May 2008

The President's Meessage: May 2008

What an awesome conference!What can we say? It was show time in Orlando for the Community Papers of Florida (CPF) annual conference. This awesome conference boasted great attendance, delightful entertainment, and most importantly, some wonderful training seminars that were very well attended.We sent a lot of people home happy, with lots of cash in their pockets. For their winning entries, the... + Read More

Pam Slaven Honored With Hisken Award

Pam Slaven of Tower Publications in Gainesville was named the first recipient of the Terry Hisken Memorial Award.The award was established to honor a Community Papers of Florida (CPF) telemarketing rep who excels in selling CPF classified network ads, who exhibits a great attitude in working with people, and who greatly increased the number of ads sold over the previous year.Hisken was a... + Read More

2008 Kentucky Derby Reception

When Big Brown broke from the number 20 position in the Kentucky Derby he was off to a good start, moving over to the outside and running in the seventh position. When he headed around the final turn in the Kentucky Derby there was no doubt - he was in a class by himself and the winner of the 134th Derby.When Lynn Krueger of in Tampa headed for the Community Papers of Florida... + Read More

Jim Kendall Honored as 2008 AFCP Publisher of the Year

James (Jim) Kendall was named the recipient of the Association of Free Community Papers (AFCP) Publisher of the Year Award.Kendall is the chief executive officer of Hometown News, located on the Treasure Coast in Florida. He is the current AFCP president as well as the current Community Papers of Florida (CPF) president.The presentation was made by last year's recipient, Scott Patterson, at... + Read More

2008 Awards for Excellence Winners

The Florida Pennysaver led the way in the annual "Awards for Excellence" awards ceremony held at the Community Papers of Florida (CPF) conference in Orlando.The Florida Pennysaver picked up 24 awards including 12 first place awards. LaPalma, published by the Florida Pennysaver, added six awards including a first place honor.Breeze Newspapers in Southwest Florida was the Best of Show... + Read More

2008 State of the Association Address

Community Papers of Florida (CPF) President Jim Kendall informed members attending the annual CPF conference in Orlando that the association remains in great financial shape. "For a number of years the CPF telemarketing representatives who sell the association's network ads have led the free paper industry in the number of network ads sold. Therefore, I am happy to report to the... + Read More

CPF/RAK Systems 2008 Best Ball Scramble

The results are in! The winning team of Steve Erlanger, Charlie Hencye and Richard Kitzmann scored five birdies on the back nine to finish two under par in the CPF / RAK Systems Best Ball Scramble Sunday following the 2008 annual conference.Charlie Hencye picked up the prize for the logest drive, while the longest putt was sunk by Bob Ericson. Closest to the pin was Joe Craig.This year's... + Read More

CPF Members Win National Awards

Several members of the Community Papers of Florida (CPF) won national awards in the annual Association of Free Community Papers (AFCP) 2008 "Best of the Best" awards competition.Awards were won by Hometown News, Journal Community Publishing Group,, Tower Publications and the Forum Publishing Group.Hometown News won a total of 11 awards, including four first place... + Read More

Grassia Appointed to AFCP Board

Vincent Grassia was appointed by the Community Papers of Florida (CPF) to serve on the Association of Free Community Papers (AFCP) board of directors.An opening on the board was created when Carlos Guzman was named an At-Large director for AFCP.Grassia is the group publisher of the Journal Community Publishing Group (JCPG) publications. JCPG has publications in Orange Park, Jacksonville, Ponte... + Read More

2008 Scholarship Recipient Chosen

Christopher (Chris) Antonopoulos was named the 2008 Community Papers of Florida scholarship recipient.Antonopoulos attends Spruce Creek High School in Port Orange. His mother, Debra, has been employed by the Daytona Pennysaver in sales for the past 20 years.In making the announcement, Joyce Sullivan, general manager of the Florida Pennysaver, said, "For the past several years it has been my... + Read More

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