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Business Scene; 10/7/2009

TINSELTOWN TRIBUTE
    Tickets are now available for the Tinseltown Tribute benefit for Plumas District Hospital Foundation. The celebration, honoring 50 years of service to the community, features entertainment by Dave, Shelley & Friends, and 1950s-era appetizers. It is Thursday, Oct. 15, at 5:30 p.m. at The Drunk Brush Wine Bar on Grover Alley (the alley between Flanigan-Leavitt Insurance and the library). Tickets are available at the hospital administration building and at Flanigan-Leavitt Insurance.

U-HAUL RENTALS IN QUINCY
    After temporarily suspending the service due to personal health issues, George Miers says he is once again offering U-Haul rentals at Gold Country Self Storage in Quincy. We’re glad to hear George is well again and back at it!

ADDING MORE CONVENIENCE
    It’s always about taking care of your customers, perhaps a little more so now than say in the past couple of decades. That’s exactly why Dickens Drilling is now accepting MasterCard and Visa for labor and materials.

WOODCUTTER’S RAFFLE WINNERS
    Winners of the “woodcutter’s raffle” co-sponsored by DuPont Power Tools and Feather River Grange were Todd Johns of Greenville, first place winner of a Stihl chain saw; Quincy residents Zenda Beail won second place and a cord of wood and Ron Christensen won the third place prize—a firewood box. Proceeds of this fundraiser went to the Grange Hall.

OPEN STUDIO SHOW
    Pam Trebes Photography will have a showing from 2-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10 at her Hamilton Branch studio. Pam will be presenting a fall collection, featuring guest artists Gerri Allen, Heather Green and Jacquie Cordova.

PET STORE’S OPEN HOUSE OCT. 17
    Stop by and join the fun while enjoying refreshments and perhaps a chance at winning some terrific prizes as Jon Francine hosts an open house at his new location in Greenville on Main Street. In this much larger building, he has substantially expanded the inventory at Indian Valley Pet Supply to satisfy the needs and diversity of his growing customer base.

CONTRIBUTE 2009: TAKE THE PLEDGE
    Quincy Scentsy consultants Amy Cooper and Cassie Michael are encouraging consumers to “take the pledge” and support family businesses the week of Oct. 12, by spending an extra $50 at a small business in your community. The goal of the six-year-old home-based business that got its start selling safe, wickless scented candles, is to inspire 100,000 people to make the pledge creating a $5 million economic infusion in communities like ours across the nation. Amy and Cassie will be at Ayoobs in Quincy on Monday, Oct. 12 showing their products, giving away gifts and sharing your Contribute 2009 stories.
 
MANICURES AND HAIR STYLING
    Karen Van Zandt worked with the ladies at Country Style in Greenville as a manicurist for about a year. The lifelong Greenville gal then left to attend cosmetology school in Chico. She returned in June and has worked as owner Margie Meeker’s newest hairstylist.

SETTING IT STRAIGHT
     I mentioned last week the opening of Blue Goose Fine Art Gallery in Chester was in the same location as the former Northwoods Gallery. It actually shares the building where Morning Star Products is located on Main Street.









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