July 2009

New CPF Board Member: Jose Alou

Jose Alou has been appointed to the Community Papers of Florida (CPF) Board of Directors. When a vacancy occurs, the board of directors is empowered, according to the CPF by-laws, to fill that position. Alou will replace Jackie Cesaretti of the Florida Pennysaver, who recently resigned. Alou has been active in CPF for a number of years, as well as an active participant in the association... + Read More

New CPF Board Member: Kelli Hull

Kelli Hull has been appointed by the Community Papers of Florida (CPF) Board of Directors to fill a vacant seat on the board. She has been active in the association for many years, and a participant in the CPF conferences.Hull has been employed with the Daytona Pennysaver for 16 years. She has served as finance manager, sales manager, business manager and most recently as the assistant general... + Read More

The President's Message: July 2009

Changes Are Taking PlaceYour Community Papers of Florida (CPF) conference committee is already busy planning another exciting conference for next May. However, their task will be challenging because the CPF classified network continues to struggle.Revenue this year is down over 40% from the previous year. That is the bad news.The good news is during the days that revenue was pouring in, this... + Read More

2010 Conference

The site of the Community Papers of Florida (CPF) 2010 Annual Conference will be a familiar place for most of us.For the eighth time in the past ten years, the conference will be held at the Renaissance Airport Hotel in Orlando on the first weekend in May.Attractive rates and the great service we've experienced in the past led the board to the decision to return to the Renaissance.The... + Read More

Daytona Pennysaver Changes

Leonard Marsh has stepped down from his position as general manager of the Daytona Pennysaver in Daytona Beach, Fla., and opted for early retirement.Marsh served the Daytona Pennysaver group for a period of 30 years. Since 1989 he has been the general manager of the Daytona Pennysaver. Recently he was named general manager of the six Pennysavers owned by the Daytona group.Marsh was active in the... + Read More

Legal Update: July 2009

From the Legal HotlineHere are some questions received recently from various newspapers in calls to the legal hotline (877-NEWSLAW) and the answers. We encourage members to use this free service for any legal questions that arise in your day-to-day operations. If we don't know the answer, we have outside counsel with specific expertise who usually will know.Q. A senior former employee on a... + Read More

The Corcoran Report: July 2009

A Whirlwind of Political ActivityAs summer continues, Florida has begun to see incremental, positive indications from an economic perspective, most notably in revenue collections. The state's team of economists and economic forecasters establishes monthly revenue estimates for each month and presents that information periodically in the Revenue Estimating Conference. For the past several... + Read More

2009 CPF Scholarship Recipient Named

Charles A. (Austin) Moisio was recently named the recipient of the Community Papers of Florida (CPF) annual scholarship.Moisio recently graduated from Seabreeze High School in Daytona Beach. Through his senior year he earned a GPA of over 4.2. He completed advanced placement courses in English Composition, English Literature, Psychology, European History, American Government, Microeconomics,... + Read More

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