March 2011

The President's Message: March 2011

Looking Forward to a Great Conferenceby Charlie DelatorreRooms are going fast for the annual Community Papers of Florida (CPF) and the Association of Free Community Papers (AFCP) joint conference scheduled for May 5-7 at the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort in St. Pete Beach.In these difficult economic times, the associations agreed to keep the room commitment to a minimum. If we have an overflow,... + Read More

Legal Update: March 2011

A Question & Answer Session With SamQ. I have an older woman who wants to rent out a room in her house. It has always been my understanding that if somebody is renting a room in their own home, the fair housing laws as far as stating a gender preference do not apply. This customer wants to list a preference for a person "in their 70s." Is this allowable? A. Private landlords who... + Read More

The Corcoran Report: March 2011

The Upcoming Legislative Sessionby Michael CorcoranFlorida's regular legislative session begins on Tuesday, March 8th. With a projected budget shortfall of $3.5 billion, the state appropriations process will be front and center throughout the 60-day session.As is customary, Governor Rick Scott rolled out his budget recommendations at the beginning of February, before the start of the... + Read More

Room Allocations

The Community Papers of Florida (CPF) board of directors has set the number of rooms that the association will pay for at the 2011 conference scheduled for May 5-7, 2011, at the TradeWinds Grand Resort on St. Pete Beach.The rooms are based on the circulation of member publications that participate in the CPF classified network.For up to 100K circulation, 3 rooms are allotted; 101-300K, 4 rooms;... + Read More

Tentative Conference Schedule

Thursday, May 57:45 AM - 8:45 AM ~ Breakfast8:45 AM - 10:45 AM ~ Keynote Speaker: Dan Clark's "Chicken Soup for the Free Paper Industry"10:45 AM - 11:00 AM ~ Break11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ~ Keynote Speaker: Dan Clark's "Chicken Soup for the Free Paper Industry"12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ~ Lunch & Vendor Interaction1:30 PM - 2:30 PM ~ Breakout 12:40 PM - 3:30 PM ~ Breakout... + Read More

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