The President's Message: May 2017
We are looking ahead to the annual Community Papers of Florida (CPF) conference scheduled September 15-16 at the Hutchinson Island Marriott Resort & Marina near Stuart.

The conference committee is working on the agenda, but we can tell you the goal is to make it worthwhile for you and your team members to attend.

The conference focus is going to be classified sales. If we listen to some of the publishers that attended the recent AFCP conference in Louisville, Kentucky, classifieds are not dead. Some papers have made efforts to recapture some of this revenue and we want to share some of these opportunities at the annual conference.

Longtime CPF member Peter Lamb will attend to share his knowledge on this subject. Peter currently has clients all around the world that he trains on this subject.

We also plan to have some of CPF's top selling telemarketers attend and share their knowledge on selling. The session will include selling network classified ads.

It's time to get to work and plan your entries for the "Awards for Excellence" graphic and editorial awards competition.

The good news is that this year you don't have to make copies of each award, place them in a package, and send them to the CPF office. Barbara Holmes has set up the software to enable you to enter the competition online. The 2017 categories are attached below, and detailed directions (with screen shots) on how to enter were mailed to all CPF publishers. They are also available in the members-only section of the CPF website. If you have any questions or need to have the directions emailed directly to you, give Barb a call.

We are looking forward to the "Awards for Excellence Banquet" to honor the editorial and graphic talent we have in this association.

In these difficult economic times for CPF, the board of directors once again has agreed to charge each attending member $59.50 per night for rooms. This applies to members that publish the network classified ads.

Resort fees, parking, training, Internet access, the cost of food and over 50% of the room fees will be paid by CPF.

Add in the fact that the conference facility has golf opportunities, putting greens, a great swimming pool and access to the beach, and you can look forward to a great weekend.

Place September 15-16 on your calendar and fill out the registration form (below) now!

We look forward to meeting with you in Stuart.

Downloads

2017 Awards for Excellence Categories
2017 Conference Registration Form


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