Business Scene for the week of 11/23/16

PLUMAS BANK’S 2017 CALENDAR

Plumas Bank’s 2017 photo wall calendar featuring local photographers and the perennial theme: “There’s No Place Like Home,” is now available free at your local bank office. Elizabeth Kuipers, vice president and marketing manager for the bank, extends their thanks to all the talented photographers who submitted their photos for consideration for this year’s calendar. Featured photographers this year were Britt Burkholder, Mike Nellor, Steven McGovern, Lisa Turcotte, Jay Rice, Marti Bethel, Heather McQuarrie, Issac Sanders, Chris Bosco, Jan Davies, Kathy Beatty, Cynthia Hughes and Kerry Wilson. Each year the bank gives away $100 to one of the photographers whose work was selected for publication and this year Issac was the lucky winner.

ANNUAL TURKEY GIVEAWAYS

Mohawk Trading Co. and the Mohawk Trading Co. Jewelry and Craft Center owners John and Jessica Papenhausen once again continue a 48-year holiday tradition of giving away three turkeys each week until Dec. 23. All you have to do is stop by their stores in midtown Greenville and enter for a chance to win.

CRESCENT COUNTRY WINNERS

Winners of the annual Christmas at Crescent County open house were LeeAnne Schramel, Mona Sannar and Roberta Garmen — each won a $50 gift certificate to the famous Crescent Mills gift store. Rose Dembosz won a $50 gift card for her participation in the annual Holiday Tour.

FESTIVE OPEN HOUSE DEC. 7

Plumas Corporation, a local nonprofit organization, was chartered in 1983 to “promote the orderly and beneficial expansion of the economic base of Plumas County for the common good and general welfare of the residents.” Over time the focus has evolved from traditional economic development to watershed restoration and health as a key element of a prosperous community. Plumas Corp recently moved from its 18-year home at Gansner Airport to 47 Trilogy Lane off of Mill Creek Road in East Quincy. In celebration of their new office and 33 years of business, the staff is hosting an open house on Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Food and beverages will be provided. Everyone is invited to come check out their new office and learn about the watershed restoration projects they are working on throughout the state and even abroad!

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING AT ITS BEST

If you are planning to get a jump on your Christmas shopping this weekend, there isn’t any reason to even think about going out of town and fighting the crowds — especially since your merchants right here at home are rolling out the red carpet in every respect to make it worth your while.

From Chester to Portola and everywhere in between, your storekeepers are having terrific sales on an array of gift giving products making it simple and affordable to find that perfect something for that special someone.

This Friday is Chester’s big holiday extravaganza with their annual Merchant’s Night Holiday Open House from 5 – 9 p.m. Refreshments, photos with Santa and a flash mob light parade are just a few of the highlights of north county’s traditional Christmas kickoff.

Elsewhere, storeowners in Indian Valley, Quincy, Graeagle and Portola are individually having their own Black Friday sales and Small Business Saturday deals. Do yourself, your budget and your community a favor and see what all the stores throughout Plumas County have to offer. You’ll be glad you did!

THE $100 SHOPPING CHALLENGE

With the holiday shopping season officially upon us this weekend, we once again challenge our readers to spend $100 locally. We’ve been making this challenge for years and it’s been met with great success.

Here’s how it adds up: If each of our newspaper readers — yes, you — spend at least $100 shopping at home this holiday season, that would pump more than $1.8 million into Plumas County’s economy, and that’s based on a conservative average of just two readers per newspaper.

And that $100 challenge — or whatever extra comfortably fits the family budget — is made with a very broad brush. It doesn’t necessarily need to be just items from your favorite stores. It could be gift certificates from one of the umpteen local restaurants, beauty salons, massage therapists, auto detailers, gyms, golf courses or other service providers throughout the county.

And, it doesn’t have to be just presents for those on your list. There are literally hundreds of ways to spend an extra $100 in town, from getting your nails done for a special party to a relaxing dinner out or tanking up for a trip to visit family.

So again this year we challenge you to find the way(s) that best fit your needs and lifestyle to spend that extra C-note locally. We don’t have to tell you the myriad benefits to our community by having this additional influx of cash in circulation.

Mike Taborski, Publisher

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