RAIN To Offer Entrepreneurs Help; Watershed Council to Hold Event; Siuslaw Pantry Needs Food; Gas Prices Hold Steady

RAIN To Offer Entrepreneurs Help

Oregon RAIN, the Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network is beginning a 10 week training program in October and is looking for businesses and entrepreneurs to participate in the program.  Matthew Hollander with RAIN says that this is a good opportunity for businesses that have already developed a product, but have not acquired any customers or raised any capital, but he says it is not limited to those types of businesses.  Hollander says while it is tailored for them it is also a great program for entrepreneurs that are in the idea phase.

“I think the most important criteria for any applicant for the coastal pre-accelerator is a commitment to growing your business.”

Hollander says the program is designed to teach entrepreneurs how to acquire more customers, develop a sales strategy, secure capital, and find a mentor.  The Program begins October 17th, and interested parties can apply online at oregonrain.org/coastalpreaccelerator.  Deadline for applying is September 28th.

Watershed Council to Hold Event

The Siuslaw Watershed Council will be holding program with live music and dinner this Saturday at the Florence Event Center.  The event is to celebrate Siuslaw Salmon.  Ticket proceeds and silent auction will go to support the Siuslaw Watershed Council in their efforts to restore and protect watershed health, water quality and native fish populations.  There will also be a live auction following the dinner.  Advance tickets are $25 and are available at Siuslaw.org

Siuslaw Pantry Needs Food

Siuslaw High school and Middle School pantry serves students that are homeless and underhoused in the community.  The pantry stocks hygiene items as well as food.  The Local Kiwanis club is looking for donations of food at this time.  They are well stocked with hygiene items.  Non-perishable items that have a good shelf life are best.  Items can be taken directly to the school, but there is also a drop off point at Roby’s Furniture and Appliance at 1870 highway 101.

Gas Prices Hold Steady

Gas prices continue to remain steady in the face of hurricane Florence.  AAA Oregon reports that only slight increases have been noticed throughout the country, due mainly to the fact that no gas production facilities were in the path of the storm.  Oregon prices statewide have dipped a penny to $3.25 a gallon for regular gas.  Here in Florence the average price remains the same at $2.95 a gallon.