Oct. 28, 2020 — The nonprofit Oregon RAIN (Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network) held a virtual commemoration of its five-year partnership with the City of Florence on Oct. 21. Held over Zoom, the meeting brought together some of the people that have made the partnership possible over the years, including officials from RAIN and the city and representatives from the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Florence.
As people logged into the chat, one person said, “This feels like a family call!”
“This is so fun,” Coastal Catalyst Ariel Ruben agreed. “We’ve got to do this more often.”
The group in attendance was small, just under 30, with many people announcing their connections and RAIN Executive Director Caroline Cummings greeting most by name.
She started the celebration by saying, “Thank you so much for joining us for the five-year anniversary of RAIN being…