April 2010

"Print is Alive and Well!"

Print is Alive and Well" is the topic Cal Bosveld will address at 1:15 p.m. on Friday at the annual CPF conference. Bosveld is the managing director of Digital Classified, where he served a six-month period in a consulting role before accepting this position.In the past two years he has studied various online business models to get a clearer direction and understanding of where the natural... + Read More

The President's Message: April 2010

It's close to show time!The Community Papers of Florida (CPF) annual conference, scheduled at the Renaissance Airport Hotel in Orlando April 30 through May 1, is fast approaching. We thank the membership for a terrific turnout. The room allocation has been filled and we are looking forward to a great conference.Thanks to the conference committee and the CPF staff, we have set an agenda that... + Read More

The Renaissance Awaits!

The Renaissance Orlando (Airport) Hotel awaits your arrival for the annual Community Papers of Florida conference April 29 - May 1.This will be the eighth year that CPF has used this location. Great rates, outstanding service and food, and a great central Florida location have made the Renaissance a popular choice in the past. This recently-remodeled facility can be summed up in one word -... + Read More

Meet the Speakers: The Leadership Institute Instructors

The Association of Free Community Papers' (AFCP) The Leadership Institute (TLI) will present two seminars at the Community Papers of Florida (CPF) annual conference in Orlando.The sessions, "Prospect Your Way to Increased Sales" and "Answering Objections Through the Art of Questioning and Listening," are scheduled at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, and repeated at 2:45 p.m. Saturday.... + Read More

Meet the Speakers: Managers Panel

Laura Bender is a 21-year veteran of Harte-Hanks Shoppers. She is currently the regional sales manager for Broward County for TheFlyer.com in Miami, Fla.Bender started her advertising career with zero knowledge of print at a small newspaper in Zionsville, Ind., where she worked in display sales.Other advertising experience includes working with Indiana Newspapers as a regional sales manager.... + Read More

Meet the Speakers: Sales Rep Panel

Pat Alton of Hometown News will join the Sales Rep Forum scheduled at 10:45 a.m. Saturday.She was nominated for the panel by publisher Steve Erlanger for having an outstanding year in 2009 despite tough economic times.For the past five years Alton has been the senior advertising consultant for the East Fort Pierce territory, with one million plus in sales.Alton became interested in an... + Read More

Meet the Speakers: Friday Speakers You Don't Want to Miss!

The president of Circulation Verification Council (CVC), Tim Bingaman, will be on hand to update members on CVC audits at 4 p.m. Friday.The Community Papers of Florida (CPF) board of directors approved funds for CVC to conduct annual audits for members who participate in the association's classified network.Bingaman and his wife, Sue, founded CVC in 1992 when they audited 13 papers. CVC now... + Read More

Peter Webley Inducted into Hall of Fame

Honors Received from Miami Dade College for JournalismPeter Webley, publisher of the South Florida monthly newspaper Caribbean Today, will be inducted into the Miami Dade College (MDC) Alumni Hall of Fame in the field of journalism.Described as one of the pioneers in Caribbean media in South Florida, Webley founded the Caribbean Today newspaper in 1989. It is now in its 21st year.Webley said that... + Read More

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