Business Scene for the week of 5/16/2013

Bike and ski store in Graeagle
Howling Dogs Bike & Ski is now open in downtown Graeagle. The shop offers bicycle repair, sales and rentals in the summer and cross-country skis and snowshoes for rent or sale in the winter. Owners Phil and Kimberly Kaznowski have been avid quiet sports enthusiasts for more than 30 years, eight of those years here in Plumas County. They carry local, handmade, USA-made and recycled products whenever possible. Photo by Jennifer Lacy
grand opening party and bbq Sat.

Kelly Tan, the relatively new owner of Young’s Market in downtown Taylorsville, invites you to an extravagant grand opening party this Saturday, May 18, from 1 to 5 p.m. Festivities include what promises to be an outrageous barbecued meal (Kelly also does catering) and live music performed by Joe Tomaselli and Ken Cawley. I won’t try to describe the many changes and additions Kelly, her daughter, Lee, and parents Jack and Karen have made to the store in a relatively short time, both physically and in its inventory, but I assure you it is definitely worth the visit. Kelly bought the store in December from my brother and longtime owner, John Taborski, who now resides in Southern California near his two daughters and grandkids.


… here’s another bbq saturday

The annual customer appreciation day event for Quincy Hot Spot is also Saturday, May 18, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sample a variety of the mouthwatering barbecue sauces, rubs and grill seasonings owners Don and DeeDee Driscol will be serving (and selling), while browsing through the vast inventory of products, sure to make your summertime grilling sizzle, carried in their East Quincy shop.

With a little planning, you’ll be able to visit both!


egan promoted to vice president

Joe Egan has been promoted to senior vice president, manager of the agricultural services department for Plumas Bank. He joined the bank in 1999 and has more than 20 years experience in the agricultural lending industry.

A Susanville native, he went to Lassen Union High School and graduated with a degree in agricultural and managerial economics from the University of California, Davis.

Egan said he has a terrific team of experienced ag experts and enjoys working with them to help local farmers and ranchers meet their financial needs. He is a director of the Lassen County Cattlemen’s Association and the Lassen Irrigation District. He is also active with the Susanville Elks Lodge.

Kerry Wilson, executive vice president and chief credit officer, said, “Plumas Bank has a solid commitment and a long history of supporting agriculture as well as local farmers and ranchers in northern California and Nevada. Joe has been very instrumental in creating this highly regarded reputation. We congratulate Joe and look forward to his continued success with the bank.”


iron door restaurant opens

The iconic Iron Door has opened for the season.Chris andBonnie David inviteyou to enjoy fine dining with a full barat their charming and historic Johnsville restaurant. The menu includessteaks, seafood,pasta and many other tantalizing choices. They open at 5 p.m.nightly, closed on Tuesdays.


the spa at plumas pines reopens

Pam Ayoob has opened The Spa at the Plumas Pines Rec Centeron Cottonwood Drive near thePlumas Pines Resort in Blairsden for the season. Her services include massages, facials, waxing, body wraps and scrubs, ear candling and more. Pam adds that their popular customized spa parties, that can include food delivery from Longboards Bar and Grill, are ideal for things like wedding preparation, reunions or “just because.” For more information or an appointment call 836-1854.


new owners, new name, now open

Bontaful Gardens Café on Bonta Street in Blairsden is opening this Friday, May 17, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Owner Janet Canty said they have made and are continuing to make lots of changes to what was formerly known as Bonta St. Bistro. Janet has lived in the area for more than 25 years and is excited to share her culinary talents in this new endeavor.


new name reflects its services

With a new business name, Almanor Welding, Pete Neely continues to offer a variety of welding services, including manufacturing, installing and repairing steel and stainless steel cable deck handrail systems, aluminum boat docks, gates and more. In addition to working from his Willhoite Road, Chester shop, formerly known as Almanor Auto and Welding, Pete said he also works onsite with his well-equipped mobile unit. He is certified to provide welding on overhead vertical pipe with restricted access and structural welding for new construction. He and his wife, Michelle, have two grown children.

anniversaries …

Laura Semrau is beginning her 11th year with Essential Skincare and Reflexology on Main Street in Chester. Services today include facials, waxing and reflexology treatments. She carries an assortment of skin and body products, including Heaven Sent organic products made in Greenville.

TheGold Rush Gallery will be celebrating its ninth year in Graeagle this Memorial Day weekend, and their 34th year as jewelers, doing business as The Gold Rush. The gallery itself presents the work of over 125 of America's finest craft and jewelry artisans, including local, regional and national artists. Featuring the creative jewelry work of gallery owners Ken and Debbie McMaster, they specialize in custom jewelry design including gold quartz and gold nugget jewelry and their line of Mt. Scene jewelry. Expert jewelry repair is also available. "We are continually blessed and excited to bring such quality jewelry, crafts and variety to Plumas County and all our visitors," Ken said.

Tim O’Brien and his team of professionals at Coldwell Banker Kehr/O’Brien Real Estate have successfully spent the past 29 years satisfying both real estate buyers and sellers throughout Plumas County.They serve the entire region from locations in Chester, Lake Almanor Peninsula, Lake Almanor West, Quincy (Pioneer Real Estate) and Portola (Chandler Real Estate).

It is the second anniversary for Quincy residents Budd and Sharon Pence as owners of East Side Laundry in East Quincy. The couple also owns and operates the well-known heating, refrigeration and air-conditioning company, Heat Transfer Systems, which they started 27 years ago.


memorial day barbecue

Gunnar and Candi Garrett and Mary Gow, co-owners of the Double G Iron Horse Salon in beautiful downtown Westwood, are hosting a Memorial Day barbecue with hot dogs, hamburgers and chili Monday, May 27, from 4 to 8 p.m.


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