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Business Scene for the week of 9/15/2010

Two more physicians at PDH clinics

North Fork Family Medicine and Quincy Family Medicine, both clinics of Plumas District Hospital, announced the addition of two additional physicians.  Erins Barnes, M.D. has been seeing patients in the North Fork Family Medical offices since August.  Charles Eck, M.D. began seeing patients last week in the Quincy Family Medicine facility.

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Business Scene for the week of 9/8/10

plumas bank promotes three
Plumas Bank has promoted Richard L. Belstock to senior vice president and interim chief financial officer and controller. He joined the bank in 2006, and currently manages accounting, internal audit and risk management. Richard is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics. He received his Masters in accountancy from the University of Denver.

Elizabeth L. Steffen has been promoted to assistant vice president, administrative services manager in technology resources. A California native, Elizabeth joined the bank in 2009. She currently manages three departments: network administration, eBanking, and the customer resource center. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and her Masters in technology management from the University of Phoenix.

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Business Scene for the week of 9/1/2010

free solar electric workshops

Sierra Park, the attractive housing development providing affordable homes for everyday living on Lee Road in Quincy, is offering free Energy Star/solar electric workshops every Saturday through Sept. 25, from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Project manager Les Ellis will have experts available to answer questions on reducing energy and fuel costs in your home this winter. Literature on Energy Star products will also be available.

healthcare reform workshop

Lassen Career Network and Plumas Work Connection are each hosting a special healthcare reform workshop featuring Susan Christensen of Christensen Insurance. In her two-hour presentation, Susan will discuss how the new law may affect your business, potential tax credits and the significance of “grandfathering” your health plan.

The date in Susanville at the Lassen Career Network offices on Chestnut Street is Sept. 13. The date in Quincy at the Plumas Work Connection facility on East Main Street is Sept. 22. Both sessions are from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more information and to reserve space call 257-5057 or 283-1606.

 

labor day sidewalk sale

Many of the Chester merchants will have a gigantic Labor Day sidewalk sale Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 4-5. Our resident spy there tells us some of the stores will be offering discounts of up to 80 percent. The Sept. 1 issue of the Chester Progressive will have a full-page ad of participating merchants.

 

new westwood eatery

On Birch Street in Westwood, Julie Brecht has opened Sug’r Shack, a takeout fast food restaurant featuring an assortment of delectable delights for the entire family. While Julie uses her 10 years of food preparation experience in the kitchen, her daughter, Brandi, will manage the business.

 

professional hair braidingG

Gayle Frazen has brought her 30-plus years of professional hair braiding skills to the salon at Great Northern Hair Co. in downtown Quincy. Besides working at various venues throughout the state, including the High Sierra Music Festival, Gayle taught classes at the Paul Mitchell School of Cosmetology in Sacramento.

 

we’re still lighting candles…

Bryan Stecker has completed his very successful first year in business with Frank’s Garage on Bresciani Lane (across from Rusty Warren’s). He is ASE certified and is an advanced engine performance specialist with 14 years experience. Bryan adds he uses the Verus diagnostic computer system that references each make and model vehicle.

Teri Haas is now in her eighth year with her very successful — as evidenced by the smiling faces on her four-legged customers — Top Dog Grooming Studio. You will find her studio located off Quincy Junction Road on Bell Lane.

Forty-four years, wow! That’s how long Bruce and Susan Robinson have been the owners and operators of the obviously very successful Shadetree Auto Sales and Repair in East Quincy. They cater to their customers with quality used cars and trucks, tractors, horse trailers and new and used tires.

Fran Gray is set to enjoy her eighth anniversary as proprietor of Back Porch Consignment in Chester.

The hardworking and congenial Christine Crawford begins her fourth year as owner of one of Quincy’s anchor businesses, Epilog Books. This year Christine has teamed up with Forest Stationers and Quincy Hot Spot and opened a new location in downtown Graeagle with a one-of-a-kind well stocked store called Epilog & Company.

