Sami the Sea Lion’s Summer Adventure – Search and Win!

Florence, Oregon Florence, Florence

Sami the Sea Lion is hiding all around Florence just waiting to be found! Download your FREE passport here and join the search. Sponsored by Sea Lion Caves. When you've finished the trail and received your stamps,the passport can be dropped off until Wednesday, September 9 at the Visitors Center (290 Hwy 101) to be included the drawing to be held on September 10. Prizes include one $100 certificate, two $50 gift certificates, and four $25 gift certificates redeemable at the host locations. Winners will be notified by email. DOWNLOAD SAMI'S PASSPORT HERE Searchers of the fuzzy masked pinniped can pick up a stamp book and map at the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce visitor’s center, 290 Highway 101 in Florence, or at any of these participating Chamber member’s business:  All About Olives, Backstreet Gallery, Lovejoy’s Restaurant & Tea Room, ICM Restaurant, Florence Regional Arts Alliance, The Siuslaw News, Keller […]

Exit Your Business with Freedom and Financial Security


Will you have the personal freedom and financial security to leave your business when you’re ready? Successfully transitioning from your business requires steering your company and personal life toward your vision. Learn the steps it takes to execute a successful exit while ensuring the longevity of your business in a virtual event co-sponsored by the Florence Chamber of Commerce and OMEP.

Back to School Updates and Workforce Impact Webinar


We’ll be discussing the who, what, why, where, when and how of schools are reopening, the workforce impact of parents needing to be home to school their kids, broadband and internet challenges and how we can survive and thrive through these uncertain times. Join the Chamber as we meet and discuss these critical issues with Senator Arnie Roblan, School Superintendent Andy Grzeskowiak, Mapleton School Superintendent Jody O’mara and Robbie Wright, CEO of Hyak and moderated by Russ Pierson, Dean of LCC Florence.  This event is FREE and OPEN to the public, please submit your questions by Tuesday to This event will be on ZOOM and the link will be emailed to registrants Wednesday around 3:30pm. FREE REGISTRATION BELOW SELECT NUMBER OF ATTENDEES TO PROCEED  


10th Annual Siuslaw Open Golf Tournament

Florence Golf Links 1201 35th Street, Florence

It is time for the 10th Annual Siuslaw Open Charity Golf Tournament, Saturday, August 29th at beautiful Florence Golf Links. The tournament will once again feature a hole-in-one for a new F-150 from Johnston Motors, The Dixon Challenge and a chance to putt and win $10,000! This year’s tournament will feature a new format to conform to “distancing” requirements. A foursome can play in the morning group for $425 or the afternoon group for $375 (dinner and putting contest including). The tournament will help provide critical resources for Siuslaw Outreach Services provided support to many needy individuals through rent assistance, homeless prevention, advocacy for victims of violent crime, self-sufficiency education to more than 3,000 local individuals. For more info contact Bob at Siuslaw Outreach Services, 541-997-2816 or click here to download a registration form.

FREE Webinar – Sell Online This Holiday Season with E-Commerce Tools


Proper Prior Planning Promotes Profits! Did you know Google is reporting that many Black Friday shoppers will choose to shop online rather than in person? (Read more here.)  Check out this FREE workshop to help your business.  "Sell Online This Holiday Season with E-Commerce Tools," viewers will learn how to sell online to customers as they kick off their holiday shopping. We'll walk through the benefits of setting up an online store with Shopify and how to list products on Google Shopping so businesses can sell from anywhere. Additionally, we'll discuss other helpful tools to help businesses stand out online, such as Local Opportunity Finder and Grow My Store. Co-sponsored by Oregon RAIN and the City of Florence. This event will be held virtually on ZOOM. Register for FREE below and we'll send you the ZOOM link the morning prior to the event. FREE RSVP BELOW - SELECT THE NUMBER OF ATTENDEES AND CLICK CONFIRM RSVP


Circles in the Sand by Denny Dyke at Heceta Beach

Driftwood Shores 88416 1st Ave, Florence

Labyrinth artist Denny Dyke is bringing his popular natural and meditative art installation to Heceta Beach! Circles in the Sand was first created for Denny's as a walking meditation and way to connect with the ocean and ever-changing sand. The first "Dreamfield" was created in 2014 and has been a favored attraction among coastal visitors whenever one is made. Dreamfields have grown to be giant patterns, a garden of sand with several spirals and meandering paths that always return home. The "draw-out" starts at 3 p.m. with Denny teaching everyone how to create this amazing art form on the "canvas" of Heceta Beach. At 4:30 p.m., volunteers are welcome to help groom the labyrinth before the path walk begins at 5 p.m. Watch the sunset over the Pacific Ocean while contemplating the wonder of the sea! This event is hosted by Driftwood Shores and Sand Master Park.

Home for the Holidays – Holiday Décor Contest

Florence, Oregon Florence

We’ll Be Home for the Holidays Décor Contest! This year we are shopping local and supporting our businesses who are the economic back bone of our community. Eighteen Chamber members have decorated their locations to welcome visitors to enjoy being “Home for the Holidays”. Here’s how it works – Download the locations directory here, go visit and vote for your favorite and turn in your ballot to a décor location or mail to the Chamber. After Christmas the Chamber will draw from the entries one lucky winner who will receive a swag bag of goodies and the décor winner will receive a special trophy and some pretty cool bragging rights! Let’s shop where we live and play! DOWNLOAD THE LOCATION DIRECTORY HERE

Get Big Bang for your Buck with Facebook Advertising! Boost Your Holiday Sales with Social Media.


You’re invited to join the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce and Oregon RAIN for a super productive workshop to improve your organizations ability to connect with your perfect audience! Ariel Ruben from RAIN will be presenting a Facebook how-to workshop. You’ll have the opportunity to learn how to upload images, do Facebook live videos and then how you can select your perfect audience and BOOST these posts in a way that will impact your influence! Boosting is an art in itself and can bring BIG BANG for your buck. We’ll also look at how to analyze these boosts to fine tune performance. Join us via ZOOM at noon on Thursday December 3rd and let’s do some business! FREE and open to Chamber and Non-Chamber members. Sign up below and we’ll send you the zoom link the morning of the event.


Bloodworks Blood Drive: Siuslaw Middle School (Dec. 8 & 9 and 15 & 16)

Siuslaw High School 2975 Oak street, Florence

Bloodworks NW is the organization that provides the blood to the Florence Community.  Please help us make sure the local hospital’s shelves are stocked with blood! The Siuslaw Middle School and Bloodworks Northwest are partnering to save lives in the local community by setting up the Siuslaw Middle School Choir Room into a Pop-Up Donor Center. Blood donation remains an essential and encouraged activity as Governors Kate Brown implement new coronavirus restrictions. Blood donors have a critical role in sustaining health care through the holidays and into the new year—there is an urgent need to save lives. Your one-hour donation appointment is a safe action to support local hospitals and patients. Pop-Up Donor Centers are being conducted in accordance with social distancing and CDC COVID-19 safety guidelines. Hoping to get away this spring? Donate now through January to be entered to win a Seaside Weekend Getaway courtesy of the City of Seaside. Or are […]