Business Scene for the week of 10/3/2012

fitness center’s open house

Feather River Fitness is having an open house so folks can meet the facility’s new manager, Tayl’r Hollis, and tour the facility. It’s Monday, Oct. 8, from 7 to 11 a.m. Everyone who attends will receive a free five-day pass to the fitness center; existing members can pass them along to friends and family.

The fitness center also has new fall hours: Monday – Friday, 5 a.m. – 8 p.m., and 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

disaster loans forum set

An information meeting to discuss the process of applying for SBA’s disaster loans is slated for Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Chester branch of Plumas Bank from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. If your business suffered an economic setback at a result of the Chips Fire you may indeed quality for one of these low interest rate loans to rebuild your working capital.


and the winners are…

Mike and Cathy Simmons, owners of Morning Star Log Furniture in Chester, gave away some very nice prizes as part of their summer customer appreciation drawing. First prize, dinner for two at Drakesbad Guest Ranch, went to Tim Merrill from Chico. Jessica Tomas from Fallon, Nev., won the second prize, a redwood wall tree. The final item given away, a redwood birdhouse, went to Carol LeSeur from Southern California. Mike and Cathy have been making and selling custom log cabinets since 1980. They also design and manufacture log furniture, hand railings, door and window trim, tables and wood slab countertops.

attends yoga workshop

Jane Steidel, a yoga instructor and co-owner of Quincy’s Yoga and Wellness Center, recentlyattended a weeklong workshop in Portland, Ore., entitled Anatomy and Yoga Intensive. The sessions provided an in-depth focus on the specific bones, muscles and joints that are utilized in yoga poses, as well as how to instruct students to practice more safely and effectively in class.


computer access available

Manager Sheryl Shankles is excited to announce that that Mountain Shipping and Business Center now offers computer access. For a fee, you can use the store’s computer and if you need help, Sheryl is there to assist you. Walk-ins are welcome or you call to reserve a time. You can send email, compose a document, download files and/or pictures and print. The store also carries office supplies.


gas purchase donation continues

Again this year, for every gallon of gasoline and diesel fuel sold at Mohawk Trading Co. owner John Papenhausen will donate 1 cent per gallon to Greenville High School and Greenville Elementary School. This money helps fund field trips, science projects, tutoring and student reward barbecues and good citizenship awards. Over the years, thousands of dollars have been donated to the schools through this program and the Papenhausens want to thank the community for its support and for helping keep the schools open.

lighting the candles…

Addie Montezuma has done wonders during the eight years she’s been the proprietor of Addie’s Floral Shop on Pine Street in Portola. In addition to the bouquets and arrangements, you will find celebratory balloons, gift cards and more. Her shop, located on Pine Street (behind the Portola Reporter), is quaint, warm, cheerful and full of intoxicating smells from the wide assortment of flowers.

The Feather Bed in Quincy is celebrating its 21st anniversary this month. Innkeeper Bob Janowski’s mission is “To provide a respite for the weary traveler away from the chaos and tension of normal daily living.” Bob: Mission accomplished!

 Hans Holtz, owner of Sequoia Dream Construction and Design, has enjoyed his 12 years of business in Meadow Valley. Hans does rough framing and finished carpentry, specializing in restoration, preservation and transformation.



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