Hats off to another anchor business and hardworking couple, Gary and Mary Vogt and American Valley Hardware in the Plumas Pines Shopping Center in Quincy. They’ve been at it 28 years! Need paint, plumbing, electrical, automotive parts and supplies? How about household appliances and gift items? Whatever it is, chances are you will find it at their store and it’ll be priced right!

TheSt. Bernard Lodge, Bed & Breakfast has been inexistencesince 1999. The last 12 yearsSharon and Jim have been at the helm. The lodge is locatedon Highway 36, 10 miles west of Chester and only 20 minutes from Lassen Park. The lodgeoffers lots of services and amenities, including horse boarding, special events pricing, an outdoor hot tub and a trout pond the kids are sure to love!

Red's Meadow Ranch begins its 14th year in business. Roger Douglas and Mildred Balben offer trail rides, horseshoeing, horse training, riding lessons and boarding. They are open year-round and can be found above Clio on C Road.

Rick and Eileen Greenly are celebrating their 10th anniversary at their store, Papa Murphy's Pizza, conveniently locatedin the post office building in Quincy. They are well known for their delicious take and bake pizzas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Business Scene for the week of 8/25/2010

COMPETING WITH THE BIG BOYS!

Over the years, Napa Auto Parts stores have been know for their quality products. Now many of the locations are quickly becoming known for their low, competitive prices. Paul Kleine, manager of the East Quincy store, said they now offer Value Line auto parts with pricing competitive with the big auto parts stores such as Pet Boys. Paul said they have added thousands of dollars in new lower-priced inventory throughout the store with parts for virtually any car or truck, domestic and import. A couple more quick notes to add about other changes made at the East Quincy store, (aka Canyon Motor Parts: Weatherhead hydraulic hoses and fittings can be custom made while you wait and machine shop services are also now available through their sister store in Susanville. Just drop off your work off in Quincy and they'll do the rest. They've ramped up the inventory, ramped up the staffing and they are ready to deliver!


EAST QUINCY YARD SALE

The East Quincy merchants are holding their annual community yard sale this Saturday, Aug. 28 from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Highway 70 in East Quincy. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Quincy Arbor Trail.

CHESTER BIZ REP FOR TIMBERPEG

The Thompsons at Mt. Lassen Log & Timber Frame Homes in Chester are now the area representatives for Timberpeg homes, whose East and West coast shops combine old-world craftsmanship with state-of-the-art building materials. This is truly a complement to their Real Log Homes products. Timberpeg offers a myriad of choices and homes based on flexible timber frame design systems capturing virtually any concept in a new home you might have or have seen elsewhere. For those starting from scratch, let J.R., Windy or Harry at the store take you on a virtual tour of offerings.


UNDERSTANDING THE LOCAL ECONOMY

A special workshop entitled "2010 Economic and Demographic Workshop - Understanding Your Local Economy," is set for Thursday, Sept. 2, from 9:30 a.m. - noon at the Plumas Sierra Fairgrounds. The workshop is presented by the Center for Economic Development at Chico State.

David Gallo, Ph.D., resident economist at the Center for Economic Development and professor emeritus at the university, will present economic and demographic information, including current state, national and local conditions, housing market conditions, forecasts of economic recovery, population and income growth and his thoughts on local economic base industries. Dr. Gallo will answer questions specifically related to this county and encourages active participation.

Pre-registration of $50 is required. Each attendee will receive a free copy of Chico State's new County Quick Facts document - a $50 value. For more information call 898-4598 or visit cedcal.com/workshops

CONTINUED BEST WISHES...

Jack and Erin Dunn, owners of Dunn's Coffee and Fine Teas, are celebrating 14 successful years in business. Located next to the post office in Quincy, this popular gathering place offers an assortment of homemade baked goods prepared daily,

Complemented by a great selection of coffees and teas. Their newly remodeled outdoor seating section is a great place to kick back, read the newspaper and enjoy a nice cup of coffee!

Jim and Sharon Schwilling are celebrating their first year with Jimmy's Roadhouse in Portola. The couple has enjoyed serving and supporting their local community this past year and look forward to continuing for years to come.

