FLORENCE NAMED NATION’S SECOND BEST SMALL TOWN FOR ADVENTURE

Voters in a national poll have selected Florence as the country’s second-best small town for adventure. In April, USA Today’s 10Best.com listed Florence as one of their top-20. Florence beat out such tourism heavyweights as Sun Valley, ID; Telluride, CO; Sedona, AZ; Moab, UT; Watkins Glen, NY; Bar Harbor, ME; and Stowe, VT. Florence was beat out by Marquette, WI. The poll allowed voters to vote once per day on as many devices as they wanted for several weeks. Florence started the poll at number 11 and quickly rose to second. The poll closed Monday, May 14. Florence was the only Oregon destination on the list. To make the list, each town had to have a population under 25,000. Florence’s population is just under 9,000. In a similar USA Today poll last year Florence was voted second of the Top 20 Best Small Towns in the Northwest. “We are super […]

FLORENCE CHAMBER PRESENTS OLD FASHIONED 4TH OF JULY

The Florence Area Chamber of Commerce will present Florence’s annual Independence Day celebration on Wednesday, July 4, with food, fun, and a fabulous fireworks display. Banner Bank is this year’s “Big Bang” sponsor thanks to a $5000 contribution that will underwrite the fireworks display, maintain last year’s 50 percent increase in the size of the display, and cover the cost of fully-synchronized patriotic music played over an outdoor speaker system in Old Town and KCST 106.9 FM. The pyrotechnics will be launched from a barge in the Siuslaw River, near the Port of Siuslaw property. According to Chamber director Bettina Hannigan, this gives more people a better vantage point for viewing the show, and adds depth and drama by allowing the show to reflect off the water. She recommends coming early to the Old Town area to find the best spots for viewing. A growing number of “Special Event Sponsors” […]

LOCAL ARTIST JO BEAUDREAUX EXHIBITS AT CHAMBER’S VISITOR CENTER

Local photographer and owner of BeauxArts Fine Art Materials, Jo Beaudreaux, hopes to take people on an artistic journey to encourage visitors and locals to explore the Central Coast’s nature and its all of its simple and complex beauty. Samples of her work are on display throughout June at the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce’s visitors center, 290 Highway 101 in Florence. Beaudreaux’s work has been displayed at numerous shows and locations across America. She also does commission, commercial, and portrait work. The exhibit, titled “ExplORE” the Coastal Playground is an artistic journey through encaustic and photography. Each snippet is a moment in time to stop, reflect, absorb, and carry on. Beaudreaux also has works up to 24-by-36 inches on display. All pieces are for sale. Beaudreaux serves on the City of Florence’s Public Art Committee, does the 2nd Saturday Gallery Tour of more than 13 local galleries, serves on […]

The Florence Area Chamber of Commerce invites qualified professionals to submit a proposal for Video Production Services.

Responses must conform with the requirements of this Request for Proposal (“RFP”). The Florence Area Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to waive any irregularity in any proposal or to reject any proposal which does not comply with this RFP. Modifications to the RFP, including, but not limited to the scope of work, can be made only by written addendum issued by the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce. Selection of the proposer will be made solely by the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce on criteria determined by the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce. The use of the term “firm” throughout this document means individual proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company, corporation or joint venture. The successful proposer will be required to enter into an Agreement which will include the requirements of this RFP as well as other requirements. The Florence Area Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to reject any proposal(s) […]