October 2008

The President's Message: October 2008

Planning Meeting Report
After considerable discussion, the Community Papers of Florida board of directors followed the recommendation of the Conference Committee to stay with one annual conference per year.During these tough economic times and the challenges we face, having only one conference per year will permit the association to continue to pay for the room costs, training, food and beverages.The committee... + Read More

Tons of $ Left to Win

2008 New Advertiser Contest
The Community Papers of Florida (CPF) is dishing out a ton of money to the telemarketing sales reps that are selling the CPF network ads.During the first three months of the "2008 New Advertiser Contest," the association has paid 40 sales reps a total of $15,285. When the contest is concluded, a lot more money will be headed their way.With falling classified revenues, the association... + Read More

MIA Director #1: Carla Floyd

If you are looking for Carla Floyd, you might have a hard time finding her. She won't be at Sunbelt Newspapers in the Tampa area any more, as she has retired.Tracking her might be difficult. Rumor has it that she has turned into a "Snowbird" and might be traveling between her home on the Little Manatee River in Ruskin and her hideout in Tennessee.It also has been rumored that she... + Read More

MIA Director #2: Joyce Sullivan

If you are looking for Joyce Sullivan, don't bother looking at the Florida Pennysaver. The long-time board member and past president of the Community Papers of Florida (CPF) has retired.Sullivan has served the CPF board since 1998, and served terms as secretary and president. Now you might find Joyce working in her yard. A master gardener, her hobbies include gardening, specifically orchids.... + Read More

MIA Director #3: Gary Hawken

If you're looking for Gary Hawken, don't bother going to the Flashes Shopping Guide. Try looking around "The Swamp" where the Florida Gators are looking for another National Championship.The long-time Community Papers of Florida (CPF) board member and owner of Flashes has sold the publication to his nephew, Kevin Hawken. "We were happy to keep it in the family," Gary... + Read More

CPF's Classified Advertising Network Training Program

Your sales help to support the association and the benefits that it provides, and 50% of the revenue from each network ad sold goes into your pocket!This regional training program is a two-hour sales seminar that CPF will bring to your location. It is normally scheduled from 10:00 a.m to noon, and is followed by a working lunch provided by CPF.The training session will be provided for both large... + Read More

March of Dimes, PaperChain's Charity

"In these tough economic and anxious times, I'd like the members of PaperChain across the county to know that they are making a tremendous contribution to the lives of babies, and the quality of life for families everywhere. It may not pay the mortgage, but perhaps it will fill their hearts a bit," said Suzanne Cale Young, national director of media promotions for the March of... + Read More

CPF Launches New Web Site

Have you visited the CPF Web site lately? If not, you're in for a big surprise!Not only does the Web site look a lot different than the old one, it has many new features. You can now download a pdf copy of the next week's ads from the home page with one click.Not sure if you have the most recent version of a CPF form? The most current forms are available 24/7 in our new "Members... + Read More

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