August 2010

Sizzling Summer Contest Winners!

Thanks to the efforts of contest winners Anna Vasquez and Eileen Huneycutt, the gang at Hometown News will "Party Hardy" at an end-of-summer bash to be held at the time and place of Anna's and Eileen's choosing. They won a cool $1,000 with which to throw the party. Congratulations, Anna, Eileen and Hometown News!

Are You Ready for 2011?

The Community Papers of Florida (CPF) and the Association of Free Community Papers (AFCP) are eyeing another historic event at their joint conference scheduled at the TradeWinds Grand Resort on St. Pete Beach May 5-7, 2011.The TradeWinds is a four-star rated resort on the Florida West Coast. The resort has 20 acres of beachfront property.Attendees at this conference will find a host of amenities... + Read More

Dan Clark to be Keynote Speaker in 2011

Dan Clark will be the keynote speaker to open the joint Community Papers of Florida (CPF) and Association of Free Community Papers (AFCP) conference scheduled for May 5-7, 2011, in St. Pete Beach.Clark has had an extraordinary list of accomplishments that puts him on top of the "Who's Who" list. Among his accomplishments: He is an internationally-recognized professional speaker,... + Read More

The President's Message: August 2010

The State of the AssociationThe Community Papers of Florida (CPF) Finance Committee recently met in Orlando to work on the 2011 budget.The bad news!Cuts in member benefits and the services the association provides will be recommended to the board of directors. Reduced areas of funding in the tentative budget include consulting services, the advertising budget, conference expenses and other items... + Read More

CPF's 2009 Combined Audit

You can use this data to sell CPF network ads.Circulation in the membership of the Community Papers of Florida (CPF) has dropped over 1.6 million in the past several years.In the latest audit report released by Circulation Verification Council (CVC), the audited circulation of the association is 4,618,837. In 2007 the audited circulation was 6,237,136.The publication audit report reveals that... + Read More

The Corcoran Report: August 2010

Campaign Season Florida's primary election set for August 24th is less than a week away and candidates are fully engaged in fundraising and campaigning. In addition to one U.S. Senate seat, Florida's statewide offices are up for election this year. Never before, since Florida's Constitutional change decreasing the size of Florida's Cabinet, have the members of Florida's... + Read More

Legal Update: August 2010

Questions from the Legal HotlineQ. Can you give me some guidance as to what is legal to leave in a voice mail message when calling somebody about their past due balance? Is there a difference whether we are leaving the message on an advertiser's cell phone versus business line and/or home phone? A. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) contains complicated regulations on the... + Read More

2011 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

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