Business Scene for the week of 3/21/2012


On Saturday, March 31, from 1 to 4 p.m., there will be a special Builder’s Preview Event at Mt. Lassen Log & Timber Homes in Chester. The litany of services and new products owners JR and Windy Thompson and Kerri White offer means they are more than just a log kit company. In addition to now being an Anderson Windows and Doors dealer for both new construction and replacement, they offer home materials packages, custom design services for homes, garages, sheds and outbuildings and more. For more information about this special event or about the new products and services offered, call 258-2379.


plumas business summit

There are still some seats left for the first-ever Plumas Business Summit Monday, March 26, at the Nakoma Golf Resort. Coordinated by the Eastern Plumas Chamber of Commerce, “Capturing the Culture of Progress through Action” will feature keynote speaker Sen. Ted Gaines. B.J. North, vice president of marketing for Plumas Bank, will discuss the role of small businesses and Tim Rhode will discuss taking your business “to the top.” Breakout sessions will deal with websites, social media, marketing, coaching employees, boosting profits and buying in bulk, not to mention the value of networking with business folks from around the county. Reserve one of the remaining seats by calling the chamber at 836-6811.


spring fling: save the date

Downtown Quincy merchants’ Spring Fling Sunday, April 1, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Storewide sales. Food. Fun. Cribbage tournament. Entertainment: Earl Thomas’ Famed Coffee House Tour. More details next week.


open house this friday, march 23

Celebrate spring and enliven your senses at Hair Artistry’s spring open house Friday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Kellie Williams will have lots of refreshments and an assortment of prizes to be given away that day. Stylist Tori Anderson will share with you the new spring and summer fragrances from Scentsy Scents. This full service salon is on Martin Way in Chester.


‘egg’citing adult easter egg hunt

It’s time for Barbara Tucker and Lisa Forcino’s 18th annual Spring Fling and Adult Easter Egg Hunt at Crescent Country. It happens on Good Friday, April 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Scattered throughout their acclaimed Crescent Mills store will be specially filled and easy to spot Easter eggs containing gifts and discounts. Be mindful that the grand prize “golden egg” is worth $50 again this year. Good luck and happy hunting/shopping!


One of four on national panel

In his role as a member of the board of directors for the California Land Title Association, David Windle, owner of Cal-Sierra Title, just returned from a special meeting in Washington, D.C. David was one of four in the title industry from across the United States to sit on the Small Business Review Panel in front of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) 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 would impact real estate closings, their businesses’ operations and costs associated with the acts. The other three panelists were from Texas, Virginia and Washington, D.C.


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Kent and Valerie Grammer and Kurt Grammer mark their third anniversary this month as owners of the Pizza Factory in Portola. In this relatively short time, their business has become an integral part of the community, especially when it comes to youth and school sporting events. They offer specials for both the home and visiting teams and they stay open late as necessary to accommodate game schedules and hungry kids!

Ken Anthony is celebrating his fifth anniversary this month with the Twenty Garage in Chester. Besides being a full service automotive repair center for foreign and domestic cars and light trucks using state-of-the-art computer diagnostics and ASE certified technicians, Ken also does smog checks and certifications.

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.


old mill café reopening

It’s taken awhile to repair all the flood damage and complete the remodeling, but the Old Mill Café in downtown Westwood is set to have it grand reopening Sunday, April 1, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. And we’re sure the wait was worth it! Co-owned by the Theobald family, Rod, Jason and Connie, the restaurant built its reputation on uncompromised friendly service coupled with delicious home-style meals prepared with only the freshest ingredients. Oh, and lest we not forget their fabulous homemade fruit and cream pies made daily.


Ron Horton, owner of Les Schwab / Horton Tire in Quincy, is pleased to announce the addition of CAM2 Motor Oil.

CAM2 motor oil was first developed as a collaborative effort between Sun Oil Company (Sunoco), General Motors and Roger Penske to develop superior performance motor oil that would help Penske Racing in their attempt to win the Indy 500 auto race in 1975. After their successful win of the Indy 500, they decided to introduce this premium oil to the general public.


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