO UNDERSTAND
Gary Pittsford, President and CEO, Castle Wealth Advisors, will talk about some of the new income tax changes that will affect each of your businesses at EPIC 2018 in New Orleans on October 16th.  Your personal income tax will be affected by ...[Read the rest of this article...]

TIPS TO STAY ON TOP OF OFFICE PRODUCTIVITY BY DOMTAR
Anticipation While your job entails having a lot of unexpected events, presentations and projects thrown your way, anticipating your paper needs and ordering ahead can help minimize stress. And part of ordering ahead is making sure you have the ri...[Read the rest of this article...]

MAKE A COLORFUL IMPRESSION: CANON IMAGECLASS COLOR ALL-IN-ONE PRINTERS
In today’s business world, creating a lasting impression is key. Stand above the rest with Canon’s line of imageCLASS color all-in-one printers. Industry data shows that the printer market is continuing to trend towards color laser all...[Read the rest of this article...]

AVERY RESELLER PORTAL IS A GREAT RESOURCE FOR YOU!
The Avery Reseller Portal is available to Avery dealer customers and sales representatives. Online marketing tools, sales content and marketing programs: Self-serve marketing assets, online marketing tools and product information Ability f...[Read the rest of this article...]

OPI'S GLOBAL FORUM NOV. 11-13 - SPECIAL RATE FOR INDEPENDENT DEALERS
Please consider attending the OPI Global Forum November 11-13, in downtown Chicago!    You may think that this is an event just for manufacturers and wholesalers, but that is not correct!  It is very important for Independent De... [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...]

VELCRO (VEK) NOW AN APPROVED VENDOR
A message from our new vendor Velcro: The Velcro Companies are worldwide leaders in fastening systems, offering a wide range of solutions from standard hook and loop to complete finished products. VELCRO® Brand products are well-loved around ...[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...]

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

NEW RJ SCHINNER LOCATION SERVING THE NORTHEAST
RJ Schinner new location is now open to serve you in the Northeast! Servicing the following markets: Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York (up state) New York (metro), Pennsylvania (excluding Pittsburgh), Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, Conn...[Read the rest of this article...]