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Business Scene for the week of 11/25/2009

Free electronic waste disposal

This Saturday, Nov. 26, you can get rid of any unwanted computers, monitors, televisions and other electronic devices for free by taking them to Feather River Disposal’s transfer sites in Quincy, Greenville and Chester between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Also, make a note that beginning Dec. 1, and continuing until Mar. 31, all transfer sites will only be open Friday through Monday from 9-4.

bank’s calendars feature locals

Plumas Bank’s fifth annual photo calendar will be available at the branches the week of Thanksgiving. The 2010 calendar celebrates 30 years of community banking in Plumas Bank Country. Mark Elliott won the $100 cash prize. The winning photographers were Lorissa Soriano (cover), Jean Souders, Kari Capella, Luke Sanders, Linda Carpenter, Ila Decker, Tracy Keelan, Richard McCutcheon, Linda Rutherford, William Butler, Pete DuBois, Katherine Iglesias, Mark Elliott, and Winthrop Chamberlain. A $25 donation was made in each winner’s name to a charity of their choice.

open house at g’ville restaurant

To commemorate moving her restaurant, Main Street Dinner House, to a new location, Sharon Strecker is having an open house Friday, Nov. 27. She invites you to stop by the restaurant at 116 Ann St. (Hwy. 89 across from the fire hall) between 5-7 p.m. for some great food and fun.

new name reflects affiliation

It’s official! Chester Hardware is now Chester True Value Hardware. Owner Ed Wistos explained that belonging to the “True Value family” gives him extraordinary buying power with fantastic savings he can pass along to his customers. Take a look at the advertising insert in this week’s Chester Progressive.

holiday cookie contest

The Quincy Chamber of Commerce is having a holiday cookie contest as part of its annual Wassail Bowl festivities. Organizations and businesses are invited to enter their cookies for a chance to win this year’s Best of Show. Entry forms, available at the Chamber office, are due Dec. 2. Then on Friday, Dec. 11 at 4 p.m. bring your entries, four-dozen cookies for all to enjoy that evening, to the Courthouse. The winner will be announced that evening during the 45th annual Wassail Bowl.

beckster’s first anniversary

Becky McIntyre is celebrating her first anniversary with Beckster’s Stylin Asylum. I mentioned recently Macy Lawrence has returned to Chester and now works at the salon on Chester’s Main Street. This is a familiar place for Macy since she worked there as an apprentice under her mother, Terri Lawrence, when the studio was known for 18 years as Hair Design. Terri sold the business to Becky—hence its new name.

new hair products on the shelf

Several new products have been added to the vast inventory at Quincy’s Great Northern Hair Co. Owners JoAnn Prince and GraceAnn Mason are excited about the new hair care line by Keune Haircosmetics’ providing a scientific solution for thinning hair. Another product by Joica, also for thinning hair, has 85 percent of the people with satisfied with its results after just one week of use. They also have a new line of hairpieces that look and feel like real hair, JoAnn says you can even curl and straighten them for a more natural look.

homebuyers TAX CREDIT extended`

The federal tax credit for home buyers the president signed into law recently was set to expire Nov. 30, but has been extended until Apr. 30, 2010. It was also expanded to include existing homeowners who have lived in their primary residences for five consecutive years out of the last eight years. First-time homebuyers may still be eligible for a tax credit of up to $8,000, while existing homeowners may receive a credit of up to $6,500. The bill also increases the qualifying income limits, and taxpayers can claim the credit on purchases completed in 2010 on their 2009 income tax returns. Ask your Realtor for all the details.

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