Business Scene for the week of 4/3/19

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MEET EPHC’S NEW LEADER

Here’s a great opportunity for folks in the greater Eastern Plumas area to meet Todd Plimpton, the new chief executive officer for Eastern Plumas Health Care. Plumas Bank will host a welcoming reception with appetizers and beverages at their branch on Pine Street on Wednesday, April 10, from 6 – 7 p.m.

ANNUAL JOB FAIR NEXT WEEK

The Business and Career Network is holding its 23rd annual job fair in Quincy at the Feather River College gym Tuesday, April 9, from 2 – 4 p.m., and in Graeagle at the Fire Department on Wednesday, April 10, from 1 to 3 p.m. Admission is free. Alliance for Workforce Development’s Val Bourque says this is a great opportunity for both job seekers and for employers who are looking for a perfect opportunity to build a workforce, create an applicant pool, meet, and pre-screen and interview prospective employees. More then 25 businesses have already reserved their spot at these two events. Contact Val for employer registration for either or both of these fairs at 283-1606. The Career Network can also help prospective job candidates with their resumes.

THRIFT SHOP’S GRAND OPENING

This Saturday, April 6, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. is the grand opening of the Sirens Thrift Shop at the Lake Almanor Country Club. Operated by the Peninsula Fire Sirens, funds from the store, which is open to the public, will benefit the Peninsula Fire Department.

FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OPEN HOUSE

The Old Town Mercantile in Westwood is having an open house this Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Marty, the store’s owner, said they are excited about their new location inside the Walker Mansion Inn, which is becoming the hub of Westwood. Stop by and see all the new arts, antiques and collectibles filling the store.

NICHOLE’S NOW SERVING EVERY DAY

Nichole Brashear now has her Portola business, Nichole’s Coffee Depot & Deli, open seven days a week serving breakfast and lunch from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. This local favorite is known for its tasty blends of espresso, cappuccino and lattes that are all made to order. They go perfectly with her breakfast burritos, bagels, muffins, and assorted pastries and, of course, their soups, salads and sandwiches.

CUCCIA’S OPENS FOR THE SEASON

Cuccia’s restaurant at the base of the Johnsville grade on Mohawk Drive in Graeagle has opened for its 13th season under the ownership of Gina Prince and her daughter Lila. This well established restaurant is well known for its classic Italian cuisine that includes pizzas, seafood, pastas and fine wines. Cuccia’s currently serves dinner Wednesday thru Saturday, starting at 5 p.m.

APRIL’S FEATURED ARTIST

There will be an artist’s reception this Friday, April 5, from 4 – 6 p.m., for Jennifer Guthrie (Pine Blossoms) at Crescent Country. This talented artist creates an extensive variety of items with repurposed goods using this up-cycled material to make pillows, purses, wallets, plush animals, scarves, pin cushions, coasters and much more which will be on display at the famed Crescent Mills gift store through April. Crescent Country owner Lisa Forcino says purses are one of Jennifer’s most popular items — they are well made, functional, lightweight and very stylish.

The importance of community banking

The Independent Community Bankers of America and Plumas Bank are reminding consumers: Where you choose to bank and with whom matters!

“When you bank locally, you’re reinvesting in your community, contributing to the welfare of your neighbors and building a legacy of prosperity for future generations,” said Andrew Ryback, Plumas Bank’s president and CEO.

    ICBA president and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey added, “Community bankers power our nation’s small businesses and influence job growth one loan at a time. They’re rooted in their community, ensuring they have a stake in your financial success and the strength of the community overall.”

Community banks support local startups — funding more than 60 percent of small business and more than 80 percent of agriculture loans — and contribute tax dollars that help maintain local municipalities and keep local neighborhoods viable and vibrant.

When choosing whom to trust with your hard-earned money, Plumas Bank and ICBA want consumers to know that they have a choice and know the following about their local bank:

Plumas Bank –

  •   Respects and honors their community ties.
  •   Has symbiotic relationships with our communities — one cannot thrive without the other.
  •   Is a relationship lender. We know our clients and understand their financial needs.
  •   Understands and embraces local businesses. A study from the  HYPERLINK “https://www.newyorkfed.org/smallbusiness/small-business-credit-survey-2017″Federal Reserve Banks found that small businesses that apply for loans with community banks are the most successful and most satisfied.
  •   Gives back and serving local communities is second nature to them.

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