Business Scene for the week of 11/16/2011

chance to win pumpkin pies

You still have until Friday to visit one — or ideally all — of the 13 Quincy area businesses that are each giving away one of Traci’s Sweet Surprises freshly made delicious pumpkin pies. Additionally, all entrants will be entered in a drawing for a special grand prize. To enter the contest visit Ayoob’s Main Street Styles, Café LeCoq, Express Coffee Shop, Fuel Star 76, Fuel Star Beacon, Feather Financial, Great Northern Hair Co., La Casa Bella, Pizza Factory, Plumas Motor Supply, Quincy Hot Spot, Shear Pleasure, Shadetree Auto and Traci’s Sweet Surprises. Again, visit them all for 13 chances to win a fresh pumpkin pie and the grand prize.


crop room open house

Photo solutions expert Susan Brandes can help you find the perfect gift for anyone on your list when you stop by Susan’s Crop Room at 208 Jackson St. in Quincy during her holiday open house and gift fair Friday, Nov. 18, 3 – 8 p.m., orSunday, Nov. 20, noon – 5 p.m. Susan says you’ll find something for everyone with great savings on more than 50 different products to make this holiday season memorable. Everyone who stops by will have a chance to win a beautiful holiday album. RSVP to 283-3863 and Susan will have a free gift waiting for you.

thanksgiving fundraiser

For all that the Shriners Children’s Hospital in Sacramento has done for their daughter Simone Marie and all the children they care for, Patrick and Donata at Café LeCoq in Quincy are again preparing a special Thanksgiving lunch and dinner to benefit the facility. This traditional feast is guaranteed to please your palate and fill your tummy, all for just a $15 minimum donation per person. The benefit will be at their Main Street restaurant Thursday, Nov. 17. Three dinner seatings are available: 4:30, 6 and 8 p.m. Call 283-0114 for reservations.

bank joins “go local” movement

As many of the nation’s consumers consider switching banks,the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and Plumas Bank are reminding them that now is the perfect time to join the “go local” movement by doing business locally and banking locally with their local community bank. By doing so, consumers will realize the litany of benefits that come with buying locally and banking locally and the pride that comes with reinvesting in one’s community.

“By buying local and banking with your community bank, consumers can make a real difference in the lives of their neighbors and the future of their community,” said Sal Marranca, ICBA president. “After all, the money they spend at local businesses and deposit in their community bank will be reinvested in ways that drive their local economy.”

“ICBA and Plumas Bank want all Americans to know that their community bank is not only invested in their hometown, but also in them, as customers,” said Andrew J. Ryback, the bank’s interim president and CEO. “Our merchants’ and our doors are open, and we welcome consumers to buy local and bank local and see the difference for themselves.”


dry cleaner MODERNIZES

If you are one of the many customers who drop off your dry cleaning and laundry at Mountain Money and Shipping Services in Chester — which, by the way, is celebrating its seventh year in business — 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. Derek and Pat Anderson are the owners of Mountain Money and Shipping.

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.

day in and day out…

Although Tangles has been in business 15 years, Carmine Ward and Jennifer Salazar are excited to announce their 10th year as owners of the full service salon in Portola.


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.


Some of you old timers like myself might remember when Tony owned and operated Quincy Hardware (across from the courthouse where Forest Stationers is) from 1969 –74. He returned to Southern Calif. in 1988, where he owned and operated a number of businesses, including a chain of pizza restaurants, which he sold before returning to the area 12 years ago.

shop at home? do the math!

With the holidays just around the corner and given the state of our economy, this special shop at home message — or challenge, if you will — from a year ago certainly warrants repeating.

If each of our newspaper readers spent just $100 each shopping at home this holiday season, it would pump over $1.8 million into the Plumas County economy — and that’s based on a conservative average of just two readers per newspaper sold each week.

Granted, times are tough right now, but how hard would it really be to make a determined effort to spend a hundred bucks at home sometime over the next month-and-a-half? It could be a couple of gifts from your favorite stores, maybe some gift certificates from the beauty salon, massage studio or other service provider. How about having your vehicle serviced before making that holiday drive to be with out-of-area friends or relatives? If you did have it serviced with this campaign in mind that too counts towards our goal. You get the idea, just look around, you’re sure to find something for someone special — even if that someone special is you!

Collective efforts make for positive results.

(Thanks again to Supervisor Sherrie Thrall for sharing this idea with us last year and to the Alliance For Workforce Development for their assistance in co-sponsoring this campaign for the next month).



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