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Business Scene for 1/20/2010


MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPIST
    Martin Rosen, M.F.T., has worked in the mental health field since 1995 and is now associated with Plumas Rural Services serving patients in Plumas and Sierra counties. He graduated with a Masters degree in clinical psychology and is licensed as a marriage and family therapist. Martin has extensive experience working with adults, children and families through a myriad of maladies.

BREAKFAST IS NOW BEING SERVED
    In addition to serving lunch and dinner daily, Mi Casita Mexican Restaurant now serves breakfast—at the Chester location only—on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. You will find the restaurant on Main Street next to the Forget Me Not Thrift Store.

CELEBRATING A FIRST ANNIVERSARY
    Stephanie Willhoit is celebrating her first anniversary with Lola’s Consignment Boutique in Chester. During her first year the business, it has grown so much in popularity that she had to relocate to her present location—a much larger facility with four-times the display space in the Stover Landing building on Main Street in Chester.
 
THIRD ANNIVERSARY, FREE DELIVERY
    It’s been three years now for Tim Schooler and John Breaux as proprietors of Champions Pizza & Wings. They have just added several new hot wing sauces to the menu. So hot, in fact, that they have an ongoing wing-eating contest with the survivors’ names being added to the newly created “Wall of Flame.” Also, just a reminder that food deliveries are free Super Bowl Sunday.
 
ANNUAL WINTER VACATION TIME
    Denim Blues, Etc. is Portola will be closed during February for its annual winter vacation. Look for the Weavers to reopen March 2, kicking off their seventh year in business!

SMOG CHECKS AVAILABLE IN CHESTER
    Chester area folks in need of a vehicle smog check will find it much easier. Ken Anthony, owner of Twenty Mile Garage on Myrtle Street, is now state certified to perform vehicle smog checks.

NEW XEROX AGENTS FOR THE COUNTY
    Bob and Cheryl Reinitz are tickled that their Quincy-based business, Forest Stationers, is once again an authorized agent for the full line of Xerox copiers and office equipment.

“SLOW IT DOWN” YOGA CLASS OFFERED
    On Thursday evenings from 5:30-6:45, Clare Churchill is offering a “Slow It Down” yoga class at the Yoga and Wellness Center in East Quincy. Clare, new to the East Quincy exercise facility’s team, describes her approach as a chance to become “grounded,” making a connection between the body and mind. Participants will move slowly, incorporating flexibility with strength and balance. She said it is suitable for beginning through advanced students.

MAKING THE MOVE IN FEBRUARY
    After 13 years in the same location, Kim’s Coffee Tree Express is moving to a newly remodeled and much bigger location in February. This local favorite for coffee drinkers in the Portola area will move just a few doors to the west of her present location, where Gold Rush Sporting Good was. It’s newly remodeled and much larger, which comes in handy with her coffee roasting service.

EVERYTHING IS DIFFERENT NOW
    Ran across this interesting perspective posted on Jan. 7, 2009, at tompeters.com that is certainly well worth sharing:

     Don’t think of our current economic crisis as a recession. Instead, think of it as a recalibration.
    Everything is different now. The world I am working in today is different from any world I have ever done business in. The world has been reset.
    If you think of it as a recession, you may be temped to hunker down and wait for the economy to cycle back.
    If you think of it as a recalibration, you will be motivated to focus on what you have to do differently, since everything is different now.
    The way your business generates results is different now.
    Your customers think differently, too.
    Your customers care about different things, now.
    Your customers act differently, now.
    Your customers many actually be different people, now.
    Customers aren’t disposable anymore; more than ever, you have to create sustainable customer relationships.
    Everything is different now.


HOMEBUYERS TAX CREDIT EXTENDED`
    The federal tax credit for home buyers that 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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