|FLORENCE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Travel & Tourism
290 Hwy 101, Florence, Oregon 97439
Executive Director: Kady Sneddon
The Florence Area Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization dedicated to the improvement of business and community in Florence and Lane County. We provide valuable marketing and netowrking opportunities for our members, oversee and implement area festivals and draw visitors to our community.
FLORENCE EVENTS CENTER
Convention and performing arts center
715 Quince Street, Florence, Oregon 97439
Contact: Lis Farm
The Florence Events Center (FEC) is the heart of our community and is host to over 400 events each year including conferences, seminars, festivals, weddings, receptions, banquets, auctions, flower and gallery shows, and home to the Chowder Blues & Brews, Celebrate Arts! Juried Art Show, Spring Belly Dance Celebration and the Florence Winter Folk Festival.
The unique appeal of the central Oregon coast combines with the quality service and affordability of the Florence Events Center to provide the best of everything for conferences, business meetings, seminars and retreats.
The FEC has five flexible meeting rooms, two additional board rooms, 8,000 sq. ft. meeting or exhibit space, 455 seat Proscenium Theater for a total of 21,000 sq. ft.
We have complete audio/visual inventory, free Wi-Fi, a Professional on or off -site caterer, on or off-site event equipment rental and ample off-street parking.
Our theater is ideal for shows, concerts, theater productions and general session speakers. We host year-round musical performances of all genres.
The Florence Events Center is the focal point of artistic activity in Florence. In addition to our theater and conference facilities, the Center houses two gallery spaces: Gallery One and Gallery Five. Monthly art exhibits showcase the work of local and nationally recognized artists. An impressive variety of art is represented, ranging from one man shows to group shows to the local favorite, "Rent-A-Rod" show. The Second Saturday Art Walk begins and ends at the FEC. The art season culminates every year with the prestigious "Celebrate Arts! Juried Art show." The show, held in November, attracts over 300 entries from Coastal and Central Oregon and beyond. At the center of it all is the Florence Events Center
The Florence Events Center business office is open Monday through Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm.
OREGON PACIFIC BANK
Personal & Business Banking.
1355 Highway 101
Contact: Shauna Boyd
Oregon Pacific Bank is a community bank delivering outstanding service through personal relationships with its business and consumer customers. Headquartered in Florence, with branches in Roseburg, Coos Bay, Oregon Pacific bank offers banking services, business, real estate and consumer lending, trust management and brokerage services. For information, visit www.opbc.com
or call (800) 997-7121.
PORT OF SIUSLAW CAMPGROUND & MARINA
Port District, Local Government
100 Harbor Street, Florence, Oregon
Contact: Port Manager
The Port of Siuslaw operates a full service RV Camgpround and Marina on the Siuslaw River in Historic Old Town Florence. Port facilities include: a commercial wharf and transient vessel dock, recreational and commercial marinas, a public boat launch, a public restroom/shower/laundry, and a 40 acre Industrial Park that is certified shovel-ready by the state of Oregon. The Port also maintains a boat dock upriver in Mapleton, Oregon. The Port of Siuslaw district was established in 1909 and includes over 700 square miles.
Personal & Business Banking
777 Hwy 101, Florence, Oregon 97439
Contact: Dee Osborne, Vice President/Manager
As Lane county's oldest independent community bank, Siuslaw Bank continues to specialize in face-to-face customer service, all the while expanding to develop products and programs that best suit the growing financial needs of customers. In 2008, we were given an award for Community Caring by the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce.
Siuslaw Bank, known by many for the dedication of its long-time employees, relies heavily on maintaining relationships with patrons that go above and beyond the traditional banker/customer relationship. "Most of our emplyees have been here 15 years or longer," says Lonnie Iholts, President of Siuslaw Bank. "We know our customers not only by name, but we also know the names of their children, their hobbies and interests."
Old-fashioned in many ways - as opposed to adhering to the influx of voice mail and standardized greeting recordings - you will always reach a real person when you call Siuslaw Bank during normal business hours. "We pay the best interest in town," says Vice President and Florence Branch Manager Dee Osborne. "Personal Interest. We believe in communicating and maintaining relationships with our greatest asset: our customers."
Siuslaw Bank mixes our old-fashioned mantra with modern banking products including e-statements, online bill pay and remote capture. Stop by today and realize why, at Siuslaw Bank, it's all about the relationship.
THE SIUSLAW NEWS
148 Maple Street, Florence, Oregon 97439
Publisher: John Bartlett
SERVING WESTERN LANE COUNTY
The Siuslaw News marketing area includes all of western Lane County, from the Pacific Ocean to Deadwood and Greenleaf along Highway 36. Our coverage extends from Yachats on the north to Gardiner on the south. Our readership includes many people outside our circulation area who are interested in coastal Lane County, some considering this for their future home.
The major industries here are tourism, healthcare, timber and fishing. A welcome complement to the economy is a large retirement community. The Siuslaw News has long been the prime advertising medium reaching this western Lane County audience. The Siuslaw News, its predecessor The Siuslaw Oar, and its predecessor The West, have served this area since the early 1890's. Today, The Siuslaw News has a circulation of more than 6,000 with a readership in excess of 15,000 people.