October 11, 2018

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Independent Stationers Calendar of Events

COMPLIMENTARY AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE AT EPIC
Airport Shuttle Service will operate to and from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) and the Hyatt Regency New Orleans following this schedule: Monday, October 15 from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. service from MSY  to th... [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...]

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...]

HOTEL REIMBURSEMENT AND PARTICIPATION BONUS - HOW TO CLAIM FUNDS
With the Hotel Room Reimbursement Plan, each dues-paying member of Independent Stationers or TriMega can be reimbursed for the costs of one hotel room, at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, booked at the conference rate & tax, for up to $80... [Read the rest of this article...]

STAPLES, ESSENDANT AND A CONSTANTLY CHANGING MARKET
How will Staples' acquisition of Essendant affect your bottom line? What new strategies will weather a changing market? Attend the EPIC Business Essentials seminars at EPIC 2018 for a crash course in market adaptability: Grow Your Governmen... [Read the rest of this article...]

WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST AFFILIATE MEMBER!
Please join us as we welcome our newest affiliate members: #X126 Wyoming Office Products & Interiors, located in Casper, Wyoming.  Welcome Bunky Loucks and team! #X127 Office Source, located in Burlington, Massachusetts.  Welcome ... [Read the rest of this article...]

OFFICE PEEPS AND CENTRAL BUSINESS SUPPLY ANNOUNCE MERGER
Watertown, SD.  Release: October 4, 2018 - Office Peeps and Central Business Supply have announced today that an agreement has been signed for the combination of their businesses.  Office Peeps, headquartered in Watertown, SD, will acquire ... [Read the rest of this article...]

ACH SCHEDULE FOR THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
Your Independent Stationers Accounting Team is already getting into the holiday spirit with this announcement of the deadline for faxed ACH for the week of Thanksgiving. Our appreciation for your sharing these dates with your own accounting person... [Read the rest of this article...]

VISIT THE IS MARKETING BOOTH AT EPIC 2018
If you are attending EPIC 2018, be sure to stop by Independent Stationers booth #1417 during the Trade Show on Wednesday, Oct 17 to learn about our programs and services or changes to some existing ones.  Here are topics you’ll want to be ... [Read the rest of this article...]

M-POWER Q4 2018 PROMOTIONS AVAILABLE NOW!
The promotional offers below for Q4 2018 are available from participating M-Power suppliers!  All promotions end 12/31/18 unless otherwise noted. There are also several non-dated flyers you can use at any time as well.  ACCO Brands ... [Read the rest of this article...]

WHY USE CANON GENUINE TONER?
Do you know what parts and supplies are being installed in your Canon equipment? Not all consumables are created equal. Some companies claim to make a Canon-compatible product, but using third-party toner, parts and drums may diminish your output ... [Read the rest of this article...]

INCREASE REVENUE FROM EXISTING CUSTOMERS WITH ASI - WEBINAR OCT 23
From fidget spinners to t-shirts, promotional products make up a lucrative $23.6 billion industry. What if you could expand your offerings and boost your revenue by selling promotional products to your current customers?  Attend the ASI webin... [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...]

UBRANDS (UBR) - A DIVISION OF SMEAD - NOW AN APPROVED VENDOR
From the U Brands Team "U Brands is a California based company obsessed with bringing design, innovation, and productivity together. We understand that the office atmosphere is changing, and that people don’t just work from their desk a... [Read the rest of this article...]

BOOST ECOMMERCE SYSTEM SURVEY
We understand this is a busy time of year for you. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey below about your Ecommerce System Providers. This survey was sent out a few months ago, so if you have completed it previously, there is no need to su... [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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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