Business Scene for the week of 2/16/2011

visitors guide deadline friday

It may only be February, but it’s already time to begin focusing our attention on tourism this summer in Plumas County and the impact it has on our local economy.

We agree with a host of local business people and community leaders that tourism this summer will be alive and well. Those visitors opting for more day trips, weekend jaunts and full-blown stay-vacations closer to home will bring a much needed and important infusion of dollars into our local economy.

The advertising deadline for the Plumas County Visitors Guide, a comprehensive full color magazine produced by us in partnership with the Plumas County Visitors Bureau, is this Friday, Feb. 18. If one of our advertising reps hasn’t called on you yet and you want to make sure to be included, call your local newspaper office.  We’re eager to design an effective ad tailored to both your budget and your business.

Your advertising investment and partnership makes it possible to produce these comprehensive and informative guides for our area. Help us help you capitalize on this opportunity by investing some of your hard-earned advertising dollars into the most effective products used to entice and inform families that are both coming to visit or living in this area.


lace earns investment award

Congratulations to Plumas Bank’s Lace Van Devender for earning the Top Dual Role Representative award for 2010 from BAR Financial and Financial Network Investment Corporation.

Through BAR, Plumas Bank offers comprehensivefinancialplanning and investmentservices.

B.J. North, executive vice president, retail banking manager for the bank said, “Lace has embraced the knowledge BAR Financial offers to best serve our clients as their dedicated financial services professional. Her dedication and responsiveness to clients’ needs are what have helped her achieve this prestigious award and we wholeheartedly congratulate her.”

Anniversary acknowledgements

Continue supporting your local businesses so that they can continue to give back to their community!

The Yoga & Wellness Center is celebrating its seventh year in business in East Quincy this month.  Classes and instructors have evolved, and now the center offers yoga (all levels), but also Afrikan (sic) dance, the Nia technique, kids gymnastics, and periodically fitness, drums alive and Pilates classes.  Owners Jane Steidel and Averil Kimble are proud that all instructors are industry certified.

Although he has actually been practicing his trade for some 45 years, it was 19 years ago this month when Al Holloway opened his mechanical engineering business at Quincy’s Gansner Airfield. Holloway Engineering specializes in rebuilding radial piston engines, commonly found in antique airplanes and biplanes. He also does computerized numerically controlled machining, which is very precise, close tolerance machine work, as well as heli-arc welding.

This marks the 18th year John Pato has managed the Graeagle Chevron for the West family. It also notes the fourth year for ASC certified auto technician Troy Holt. From minor tune-ups and oil changes to brake jobs and major overhauls — foreign or domestic — Troy does it all. We also understand he is also quite adept at repairing small engines like the ones on snowblowers and snowmobiles.

The industrious Julian Mark begins her third year as proprietor of J’s Feather River Rental. Her Delleker business offers a vast array of rental items for virtually any light- or heavy-duty project, along with access to a pool of hardworking laborers and skilled craftsmen for those needing any assistance with most any project.

Our best to Chester’s Kristy Lee, as she begins her 15th year of business this month. Never Neverland is a preschool and after school care program for school-aged children.


Two years ago Ed Wistos became affiliated with the True Value franchise. In doing so, he succeeded in bringing Chester/Lake Almanor area folks a fully stocked Chester True Value Hardware store to completely and cost-effectively serve their needs.





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