Business Scene for the week of 7/21/2010

    There is a lot going on with the Chester Lake Almanor Chamber of Commerce these days. The building is sporting a new look with its new color scheme and the chamber's new logo. Board president Jay Sabelman also tells us Kim James will take over as chamber manager in August.
    Ian Upton, who owns Universal Electric serving Chester and Lake Almanor, is now a local Dish Network satellite retailer, installer and service provider. Ian has 10 years as a licensed commercial and residential electrician and has lived in Plumas County for the last four years.

    Jared Pilgram has joined the others taking care of your hair care needs at Country Style Hair Salon in Greenville. Owner Margie Meeker said that Jared is a barber who is well known in the Quincy area.

    Becky Weatherson and Sharon Geney were in Denver recently buying new items at a huge gift show for their Chester store, Good Vibrations. Some of the new and unique merchandise hitting their shelves includes Tibetan singing bowls, Raku wishing pots, mini Zen gardens, children's books, wind chimes and crystal and mineral pendants.


    Located in Prattville at Lake Almanor, Carol's Café & West Shore Deli is celebrating its 39th season.  One of the things that make this such a local favorite and rather unique is that you can reach the restaurant by dock or bike (they are just off the West Shore bike trail), and of course by vehicle.  Owner Carol Franchetti is proud that Carol's Café is the longest running restaurant with the same owner in the area.  She attributes its longevity and her success to continually enhancing her menu, but always keeping “comfort food with a twist.” You can go to plumasnews.com to see her menu by clicking on the Dining Guide.


    x In the Chester area, Jeff Lemons notes his 11th anniversary with Lemons Electric. As an electrical contractor with 28 years of experience, Jeff's work on both new construction projects and residential “trouble shooting” has earned him a stellar reputation.

    x Mike and Vicki Girvin are celebrating their fourth anniversary as owners of Canyon Dam RV Park & Country Store. The couple have recently expanded the store to include a new gift shop offering a variety of novelties, original art, collectibles and antique gift items that include original oil paintings from W.E Mashburn, beautifully crafted wooden bowls by Greenville area artisan Kevin Norberg.

    x It's the sixth year 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 and a lot more.

    x Leslie and Jeff Greenwood have really made a name for themselves and the quality products they build and sell at their business, Sierra Valley Barns, now in its 11th year. Some of the products they manufacture at their Highway 70 facility just east of Beckwourth include horse barns, tack rooms and economical barn-style storage buildings in a variety of sizes.

  x This month marks the 12th year for Riverside Rock in Sloat. Owner Cindy Robinson sells natural stone pavers, flagstone, quartz, decorative river cobble and select landscape boulders. She also has top soil and fill material.

 x Teri Haas is now in her eighth year with her very successful - as evidenced by the smiling faces on her four-legged customers - Top Dog Grooming Studio. You will find her studio located off Quincy Junction Road on Bell Lane.

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