Teri Haas is now in her eighth year with her very successful - as evidenced by the smiling faces on her four-legged customers - Top Dog Grooming Studio. You will find her studio located off Quincy Junction Road on Bell Lane.

Forty-four years, wow! That's how long Bruce and Susan Robinson have been the owners and operators of the obviously very successful Shadetree Auto Sales and Repair in East Quincy. They cater to their customers with quality used cars and trucks, tractors, horse trailers and new and used tires.

Tom and Doria Hupp have begun their 18th year as proprietors of Almanor Flooring, Inc. in Chester. As a licensed flooring contractor, they sell and install a wide selection of flooring products including carpet, ceramic tile, hardwood, laminate and vinyl. They are also priority dealers for a full line of Hunter Douglas window coverings.

Fran Gray is set to enjoy her eighth anniversary as proprietor of Back Porch Consignment in Chester.

The hardworking and congenial Christine Crawford begins her fourth year as owner of one of Quincy's anchor businesses, Epilog Books. This year Christine has teamed up with Forest Stationers and Quincy Hot Spot and opened a new location in downtown Graeagle with a one-of-a-kind well stocked store called Epilog & Company.

Hats off to another anchor business and hardworking couple, Gary and Mary Vogt and American Valley Hardware in the Plumas Pines Shopping Center in Quincy. They've been at it 28 years! Need paint, plumbing, electrical, automotive parts and supplies? How about household appliances and gift items? Whatever it is, chances are you will find it at their store and it'll be priced right!

The St. Bernard Lodge, Bed & Breakfast has been in existence since 1999. The last 12 years Sharon and Jim have been at the helm. The lodge is located on Highway 36, 10 miles west of Chester and only 20 minutes from Lassen Park. The lodge offers lots of services and amenities, including horse boarding, special events pricing, an outdoor hot tub and a trout pond the kids are sure to love.

Red's Meadow Ranch begins its 14th year in business. Roger Douglas and Mildred Balben offer trail rides, horseshoeing, horse training, riding lessons and boarding. They are open year-round and can be found above Clio on C Road.

Rick and Eileen Greenly are celebrating their 10th anniversary at their store, Papa Murphy's Pizza, conveniently located in the post office building in Quincy. They are well known for their delicious take and bake pizzas.
















 

Business Scene for the week of 8/18/2010

new management at family store

            Ashley Stevenson is the new manager at Ayoobs Department Store in downtown Quincy. She replaces Christine Charlton, store owner Charlotte Smith’s sister, who moved to Los Angeles.  Ashley has been a part time fixture at the family clothing store for nearly four years, juggling her time with work and college where she is pursuing a teaching credential. She has long had a desire to become a teacher and also own a clothing boutique. Looks like she is well on her way to making both dreams come true — and making her family, especially Grandma Charlotte, proud!            

            Ashley has additional experience having worked as a sales and inventory control associate for Kohl’s department stores. She dealt with a number of different clothing vendors during her time there, and explained she is using those connections to capitalize on her store’s buying ability to lower prices on men’s and women’s clothing and shoes. This new pricing is clearly evident with their now arriving fall styles. An added emphasis will be on expanding the Junior and Misses fashions. Ashley and her new staff invite you to stop by and see the numerous changes they have already made.

 

estep named nakoma g.m.

            The recently reopened Nakoma Golf Resort has announced that Randy Estep is the new general manger and director of golf for the Dragon Golf Course.  Randy has been a resident of Plumas County for several years and is particularly known for his video-supported golf instruction.  He is a member of the PGA and is past recipient of such honors as the Sacramento Sportsman Association's Man of the Year and the Proclamation Award from the mayor of Sacramento.  Nakoma is now open for business for individual and group play with competitive pricing. They also have special rates with their Stay & Play packages using Nakoma's onsite villas. 

 

everyone completes ase training

            The entire gang at Mr. B’s Auto Techtronics in Quincy, including manager Darcie Silkwood, have completed the required training and subsequent testing to each earn the coveted ASE (automotive service excellence) certification. Congratulations to each of you.

