Tourism

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Delays Reopening of 2020 Season Until September and Lays Off Majority of Staff

April 7, 2020

Announcement 3/27/20: Nation’s flagship repertory theatre will offer a Fall programming schedule and focus on funding The Oregon Shakespeare Festival announced today it will further delay its 85th season until September 8, due to the impact of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. The effect on the organization’s finances has forced OSF to lay off approximately 80%…

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Ashland Independent Film Festival Relaunches as a Three-Week Virtual Festival of 75+ Films to Stream Statewide and Beyond Starting May 22

April 7, 2020

CONTACT:Molly Kreuzman, Communications Coordinator, molly@ashlandfilm.org ASHLAND, OREGON – The Ashland Independent Film Festival announces that its 19th annual edition, originally slated for April 16-20, will be a virtual film festival rescheduled for May 22 – June 14.  AIFF2020 will be hosted online by Film Festival Flix, an innovative digital platform for virtual festivals. It can be accessed on the FilmFestivalFlix.com website or on Film Festival Flix TV…

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Ashland Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Updates

March 19, 2020

Greetings from the Ashland Chamber and Travel Ashland, Information about COVID-19 and resources has been moving rapidly. Here is today’s latest update: Today, Jackson and Josephine Counties have been named in the eligible disaster areas for SBA Disaster Loan Assistance. Though the Governor has yet to designate Oregon an official disaster area, our counties have been included in the California…

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Public Statement From Bettina Hannigan, Executive Director For The Florence Area Chamber Of Commerce.

March 19, 2020

As the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce, we’re all about promoting and advancing the cause of local member businesses and doing all we can to make Florence the best place to live, work, shop, eat, play, and stay.  At the same time, we all need to take the highest level of precaution for the sake…

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Britt Website Receives Significant Upgrade

January 16, 2020

January 16, 2020 MEDFORD, OR –  Britt Music & Arts Festival announces the redesign and significant upgrade of their website that will improve the ability of Britt patrons and fans to purchase tickets and learn about various operations of the non-profit organization. Constructed by web design firm Project A, the new design is constructed on…

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The Myth of Bend’s Timber-to-Tourism Transition

December 3, 2019

by Damon Runberg You may have heard this story before. Bend was a timber town, but after the demise of the timber industry, the regional economy shifted to tourism to replace those timber jobs. The vast ponderosa forests outside of town attracted mills that sustained the town for much of its history. The present location…

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Governor Brown to Promote Oregon Products, Tourism, and Foreign Investment During Trade Mission to Asia

November 6, 2019

Salem, OR—Governor Kate Brown today announced details on her upcoming trade mission to Asia to promote foreign investment in Oregon, Oregon goods, and tourism. The Governor will lead the mission in South Korea and Japan from November 5 – 16. “A thriving economy here in Oregon is influenced by markets across the world,” said Governor…

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Florence Chamber Names New Event, Tourism Development Coordinator

October 15, 2019

She came for the healing and stayed for the people she met and opportunities she gained. And now, she’s working to benefit the community that has blessed her with so much. Mitzi Hathaway has journeyed many a path to her new job as the event and tourism development coordinator for the Florence Area Chamber of…

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Florence Wine & Chowder Trail Weekend Expands Offerings, Names Wineries

September 23, 2019

Florence’s annual Wine & Chowder Trail, and Great Glass Float Giveaway, returns to Historic Old Town from October 11 to 13.  The Wine Trail is Saturday, October 12, from noon to 5:00 p.m. Participants can purchase a commemorative wine glass ($5) and tasting tickets ($1 each) at Gazebo Park at the corner of Bay St.…

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Florence Events Center Hosts Annual Wiener Dog Races

September 22, 2019

Saturday, October 12, from noon to 3:00 p.m., sees the return of the festive Okto-Fur-Fest celebration at the Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St. The event features German-style food and drink, games, and prizes—and the hilariously exciting wiener dog races from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.  Mayor Joe Henry will ceremonially tap the first keg when…

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Apollo 50: New Perspectives

August 31, 2019

Small Steps to a Giant Leap at ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum’ By Dan Ruby, Executive Director I was born the year that the twin Voyager spacecraft began their audacious journey to the cosmos, so I missed the world-gripping excitement of Apollo. I grew up with the Shuttle program throughout the ‘80s, ‘90s, and early-aughts, so my…

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Smoke Season

Smoke Season

July 1, 2019

  For 6 weeks last year, smoke filled most of southern Oregon’s air and for many days we had the worst air quality in the nation. We were told to stay indoors and we downloaded AQI (Air Quality Index) apps that sent us daily alerts and we watched wind shifts on websites (check out windy.com for a…

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