The President's Message: February 2017
What are the plans for the 2017 Community Papers of Florida (CPF) annual conference?

In short, we are returning to a familiar location where we will enjoy some great food and beverages, have another great program for training, embrace the opportunity to rub elbows with peers in the free paper business, thrill at the chance to win some money, and take home some awards in the annual "Awards for Excellence" competition.

CPF is returning to the Marriot Hutchinson Island Resort & Marina in Stuart on September 15-16. This will be our third visit to this location, which boasts all the recreational activities that made Florida famous. The hotel is located on a marina. Its beach property is a short distance away, and the hotel provides a shuttle service to the beach and back to the hotel. If you're in the mood to shop, downtown Stuart is a haven for shops and restaurants on the river.

If you want to sharpen up your golf or tennis skills, the hotel is offering attendees complimentary golf balls at the resort's driving range and unlimited tennis court time, including use of equipment.

The board of directors has appointed a conference committee to start working on the agenda. We are always looking for ideas. If you have some to share, send an email to the CPF office,

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 publication that the association will pay for. Those limits will be included in the registration forms.

At last year's conference, CPF charged those attending $59.50 per room night. The estimated costs for attending the 2016 conference, including food and beverages, was over $350 per person. Once again, the board has agreed to charge each member only $59.50 per room night.

The best way for you to help CPF continue to provide the benefits of a conference is to get involved with the classified network and sell an ad or two. The association benefits and you retain half of the revenue. (Download the flyer, below, that explains how YOU could earn an extra $51,350.00 this year!)

I look forward to visiting with you at the annual CPF conference. Register now! Just download the form below and fax it back to the office at 352-347-3384.


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