January 24, 2019

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STRENGTHEN RELATIONSHIPS SELLING FACILITY SUPPLIES
As you may have seen last week, I was named Director, Facility Supply Channel for Independent Suppliers Group.  As Director, I will help you champion your business’ expansion into world Facility Supplies (FS). Let me give you a little b...[Read the rest of this article...]

ISG ANNOUNCES 2019 ANNUAL MEETING IN INDIANAPOLIS
Indianapolis, IN – January 7, 2019—Independent Suppliers Group, an industry leading nationwide member-owned business products cooperative, announced it is hosting an Annual Meeting on November 3-5 at the Westin hotel, Indianapolis, Indian... [Read the rest of this article...]

ISG ANNOUNCES NEW DIRECTOR FACILITY SUPPLY CHANNEL, FRANK HOARD
Indianapolis, IN – January 9, 2019—Independent Suppliers Group, an industry leading nationwide member-owned business products cooperative, announced that Frank Hoard will be joining the ISG staff as the new Director, Facility Supply Chann... [Read the rest of this article...]

AMAZON’S WORLD DOMINATION STRATEGY
We are sharing the article below about Amazon and Mike Gentile has also provided some comments about it following the link. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/dec/26/amazon-anne-rung-government-services-authority?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Outl... [Read the rest of this article...]

AT A GLANCE – 2019 ANTICIPATION ORDERS
At-A-Glance order confirmations for 2020 calendars will be sent directly to ISG via email. Please plan to place your orders at least 3 business days prior to the 10th of the month due to manual processing time. Please remember to include “an...[Read the rest of this article...]

AHP (ASSOCIATION HEALTH PLAN) UPDATE
There is interest from some insurance carriers in offering an AHP. A key driver in a carrier’s decision to offer an AHP is the high probability of insuring 2,000 to 3,000 lives in the group within 18-30 months. We were able to meet with local r...[Read the rest of this article...]

HIGHLY ANTICIPATED OFM ALL MESH 540 IS HERE!
The All Mesh 540 chair from OFM can ship within 48 hours from 4 strategically located warehouses nationwide (pending stock availability).    This chair comes in 4 mesh colors.  Live stock check is available online.  It is updat...[Read the rest of this article...]

XSTAMPER® - MILLIONS SOLD, MILLIONS IN USE
While doing R&D, Shachihata discovered that the addition of salt into an experimental rubber compound resulted in the development of a proprietary, salt-leached rubber… and the Xstamper® pre-inked stamp was born. With continued innovat...[Read the rest of this article...]

M-POWER Q1 2019 PROMOTIONS AND FLYERS AVAILABLE NOW!
The promotional offers and flyers below for Q1 2019 are available from participating M-Power suppliers! Promotions end 3/31/19 unless otherwise noted. There are also many non-dated flyers you can use at any time as well.  Please review these mat... [Read the rest of this article...]

PENDAFLEX – THE PREFERRED FILING SUPPLIER FOR ISG
Imagine life without a file folder. That’s life without Pendaflex. Pendaflex traces its roots back to 1882, in Manhattan, NY where its founding brothers, Charles S. Jonas and Richard A. Jonas, began putting ruled lines on paper. Later, in th... [Read the rest of this article...]

HP PURCHASEDGE: EASIER & MORE REWARDING THAN EVER!
Did You Know: 4 out of 5 PurchasEdge customers surveyed said that the HP PurchasEdge program influences where they buy their toner cartridges and their cartridge choice. On average, new PurchasEdge members report spending 3% more aft... [Read the rest of this article...]

MAKE GOOD IDEAS GREAT – THE DIFFERENCE IN OFFICE PAPER BY DOMTAR
When selecting the right office paper, there is a difference in the product that you buy. Learn what ColorLok Technology can do for your presentations. As you’re shopping for office paper, you may ask yourself “What difference does... [Read the rest of this article...]

EMAIL ETIQUETTE FOR THE BUSINESS WORLD BY AVERY
Quick, efficient and easy to use, email has become a resource way to communicate, but the email style you use to send messages to friends won’t always work with business email. So what’s the proper way to communicate in a business email? ... [Read the rest of this article...]

SUPPLIES WHOLESALER (SWR) NEW VENDOR WEBINAR JAN 29TH
Join us for an intro webinar to learn more about Suppliers Wholesalers, our new compatible ink cartridge and toner vendor based in Reno, NV. You can learn more about Supplies Wholesaler by checking out the insider article introducing them, click h...[Read the rest of this article...]

PHOENIX SAFE (PXS) INTRO WEBINAR FEB 5TH
Join us on February 5th to learn more about our new vendor, Phoenix Safe (PXS), an international fireproof/waterproof file and safe manufacturer. You can learn more about Phoenix Safe in their into Insider article here. Phoenix Safe Intro Webinar ... [Read the rest of this article...]

ISG 2019 ANNUAL MEETING IN INDIANAPOLIS, NOV 3-5
Indianapolis, IN – January 7, 2019—Independent Suppliers Group, an industry leading nationwide member-owned business products cooperative, announced it is hosting an Annual Meeting on November 3-5 at the Westin hotel, Indianapolis, Indian... [Read the rest of this article...]

VENDOR PROMOTIONS POSTED
For Promos, go to the Vendor Document Library (Password Required) and look under Promos in the left-side menu.  Items are listed by Modified Date, going back for the last 30 days. The following vendors have posted promotions and/or SPIFFs for... [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 that have been given the Price List Access role by the Web Admin for your dealership.  If you ... [Read the rest of this article...]

3M AEROSOL RESTRICTIONS IN CALIFORNIA 
California's Air and Resources Board (CARB) regulates the sale or resale of certain aerosol products containing Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC). Several of 3M's products contain VOC's and cannot be sold, supplied, or offered for sale in t...[Read the rest of this article...]

FELLOWES MAP POLICY UPDATES
Fellowes (FEL) has recently announced they have removed their MAP stipulation on all furniture items including Lotus sit-stand work stations. The full notice letter can be found on the Vendor Document Library or through the link below (login required...[Read the rest of this article...]

SUPPLY CHAIN REDUCTION IMPACTS PAPER PRICES
Paper prices are expected to increase early this year with the possibility of additional increases following. It was recently announced that 500,000-600,000 tons of paper will be reduced from the market supply chain due to a mill closure. This will g... [Read the rest of this article...]

SUPPLIES WHOLESALERS (SWR) NOW AN APPROVED VENDOR 
From the team at Supplies Wholesalers: "Supplies Wholesalers (SW) is the largest cartridge importer of IP-Safe, Tier-1 manufactured, ISO & STMC Certified Remanufactured and New-Build Compatible printer supplies in America. We continue to ...[Read the rest of this article...]

PHOENIX SAFE (PXS) NOW AN APPROVED VENDOR 
Please welcome our new vendor Phoenix Safe International to the ISG family. Phoenix was launched in 2001 by the familiar industry folks, Penny Cooper, Janet Pape and Jeff McQueen. Since its inception, Penny, Janet and Jeff have continued the vision o...[Read the rest of this article...]

RDC 2019 Q1 PRICE FILE NOW AVAILABLE 
The RDC Q1 2019 price file is now available on the Vendor Document Library (see link, login required). We will continue to review the list and make any necessary adjustments. https://www.isg.coop/Member-Dashboard/Vendors-Partners/Vendor-Document-L...
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