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Business Scene for the week of 11/2/2011


CARR JOINS THE FLANIGAN TEAM

After a formidable 32-year career with California State Auto Association as their Quincy insurance agent, Stan Carr decided it was time for a change and is now working for the Flanigan-Leavitt Insurance Agency. In addition to the auto and homeowners policies he sold, Stan said he is really looking forward to being able to offer clients a full choice of insurance products that will now include business insurance, commercial auto, workers compensation, professional liability and group benefits. With the vast insurance market access that this change brings, Stan will be able to offer many choices to the customer for both their personal and business insurance needs. “We’re excited to have someone like Stan with his experience make the choice to join our team,” said Mike Flanigan. Stan, licensed in both California and Nevada, will work from the Quincy office serving Plumas, Sierra and Lassen counties.

 

sanders joins chester agency

Kelly Sanders has joined the Rouland Insurance Agency/Farmers Insurance team in Chester. Owners Bob and Linda Rouland tell us Kelly has passed the California Department of Insurance tests qualifying her to become a licensed fire and casualty broker.

 

gray’s ladies take a week off

Before they begin the arduous task of propagating and transplanting flowers and plants to ensure your gardens come alive with beautiful colors this spring and summer, the ladies at Gray’s Flower Garden in Quincy, Sherri and Sonia, are closing Nov. 7 – 11 for a much deserved, albeit brief, vacation. They reopen Monday, Nov. 14, remaining open all winter long, Monday through Friday, with fresh flowers, assorted houseplants and more.

 

lakeshore resort’s winter plans

Dewitt and Kim Henderson will keep Lakeshore Resort at Bucks Lake open until Nov. 10, serving lunch and dinner daily until 8 p.m. They will close for projects and some family time, then reopening Dec. 29 for the winter season Thursday through Sunday to take care of the snowmobilers, crosscountry skiers and snowshoers.

 

adopt-a-pet day at chester bank

On Thursday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Chester branch of Plumas Bank will be the site of a multi-group adopt-a-pet event. Participants include Lassen Animal Rescue, High Sierra Rescue, PAWS, Friends of the Shelter, Treats, Avonna’s Critter Clippers and Paw’ssage. Lassen Animal Rescue, based in Westwood, will also be kicking off their new Pet Food Bank program. To sign up for pet food assistance, leave your name and phone number and you will receive free pet food for dogs and cats of any size. The monthly supply of pet food will be made available beginning Nov. 20. And if you want to help the cause, pet food donations will be accepted during the adoption event as well.

 

Indian valley open houses

This Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 4–6, it’s “A Christmas Tradition” featuring holiday open houses, refreshments and goodies galore at several businesses in Crescent Mills, Greenville and Canyon Dan. Participants this year are Tidbits, Sterling Sage, Into the Woods, Evergreen Market, Sacred Space, Cottage Antiques and Collectibles, Village Drug, Hunter Hardware, Mohawk Trading, McLaughlin’s Road House and Crescent Country.

And speaking of Crescent Country, it was 26 years ago when they started this very festive holiday tradition of having an open house with early Christmas shopping bargains and now it has spread throughout Indian Valley. One noteworthy tidbit, every year Barbara (and I suspect Lisa helps) makes 120 dozen scrumptious homemade cookies for her Crescent Country shoppers to enjoy!

 

our continued best wishes…

Just two years ago Julie Rohrs and Ken and Dorinda Hess opened the very successful Main Street Coffee Bar on Main Street in Chester, next to Coldwell Banker Real Estate. In addition to assorted coffee drinks, they offer fresh baked pastries, breakfast sandwiches and a nice selection of hot and cold sandwiches and hearty soups for lunch.

 

Chris Nicholson is celebrating his third anniversary at Graeagle Lighting Co. In addition to selling an array of lighting fixtures, flooring, window blinds and assorted home decor accessories, Chris has a new service offering winter home inspections for the “snowbirds” that come and go.

 

Ken Muir and Dick Biri are celebrating 20 years as the successful owners and operators of Dickens Drilling, headquartered in East Quincy. Their territory includes all of Plumas and Sierra counties.

 

The Claremont Mobile Village in Quincy is under new management. Art and Donitta Vieira have taken over the responsibilities for running the park, which has one–,two– and three–bedroom mobiles and RV sites available.

 

Scott and Delores Satterlee are enjoying their seventh anniversary operating Mill Creek Fish & Chips in East Quincy. In addition to their traditional juicy burgers and fish and chips, they also specialize in offering wild game burgers and smoked meats. Check out their daily variety menu when you stop by.

 

wedding vendors on display

Check out the new wedding display at Traci’s Sweet Surprises on Main Street in scenic downtown Quincy. Traci has provided display space in her store for Quincy Hot Spot and Feather Publishing to showcase the wedding services and merchandise they offer so future brides — while they are ordering their wedding cakes from Traci — can easily see other items that are available in Quincy for their special day.

 

dry cleaner MODERNIZES

If you are one of the many customers who drop off your dry cleaning and laundry at Mountain Money in Chester you should know that County Cleaners in Susanville, where it is taken, has updated their laundry and shirt finishing equipment. They have also modernized their dry cleaning appliances to comply with the state’s Air Resources Board mandates.

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