Business Scene for the week of 9/19/2012

plumas bank adds redding staff

Jeffrey A. Williams has joined Plumas Bank as assistant vice president, commercial loan officer. In his new role, Williams is responsible for generating commercial loans and managing commercial relationships for business clients throughout the Redding region.

A California native, Williams grew up in Redding and is thrilled to be back working in the area. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in business administration from California State University, Chico and earned his Masters in business administration from Regis University.

quilting store relocates

            Kathy Valladon has moved her Portola business, Sierra Valley Quilting, from 257 E Sierra St. to 56 Commercial St. in Old Town Portola. The store, which was opened just a year ago, offers longarm quilting and wide baking fabrics, batting and thread.

our best wishes to joanne

            JoAnn Prince, owner of Great Northern Hair Co. in Quincy, just had neck surgery so longtime Quincy resident Connie Garrish is helping out in the beauty salon portion of the Main Street store while JoAnn is on the mend.

quincy moving to

            After 38 years of operating a very successful packing and moving service, Stan and Paula Buus, are hanging up the keys and have closed the doors to Quincy Moving and Storage in Quincy.

making their mark…

How is it that we have a bicycle shop in a town of 2,000 that has thrived for over eighteen years? Bodfish Bicycles and Quiet Mountain Sports in Chester sells, rents and repairs bicycles year round. It also sells Hobie and Liquid Logic kayaks and SUPs (stand up paddle boards). During the snowy months they sell and rent cross country skis and snowshoes. Owner Chuck Elliot said he now carries a variety of backpacking equipment from Mountain Hardware.

Certified Public Account Mary Cheek is celebrating her seventh anniversary serving the greater Lake Almanor Basin from her Chester office. Mary says she is fortunate to have had Jody Syfrett work with her for the past six years. The two are gearing up for the tax season and continuing to offer accounting and payroll services for individuals, businesses, and non-profits. Mary is also a Notary Public.

This marks the seventh year for physical therapist Kory Felker as owner of Plumas Physical Therapy, located in the medical complex behind the Plumas Pines Shopping Center in Quincy. Kory and his expert staff have earned a stellar reputation of successfully providing a full range of services that range from addressing simple aches and pains to full-on rehabilitation after major surgery.

Budd and Sharon Pence recently celebrated one of their businesses, Heat Transfer Systems, 26th anniversary. They provide refrigeration, air conditioning and heating services throughout Northern California. Budd and Sharon work closely with companies like Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative in promoting environmentally friendly geothermal or ground source heat pumps. Budd and Sharon also own and operate East Side Laundry in East Quincy.

Mr. B’s Auto Techtronics in Quincy is celebrating its 21st year of business. General Manager Darcie Silkwood is also celebrating; she has been working there for 15 of those 21 years! Darcie and the staff at Mr. B’s are ASE certified and can keep your vehicle running in top condition. From regular maintenance to major repairs, John’s crew can probably fix it.

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