Business Scene for the week of 3/14/2012

free beef winners in quincy

Quincy residents Cathy Wilburn and Samantha Rick were two of the lucky 1,500 winners who each received $500 worth of free beef in Les Schwab Tires’ customer appreciation beef giveaway. Quincy tire store owners Ron and Stephanie Horton said this promotion started in 1964 to thank customers in small rural and ranching communities where the company had its first stores. Obviously, there is a reason why Les Schwab now has 432 locations in seven western states.

expands practice to quincy

Kathleen K. Toland, MA, LMFT, SAP, has opened a second location at 326 Main St. in Quincy (the green house next to Plumas Bank). Kathleen will be offering alcohol, drug and anger management counseling. Individual sessions and groups are now forming. Kathleen is keeping her Old Town Portola location where she specializes in individual, marriage and family therapy.

new owners kick off fundraisers

Gunnar and Candi Garrett and Mary Gow opened the Double G Iron Horse Saloon on Ash Street in Westwood. A full liquor license complements an assortment of activities offered there, including a dart league and a Wii bowling league. They will host several charitable fundraising activities throughout the year like a Texas Hold ’em poker tournament Thursday, March 15. Registration is at 6 p.m.; play begins at 6:30 p.m. It is limited to the first 40 players who sign up. On St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday, March 17, they are serving up a traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner beginning at 4 p.m.  Both will benefit the area’s well-known Chimney Fund.

pet education classes

Avonna Burkman spent a week in SoCal, where she attended pet education classes dealing with skin issues, cat behavior, grooming and canine massage. While there she purchased some new grooming tools and assorted new innovative products for your pets including “Pet Bling” (you’ll have to ask her). She owns and operates Avonna’s Critter Clippers on Highway 147 at Lake Almanor.


lots more candles to light…

It’s been 14 exciting years for Bink and Josh Huddleston, as they’ve transformed a 114-year-old building that once housed a saloon and bordello to what is now one of Indian Valley’s premier retail businesses. Sterling Sage in Greenville carries a large selection of fine jewelry, home furnishings and antiques. And we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the gourmet foods and candies too! They also offer jewelry repair and can custom design almost anything your heart (or spouse) desires. The store is open daily, so plan to visit real soon if you aren’t already a regular customer.

Meadow Valley Design owner Diana Beatley is celebrating her 15th year in Plumas County. She has been designing custom websites and slideshow presentations for special occasions since 1997. To see her work visit plumasaudubon.org, plumascommunityhospice.com or the website of a new business in Quincy, Dermasuite Skin Care on the corner of Church and Lawrence streets, dermasuiteskincare.com.

James and Sara Koskinen opened Sierra Equipment and Truck Repair in Quincy on Lee Road four years ago. In that short period of time, James has rightfully earned a stellar reputation for his quality work repairing heavy equipment, primarily big trucks.

Since 2003, Holly Callahan and company have been successfully pleasing the discriminating palates of their clientele at the very popular Pangaea Cafe and Pub on Main Street in Quincy’s financial district.

Linda Rutherford is beginning her sixth year at Dr. Gregory Sawyer’s East Quincy office as a registered and certified dental assistant. Linda began her career in dentistry 30 years ago and said she continues to enjoy her chosen profession and working with patients.

Three years ago longtime Chester resident and businessman Ed Wistos became affiliated with the True Value franchise, giving Chester/Lake Almanor area folks a fully stocked Chester True Value Hardware store.


truckee Sourdough in graeagle

Steve Harding and company are excited to now be carrying assorted breads from the Truckee Sourdough Company at the Graeagle Store. Established in 1996, Truckee Sourdough is an artisan bakery that supplies freshly baked crusty sourdough, ciabatta, focaccia and other breads, rolls and baguettes to markets and restaurants in the Reno, Carson City, Lake Tahoe and Sacramento valley regions and now Graeagle! Steve gives credit to Ormond Crowder of Sierra Valley Trading Co. for helping coordinate the delivery.

her french toast gets my vote

Stopped by the Beckwith Tavern the other day for a business meeting and breakfast. A frequent diner at the restaurant highly recommended I try the French toast so I did but in fairness I have to disclose I am not a French toast kind of guy. All I can say is wow! Restaurant owner/chef Valerie Maher said she uses some “secret ingredients” but when asked she wouldn’t even begin to give me a clue and I certainly understand why. The restaurant is located on Highway 70 in Beckwourth and is currently open for breakfast and lunch (plans include dinner in the future) and it’s worth the stop!

CLTA Board Member David Windle Included in Small Business Review Panel

California Land Title Association board member David Windle of Cal-Sierra Title was selected as one of four in the title industry across the United States to participate in the Small Business Review Panel that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau held in Washington DC as part of its initiative to integrate the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act /Truth In Lending Act  mortgage disclosure forms. Panel participants were asked to tell the CFPB how these new forms will impact closings and their businesses operations as well as cost structure. The other 3 panelists were from East Texas, Virginia and the DC area.

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