May 2012

Rey Adds New Twist to Outgoing President's Gift

In accepting the gavel from outgoing President Charlie Delatorre, incoming President Justo Rey added a new twist to the customary ceremony of providing the departing president with a gift.First he spent a few minutes telling the audience what it already knew about "the Star from Gainesville" - including his success in the business, as a member of the Association of Free Community Papers... + Read More

The President's Message: May 2012

The recent conference in Stuart was a hit.The key conference objective of the Community Papers of Florida (CPF) board of directors was to train, entertain and send the team members who attended the annual conference in Stuart home with revenue-making ideas, awards and maybe even some cash in their pockets.Mission accomplished.Accomplishing the goals of this year's conference in Stuart was a... + Read More

Justo Rey Assumes CPF Presidency

Justo Rey was installed as the president of the Community Papers of Florida (CPF) at the recent annual conference in Stuart.Rey was appointed to the CPF board of directors in 2004. Since then he has served on various committees as a member and a chair, and as the association's secretary and vice president.He is the president of the Forum Publishing Group in Southeast Florida, which publishes... + Read More

Pat Snyder Wins Terry Hisken Telemarketing Excellence Award

Pat Snyder, the director of classified sales at Hometown News, was named the recipient of the annual Terry Hisken Telemarketing Excellence Award at the recent conference in Stuart.In making the presentation, Charlie Delatorre said, "This year it is again my pleasure to present the fifth annual Terry Hisken Telemarketing Excellence Award to a member of the Community Papers of Florida who... + Read More

CPF's 2012 "Awards for Excellence" Competition

By a narrow margin, Forum Publishing Group and Sun Publications led the way in the annual Community Papers of Florida (CPF) "Awards for Excellence" graphic and editorial awards competition.Each received 18 plaques at the ceremony at the recent conference in Stuart. Forum picked up eight first place awards, while Sun Publications took home five.Next up was the Observer News in Ruskin... + Read More

CPF's Industry-Famous Kentucky Derby Reception

The Marriott Resort was rocking and rolling during the Kentucky Derby reception as "I'll Have Another" bolted into the lead in the back stretch at Churchill Downs on his way to making some CPF members flush with money.The Derby reception has been a tradition at the CPF conferences for over 30 years.The reception was well attended and those 16 folks who held the number 19 tickets... + Read More

State of the Association

In his State of the Association address, outgoing President Charlie Delatorre told the members of the Community Papers of Florida at the annual conference in Stuart that, "The past two years have been a difficult period for the CPF board of directors."Each year, the classified revenue that pays the association's bills has declined over 30% from the previous year. To continue to... + Read More

Treasurer's Report

The Community Papers of Florida (CPF) Treasurer Carlos Guzman updated the general membership on the financial shape of the association at the membership meeting at the recent conference in Stuart.Guzman said, "During the first quarter of 2012, CPF had classified revenue of $85,441. This is $7,191 over the budget and $27,995 over the previous year's collections. Total collections for the... + Read More

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