Business Scene for the week of 10/18/17

New owner takes over
Longtime Quincy area resident Amy Roe-Stokes is the new owner of My Sister’s Closet. Since she was a teenager, she always wanted to own her own clothing store in Quincy and here’s how she came about it: Amy bought the busi- ness from Kimberly Pilkington who bought the business 12 years ago from Gayle Franzen who is Amy’s mother. She plans to continue offering consignment while incorporat- ing brand new items to her inventory. Photo by Holly Buus

QUINCY LAUNDRY LIQUIDATION

Keith and Nancy Nichols are closing Church Street Laundry, a Quincy establishment that has been serving the community for many, many decades. They are having a business liquidation sale Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 21 and 22, starting at 8 a.m. each morning. Keith said everything goes — and he means it: Washers, dryers, shirt press, flatwork ironer, water heating system, assorted laundry carts and baskets, rolling wire racks, tables, heated wrapping table, cash register, a fax/copier and a lot more. He said that no reasonable offers refused. It is located at 79 Church St. in Quincy. The Nichols have decided to retire in Quincy, but plan to travel extensively in their motor home. Good for you guys, you’ve earned it!

CANNABIS AND BANKING DISCUSSED

Clare Churchill, vice president and risk management officer for Plumas Bank, will be interviewed on KQNY 91.9 FM’s The Common Good. She will have a discussion with Joseph Munoz, the program’s host, regarding one of the issues that marginalizes commercial cannabis operations; the fact that cannabis-related businesses can only transact business in cash and cannot, for the most part, use banking services.

Clare will explain that this has to do with a wide range of Federally mandated banking practices, including Currency Transaction Reports, the crime of “structuring” to avoid this reporting mandate; the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, which prohibits money laundering; and practices banks use to guard against banking for cannabis-related businesses. The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network oversees these and other matters.

The program will air each Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. and Thursday evening at 7 p.m. from Oct. 17 through 31.

MASSAGE THERAPY WEEK

Recognizing National Massage Therapy Week, Chester’s Sharon Geney of A Balanced Touch Massage and Wellness Studio and Laura Semrau, owner of Essential SkinCare & Reflexology, will be demonstrating the health benefits of massage and reflexology and answer any questions in the lobby of Plumas Bank’s Chester branch Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Additionally, if you make a donation at the branch to the Almanor Basin Food Pantry you’ll receive a 10-minute massage or reflexology session.

WINTER HOURS FOR MOONS

Quincy’s famed Moon’s Restaurant has changed to their winter operating hours. Owner Lisa Kelly says they now open at 5 p.m., Thursday through Monday, with their full dinner menu that includes homemade soups, their signature garlic bread and, of course, the famous “Jones” avocado cream pie.

CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY COMING

Quincy Natural Foods Co-op and Feather River Food Co-op in Portola are each having a Customer Appreciation Day on Saturday, Oct. 28, from noon to 4 p.m. Guests will see active food demonstrations, with ample sampling; pumpkin painting; prize giveaways; and more. Be sure to mark it on your calendar.

INDIAN VALLEY BEE FARM

Although their business, Minto’s Bees, is officially in Stonyford, owners Sherry and Ralph Minto have a bee farm in Taylorsville. Sherry says she has 50 hives on her sister Susy Pearce’s ranch and adds that she and her husband have plans to expand their bee business to about 200 hives, which she said is just enough to keep it a family business. Minto’s honey is available at Evergreen Market in Greenville.