Business scene for the week of 8/1/2012

Linda Pitlock celebrates 20 years

On Aug. 1, 1992, Linda Pitlock went to work for Jim Stockton at State Farm Insurance in Quincy. She helped Richard with the transition when he took over his dad’s agency in 1996. Richard said that during these two decades Linda has helped innumerable customers with their life, health, home and auto insurance and their banking needs. “I know I speak on behalf of our clients and her co-workers when I say how much we all appreciate her years of dedication to the profession and our office,” Richard said.


new management at laundromat

The Plaza Laundromat at 140 Nevada St. (across from the Pizza Factory) in Portola is now under new management. Customers will be pleased to know it will be opened promptly at 7 a.m. and won’t close before 9 p.m., seven days a week!


bucks lake lodge bar opens

Rebecca Guereque managing general partner of Bucks Lake Lodge tells us the bar is now open and the restaurant should be open in just a couple of weeks. Watch for their grand re-opening ad.


OPTOMETRIST offers credit plan

Friden Optometry in Quincy now offers Care Credit, a now interest-free six- or 12-month payment plan to help families manage out-of-pocket health care expenses. This plan can be used for vision exams, eyeglasses and contacts. It’s easy and fast to apply for the plan: just stop by Friden’s offices on Central Avenue (behind the Plumas Pines Shopping Center).


Yappy day, pet adoption at treats

Treats Dog Company and the Plumas Animal Welfare Society and Plumas Animal Shelter are holding a “Yappy Day Pet Adoption” event Saturday, Aug. 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Treats store on Main Street in Chester. There will be plenty of refreshments, fun and prizes, so bring the dogs and join organizers in helping support PAWS and the Plumas County Animal Shelter.


anniversary wishes…

Tom and Sonia Goss are celebrating their 26th year at the helm of the Farmers Insurance office in Quincy. Tom said it’s been great being able to live, play and work in such a beautiful town. With his clients and friends, Tom said he and Sonia are looking forward to a promising future for everyone.


Allen and Susan Shephard, owners of Quail Lodge near Lake Almanor in Canyon Dam, are celebrating their first anniversary as innkeepers this month. Providing old-fashioned hospitality and memorable vacations has proven to be a very successful venture, as evidenced by the number of returning guests, Allen said. Inclusive adventure packages include lodging, home-style meals and numerous guided fishing and hunting excursions tailored to the individuals’ interests.


Hi-Tech Frame and Finish owner Mark Tande has succeeded in making it through some pretty tough economic times to celebrate his 21st anniversary with his highly rated auto body-frame repairing and auto painting business. Mark has been helping customers navigate all of their auto body repair needs for 25 years. He is active in supporting local organizations like the Sierra Access Coalition and when he has a little free time he enjoys the local car races and the annual Quincy Sled Wars. You can count on Quincy-based Hi-Tech to help you navigate all of your auto body repair needs.


Wes and Diane Sanders have their first

anniversary under their belt as the owners of Pioneer RV Park. You’ll find the attractive park nestled quietly amid the towering pines near the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds in East Quincy. Diane reports that they have had a great year so far and have become a regular destination for RVers attending the annual High Sierra Musical Festival.


Chester Veterinary Clinic is celebrating 17 years this month.  Dr. Roberta Wiederholt bought the practice in 2008. She and Dr. Suzanna Elkjer offer services including routine vaccinations, spaying and neutering, surgical knee repairs and dental work for your pets. They also have boarding kennels at their Main Street facility.


Connie Kunsman has owned and operated Connie’s Place, a delightful treasure trove on Highway 70 just west of Portola, for 36 years! Her secondhand treasures include antiques, furniture, household items, collectibles, books and jewelry.


Joseph and Kathryn Fisher are celebrating their 10th anniversary as owners of Bullet Information Technology Solutions (BITS) in Quincy.

They provide an array of computer services that includes maintenance and repairs, networking solutions and software support. Kathryn also offers mobile notary services throughout Plumas County. They are two of several professionals located in the complex above the post office in Quincy.


Dave’s Carpet and Window Cleaning in Quincy enjoys its 14th successful year cleaning carpets, upholstery and windows. Proprietor Dave Reynolds has built a solid reputation for quality work and unsurpassed customer satisfaction throughout Plumas County.


Dan Sidorak celebrates his eighth year with Maple Leaf Flooring in Chester. He is a hardwood-flooring expert with more than 35 years of experience refinishing, recoating, repairing and installing.

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