 

customer appreciation day

            Friday, Aug. 27, Lake Almanor Propane is having a customer appreciation day. District Manager Richard Ghering tells us he and his team will be serving hot dogs, sodas and lemonade from 11-2, and adds there will be lots of prizes given away as well.

 

 workout center opens

A new workout center has opened at the Feather River Grange.  Use the well-equipped facility Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7:30-noon. The Grange is located at 55 Main St. For more information and prices, call 283-9932.

 

Walk-inDental Problems Welcome

            About a year ago, Medi-Cal eliminated preventive dental care for those 21 and over.  Now, many adult Medi-Cal recipients are experiencing painful dental problems, such as abscesses, broken teeth, a tooth in need of a root canals or other problems.  The Plumas District Hospital-based dental clinic, Feather River Family Dentistry on Bucks Lake Road, accepts Medi-Cal and is allowed to treat those types of conditions — if they are walk-in emergencies. Every morning, Monday through Friday, between 8:15 - 9:00 a.m.,theywillaccept walk-in patients with dental problems without appointments. They also accept other forms of insurance and private pay.

 

commemorating anniversaries…

Jon Francine, owner of Indian Valley Pet Supply in downtown Greenville, is enjoying his second anniversary this month. His ever-expanding business will soon include aquariums and aquarium supplies.

 

For 18 years, Fred Feil, O.D. has expertly served the vision needs of his patients in the greater Chester/Lake Almanor area. The well-liked and highly regarded optometrist said he thoroughly enjoys living and working in the north county.

 

It’s kind of confusing to acknowledge the hardworking Dave Reynolds and the two years he has actively been operating Dave’s Carpet and Window Cleaning given the 12 years experience he has in the trade. But, that is how long he has been back taking care of his customers from his fully-equipped and completely self-contained service vehicle with its own fresh water supply and generator.

 

Teri Haas is now in her eighth year with her very successful — as evidenced by the smiling faces on her four-legged customers — Top Dog Grooming Studio. You will find her studio located off Quincy Junction Road on Bell Lane.

 

Forty-four years, wow! That’s how long Bruce and Susan Robinson have been the owners and operators of the obviously very successful Shadetree Auto Sales and Repair in East Quincy. They cater to their customers with quality used cars and trucks, tractors, horse trailers and new and used tires.

 

Tom and Doria Hupp have begun their 18th year as proprietors of Almanor Flooring, Inc. in Chester. As a licensed flooring contractor, they sell and install a wide selection of flooring products including carpet, ceramic tile, hardwood, laminate and vinyl. They are also priority dealers for a full line of Hunter Douglas window coverings.

 

Fran Gray is set to enjoy her eighth anniversary as proprietor of Back Porch Consignment in Chester.

 

The hardworking and congenial Christine Crawford begins her fourth year as owner of one of Quincy’s anchor businesses, Epilog Books. This year Christine has teamed up with Forest Stationers and Quincy Hot Spot and opened a new location in downtown Graeagle with a one-of-a-kind well stocked store called Epilog & Company.  

 

Hats off to another anchor business and hardworking couple, Gary and Mary Vogt and American Valley Hardware in the Plumas Pines Shopping Center in Quincy. They’ve been at it 28 years! Need paint, plumbing, electrical, automotive parts and supplies? How about household appliances and gift items? Whatever it is, chances are you will find it at their store and it’ll be priced right!

 

The St. Bernard Lodge, Bed & Breakfast has been in existence since 1999.  The last 12 years Sharon and Jim have been at the helm.  The lodge is located on Highway 36, 10 miles west of Chester and only 20 minutes from Lassen Park.   The lodge offers lots of services and amenities, including horse boarding, special events pricing, an outdoor hot tub and a trout pond the kids are sure to love!

           

Red's Meadow Ranch begins its 14th year in business. Roger Douglas and Mildred Balben offer trail rides, horseshoeing, horse training, riding lessons and boarding. They are open year-round and can be found above Clio on C Road.

 

Rick and Eileen Greenly are celebrating their 10th anniversary at their store, Papa Murphy's Pizza, conveniently locatedin the post office building in Quincy. They are well known for their delicious take and bake pizzas.

           

           

 

 

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