Winner of Rhody Days Logo Contest Announced

RHODY FESTIVAL LOGO CONTEST WINNER The Florence Area Chamber of Commerce selected a design submitted by Susan Johnson of Florence as its official logo for the 110th Rhododendron Festival. Johnson, who has submitted winning designs in previous years, will receive a cash award of $250 and a choice of 2017 Rhododendron Festival memorabilia featuring the logo. The design incorporates elements of Florence’s Historic Old Town skyline, rhododendrons, nautical images, and includes the words “Always Ready to Rhody.” The theme integrates the US Coast Guard’s motto Semper Paratus (Always Ready). The Chamber named US Coast Guard Station Siuslaw River in Florence as Grand Marshal for the 110th Rhododendron Festival Parade on May 21, 2017. “We are delighted with the design for its vibrancy, local icons, Coast Guard elements, and its ability to transcend all media,” says Bettina Hannigan, the Chamber’s executive director. “Susan captured what we were looking for to help […]

Holiday Light Display Contest Winners Announced

The winners of the Commercial and Residential LED Holiday Light Display Contest have been announced. Here are the winners for both contests, along with the street addresses of all contestants so you can enjoy the displays during the Holiday season: Commercial Category: 1st Place – Premier Landscaping, 812 Quince Street 2nd Place – Edwin K Bed & Breakfast, 1155 Bay Street 3rd Place – TR Hunter Real Estate, 1749 Hwy 101 Additional commercial contestants: Old Town T Shirt Co. – 1341 Bay Street Backstreet Gallery – 1421 Bay Street Hair Works Co. – 519 Hwy 101 Residential Category: 1st Place – Terry Anderson – 04742 Sea Breeze Lane 2nd Place – J.R. Gray – 1072 8th Street  3rd Place – Simon Moore – 84367 Clear Lake Rd. Additional residential contestants: 1691 2nd St. Space 18 1710 Pine Court 3478 No. Rhododendron 638 Siano Lp 1750 16th Street 1569 Maple Street […]

New Chamber Website Featured in Siuslaw News Business Beat

The December 2nd issue of the Siuslaw News’ Business Beat section featured news about the launching of the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce’s new website at florencechamber.com, along with a full page of coverage of Chamber news and happenings. In their “New Chamber Website Debuts!” article was information for members to attend a second Tutorial training session on December 10th at the next Noon Forum, held at Best Western starting at 11:45 a.m. Click here to read this issue of Business Beat as PDF.