PLUMAS VISITORS GUIDE IN THE WORKS
It may only be January, but it’s already time to once again begin focusing our attention to tourism this summer in Plumas County and the impact it has on our local economy. I agree with industry experts who believe visitors will again opt for more day trips, weekend jaunts and full-blown vacations closer to home.
To that end, we are already working on our annual Plumas County Visitors Guide. Local business owners and service providers should continue to consider this colorful and informative publication a “must buy” annual advertising investment.
The full color glossy magazine is packed full of information about virtually everything our county has to offer to both visitors and locals alike. Through the entire year, some 90,000 copies are distributed free to hundreds of locations in our region.
As an added value, we also post the entire magazine in a very user-friendly format on our website, plumasnews.com, to make it as convenient and informative as possible for those planning a trip to our corner of the world. This is the official tourist guide for the area and is published each year by the Plumas County Visitors Bureau in partnership with Feather Publishing.
The deadline for advertising space will be here soon. If your advertising representative has not yet approached you and you want to make sure to reserve your space in this product, call your local newspaper office or give me a call at 283-0800. We’re ready and willing to help you design an effective ad tailored to both your budget and your business.
Your advertising makes it possible to produce this comprehensive and informative guide to picturesque Plumas County. Help us help you capitalize on this opportunity by investing some of your hard-earned advertising dollars into the single most effective product used to entice families to Plumas County.
POWELL NAMED MANAGER
Longtime resident Rob Powell has been promoted to manager at Coast Gas in Quincy. He replaces Dave Pearson who is retiring after a 36-year career in the trade. Rod has worked for the propane gas company for 13 years and has been a very active member of the Quincy Volunteer Fire Department for nearly as long. He and his wife Lori, who is employed at Bank of America, live in Quincy.
SOMETHING NEW AT CHAMPIONS
Palate-pleasing gourmet soups have been added to the menu at Champions Pizza and Wings in Quincy’s Plumas Pines Shopping Center. Manager Tim Schooler said they feature a different soup each day.
CHOWDER COOK-OFF IN WESTWOOD
Mark your calendars for a day of family fun as the Westwood Chamber of Commerce gears up for the annual Chowder Cook-off. It is set for Jan. 16 at the Westwood Visitors Center. Cooking begins as early as 8 a.m. with tasting beginning at noon. Entry forms are available at Young’s Market, Holiday Quality Foods, Chuck’s Railroad Room, Always Sunny Tanning and at the Visitors Center. Chamber President Jodi Gunn said awards will be given for Popular Vote, Judges Choice and Best Decorated Booth.
NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATION
Executive Chef Sean Conry appears to have really outdone himself as he unveils his plans for the restaurant’s 9th New Years Eve celebration at Longboards at the Plumas Pines Golf Resort in Graeagle. He has carefully planned a five-course meal that can be complemented with a selection of imported wines from Spain, Italy and South America for each course. The regular wine list will also be available for those who choose not partake in the special pairings. The Alternators from Chico will perform rock and roll favorites spanning the last three decades for your dancing and listening pleasure beginning at 10 p.m. Be sure to make your dinner reservations soon.
OUR CONTINUED BEST WISHES…
For 14 years Barbara and Scott Tanner have been successfully taking care of businesses with Scott Tanner Business Equipment. They service and sell copy and fax machines and supplies throughout the tri-county region.
It’s the second anniversary for Bob and Julie Hatzell’s Alley Cat Café behind The Studio Gallery in Quincy. In just two short years the couple and their staff have made this one of the town’s favorite gathering spots.
Nine years—wow! That’s how long Courthouse Cafe owners Dutch and Kim Morrison have been owners of downtown Quincy’s popular breakfast and lunch café across from the courthouse.
Graeagle-based DISHgrace Party Rentals is celebrating its sixth year of providing party supplies throughout Plumas County. They have a new website, dishgracepartyrentals.vpweb.com, where customers can reserve dates, view inventory, place an order and even pay online. Owner Klytia Dutton says a major percentage of her annual invoices are never collected, because she donates many of those services to the local organizations and charities hosting events.
HOMEBUYERS TAX CREDIT EXTENDED
The federal tax credit for home buyers the president signed into law recently was set to expire Nov. 30, but has been extended until Apr. 30, 2010. It was also expanded to include existing homeowners who have lived in their primary residences for five consecutive years out of the last eight years. First-time homebuyers may still be eligible for a tax credit of up to $8,000, while existing homeowners may receive a credit of up to $6,500. The bill also increases the qualifying income limits, and taxpayers can claim the credit on purchases completed in 2010 on their 2009 income tax returns. Ask your Realtor for all the details.
“DR. CATHY” JOINS PORTOLA PRACTICE
Portola dentist Dr. Mario Garibotti welcomes the addition of Dr. Cathy Miskofski-Reno to his practice. The UC San Francisco graduate, who said she loves working on children of all ages, has 15 years of dental experience, the last two years practicing in Portola.
Plumas Bank offers Savvy
Holiday Spending Tips
As the gift-giving season approaches, PlumasBank has tips to help consumers keep spending in check and avoid the dreaded holiday hangover.
“Basic holiday expenses can put a strain on consumers’ finances—especially in an already stressed economy,” said Doug Biddle, the bank’s president and chief executive officer. “Being a savvy spender is key to avoiding the debt of Christmas past and having a financially happy New Year.”
BANK CELEBRATES THE SEASON
Plumas Bank is celebrating the holidays with the community by hosting holiday mixers on Thursday, Dec. 10, from 5:30–7 p.m. at both its Chester and Susanville offices. If your social calendar is already booked, you can enjoy refreshments when you do your everyday banking at the Greenville or Quincy offices Tuesday through Thursday, Dec. 15,-17. The Portola branch is having its customer appreciation days Dec. 23-24. By the way, be sure to congratulate the bank as they celebrate 29 years of community banking this month!
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