September 27, 2018

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Independent Stationers Calendar of Events

EPIC TRADESHOW OFFERS HUGE OPPORTUNITY!
The EPIC Vendor Tradeshow will be held on Wednesday, October 17, between the hours of 10:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  133 different manufacturers and service providers, as well as ISG and EPIC Business Essentials (EBE) have booth space reserved, ready... [Read the rest of this article...]

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?
"You own it.  Come!"  Scott Johnson, The Office Shop "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 ... [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...]

TERRIFIC NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES AWAIT YOU AT EPIC 2018!
Historically we hear that one of the best benefits that comes out of EPIC conferences is networking!    There is nothing better than sitting down with a friend, colleague, or someone who has had similar experiences and talking, righ... [Read the rest of this article...]

WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST AFFILIATE MEMBER!
Please join us as we welcome even more affiliate members to the Independent Stationers' family! #X125 Gemini Office Products / Frio Dollar, located in Pearsall, Texas.  Welcom to Henna & Azhar Raja and team!

ASSOCIATION HEALTH PLAN AND SURVEY
Employee benefits are a large part of the total employee cost to your company.  You and your fellow dealers have expressed a growing interest in having your group explore the possibility of jointly purchasing health care and related benefits in ... [Read the rest of this article...]

EAKES PARTNERS WITH LPED TO SUPPORT LINCOLN STARTUPS
Lincoln, NE, September 14, 2018: Eakes Office Solutions has partnered with the Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development (LPED) to offer office furniture services for startups through its LaunchLNK initiative. LaunchLNK focuses on recruiting early... [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...]

M-POWER Q3 2018 PROMOTIONS ENDING SOON!
These promotional offers for Q3 2018 from participating M-Power suppliers will be ending soon!  All promotions end 9/30/18 unless otherwise noted. There are also several non-dated flyers you can use at any time. If you haven’t taken advant...[Read the rest of this article...]

CO-OPS SEE THE FUTURE!
Co-ops across the United States convene every October to celebrate the cooperative movement's history and economic impact on communities nationwide. The annual awareness month provides a key opportunity to reflect on the legacy of cooperative imp...[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...]

IRECEIVABLES TUTORIALS AVAILABLE!
iReceivables has been improved!  Below are links to two online videos that can be a quick reference or refresher as well as a training guide for your new employees. Payments and Invoices Logging Vendor Disputes  [Read the rest of this article...]

ASSOCIATION HEALTH PLAN (AHP) WEBINAR RECORDING
You’ve been hearing a lot about an AHP with Independent Stationers.  Multiple webinars have been held and emails sent to the main contact of your dealership.  If you have been unable to attend one of the previous webinars, you are in ... [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...]

OFFICE STAR PRODUCTS (OSP) NOW AN APPROVED FURNITURE VENDOR
Incorporated in 1987, Office Star Products is a leader in IN STOCK commercial office furniture, operating multiple warehouses in the USA & Canada with more than 1 million square feet of inventory.  Known for selection and value, Office Star ...[Read the rest of this article...]

TARIFFS AND PRICE INCREASES
On September 24, 2018, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) began implementing a 10% trade tariff on Chinese imports. This affects many of our manufacturers and suppliers, due to imported raw materials as well as finished goods...[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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RJ SCHINNER OFFERS CONVERSION ALLOWANCE!
The long-term benefits of switching to RJ Schinner may be worth your effort, but that doesn't change the difficulties you face when you switch. RJ Schinner would like a chance to show you how they can help your business, so they’re offering...[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...]