Business Scene for the week of 10/12/2011


The Dana Green Construction crew has been busy for the past couple of weeks remodeling a building on Harbison Street (that for decades was home to Quincy Community TV) for its new tenant: Edward Jones. The investment firm’s local financial advisor, Steven King, recently purchased the building and will be relocating his offices from their current location across the street from Morning Thunder to these new, more spacious offices in November.


The finishing touches are being done at the Gold Pan Lodge in Quincy. General Manager Janice Haman and owner Ghulam Farwed said they have renovated every room on the property, replacing carpeting, drapes, beds and some furniture — essentially making the entire facility brand new inside and out! Other amenities include spas in some rooms, HBO and cable TV, wireless internet and microwaves and refrigerators in every room. Each room also has a DVD player with over 700 movie titles to choose from. They also serve a continental breakfast daily. Gee, what more could you ask for?


Darcie Silkwood, who manages Mr. B’s Auto Techtronics, recently participated in a service writers’ course. Darcie said the intensive course had an emphasis on building communications and relations with customers, which, she said, was extremely helpful since the full service auto repair operation in east Quincy is always looking for ways to assist their customers with concerns, quality control and satisfaction.


Larry and Donna Smith of Smith Properties in Susanville are combining their real estate offices with Dennis Mason of Almanor Properties Inc. The office at 313 Peninsula Drive at Lake Almanor will now be known as Smith Properties.


Nancy Presser, owner of Sacred Space on Ann Street in Greenville (next door to Anna’s Cafe), is teaching tai chi classes every Tuesday evening through November at the Indian Valley Community Center. For more about this ancient Chinese exercise using slow, relaxed movements call Nancy at 616-0032.


Barbara Tucker and Lisa Forcino are tickled to announce that the ever-popular Yankee Candles are back in stock at Crescent Country in downtown Crescent Mills!  Three yummy flavors are featured (and attractively discounted) each month. The ladies tell us they also have Yankee “conceal” candles — ideal for keeping bugs away during your fall barbecues.


Chris Ray, assistant manager at Les Schwab Tire Center in Quincy, wants to remind drivers to make sure their vehicles are ready for winter. He said one important way is to make sure they can see and be seen during those gloomy winter days and nights with their new headlight restoration service. They will clear off the grime from headlight lenses and makes them look like new.


California Sister, a specialty nursery that opened earlier this year near Twain, is closing for the season Oct. 15. Owner Rocki Eriksen-Norris says if you’re headed down the Canyon you’ll spot the entrance to her operation when you see a big red truck about two miles past the Greenville Wye.


Ann Krinsky, the program manager for the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program wants to pass along that both Good Vibrations in Chester and Epilog Books in Quincy are carrying CASA kids studio jewelry. It’s handcrafted jewelry featuring polymer clay beads of cute kid faces and best of all, 90 percent of the proceeds support CASA programs. She also mentioned that each Tuesday restaurants throughout the county host a coffee meeting where folks can drop in and discuss how they might help abused and neglected children in Plumas County. The first Tuesday is at Anna’s Cafe, Greenville; second: Coffee Tree Express, Portola; third: Alley Cat, Quincy; and the fourth Tuesday they gather at Main Street Coffee Bar in Chester.


One of Quincy’s best-kept secrets, The Feather Bed, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Innkeeper Bob Janowski said his mission is “To provide a respite for the weary traveler away from the chaos and tension of normal daily living.” Bob also said they often hear and see many times that folks walk by but have never stopped in to visit this lovely inn. So Bob wants us to pass along to his neighbors and friends to feel free to come in and join Bob and his staff this month as they celebrate their 20th!

• Here’s to Richard Caley as he racks up seven years serving the folks throughout Plumas County. He operates Caley Electric, located in Cromberg. Richard does electrical work for both commercial and residential projects, adding that no job is too small or too big.

• Mike and Linda Gamberg are celebrating 15 years in business with Yagotawana Outfitters in Quincy. They offer embroidery and screen-printing as well as art design services.

• Hans Holtz, owner of Sequoia Dream Construction and Design, notes his 11th year in business. Located in Meadow Valley, Hans does rough framing and finished carpentry, specializing in restoration, preservation and transformation.

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