Business Scene; 7/8/2009

    Mt. Lassen Log Homes is having a grand opening gala event at its recently completed showroom in Chester on Saturday, July 11 from 9 a.m.  -5 p.m. Owners J.R. Thompson and Windy Waters-Thompson invite you, your family and friends to stop by and tour their brand new log home; sign-up for a chance to win a 40 inch flat panel television; enjoy some homemade treats and a good old-fashioned barbecue. They are independent dealers for Real Log Homes.

    The third and fourth generation mother-daughter team of Sherri and Sonia at Gray’s Flower Garden in Quincy continue with the family’s traditions by giving away a Gardener’s Gift Basket this week packed full of merchandise from their nursery valued at $270. It was to thank customers as the nursery and floral shop enjoys 63 years of family ownership. The lucky winner was a very elated Dr. Rachel Hurlburt, whose second love is gardening — her first is taking care of the medical needs of her patients at Northfork Family Medicine. She said she has never won anything, adding this is the perfect prize for her given it has everything she needs for her garden.

    Mike Flanigan, who along with wife Valerie, own and operate Flanigan Leavitt Insurance Agency, earned special recognition in May as one of the top producers in the Leavitt Group. Out of 400 producers in 93 offices, Mike was 10th on the list of those communities with less than 500,000 people. He’s in a very impressive 16th place on the year-to-date list. Mike attributes his success to having access to more than 25 preferred insurance companies to find sensible, cost-effective solutions to your insurance needs. With offices in Quincy and Susanville, Flanigan Leavitt serves all of Plumas, Lassen and Sierra counties.  

    Whether you are working on the farm, on your way to your favorite hunting spot or just out for an off road drive, the Husqvarna HUV4414 utility vehicle might just be the ticket. Rusty Warren’s in East Quincy has the newest 2009s in stock ready to go!

    “We did it!” Angela Norton boasted when talking about completing her first year in business with Fat Bottom Grill in Portola. One of the most popular items on her menu is the big, fat, juicy half-pound burger made to order.

    X This begins year five for Norbert and Christine Schneider at Schneider’s Old Time Merchants on Little Bear (campground) Road in Blairsden. This unique gift shop carries hand painted glass, cards, stuff animals, German chocolates, crackers, books and just a whole lot more.    

    x This month marks the eighth anniversary for Pro-Craft Painting in Lake Almanor. Owners Robert and Cheryl Edwards business specializes in painting and staining custom homes, log homes, and exterior and interior painting.

    X It’s the fifth anniversary for Jennifer Haverfield and her extremely popular Blairsden eatery, Bonta St. Bistro.

    x This month Rick and Eileen Greenly are celebrating their 9th anniversary as owners of Papa Murphy’s Pizza in Quincy. The pizza chain continues to be voted one of the best in country by consumers.

    X Patti Long is celebrating her sixth anniversary with Absolute Fitness & Health in Clio. She offers fitness training and private Pilates reformer training.

    X Eleven years ago Lassen Drug Co. moved to another location and the gift side of the store became Lassen Gift Company. Owner Sharon Henry shops long and hard for her Chester store and the myriad of items she carries and has the reputation and customer base to prove it! Lassen Gift still has the original soda fountain, where you can find old-fashion sodas, and other fountain treats.

X Teri Haas is now in her seventh year with her Top Dog Grooming Studio. You will find her doggy studio located off Quincy Junction Road on Bell Lane.

    X Elizabeth and George Erdesz have owned and operated the Ranchito Motel in East Quincy — where patrons enjoy “a restful night’s sleep by the
babbling brook — for 15 years.

    x Two years ago Northern California auto giant Benny Brown bought Quincy Auto Center, the local Ford, Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep dealership. Benny owns several other successful dealerships, including Susanville Ford, Susanville Auto Center along with stores in Corning and Oroville.

     x Joanie Kielty, owner of Treats Dog Company in Chester, is celebrating her second year in business this month. She offers a self-serve dog wash and dog treat bakery, both have become quite popular with her customers. She has also increased awareness about health and wellness and what a difference, she says, quality, holistic food can make in a pet’s life.

    X Bruce and Susan Robinson are celebrating their 43rd anniversary as owners of Shadetree Auto Sales and Repair in East Quincy. They cater to their customers with quality used cars and trucks and the line of light-duty Mahindra tractors, dump trailers and horse trailers. Behind the sales department is an experienced automotive service and repair facility. Also at the facility are Quincy Auto Glass and Plumas Auto Diagnostics handling the smog station.

    Just as the dust settles after the Silver Buckle Rodeo in Taylorsville, the fun picks right back up this Saturday with the 19th annual Solar Cook-Off. The fun-filled family event includes solar cooking demonstrations, arts and crafts fair and plenty of live music throughout the day and well into the evening. Performing at the Grange Hall that evening is Guitar Shorty, “a blues rock original” credited with influencing both Jimi Hendrix and Buddy Guy. Three bands will entertain early birds at the Friday night kickoff. For more information and tickets for the Saturday night dance contact Blackhawk Solar, Plumas Arts or the Genesee Store.

        x For three years now, Amber Hill has been taking special care of your dogs and cats at her Quincy business, Pampered Pets. Services include bathing and cuts, from complete shaves to specific breed styling.
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