Business Scene for the week of 9/22/2010

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Tiffany Leonhardt, foundation and marketing manager for Plumas District Hospital and it's nonprofit Plumas Health Care Foundation, reports that PHCF has been recognized as an authorized charity for the 2010 "giving season" by Norcal Combined Federal Campaign. Donations, including workplace payroll deductions made by federal civilian, postal and military employees through Dec. 15, 2010 support eligible non-profits, such as PHCF.


The Blue Goose Fine Art Gallery in Chester is celebrating its first year of business with a "Funfest" Oct. 1-2. Owner Debbie Groesser invites you to join in the fun, food, prizes and surprises.

It's the end of an era. After 40 years, Donna Kohnen, owner of Donna's Poodle Salon in Chester, is retiring. She will be hanging up her shears at the end of September.


Mountain Money and Shipping Services in Chester has become a drop-off location for dry cleaning being shuttled to and from County Cleaners in Susanville.

Quincy independent consultant Krissy Bednarski tells us she has the 2010 edition of "Close To My Heart's" idea book for those interested in scrapbooking, stamping and card making. Krissy's company is the scrapbooking innovator and industry-leading direct sales company. To purchase the book or for more information on hostess clubs and workshops call her at 283-3914.


Hats off to a premier anchor business in Quincy and the hardworking couple who have, through their continued success, provided a noteworthy 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 more of the same for many years to come. Patty promises to continue her commitment to carrying the products her customers' desire.

Lots of changes have taken place in the short three years of business for Lake Almanor Fitness Center. General Manager Garn Pringle said the support from the Chester chamber and local residents have made it possible to grow from three to seven employees and increase their hours of operation to 15 hours per day. They offer accredited courses through Feather River College, have increased the number and variety of classes offered, expanded the orientation time spent with new customers and now feature the new Hexhead rubber-coated free weights.

Otilio and Shannon Garcia, owners of Garcia's Yard Maintenance Services in Quincy, are celebrating their 15th year in business. From weekly yard maintenance to debris removal, their professional hardworking crew can make your yard look beautiful year-round!

Jared Pew and Blake Roath are celebrating Mt. Huff Golf Course's second year under their ownership. They have added new events to the challenging nine-hole course in Crescent Mills that include Senior Days on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Wednesday morning and Thursday night scrambles. Golf pro Steve Ross is available for private golf lessons that are sure to help your game, regardless of handicap.

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