Business Scene for the week of 7/26/17

New partners in business 
Quincy Thrift Co. owner Traci Turner now has two new partners, Brad Turner, right, and Dave Sims, left. The busi- ness is now open in its new location in the historic Ayoob’s building on Main Street in downtown Quincy with a grand opening scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 12. Dave and Brad have added their respective handcrafted and computer- generated products to the growing inventory of gently used merchandise that Traci has sold in her store for the past 15 years. Also pictured is the store’s manager, Hannah Savard, Traci’s daughter. Photo by Mike Taborski

RECEPTION FOR ARTIST SALLY YOST

A reception for one of Plumas County’s very talented artists, Sally Yost, is set for this Saturday, July 29, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Red House Art Gallery in downtown Graeagle. Storeowners Brian and Toni Carl, who are continuing with their business’ season-long 10th anniversary celebration, always carry a variety of her work at their Gallery. They said this show introduces many of Sally’s new paintings that will be featured in their gallery through August. Sally, who currently paints with oils or gouache (opaque watercolors), refers to this collection of her paintings as “Sierra Nevada Meets Great Basin.”

NEW OFFICE MANAGER ON BOARD

Bethany Schultz

Bethany Schultz is the new office manager at Bennett Enterprises on Alta Avenue in Quincy. Owner Mark Bennett says she is a perfect fit given that she majored in business management and has some experience in accounting. In her free time, Bethany enjoys doing anything outdoors, which includes camping, fishing and horseback riding. The business specializes in collision repair, fabrication, restoration, auto painting and car detailing.

QUINCY CHAMBER’S PARADE EFFORTS

The Quincy Chamber of Commerce is once again orchestrating the annual Plumas County Fair Parade on Saturday, Aug. 12, at 10 a.m., in downtown Quincy.The Chamber is devoted to putting on a great event and is seeking volunteers to help with the many tasks and duties associated with putting on a first class event. If you can help by donating a couple hours of your time that day contact them at [email protected]. Parade entry forms are also available at their website.

SPECIAL DEAL FOR 4-H’ers BUYERS’ GIFTS

DeeDee and Don Driscol have lots of terrific ideas for members of the various 4-H programs who are looking for that special gift for their prospective buyers this year at the Plumas Sierra livestock auction on Sunday, Aug. 13. No doubt you find exactly what you are looking for at her store, Quincy Hot Spot, on E. Main Street next to the Polka Dot. Best of all, 4-H members get to take 20 percent off their purchase!

RIB COOK-OFF FESTIVITIES AT TWAIN

Leave it to Twain Store and RV Park owners Hardy and Joyce Lindahl to host events that easily entice folks to make the short drive from Quincy down the Feather River Canyon to Twain. This time it’s an inaugural Summer Rib Cook-off on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Festivities include live music by The Back 40, vendors, blacksmith demonstrations, a beer garden and more. It promises to be a day of great family fun and food — speaking of which, if you fancy yourself as a decent barbecue rib griller you should consider entering the contest. Just give Joyce a call at 283-2130.

KENNY APPOINTED TO BANK BOARD

The directors of Plumas Bancorp, a bank holding company and the parent company of Plumas Bank, recently announced the appointment of Richard Kenny to its board of directors. He is a proven executive with over 40 years of management experience in operations, information systems, strategic planning and credit risk management. Before retiring in 2010, he was the founding CEO on the board of directors of Charles Schwab Bank, headquartered in Reno — a subsidiary of the Charles Schwab brokerage corporation.

“We are very pleased to welcome Rich Kenny to the board. His extensive financial management experience and his significant leadership skills will be of great value as we continue to build our company,” said Andrew Ryback, director, president and chief executive officer of Plumas Bancorp and Plumas Bank.

Rich commented, “Plumas Bank has a tremendous reputation in the communities it serves resulting in its continued growth and success as a solid bank generating personalized solutions for its clients. I’m excited to join this team of talented business leaders; to offer my experience and insights and focus on continued growth opportunities for the bank and our clients in the Northern Nevada and Northeastern California regions.”

THE REGION’S SINGLE BEST BUY

 Sales have begun for the 2018 edition of the Plumas-Lassen Connection telephone directory, the only locally produced — and most cost-effective — phone book that covers all of Plumas and Lassen counties and parts of Sierra County. For the past 23 years, we have been providing the region with the most complete and comprehensive listing of residential and business listings in an easy-to-read and easy-to-use format. Yes, it’s a resource directory that is still used daily by folks throughout our region.

The book can also include your cell phone number — all you have to do is provide it to us by calling or stopping by one of our offices or mailing us the information.

Some 42,000 phone books are hand-delivered to homes and businesses throughout the local area, primarily by local students and youth groups. The delivery has become a major fundraiser for many of them. Since that very first edition in 1995, these groups have earned more than $200,000 delivering the Plumas-Lassen Connection. If you think of it, be sure to thank the advertisers in the yellow pages because a big chunk of that advertising expense goes right back to help our local youth!

If you own a retail business or offer a service, this should still be considered an important investment in your overall marketing plan. Our professional advertising consultants are available to design a customized ad package that will market and promote your services in a powerful print and online package. The phone book is also posted to our two popular and highly visited websites: lassennews.com. and plumasnews.com.

For more information, rates and assistance, call Holly or Laurrissa in Quincy at 283-0800; for Portola, Blairsden and Graeagle, call Roger at 832-4646; and in Chester, Greenville and Westwood, Cheri or Becky can be reached at 258-3115.

In Susanville and the surrounding area, it’s Jill, Laura or Erika at the Lassen County Times office at 257-5321.