Nominate Now for the 2024 Siuslaw Awards "Sequins and Sandals" Business Awards and Annual Meeting

The Florence Area Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce the prestigious 16th Annual Siuslaw Awards! Join us on July 25 at the Florence Events Center for an unforgettable evening celebrating the best in our community.

Celebrate Excellence in Our Community

Each year, the Siuslaw Awards recognize businesses and individuals who have made significant contributions to the Florence area. This year's theme, "Sequins and Sandals" promises an enchanting Beach Party ambiance and a delectable menu.

Award Categories

The 2024 award categories include:

  • Excellence in Customer Service: For those who consistently provide the highest level of customer service.
  • Innovation is Everything: For the business or organization that brings new and exciting products, services, or opportunities to Florence.
  • Heart on Their Sleeve: The business that prioritizes community over profit, dedicating time, money, and talents to make a difference.
  • Profound Difference Award: For the non-profit that has made the most significant impact on the Florence community.
  • Bold New Business: The new business that Florence has benefited from the most in the past 13 months.
  • Lifepreserver Award: An individual who goes above and beyond their job description to make Florence a brighter place to live and work.
  • Stu Johnston Business of the Year Award: Named for the founder of Johnston Motors, this award goes to the business or organization that shows compassion and innovation, while providing outstanding service to the community.

Special Honors

We will also honor two outstanding individuals with the First Citizen Award and Future First Citizen Award:

  • First Citizen Award: Recognizes the lifetime achievements of an individual who has selflessly served and improved the Florence area. DOWNLOAD THE NOMINATION FORM HERE.
  • Future First Citizen Award: Honors a student for academic success and civic contributions. This year’s Future First Citizen is Siuslaw High student Cate Waggoner.

Join Us

The Siuslaw Awards banquet and ceremony will include a farewell to outgoing board members and a warm welcome to the new 2024-25 board. Plus, get a brief “state of the chamber” report on our organization’s successes in tourism and championing a thriving community.

Call to Action

Nominate outstanding businesses and individuals now! Your participation helps us recognize those who light the way for our thriving community. Click here to nominate, deadline for nomiations is June 30, 2024

For more information on the 16th Annual Siuslaw Awards, or to join or volunteer for the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce, call 541-997-3128, email, or visit

Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate excellence and make Florence shine even brighter. Nominate today and join us for a night to remember!