February 2010

AFCP Names New Leader: Loren Colburn

A familiar face in the free paper industry has been named the Association of Free Community Papers (AFCP) executive director.Loren Colburn, the longtime publisher of The Scotsman Press in Syracuse, N.Y., was appointed by the AFCP board of directors at their recent board meeting conducted in St. Pete Beach, Fla.He replaces former AFCP Executive Director Craig McMullin, who was killed in a tragic... + Read More

The President's Message: February 2010

It's Conference Registration Time!It's time to make your reservations for the annual Community Papers of Florida (CPF) conference scheduled for April 30 to May 1 at the Renaissance Airport Hotel in Orlando.The lineup presented for this conference is a great opportunity for your team to take advantage of some outstanding training programs.On the agenda are several sessions on the Internet,... + Read More

Legal Update: Common Questions

Q. A gold buyer wants to run an ad for his business but the ad does not identify the buyer, the business, or the registration number. Is this required?A. Persons that buy used gold typically fall under the secondhand metals dealers regulations pursuant to Chapter 598 of the Florida Statutes. Secondhand metals dealer are usually required to be registered with the Department of Revenue and the... + Read More

The Corcoran Report: February 2010

With the first week of February coming to a close, the Florida Legislature has completed the third committee week of the year and the first of February. Two more committee weeks await, then legislators will spend the final week of the month in their district offices preparing to head to Tallahassee for the Regular Legislative Session, which kicks off on Tuesday, March 2nd. Late last week Governor... + Read More

Black Inkling: Hometown Paper Tips

Bullets Target the Value of Print AdsThanks and a tip of the hat to Jean Flanagan, managing editor, The Moorefield (WV) Examiner.I borrowed this from the Print Council of America. We used each of the bullets as a separate ad and then ran an ad with all five. We also include it in our media kit.• Print is Credible - Having words and images you can hold in your hand and show others provides a... + Read More

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