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It’s Amore! 2022 Siuslaw Awards and Chamber Annual Meeting at Three Rivers Casino Resort

July 14, 2022 @ 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM


The Florence Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce this year’s nominees for the 14th Annual Siuslaw Awards. It’s Amore – The love of Florence!

Each of these 28 businesses and individuals nominated has shared exceptional talent and resources that contribute to our thriving community. This evening will celebrate them, their work and the impact they make every day.

Part of this annual tradition is recognizing the Florence First Citizen and Future First Citizen. Nominees for Florence First Citizen, the area’s prestigious designation for someone who impacts life in the Siuslaw Region. This year’s selections are Floyd Bidwell, Vanessa Buss, Kay King, Suzanne Mann-Heintz and Bob Teter. Together, they have served on numerous nonprofit boards, fundraised for various causes, led organizations, given back to area youth and served the community. This year’s Future First Citizen is Ava Glowacki.

The Chamber will present its Annual Meeting. Including the state of the chamber, board member retirements and new installations. We will also recognize an individual or business that has selflessly given of their time and efforts in supporting the Chamber and its efforts with the Distinguished Service Award.

Join us as we celebrate and recognize these very special nominees and chamber volunteers.

Tickets include admission to the event and a beautiful Italian themed evening including wine, appetizers, dinner and dessert. Individual tickets are $40 and tables of eight are $320.

Last year’s event sold out two weeks in advance – don’t wait to make sure your smiling face is in the audience supporting your favorite nominee! Get your tickets below.

Thank you to our major event and wine sponsor Three Rivers Casino Resort.

Three Rivers Casino Hotel

Thank you to Christina Voogd, Principal Broker at Berkshire Hathaway Northwest Real Estate for sponsoring our table centerpieces.

We also gratefully thank Driftwood Shores Resort and Conference Center for sponsoring our décor.

This year’s nominees include:


Excellence in Customer Service: For those who consistently and abundantly provide the highest level of customer service.

Grocery Outlet

Johnston Motors

New Horizons In – Home Care

Torex ATV Rentals


Innovation is Everything: For the business or organization who thinks out of the box and isn’t afraid to color outside the lines to bring new and exciting products, services, or opportunities to Florence.

Driftwood Shores Resort

Florence Farmers Market

Sand Master Park

The Siuslaw News


Profound Difference: For the nonprofit organization that makes the biggest impact to the community.

Elks Lodge # 1858

Oregon Coast Humane Society

Rotary Club of Florence

Siuslaw Outreach Services


Heart On Their Sleeve (Community Caring): The business that often puts the community over profit, dedicating their time, money, and talents to make a difference to individuals and/or groups in Florence.

Hoberg’s Auto Repair

Lofy Construction

NOSH Eatery

Shorewood Senior Living


Bold New Business: A favorite new business that opened or changed hands in the last 13 months.

Finance of America Mortgage – Beth Rudometkin

Laughing Crab Gallery

Pacific Hope Pain & Wellness  – Dr. Jessica Kubisch

Peterson’s Pretzels Food Cart


Still Going Strong: For the entrepreneur over the age of 65 who is deserving to be recognized for their service to the community.

Marianne Brisbane – Hostel 101 & Bodega Wine Parlor

Larry & Crystal Farnsworth – Heceta Self Storage

Glenna Martin – PS Winkles

Tim Sapp – TR Hunter


Stu Johnston Business of the Year: The business or organization that shows compassion and innovation, while providing outstanding service to the community.


Fred Meyer

Sea Lion Caves

Three Rivers Casino & Resort


July 14, 2022
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Florence Area Chamber
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Three Rivers Casino Resort
5647 Highway 126
Florence, OR 97439 United States
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