48 Relaxing Hours in Florence

Just had to share this wonderful article by Eileen Garvin about her and her husband Brendan’s trip to Florence. “48 Relaxing Hours in Florence” is an engaging quick-read, first published by our friends at Travel Oregon, that will give you a nice overview of several things to do here in our vibrant community—dunes, dining, riverside rambling in Historic Old Town, romantic sunsets, kayaking, and our scenic beaches. Enjoy!  

Expedia Picks Florence as one of “30 Top Attractive Destinations” in U.S.

Unique charm, breathtaking architecture and the photo-worthy scenery were the among characteristics that enticed destination travel writer, Chloe Mulliner of Expedia’s Viewfinder Travel Blog to recently list Florence as #1 in the list of the top 30 must see destinations in the U.S. Mulliner’s description of Florence stated “Everyone admires Oregon’s lush, green forests, but there’s certainly something alluring about the state’s rugged coastline. Sand dunes and rolling waves border the western edge of Florence, an attractive waterfront town at the mouth of the Siuslaw River. The area is surrounded by scenic vistas, from the nation’s largest sea cave, packed with sea lions, to the aptly named Hobbit Trail, a tree-canopied hike reminiscent of Middle Earth.” “All of the towns were selected based on a combination of the staff’s personal experiences in these towns, online research and the overwhelmingly positive feedback from both visitors and locals. Florence in particular stood […]

Input Sought From Oregon Employers to Design New Retirement Savings Plan

SALEM – When it launches in mid-2017, the Oregon Retirement Savings Plan will benefit hundreds of thousands of workers and businesses. To help design the plan, input is being sought from employers statewide. “This is an opportunity to help shape the best possible plan for employers and workers, and help every Oregonian build toward a more secure future,” said State Treasurer Ted Wheeler, the chairman of the Oregon Retirement Savings Board. The current opportunity to engage is an online survey, which can be found here. In addition, a sampling of employers and sole proprietors who volunteer will participate in a wide-ranging interview with researchers from the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. The survey is targeted toward employers who do not offer their own workplace retirement plans, and gathers information about why they don’t currently offer a plan, such as cost or complexity. Owners and any workers at those […]

Florence Recognized as a Great Destination by Two National Magazines

The April, 2016 issues of Cessna Flyer Magazine and Piper Flyer Magazine feature an expansive and detailed article about Florence and the surrounding Oregon Coast area as a great destination for general aviation pilots, their families and business associates. The article, written by aviation author and pilot, Dan Pimentel of Celeste/Daniels Advertising and Design, makes note of the many “too much to do in just one day” activities and events that are waiting for private pilots flying into the Florence Municipal Airport. View or download as PDF here “I wanted to spotlight Florence as a great flight destination for pilots,” Pimentel said, “because as a pilot, we are always looking for new places to point our airplanes. Pilots and airplane owners have sufficient disposable income to spend at interesting destinations, and with so much to do in Florence, it was a very attractive place to suggest for pilots to visit. […]