Meetings & Training

Recently, shareholders of Independent Stationers were sent a letter describing a change made for the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Shareholders of Independent Stationers, Inc.  The IS Board of Directors has fixed the new date for the 2018 Shareholders Meeting as June 27, 2018.

Why is this happening?  We want to make sure that we are spending as much quality time with all of our members and affiliates at EPIC as is possible.  The Annual Meeting - EPIC - is for all members of the organization, and the Shareholders Meeting takes a good chunk of time out of that limited time available for the business of the organization, which only applies to one section of our family.

Therefore, after consulting with our attorney, it has been determined that it is proper to move the shareholders meeting to earlier in the year, and free up the time at EPIC to be able to address important news, trends, new programs, and more with all of our members and affiliates.

In the coming weeks, all shareholders of Independent Stationers (any IS member whose member number does not include an alpha character) will receive Official Notice of the upcoming meeting, and a Proxy which the shareholder will need to sign and return in order for the dealership's vote to be cast.  If the shareholder attends the meeting in Indianapolis in person, the proxy will be returned to them to vote.  Because we anticipate that most shareholders will participate via the Webex webinar, we will be making a concerted effort to obtain all written proxies from all shareholders.

If you have any questions about this change, or the meeting format, please reach out to