Business Scene for the week of 9/8/10

plumas bank promotes three
Plumas Bank has promoted Richard L. Belstock to senior vice president and interim chief financial officer and controller. He joined the bank in 2006, and currently manages accounting, internal audit and risk management. Richard is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics. He received his Masters in accountancy from the University of Denver.

Elizabeth L. Steffen has been promoted to assistant vice president, administrative services manager in technology resources. A California native, Elizabeth joined the bank in 2009. She currently manages three departments: network administration, eBanking, and the customer resource center. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and her Masters in technology management from the University of Phoenix.

Gayle Guiragossian was also promoted to an assistant vice president, SBA processing manager. She joined Plumas Bank in 2007 and is responsible for the production of SBA loan documentation, loan funding and servicing. has 22 years of experience in SBA lending.

"As a result of our collective efforts we are beginning to see meaningful progress as our company moves back into a position of strength. As an indicator of our progress, and on behalf of the board of directors and the executive team, I would like to congratulate these three outstanding members of our team as they assume their new officer positions," said interim president and chief executive officer, Andrew J. Ryback
new baker/pastry chef
Holly Maricich, a graduate of the North County Culinary Academy in San Diego, is the new bakery and pastry chef at Traci's Sweet Surprises in downtown Quincy. Shop owner Traci Downey tells us Holly's specialties include cheesecakes, dessert bars and artisan breads.
annual vaccination clinic
At the Greenville High School parking lot Thursday, Sept. 9 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Dr. Doyle Rolston of the Indian Creek Veterinary Clinic will hold his annual reduced-price vaccination clinic. What a great deal and service: Rabies, distemper, cat vaccines and more will be available at half price and the Plumas County Animal Control folks will also be on hand to provide one-stop licensing fees.
customer appreciation day

Bi-State Propane customers in Portola will want to make a note on their calendars to stop by Bi-State's Highway 70 offices for its Customer Appreciation Day event Friday, Sept. 17. Manager Dave Shelton said from noon to 4 p.m. there will be free hot dogs, sodas, free 5-gallon BBQ propane tank fill-ups and a wheel loaded with special prizes for their customers to spin and win!

offering our congratulations...

This month marks a few significant anniversaries for JoAnn Prince at Great Northern Hair Co. in Quincy. It's her 49th year as a licensed hair stylist, 32nd year working in Quincy and her 30th year with Great Northern! I'd be remiss if I didn't add that during those 32 years in Quincy JoAnn has truly been an incredible asset to our community, actively volunteering her time and energy with the local service clubs, organizations and numerous community projects throughout those three decades.

Thank you, JoAnn! Oh yeah, they are having a sale, special promotions and a prize giveaway at the store in honor of the occasion. Check it out!

Hats off to another of Quincy's premier anchor businesses and the hardworking couple who have made it possible for it to provide a commendable number of jobs over its 28 years in business. We're talking about Gary and Mary Vogt and American Valley Hardware in the Plumas Pines Shopping Center in Quincy. Need paint, plumbing, electrical, automotive parts and supplies? How about household appliances and gift items? Whatever it is, chances are you will find it at their store and it'll be priced right!

Oregano Mountain Home Store in Portola is celebrating four years in business. Owner Patty Neal said she has enjoyed serving the community and looks forward to doing the same for many years to come and will continue to provide the kind of products her customers request.

Red's Meadow Ranch begins its 14th year in business. Roger Douglas and Mildred Balben offer trail rides, horseshoeing, horse training, riding lessons and boarding. They are open year-round and can be found above Clio on C Road.

Rick and Eileen Greenly are celebrating their 10th anniversary at their store, Papa Murphy's Pizza, located the post office building in Quincy. They are well known for their delicious take and bake pizzas.

Two more physicians at PDH clinics
North Fork Family Medicine and Quincy Family Medicine, both clinics of Plumas District Hospital, announced the addition of two additional physicians. Erins Barnes, M.D. has been seeing patients in the North Fork Family Medical offices since August. Charles Eck, M.D. began seeing patients last week in the Quincy Family Medicine facility.

Dr. Barnes is from Kansas and obtained her medical degree from University of Kansas School of Medicine. She completed her family medicine residency last December at Sutter Health in Sacramento.

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