Business Scene for the week of 4/11/2012

bargain boutique’s grand opening

The Plumas District Hospital Volunteers’ Bargain Boutique grand reopening celebration is Saturday, April 14, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come by the new spacious location at 405 Main St. (across from Sweet Lorraine’s) for refreshments, drawings and 50 percent off everything in store (except green tagged items).

This month also marks the volunteers’ 34th anniversary and the 30th year for the Bargain Boutique.  Some history: In 1978, the group reorganized and eventually opened the thrift shop on Main Street in Quincy. Proceeds were — and still are — used to help the hospital purchase equipment. The PDH Volunteers are proud to recount their first major donation in the mid-1980s: new lobby furniture valued then at over $2,000. Today, the Bargain Boutique is the main source of income for the Volunteers. To date, over $400,000 has been donated to PDH for equipment and student scholarships. Other volunteer activities included wine tastings, the Tel Care program and helping raise money for a CAT scan machine.


free oral cancer screening

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month and in recognition of this 13th annual event, Brent Webb, DDS is providing complimentary oral cancer screenings April 18 – 30 at his offices across from the post office in Chester. Call 258-2201 to schedule your free screening.


traci’s is in its new location

Traci's Sweet Surprises can now be found in its newly remodeled and much larger location on Main Street in downtown Quincy across the street from the Townhall Theater. Owner Traci Downey now carries Chef Patrick LeCoq’s mouthwatering turkey, chicken and roast beef sandwiches for her lunch guests.

Traci’s is right next door to the Main Street Artists Gallery. Through April the gallery is featuring the beautiful artwork of Michael Kerby for browsers to enjoy along with selected prints, jewelry, photography and paintings from other local artists.


cam2 motor oil available here

Ron Horton, owner of Les Schwab Tires in Quincy, now carries the impressively effective CAM2 Motor Oil. This superior performance oil was carefully formulated in a collaborative effort involving Sun Oil Company (Sunoco), General Motors and Roger Penske that ultimately helped the Penske Racing Team win the 1995 Indy 500. Since then they have made it available to the public.


MASSEUSE learns new techniques

Nancy Elaine Presser of Sacred Space Energetic Healing Arts in Greenville just completed several units of continuing education studies. She is now trained in facelift massages, which she said could take years off your face. The technique uses acupressure and myofacial release to soothe away lines and wrinkles while keeping the effects of Botox and other fillers lasting longer. Nancy now handles authorization and billing should you have an accident that is covered by insurance.


certified personal fitness trainer

In Chester, the Lake Almanor Fitness Center’s Zumba instructor, Jennelle Verderber, has received her certification as a personal fitness trainer through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America and is now accepting clients for one-on-one personal training. Manager Garn Pringle said that Jennelle also does the member orientations for the fitness center, making sure new and existing members learn to correctly use the upgraded equipment that the center has just added.


you help make these possible…
Susan and Keith Morrison are celebrating 21 years as owners and operators of the Sleepy Pines Motel. It is nestled in the trees off Highway 70, just west of Portola. Susan also runs the Blue Petunia Gift Store located adjacent to the motel. It carries a variety of gift items, as well as fabrics for stitching and quilting.

Dan and Carla Day, owners of High Sierra Landscapes in Quincy, are celebrating their ninth anniversary. They offer design and installation of unique mountain landscapes. They also have special expertise working with ponds, streams and other water features in designing that perfect landscape.

Sonshine Flowers in Chester is celebrating its eighth anniversary this month. Owners Vicki Mason and daughter Brooke have enjoyed building their inventory of designer vases, greeting cards, soaps and unique gifts. Of course, as their name implies, they also carry an assortment of plants and a variety of fresh cut flowers.

Gary and Ellen Foss are celebrating their 33-year anniversary with Lakeside Construction Inc. Originally establish back in 1979 as Lakeside Painting, The business now includes general contracting services, home inspections, bat and bird removal services and are now lead abatement certified.


There have been many changes to their business model since JR and Windy Thompson first opened Mt. Lassen Log & Timber Homes in Chester five years ago. Some of the notable highlights include the addition last summer of business partner Kerri White. She has an architectural engineering degree with 15 years of experience dealing with manufacturing; sales and home design and was a designer for 13 years for Real Log Homes. They are now an Anderson Windows and Doors dealer, which is handled by specialist Robert Ward with his 25 years of experience. Another new service is in-house design assistance for builders and clients even if they don’t provide the building package.







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