Business Scene for the week of 1/30/2013

directors award for quality

The Best Western Rose Quartz Inn in Chester has received the Best Western Directors Award for outstanding quality standards. The award recognizes hotels scoring in the top 20 percent of the more than 2,100 North American properties in cleanliness and maintenance. The hotels’ scores must also meet Best Western’s high standards for design and high customer service to qualify for the distinction. “This award is an important symbol of success,” said owner Ghulam Fareed, who acquired the facility last September. “This award confirms our commitment to providing quality accommodations for our guests. Our entire staff has worked hard to achieve this level of excellence.” The hotel features 51 rooms, Wi-Fi, a seasonal spa, exercise equipment, a multi-purpose rec area and conference rooms. Ghulam also owns and operates the Gold Pan Resort and the Union 76 Food Mart and Fuel Star gas stations in Quincy.

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Business Scene for the week of 1/23/2013

co-op’s Employee of the Year

Nance Reed has been named Quincy Natural Food Cooperative’s Employee of the Year. Her co-workers voted for her because of her cooperative spirit, community involvement and the contributions she makes to the organization. Nance is also an active member of the Quincy Farmers’ Market committee and works on the co-op’s Alder Street Garden project.

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Business Scene for the week of 1/16/2013

two named club managers

Shift managers Jennelle Verderber and Soozie Yearwoodhave been promoted to co-managers of the day-to-day operations at the Lake Almanor Fitness Center in Chester.Garn Pringle, the center’s general operations manager, said this was an easy choice given these two very capable young ladies have a passion for fitness and keep the fitness center running smoothly and its clients happy “with or without me being there.” Jennelle is also a certified personal fitness trainer involved inZumba, aerobics, cardio, and boot camp group exercise classes.

Garn and his wife, Bunny,will remain actively involved in LAFC, but willbe enjoying some additional time off for recreational activities and family visits in the Sacramento area.

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Business Scene for the week of 1/9/2013

plumas visitors guide up next

It’s January and that means it is time for us to once again begin focusing our attention on Plumas County’s 2013 tourism season and the impact it has on our local economy.

Again, it’s safe to assume tourists will be opting for more day trips, weekend jaunts and full-blown vacations closer to home. For Plumas County businesses, it always brings an important infusion of dollars into our local economy.

With that in mind, we are already working on our annual Plumas County Visitors Guide (actually, it has been a work in progress throughout the year). 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 bonus, we also post the entire magazine in a very user-friendly format on our website, plumasnews.com, to ensure your ads reach the largest audience possible for folks planning a trip to our corner of the world. The electronic version of the visitors guide alone gets an average of 600 viewers monthly during the season.

We are already reserving space and building ads for this year’s edition. The deadline for advertising is just around the corner so expect your newspaper advertising representative to be contacting you soon — if she hasn’t already. If you want more information about deadlines, prices and our services, call your local newspaper office or give me a call in Quincy at 283-0800. We can help you design an effective ad tailored to both your budget and your business.

Your purchase of advertising space to market your goods and services makes it possible to produce this comprehensive and informative guide. Together, we can capitalize on the opportunity that awaits this season with the single most effective print and electronic product used to entice families to come and spend in Plumas County.

In the past, the area’s official guide had been a joint project between Feather Publishing and the now-defunct (unfunded) Plumas County Visitors Bureau. This year our publishing company has assumed all responsibilities for its content and distribution.

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Business Scene for the week of 1/2/2013

clawson to speak at macworld

Michael Clawson will be speaking at Macworld 2013 on Saturday, Feb. 2, at Moscone Center in San Francisco. His topic this year will be the second part of a speech he gave at the huge Apple convention last year, but will highlight creative iPhone editing to his presentation.Michael got his start in Silicon Valley when Apple Computer and Adobe Systems first made their mark in desktop publishing. He was introduced to interactive media early in his career, then transitioned to production artist and, later, creator and lead principal of an interactive department at a major advertising agency. Specializing in branding across multiple media platforms, his diverse repertoire includes a hybrid combination of designer and developer with emphasis on graphic design, branding, photography and communication. He and his wife, Patty, own and operate Big Fish Creations in Graeagle.

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