The President's Message: Don't miss top training sessions! Register by August 24th!
Get ready for one of the top training sessions available in the free community papers industry!

That's what you'll get if you put September 28-29 on your calendar for the annual Community Papers of Florida (CPF) conference at the beautiful Hutchinson Island Marriott Beach Resort & Marina at Stuart. (See the REGISTRATION FORM attached below.)

Whether your focus is on print advertising or digital, you will find great speakers to update, inform and inspire you. This conference will be a great investment for publishers, managers and sales teams to attend.

Elaine Buckley, a veteran sales professional for over 35 years, formerly with Harte-Hanks Shoppers, is now the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Ocean Media Solutions, publishers of My Living Magazine in southeast Florida. With the blessing of Ocean Media President Glen Fetzner, she has volunteered to speak at our conference.

Before she moved to Florida, Elaine presented sessions at multiple other free paper groups. She was in great demand as a speaker and paid well for her services. We are fortunate to have Elaine join us and add some spark to our conference. She will provide sessions on print products.

Elaine will be joined by Anna Vasquez, who will provide a session for display reps on using the telephone to help sell ads. Anna is a familiar face to CPF. She was with Hometown News for many years and one of the top classified network sellers for the association.

On the digital side, Clarissa Williams will be on hand to provide us with valuable information.

Clarissa works with American Hometown Publishing as a media executive. As its chief operating officer, Clarissa works with American Hometown Publishing's (AHP) newspapers on strategy and operations, and heads the digital advertising structure and operations. 

With the talent we have for training at this conference, you might think it will cost you big bucks to have your team members attend.

Despite the revenue drop that the association has experienced, CPF is once again going to pick up the lion's share of the costs for those attending. There will continue to be limits on the number of attendees from each member that the association will pay for, but you may still bring additional staff members at your own expense. Those limits are further explained on the registration form attached below.

The highlight of the conference will be the annual "Awards for Excellence" banquet where we honor our talented graphic and editorial personnel.

We look forward to meeting with you and sharing revenue ideas at the annual conference.

Place September 28-29 on your calendar, but register now! The hotel registration deadline is August 24th!


2018 Conf Registration Form


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