April 2013

The Exciting Caribe Royale!

The Caribe Royale All-Suite Hotel & Convention Center is a family-friendly resort located in Orlando's Downtown Disney® area / Lake Buena Vista neighborhood, close to Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores, DisneyQuest®, and Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park. Additional points of interest include Downtown Disney® area and Lake Bryan.The resort's dining options include a... + Read More

CPF Business Meeting

The Community Papers of Florida (CPF) annual business meeting is scheduled at 9 a.m. on Saturday.On the agenda will be new proposed bylaws for the association. Copies of the proposed bylaws were emailed to each publication recently. Copies of the bylaws will also be available at the business session.The CPF board of directors authorized the funds to secure the firm of Bush-Ross in Tampa to review... + Read More

The President's Message: April 2013

It's almost conference time for the Community Papers of Florida (CPF) and we hope to see you May 3-4 at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando.What can you expect?Look forward to the opportunity to rub elbows with peers in the free paper industry; to be exposed to some training programs designed to help your sales; to win some Awards for Excellence in the annual competition; the chance to win... + Read More

2013 "Best of the Best" First Quarter Winners

The Hometown News classified team located on Florida's Treasure Coast took home a large amount of cash in the first quarter Community Papers of Florida (CPF) "Best of the Best" classified contest.Hometown's Anna Vasquez was the top award winner, taking home the first place $800 prize. Teammate Heather Donaldson won $200 and teammate Carol Deprey, $100. This added up to $1,100... + Read More

Meet Clarice Touhey: CPF's Newest Board Member

Clarice Touhey, Sun Sentinel director of classified and advertising operations, has been named president of Forum Publishing Group (FPG). In her new role Touhey will oversee FPG's operations and strategic direction, including sales, editorial and production/distribution.Over the past 30 years, Touhey has played an integral leadership role at Tribune Company and Times-Mirror Company, with... + Read More

Meet the "Sales Boot Camp" Speakers

Want to improve your overall sales skills?Whether you are an experienced sales person, a rookie, a front line sales manager, a general manager or a publisher, the Community Papers of Florida (CPF) annual conference scheduled May 3-4 at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando is designed just for you.Elaine Buckley: Sales Boot CampThe Sales Boot Camp sessions will feature Elaine Buckley, considered... + Read More

What to Bring? What to Wear?

What to Bring?• Ideas to share with all your colleagues.• Questions for the open mic session.• Copies of your publications to share with your colleagues.• Business cards for drawings.• Casual business attire for the conference sessions.• Formal business attire for the awards banquet.What to Wear?• Conference Sessions: Casual business attire is appropriate.•... + Read More

Directions to the Caribe Royale Resort

FROM ORLANDO AIRPORTTake 417 South (Central Florida Greenway) to exit #6. Follow to World Center Drive (do NOT turn right onto International Drive). After the light, the Caribe Royale is the first hotel on the right. Tolls will total $2.50I-4 WESTBOUND (FROM DAYTONA BEACH, DOWNTOWN ORLANDO, COLONIAL DRIVE)Take exit #68 and turn left onto S.R. 535 (Apopka/Vineland Road). Go to the third light and... + Read More

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