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Business Scene for the week of 1/19/2011

labor law update workshop

The Alliance for Workforce Development and Plumas Bank are co-sponsoring a California labor law update at their East Quincy Plumas Work Connection facility Tuesday, Jan. 25, 10 a.m. – noon. The $39 fee includes a discussion of the new regulations affecting businesses, including the revised heart illness; Workers Comp postings; wage claim appeal, bond requirements and more. For more information or to reserve your seat contact Brendan Norris at 283-1606 no later than Jan. 20.

open house Jan. 27 in portola

Park Place Palace and newly opened My Skin’s Best Friend are having an open house Thursday, Jan. 27, from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. They are located at 48 Commercial St. in Portola. We understand there will be plenty of great appetizers and drawings for some terrific prizes.

 

FOUR-YEAR anniversary

The Best Western Rose Quartz Inn is celebrating its fourth year in business in Chester. Owners Chuck and Laura Van Paemel and their general manager Mannie Lucido are proud of the fact that the Inn has received the “Chairman’s Award” for the past three years. This is the highest honor offered by the hotel chain. Onsite judging criteria include cleanliness, design, customer service and maintenance.  The 50-room facility features meeting rooms, an exercise center, an outdoor spa and several other amenities. Mannie and his staff are committed to making sure their guests not only enjoy their stay, but also want to return. High-speed wireless Internet access will soon be available throughout the hotel.

taking a little break

The Blue Goose Fine Art Gallery in Chester is taking a winter break, owner Debbie Groesser tells us. It will be closing Jan. 21, and reopening March 1. You still have couple of days before they close to stop by and get your sweetie a Valentine’s Day present!

group fitness program offered

Patti Long, ABSolute Fitness and Health owner, has added Group Fitness to her growing list of offerings at her Clio facility. She said, “it’s a cutting-edge program involving a group of friends, family or co-workers that is fun and motivating to help you achieve your personal goals.”

 

trattoria rosa to reopen briefly

Patrons who have come to enjoy Trattoria Rosa’s Italian cuisine (and to the rest of you who should try it) should know they will reopen (think Valentine’s meal here folks) Feb.  11 – 14 for dinner and again Feb. 20, following the historic longboard races at Johnsville, for pizza.

just so you know…

Main Street Artists Gallery, located in the Old Clinch Building in Quincy’s renowned financial district, is available for private events, receptions and parties. And don’t forget, the first Friday of each month there is a new art opening and reception for featured artists. Be sure to check it out!

 

new location, new stylist

Now fully operational in her new location, Shear Magic II owner and stylist Linda Leclerc announced that Kaitlyn (Kaity) Caunedo has joined the salon. After graduating from Chester High, Kaity moved to Chico where she spent three years in the trade. Linda is excited to welcome Kaity with her young, fresh hair styling experience.  The salon’s new location is 289 Main St. between Holiday and Plumas Tire in Chester.

it keeps adding up

John Papenhausen at Mohawk Trading Company in Greenville launched a fundraising campaign a few months back and the donations keep flowing. For every gallon of gas purchased there, John continues to donate one cent to Greenville High School. To date, the school has received $926 that is being used for field trips, science projects and student tutoring and reward programs.

year two for community solutions

Plumas Sierra Community Solutions, with offices in Chester, Greenville, Quincy and Portola, is celebrating its second anniversary this month. Director John Banks said they provide the state mandated drug and alcohol programs for DUI convictions, with classes running anywhere from three to 18 months, depending on the sentence. This year he and his administrator, Patricia Miller, have added the 11550 H&S treatment program and PC1000 program at each location.

bucks lake poker run

Snowmobilers: Mark you calendar for the Feb. 12 Bucks Lake Poker Run — and bring the family! It is sponsored by the Bucks Lake Snowdrifters, who are putting together a barbecue, raffle and cash prizes for the event. Registration gets underway at 9 a.m. at Lakeshore Resort.

more anniversaries to note…

Made possible by so many of you supporting your local businesses that give so much back to their community!

Julian Mark has now owned and operated J’s Feather River Rental for a year. With the help of general manager Randy Mark, she has expanded her Delleker business to provide a vast assortment of rental items, coupled with a talented labor pool for those needing any assistance.

 

Our best to Chester’s Kristy Lee, as she begins her 13th year of business this month. Never Neverland is a preschool and after school care program for school-aged children. Be on the watch for her annual cookie dough fundraiser later this month.

 

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