Business Scene for the week of 9/21/2011

quincy, chester rabies clinics

Two low-cost rabies vaccination clinics are scheduled next week in Quincy and Chester. On Sept. 21, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m., shots will be offered at American Valley Animal Hospital on Alta Avenue in East Quincy. On Sept. 24, 9 a.m. – 12noon shots will be given at Chester Veterinary Clinic on Main Street. The Plumas County Animal Control folks will also be there to provide one-stop licensing services.


rumor control

Times are tough enough and when you add the distraction of dealing with rumors, it can only make matters worse. James and Stacy Huffmon tell us there is absolutely no truth to the rumor they are closing their Quincy business, Main Street Lounge and Sports Bar (formerly Ferkins).


open house, class demos, reception

The ladies at Yoga and Wellness Center in East Quincy are hosting an open house Sunday, Sept. 25, 4 – 6 p.m. You’re invited to come meet the instructors, who will offer demonstrations of their many class offerings including yoga, Nia, belly dancing and Zumba. Kristina, who instructs children, will demo a short gymnastics exploration, so bring along your interested young ones 3 and older. All are welcome to join them for refreshments and good cheer!


art gallery’s grand opening

The Blue Goose Fine Art Gallery in Chester has been transformed into a 37-member artists’ co-op. To commemorate the occasion, owner Debbie Groesser is having a grand opening Oct. 1, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at their Main Street studios.


divine massage’s new location

Mindy Lutch has relocated her Portola business, Divine Massage and Wellness Spa to 60 Pine St., inside Sprouting Roots Community Market.


portola realtor also moves

Local Realtor Carol Murray has relocated her offices to 325 W. Sierra Ave. (next to the Frosty) in Portola. She is now affiliated with Better Homes and Garden as a real estate agent. Carol has been serving the real estate needs of clients in Eastern Plumas County and neighboring Sierra County since 2006.


business workshops offered

The Business and Career Network (known for years as the Alliance For Workforce Development) is offering a series of free technical assistance training workshops for Plumas County entrepreneurs and small business owners. This training is being offered through four workshops that are designed to meet the expressed needs of local county businesses.

The first three will be held in the Mineral Building at the Plumas County fairgrounds. The last seminar will be held at the Business and Career Network’s training center at the Courthouse Annex.

Sept. 28: Getting noticed in print and online.

Sept. 29: Learn from the Pros.

Oct. 11: Bookkeeping and Quick Books.

Oct. 12: Financial reports made easy.

For more information or to register call 283-1606.

anniversary candles…

Sierra Coffee and Beverage is celebrating its eighth anniversary serving Plumas and Lassen counties with three mobile vans. The three owners, Michael Shannon and Victor and Linda Hursh, are proud and grateful for the growth that the business has experienced. They started by offering coffee and coffee making systems to businesses and over the years have expanded to include a more versatile line of vending machines and products, including 5-gallon bottled water service.

P.J. Anttila with Alpine Physical Therapy is celebrating the 10-year anniversary milestone this month. Her business is located on Commercial Street next to Sharon’s Café in Portola

John Bremel is celebrating his 20th anniversary owning and operating Mr. B’s Auto Techtronics in Quincy. General Manager Darcie Silkwood is also celebrating; she has been working with John for 14 of those 20 years! Darcie and the staff at Mr. B’s are ASE certified and can keep your vehicle running in top condition. From regular maintenance to major repairs, John’s crew can probably fix it.
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