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Business Scene for the week of 11/30/2011

businesses on the move…

Carey Candy Co. has moved into its new location at the corner of Lawrence and Bradley Street across from the Quincy Fire Station. Saying Amy has expanded would be an understatement. The new location offers plenty of room to spaciously display and feature her renowned candies, other treats and gift shop merchandise. With all this room, Amy is planning to add an ice cream counter later this year, in addition to expanding her inventory. There’s plenty of parking on the corner, which makes popping in and out of the store for a quick snack very easy.

 

Right next door to Amy’s new digs on Bradley Street is the new home of Steve King and Edward Jones Investments. His offices had been located in the business complex across from Morning Thunder on Lawrence Street. Steve, who made the move Monday, said his clients will find this new spacious location very convenient with plenty of parking.

grand opening this week

The gift of music is now available in Greenville! Ken Donnell is having a grand opening of his new business, McDonnell’s Musicland, this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 1 – 3 from noon to 6 p.m. Stop by the Main Street store and enjoy refreshments, live music and enter a chance to win a guitar Ken will be giving away. The store carries musical instruments, accessories, sheet music, amplifiers and more. Ken will also make custom guitars. They also offer repair service for stringed instruments.

Dr. Webb offers dental implants

Chester dentist Brent Webb recently completed a residency on classic dental implants. The training covered all aspects of dental implants including design, bone grafting, placements, prosthetic reconstruction and post-operative care. Dr. Webb explains that dental implants replace missing teeth and are an excellent choice for many patients. He also offers economical mini-implants for the stabilization of dentures. Dr. Webb provides initial implants consultations at no cost.

breakfast is now served at 5 a.m.

Adding to their famous lunch and dinner menu, Mill Creek Fish & Chips on Highway 70 in East Quincy is now open for breakfast Tuesday through Friday 5 ­– 9 a.m. Owners Scott and Delores Satterlee created a morning menu featuring breakfast burritos and sandwiches, biscuits and gravy and their special “Mill Creek Breakfast Boat.”

 

free turkeys every week

It’s that time of year when John Papenhausen and the crew at Mohawk Trading Company in Greenville once again usher in the holiday spirit with free turkeys. John has already started giving away three each week, and will continue to do so through Dec. 23. All you have to do is stop by and enter for a chance to win!

And remember, for every gallon of gasoline and diesel fuel he sells during the school year, John will donate a penny per gallon to Greenville High School. Since starting this charitable effort, thousands of dollars have been donated to help fund field trips, science projects, tutoring and achievement awards.

 

anniversary wishes continue…

Trendz on Main Street in Chester is celebrating its first anniversary this month. The store carries women’s apparel and accessories. Since opening, owner Karen Blue has expanded her inventory to include home decorations, kitchen gadgets and a gourmet food section. The “tasting room” has been completely remodeled and offers a sampling of the specialty products that are available to purchase.

 

John and Tracy Wixted are celebrating their first anniversary as innkeepers of the Ranchito Motel in East Quincy. Besides the new signage in front, they have also replaced the beds, bedspreads and curtains and have installed new flat panel TVs is almost every room since assuming ownership. They are closing the motel Dec. 23 through Jan. 3, 2012, for a vacation break.

 

Attorney Mary K. Shelters has completed her second year practicing in Plumas County from her offices in Greenville. As a lawyer for 32 years, Mary specializes in bankruptcy protection and negotiates settlements with unsecured creditors for those clients who cannot protect their assets in bankruptcy.

 

Owner Moirag Swing marks her fifth year with Crazyblooms, a full service florist and gift shop on Bonta Street in downtown Blairsden.

 

We challenge you to spend $100 locally this holiday season

In case you missed our editorial last week during the Thanksgiving holiday, the challenge bears repeating.

Two years ago — thanks to an idea given to us by Supervisor Sherrie Thrall —  we began challenging our readers to spend $100 locally during the holiday season. With our still sagging economy it’s worth making the challenge again for one reason: a number of you have taken it to heart — and it has helped. Merchants repeatedly told us last year and the year before that it was very common for shoppers to tell them they were participating in the challenge to help bolster our local economy.

If each of our newspaper readers spent $100 shopping at home this holiday season, it would pump more than $1.8 million into Plumas County’s economy. (That’s based on a conservative average of just two readers per newspaper.)

The $100 —or whatever extra amount fits the family budget — could take the form of gifts from your favorite stores. Thinking outside the traditional gift-giving box, how about the practicality of giving a gift certificate from one of the umpteen restaurants, beauty salons, massage therapists, auto detailers, gyms, golf courses and other service providers throughout the county?

It doesn’t have to be just presents. You could spend the money on something more personal. Whether it is getting your nails done for a special party, dinner out or tanking up for a trip to visit family, there are literally hundreds of ways to spend $100 in your town this holiday season — we challenge you to find the ways that best fit your needs and lifestyle.

 

 

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