2019 Siuslaw Awards names nominees

Jan. 29, 2020 — On Wednesday, Feb. 12, Florence Area Chamber of Commerce will hold the 12th annual Siuslaw Awards at the Florence Events Center. This awards night honors local businesses and individuals who help make the Siuslaw region thrive.

 Open to the public, this prestigious event celebrates the local business community by naming recipients for awards in Excellence in Customer Service, Curb Appeal, Non-Profit Achievement, Community Caring, Innovation in Business and the “Stu Johnston” Business of the Year Award.

In addition, two outstanding individuals in the community will also be honored with the Future First Citizen Award and the First Citizen Award.

The Florence Area Chamber of Commerce will also recognize an individual or business that has selflessly given their time and efforts in supporting the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce with the Distinguished Service Award.

Look forward to special emcee Matt Templeman from KEZI, live entertainment and delicious hors d’oeurves.

The businesses nominated for 2019 are:

 Curb Appeal Award:

  • Darci Clark – Florence Keller Williams Realty
  • Darlings RV & Marina
  • Florence Antiques and Coast Jewelers

 Community Caring Award:

  • Jolly Egret / Periwinkles
  • Shorewood Senior Living
  • The Archives
  • Three Rivers Casino

Excellence in Customer Service Award:

  • BeauxArts
  • Coastal Fitness
  • Driftwood Shores Resort & Conference Center
  • FTS Computer Repair
  • Kaimana Bodyworx

Innovation in Business Award:

  • Florence Hostel 101
  • Florence Regional Arts Alliance
  • Homegrown Public House & Brewery

Non-Profit Achievement Award:

  • Florence Food Share
  • Friends of the Florence Event Center
  • Oregon Coast Humane Society
  • Siuslaw Outreach Services
  • Siuslaw Watershed Council

Stu Johnson Business of the Year Award:

  • Coldwell Banker Coast Real Estate
  • HYAK
  • Laurel Bay Gardens 

Florence First Citizen Nominees:

  • Mike Harklerode – Siuslaw Elementary School Principal
  • Brian Holmes – Florence Dental Clinic
  • Robert Orr – Siuslaw High School
  • Jerry Ward – Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue

Florence First Citizen Nominees will be announced at a later date.

Tickets are on sale now at FlorenceChamber.com. People should reserve their spot soon to join the celebration of these exceptional businesses and individuals that help to make the community so very special. The last day to purchase is Feb. 9.


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