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Business Scene for the week of 9/12/2012

music festival helps businesses

All too often we hear comments from locals — including some business people — that the High Sierra Music Festival doesn’t financially help our community. They believe those businesses that do see an increase in business is few or they are corporate-owned with the profits leaving the area. I couldn’t disagree more. According to several sources, for every $100 spent locally, $68 remains in the community, $43 if spent at a national chain.

In the manager’s report from the recently published quarterly report for Quincy Natural Foods Cooperative, the store’s sales in the first 10 days of July were record-breaking, more than $100,000 which is $25,000 more than the year prior. At times, the report stated, they had as many as 750 customers per day during the Music Festival!

Are we perhaps missing other opportunities like this by not consistently recruiting and then growing more events like this and others that can help drive our local economy? You bet!

 

t’town’s YOUNG’S market sold

Changes are in the works for Young’s Market in downtown Taylorsville. Kelly Tan is purchasing the store from longtime owner John Taborski. Kelly spent the past 12 years for Whole Foods in Fresno, 11 years as a team leader, but she is not new to Plumas County. She spent several years as a breakfast cook for Bucks Lake Lodge when Ken and Dixie Nelson owned the resort. Kelly also has family in Quincy, her brothers Cobey and Scott Brown and sister Tiffany Wood Lorenzo. Their parents, Jack and Karen Wood, live in Taylorsville and will be working with Kelly at the store.

 

concert on the green sept. 16

Internationally renowned multi-instrumentalist and artist Mark Growden will perform at the Walker Mansion Inn in Westwood on Sunday, Sept. 16, at 1 p.m. Owner Esther Pretti said tickets are on sale for the “Concert on the Green” and include a barbecued hamburger picnic lunch. Growden, who was raised in Westwood, has released several critically acclaimed albums. He has completed many successful U.S. tours, performing at venues such as the Fillmore and Great American Music Hall in San Francisco and Tonic and The Knitting Factory in New York. He co-founded and co-produces the underground site-specific performance series “Covert” with famed artist John Law of Cacophony Society and Suicide Club fame.

 

two chester businesses move…

Cal-Sierra Title Company's Chester office has moved into its new location at 289 Main St., in the Stover Creek Plaza over the Labor Day weekend. Besides the greater client convenience by being in the Plaza, company president David Windle said the move was made to acquire much needed additional office space.

 

The Chester offices of Haws, Theobald and Auman have moved to 283 Main St., next to Holiday Market. John Auman said they purchased the building to make it the accounting firm’s permanent home. He adds they will hold an open house in October, but encourages folks to stop by and check out their beautifully remodeled and spacious new home.

 

our continued best wishes…

Sharon Paine at Mt. Maid Quilter in Chester is celebrating her 20th anniversary with style. During the week of Sept. 17-22, Sharon is offering 20 percent off all fabric and gift certificates. Stop by on Saturday, Sept. 22, and enjoy some cake and enter to win a giveaway for some special prizes while you check out her notions, cross-stitch supplies, patterns and fabrics.

 

 

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