May 2010

CPF's New President: Charlie Delatorre

Charlie Delatorre was elected president of the Community Papers of Florida (CPF) at the recent annual conference held in Orlando.A graduate of the University of Florida, Delatorre is the president and publisher of Tower Publications in Gainesville.A longtime board member, he has served the association for a number of years. His company produces award-winning publications in the Gainesville area,... + Read More

Anna Vasquez Wins Hisken Award

Anna Vasquez of Hometown News was the recipient of the annual Terry Hisken Telemarketing Excellence award presented at the Community Papers of Florida (CPF) annual conference in Orlando.The award was established in Terry's memory to honor a telemarketing sales person that exhibits a great attitude in working with people and excels in the selling of network classified ads.Terry was a... + Read More

The 2010 "Best of the Best" Contest Winners

Anna Vasquez of Hometown News was at the top of the leader board in the Community Papers of Florida (CPF) "Best of the Best" network classified contest, which concluded May 1.Points earned for new advertisers and for each ad placed determined the winners.Vasquez took an early lead in the points contest and never was threatened. She was presented a check for $1,500.Second place honors... + Read More

2010 Awards for Excellence: Forum Led the Way!

Forum Publishing Group in Deerfield Beach led the way in the annual "Awards for Excellence" contest held at the annual Community Papers of Florida (CPF) conference in Orlando.Forum picked up 37 awards in the competition. Ten of those were first place plaques.Close behind was Hometown News of Fort Pierce, which picked up 34 total awards. Seven were first place honors.Tower Publications... + Read More

The President's Message: May 2010

Mission Accomplished!It was show time in Orlando for the annual Community Papers of Florida (CPF) conference and what can we say?The conference boasted great attendance, participation from members and, most importantly, some wonderful training seminars that were very well attended.The object of the conference was to train, entertain and send team members home happy, with lots of ideas, awards and... + Read More

CPF Treasurer's Report: May 2010

The Community Papers of Florida (CPF) remains in good financial shape.CPF Treasurer Vincent Grassia addressed the general membership at the recent annual conference in Orlando."That is the good news," he said."The bad news is that the CPF classified sales continue on a downward trend."For the first quarter of 2010, sales were $35,226 below our projected budget. This year we... + Read More

CPF 2010 Scholarship Recipient: Ashley Reed

Ashley N. Reed was named the recipient of the Community Papers of Florida (CPF) 2010 scholarship award.Reed is the daughter of Jon A. Riddell, an employee of The Pennysavers in Ormond Beach.In presenting the award, Scholarship Chair Joyce Sullivan said, "This year the award goes to a 2009 graduate of New Smyrna Beach High School, where she graduated with honors with a 3.8 GPA. In high school... + Read More

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