August 2008

One Conference or Two?

Should the Community Papers of Florida (CPF) go back to having two conferences per year?That is the $64 question that will be discussed at the CPF board of directors planning session and board meeting in October, and the board has asked the general membership for input. On page 2 of the August newsletter was a full page questionnaire that we asked you to complete and fax back to the CPF office.... + Read More

Classified Contest Winners 2008: Part 1

Charlie Delatorre of Tower Publications in Gainesville was the big winner in the Community Papers of Florida (CPF) "Best of the Best" network classified contest held from January 1 to June 30. Delatorre is the publisher of Tower Publications in Gainesville.The two-phase contest included a regular contest based on points, and a new advertiser contest based on points. In the regular... + Read More

The President's Message: August 2008

These are Challenging Times
The economy has taken its toll on the publishing business and the free paper industry is no exception. We have a great deal of talented leaders in this industry and in the long run, we know we will work through these challenging times.Most of the free paper associations have felt the effect of the economic times. The classified network sales that fuel most associations are reported to be down.... + Read More

Employment Law Changes

The Community Papers of Florida (CPF) attorney of record, Charles Papy, Jr., has advised the association of several employment law changes.In a 7-1 decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled on June 10 in Mercham v. Knowles Atomic Power, 128 S. Ct. 2395, that the majority of the Court held that exemption from liability for disparate impact claim under ADA for employer actions based on... + Read More

Wendy Murray Appointed to Board of Directors

Wendy Murray has been appointed to the Community Papers of Florida board of directors. Murray will fill the seat held by Carla Floyd, who retired on July 31, 2008.Murray is the owner and publisher of Senior Life Magazine located in North Ft. Myers. Senior Life has a distribution of 10,000 and is in every over-55 community in Lee County. The senior demographic is the wealthiest, fastest-growing... + Read More

The Corcoran Report: August 2008

Two issues continue to remain of high concern to Florida business owners. These issues - Amendment Five and the effects of its potential passage, and the continuing decline in Florida's economic environment - are causing great concern to business and elected leaders throughout Florida. Amendment Five On the November 4th general election ballot, Amendment Five promises lower property taxes by... + Read More

Summer Internship Program: Lamar Robinson Joins FPG

Lamar Robinson, Jr., has been employed as one of the summer interns funded by the Community Papers of Florida (CPF) Internship Program.Robinson is working at the Forum Publishing Group in Deerfield Beach. His responsibilities include researching and developing the groups' 2009 Town Planner community calendars including school events, emergency local numbers, chamber events, and money-saving... + Read More

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