Business Scene for the week of 7/25/2014


Portola High School golf coach and PGA instructor Kyle Nielsen is holding junior golf clinics at Plumas Pines Golf Resort every Wednesday and Sunday afternoon, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Instruction includes the full swing, short game techniques, putting, the rules and golf etiquette. Kyle’s next four-day youth golf camp is July 28 – 31. It includes 4-1/2 hours of instruction each day, lunch and snacks. Golf clubs and equipment are also provided. For more information call the clubhouse at 836-1420.


The next Music on the Terrace at Nakoma Golf Resort at Gold Mountain near Clio on Friday, July 25, features vocalist Kelly Ann Miller.

Then Sunday, July 27, they’ve blended together the jazz sounds of Quincy’s Stratus band with a wine-tasting event featuring a selection of estate-grown wines from the Salverstrin Winery in St. Helena. Nakoma’s general manager Dan Gallagher tells us there is no cover charge for either happening and dinner and grill menus are available.


A special meeting for lodging providers in the greater Chester, Lake Almanor and Greenville areas to discuss the formation of a Tourism Business Improvement District is set for Thursday, July 24, at 9:30 a.m. at the Best Western Rose Quartz Inn in Chester. A presentation by Verna Sulpizio, a project manager for Civitas Advisors in Sacramento, will delve into the benefits and steps needed to form a TBID and how these funds are only designated for tourism-related efforts. For more information contact Sharon at the St. Bernard Lodge at 258-3382.


Jerry Cook at Papa’s Donuts in Quincy has new hours. Early raisers will find his popular donut shop open 3 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Saturday. Jerry really appreciates getting calls in advance for those big orders of his homemade donuts and sweet rolls.


Curtis Lee Bastian, a small-engine technician at DuPont Power Tools, has recently earned the MasterWrench Certificate of Completion from Stihl, the leading manufacturer of chainsaws and lawn and garden equipment. This, along with owner Duffy DuPont’s certifications, brings the longtime Quincy business into Stihl’s “silver” status as a service center. Check out their full line of snowmobiles, ATVs, chainsaws, lawn and garden equipment and power tools featuring name brands like Polaris, Artic Cat, Stihl and Honda and be assured that if your purchase ever needs servicing, DuPont has you covered.


Flanigan-Leavitt Insurance Agency, with offices in Susanville, Quincy and Reno, begins its 11th year in business — well, sort of. That’s when Mike and Valerie Flanigan, along with the Leavitt Group, purchased the former Murray & Edwards Insurance Agency — which first opened its doors in Greenville in 1883. The Flanigans said that being part of the Leavitt Group, which is the seventh largest privately held insurance broker in the United States, provides them with more carrier choices so they can effectively tailor coverage and rates best suited to their clients’ individual or commercial needs.

George Westbrook, of George’s Mobile Slaughtering & Custom Butchering in Quincy, celebrates his business’s fourth anniversary. George offers mobile slaughtering that includes wild game, beef, swine, lamb and goats. If you buy a 4-H animal at the annual livestock auction at the fair, keep his services in mind.

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