Business Scene for the week of 6/6/2014

riding for a reason

The Horse Plus Humane Society is holding a fundraiser in memory of former DMV manager Kim Blanchard. It will be at New England Ranch on Quincy Junction Road in Quincy on Sunday, June 8. Their goal is to raise money to help horses in need. Signups start at 9 a.m.; the first ride gets underway at 10 a.m. For more information call Lisa Labbe at 283-9770.

free doughnut, pastry samples

Jerry and Arlene Cook, owners of Papa’s Donuts, will be giving free samples of doughnuts and other new pastry items from 8 a.m. to noon June 6, National Donut Day.No reason not to stop by their East Quincy shop on Highway 70 and grab a taste of their scrumptious delights. Papa’s also carries a selection of coffees, select drinks, breakfast sandwiches and their famous biscuits and gravy.

new addition to hair care team

Country Style Family Hair Care in Greenville is now open six days a week. New addition Vicky Griffith will be available on Mondays for appointments and walk-ins. She brings many years of experience and owned her own salon in the Santa Cruz area.

serving you from two offices

Certified Public Accountant John Roman is now serving Plumas and Sierra counties from two convenient locations. He maintains an office on Commercial Street in Portola and recently opened an office on Main Street in Quincy. His 32 years of experience covers all you’d expect from a CPA, including work with real estate development projects and homeowners associations.

chester salon adds cosmetics line

The Garden Salon & Spa on Main Street in Chester now carries the full line of Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics. Salon owner Kaitlyn Caunedo says not to be fooled by the name: these products are suitable for all ages and skin types, even for those with sensitive or problem skin. The liquid and powder foundation is available in a comprehensive range of natural-looking shades for the perfect blend for your skin tone.

animal clinic expands service

Martin Schafer, DVM, continues to expand his Beckwourth small animal clinic, Plumas Veterinary Service, enabling them to see their furry patients five days a week. Last year, Dr. Amanda Coats brought her expertise to the medicine and surgery center. Most recently, Corrinne Lorentzen, a licensed veterinary technician, has joined the other technicians, John Stanton, Stephanie Cox and Brandon Swann, already on the team. Rounding out the staff are the receptionists, Julie Arietta and Lori Taylor.

new name reflects new services

Certified Massage Therapist Sharon Geney has changed the name of her Chester business, Massage Therapy, to Balanced Touch. She has been providing massage therapy services for the past 14 years and now offers total body balancingand intuitive healing using some new techniques in massage therapy, aromatherapy and sound healing. Sharon calls her newest service an “energetic tune-up” that she says is a great half-hour pick-me-up for those days when you’re feeling sluggish. She is located on Main Street in the Good Vibrations building.

anniversary kudos …

Steve King, the financial advisor for Edward Jones, notes his 22nd anniversary in Quincy with both a great deal of pride in his company’s reputation — it was ranked No. 4 in Fortune Magazine’s Best Companies to Work For in 2014 — and his own successes serving the needs of his clients. “As a financial advisor for Edward Jones, we place a tremendous value on face time and think time with our clients so we not only understand their family income, educational and retirement goals but can help them reach those goals with carefully crafted long-term investing strategies,” Steve said.

 The years just keep adding up! June marks the 46th year for Dick and Shirley Wiggins as owners and operators of the legendary Wiggin’s Trading Post in Chilcoot. This store is known for its large variety of gifts, USDA choice meats, its delightful homemade fudge and so much more, including fishing supplies because they are at the gateway to Frenchman Lake. Next time you are near, it’s worth the stop, if for nothing more than to enjoy their down-home friendliness.

 Evelyn Stone celebrates her first anniversary with her Westwood business, No Stone Unturned. The Birch Street store offers gently used household items and clothing.

 Longtime Quincy resident Kenny Chance, of Chance Construction, marks his seventh year as a general contractor. Kenny’s vast experience in the trade includes new construction, remodels and repairs for both residential and commercial projects.

Susan and Keith Morrison have been the owners and operators of the Sleepy Pines Motel for 23 years. Susan also runs Blue Petunia Quilts located adjacent to the motel. Most Tuesday evenings they host a “sit-and-stitch” with many attending bringing food to share along with new ideas and lots of laughs. Running these businesses on Highway 70 just west of Portola is a family affair with their kids Audrey and Kathy (with husband Todd) helping.

  Congratulations go out to Ian Upton as he celebrates eight years as owner of Universal Electric in Chester. In addition to being a full-service licensed commercial and residential electrical contractor for 14 years, Ian is also a factory trained and certified generator service technician offering sales, installation and service for home and office generators.

 In April, Dan Day began his 11th year with High Sierra Landscapes in Quincy. His specialty — available throughout Plumas County — is the design and installation of unique mountain landscapes. Dan also has special expertise working with ponds, streams and other water features in designing that perfect landscape.

 Sonshine Flowers in Chester is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month. Owners Vicki Mason and daughter Brooke have enjoyed building their inventory of plants and flowers to include designer vases, greeting cards, soaps and unique gifts.

 Gary and Ellen Foss are celebrating their 35th anniversary with Lakeside Construction Inc. Originally established back in 1979 as Lakeside Painting, the business now includes general contracting services, home inspections and bat and bird removal services and is now lead certified.

 Congratulations to Bob and Dorothy Farnworth, of DMF Boarding Kennels in Quincy, on your 38th year in business! They board dogs and cats in roomy accommodations at their Highway 70 location a miles east of town. They also offer grooming services.

ada seminar in portola

Plumas Bank is sponsoring a free Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance presentation on Monday, June 16, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Eastern Plumas Health Care Education Center, 500 First Ave., Portola. Speakers include Mike Gardner, a certified access specialist, and Anthony DeCristoforo, an attorney, along with John Cunningham and Todd Roberts from the county building department. Call Rachelle Ramelli at 832-4405, ext. 1201, for more information.

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