January 2012

Tower Was the Big Winner!

By the luck of the draw and points earned, Tower Publications in Gainesville was the big winner in the fourth quarter of the Community Papers of Florida (CPF) "Best of the Best" network contest.In first place for points earned was Ann Waite, who took home the $1,000 prize. Pam Slaven took second place honors of $700 and was the $1,000 winner in the drawing, giving her $1,700 to spend... + Read More

The President's Message: January 2012

It was another challenging year for the Community Papers of Florida (CPF), but that's behind us now. We are zeroing in on 2012 and making a commitment to shift classified network revenue back in the right direction.The finance committee (consisting of Jim Kendall, Justo Rey, Dave Neuharth and myself) has spent considerable time recently working on contests, rates and ways to stimulate... + Read More

In Memoriam: Cindy Yates

Cindy Yates, the founder and co-publisher of The Advertiser in Winter Haven, Fla., died suddenly of a stroke on December 4.Yates founded The Advertiser in 1986 after selling advertising in Winter Haven's daily newspaper, The News Chief. The Advertiser is a weekly free newspaper distributed to over 40,000 homes in Polk County.Yates was a longtime member of the Southeastern Advertising... + Read More

The Capitol Report: January 2012

Anticipating the 2012 Legislative SessionThe Legislative Session kicks off early this year, thanks to a constitutional amendment passed by voters during the 2010 elections. Passage of the amendment moved the start date for the sixty-day session for 2012 from March to January due to the redistricting.With just three weeks left until the gavel falls on the 2012 session, a few key issues stand out... + Read More

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