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Don’t Be Afraid to PIV-OT!

Posted by Wendy Gish on 3/27/19 6:00 AM

A while back, I had the opportunity to attend the ICBA conference in Jacksonville, Florida. I’d always been curious about the conference and how it differed from other industry events. As the Marketing Director for MBS, I knew the logistical requirements for exhibitors, but I really didn’t know what to expect from the sessions and presentations. I had heard great things and recently have witnessed ICBA’s membership explode. So, when given the opportunity to experience their meeting, I jumped at the chance.

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How the Belmont Store Put the Student Experience First

Posted by Liz Schulte on 1/7/19 5:30 AM

When faced with moving to a smaller location, the Belmont Store changed their textbook distribution and delivery to take the student experience to the next level.Belmont Store

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Spotlight Kim Miner: Keeping the College Store’s Voice at the Table

Posted by Lori Reese on 5/15/18 5:30 AM

With over 13 years in the course materials industry, MBS sales consultant Kim Miner has amassed an abundance of wisdom. We sat down with her to discuss the rapidly-changing industry — inclusive access, OER, hybrid store solutions and the future of digital. We also talked about why college store managers must ensure their voice is heard on campus.

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Spotlight: Kelly Jones It All Comes Back to Service

Posted by Lori Reese on 9/5/17 5:30 AM

MBS Direct Executive Director of Client Services, Kelly Jones, has been helping educators find course materials solutions since 2002. We sat down with her to discuss the latest challenges in education, the reason more schools are investing in hybrid solutions and the future of the textbook industry.

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North Central University Simplifies Fulfillment, Saves Students Time

Posted by Dean Asher on 12/5/16 5:00 AM

When North Central University's longtime bookstore manager took a job elsewhere, the school took the opportunity to re-evaluate its store and how it served students' course material needs. The Christian co-ed Minnesota residential college found that its 1,300 students were facing some challenges, including long waits and an inefficient process within their on-campus bookstore.

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