Business Scene for the week of 3/27/2013

Now Open in Greenville
Suzanne Hamar has opened the General Store on Crescent Street in Greenville.
gas discounts shopping at safeway

Shop at Safeway using your Safeway Club Card and now earn reward points that will save you up to 20 cents a gallon on gas purchased at Chevron. Quincy store manager Toni Thomas says the points are easy to earn and easy to use at the Quincy Chevron station or any other participating Chevron station. Grab a brochure that explains this offer next time you are shopping at Safeway.

chester store offers ups shipping

Susan Bryner and Dawn Gray, co-owners of Books & Beyond in Chester, have added yet a new meaning to “beyond.” The store is now an authorized UPS shipping outlet. “As we approach our 10-year anniversary, we see the need to expand the type of services that we offer our local community. So, to our traditional retail inventory, art gallery and dry-cleaning services we have added shipping, copy and print services and public computer access,” Susan said.

new hours, beer and wine to come

Miriam Marquez, owner of the Plumas Cafe in the Plumas Pines Shopping Center in Quincy, has extended the dinner hours. The breakfast and lunch restaurant now serves until 8 p.m. Monday – Friday and until 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Miriam adds that she will have her beer and wine license soon.

and the winner is…

Carol and Brad at the Chester Old Town Café held a “Are you smarter than a meteorologist?” contest last week. Suzie LaGroue, of Chester, was the closest to predicting what the weather, temperature and winds would be on March 20, the first day of spring, winning lunch for two.

Realtor joins sierra destination

Kimberly Buckhouthas joined Carol Yeater atSierra Destination Realty in Clio as a Realtor associate. She recently completed the required training to obtain the certified distressed properties expert designation. Kim is confident her timing with this certification is crucial in a market where anxious homeowners have received a barrage of information that she says is at times inconsistent and inaccurate. She can be reached at 616-1448.

cosmetologist joins t’town salon

Kristy Brown, owner of Main Street Salon in downtown Taylorsville, is pleased to welcome Michelle Greco to her salon. Michelle, a longtime resident of Plumas County, graduated from DeLoux Beauty College in Reno and has nine years of experience as a cosmetologist. She does hair styling, manicures and pedicures.

fitness center staff additions

   Matt Maumoynier and Carrie Warren are now associated with the Lake Almanor Fitness Center in Chester as personal fitness trainers. Dave Alcorn is available as a free-weight strength training coach and will be happy to share his expertise with LAFC members. Krista Norris, a professional line dance instructor, offers group line dancing on Thursday evenings. She will alternate with their current instructors, Carol Morgenroth and Karyn Merriman.

new eye treatment products

The gals from Great Northern Hair Co. in Quincy recently participated in an online training seminar for the new Dermalogica eye treatment products. The ladies learned all about four specialized products ideal for any skin condition: skin aging, age reversal for advanced smoothing, a cream for those dark circles and another cream to help reduce those fine dehydration lines. They can help you determine which treatments are ideal for your skin condition.

 Not to go unnoticed…

   Kent Grammer, Valerie Grammer and Kurt Grammer celebrate their fourth anniversary this month as owners of the — we toss ’em, they’re awesome Pizza Factory in Portola. You’ll find them located downtown on Commercial Street. Kent said they’ve learned a lot about the business and their customers and are thrilled to be an integral part of the community and its school programs.

 Bucks Lake Lodge owners Rebecca Guereque and Louis, Louie and Luz Gutierrez are celebrating their sixth anniversary. Hats off to the families for having the fortitude to rebuild the historic lodge — which, in case you haven’t heard, is now open — after the tragic fire in 2010 took the lodge, their home and all their belongings.  

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