February 21, 2019

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GROW YOUR BUSINESS BY ADDING WATER!
While visiting some ISG members over my first few weeks with the company, I am amazed by how diverse and unique each of them have been. However, each share a main goal, which is to GROW! I once had a sales manager who spoke continuously about grow... [Read the rest of this article...]

DISTRIBUTION COMPETITOR LAYING OFF FACILITY EXPERTS
If you didn’t think this was the time to explore adding Facility Supplies to your distribution model, maybe the following news will help to convince you otherwise.  During the first two weeks of 2019, Staples announced that they were cu... [Read the rest of this article...]

FEBRUARY CHAIRMAN'S LETTER
Chairman of the Board Tonya Horn has written her monthly Member Communications Letter.  This was emailed on Feb. 19 to all members of ISG, but is linked here for you to read as well.  Click here to access the PDF file of this February Chair... [Read the rest of this article...]

ATTEND IOPFDA SMALL BUSINESS ADVOCACY FLY-IN MARCH 26-27!
Join the Independent Office Products & Furniture Dealers Association (IOPFDA) as they converge on Washington, DC to lobby on behalf of the industry's needs. You'll be placed directly across the table from your legislators and they'll ... [Read the rest of this article...]

SIX REASONS FOR A BUSINESS VALUATION
As a business owner, have you ever wondered when/why you would need a business valuation? Gary Pittsford, President and CEO, Castle Wealth Advisors, addresses this very question in his new article. Click here to read more.   Gary Pittsford... [Read the rest of this article...]

J&B FIGURE HEAD CHARITY FISHING TOURNAMENT
J&B Figure Head Fishing Tournament $2000 Per person You choose whom you want to donate to: City of Hope or Children’s of Alabama 16 people max - limited seats left!  All food, snacks, and beverages are included!  All Tac... [Read the rest of this article...]

BSA ANNOUNCES INDUSTRY WEEK 2020
US trade association the Business Solutions Association (BSA) has confirmed its plans for an Industry Week in autumn 2020. The event aims to bring together leaders within the office supplies industry for a week of insights, trends, best practices ... [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...]

M-POWER: NEW FEBRUARY PROMOTION!
The promotions and flyers below are available from participating M-Power suppliers! Promotion end dates are noted. There are also many non-dated flyers you can use at any time as well.  Please review these materials and use them on your website,... [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...]

PHOENIX SAFE WEBINAR RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE
Recently we held a webinar to introduce our new vendor, Phoenix Safe (PXS). You can follow the link below to listen to the webinar if you were not able to attend. There was a video shared by Phoenix in the presentation and a separate link for that vi... [Read the rest of this article...]

SUPPLIES WHOLESALER WEBINAR RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE
We recently hosted a webinar with our new vendor, Supplies Wholesaler (SWR), a certified remanufactured and new-build compatible toner and cartridge supplier. Please follow the link below to listen to the webinar recording. Also below are links to th... [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...]

TOMBOW (TOM) IMPLEMENTS SELLER PROGRAM
In January, Tombow implemented a new Authorized Seller Program. This program includes an Authorized Retailer Policy which restricts the sale to companies outside the US, to third party distributors, or third party online marketplaces such as Amazon, ..[Read the rest of this article...]

3M COMMERCIAL AND SAFETY PRODUCTS NOW AVAILABLE
3M has recently changed some of their product offerings and are now offering to ISG members Commercial Solutions and Safety products that were previously not available. This change will give members access to 13,000+ 3M SKUs. Updated price lists are ...[Read the rest of this article...]

TOPS FILING CONVERSION UPDATE
As we have reported in a previous article, ISG and Pinnacle awarded an RFP for filing to TOPS for 2019 - 2021.  The result of this has been significant change in the Smead program for 2019.  Please make sure you review this and TOPS 2019 Pr...[Read the rest of this article...]

UPDATED RDC PRICE FILE NOW AVAILABLE
Due to price changes on 3M products and disruption in the paper market causing paper prices to increase, there is an updated RDC Price File available on the website in the Vendor Document Library. This file is effective March 1, 2019. You can access ... [Read the rest of this article...]

SUPPLY CHAIN REDUCTION IMPACTS PAPER PRICES
Paper prices are expected to increase March 1 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 greatly r... [Read the rest of this article...]