Jan. 12, 2019 — The Siuslaw Awards are fast approaching, which means the nominees for the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce’s 11th annual prestigious business awards are preparing for a night honoring their service to the community. It also means that six area residents are waiting until the Jan. 23 ceremony to find out if they are the 2018 First Citizen and Future First Citizen. For First Citizen, the two nominees are Debra “Dee” Osborne and Harlen Springer. The nominees for Future First Citizen are Audrey Lowder, Robert Mans, Samantha Scheer and Naomi Shoji.
“The chamber puts on a great night