Business Scene for the week of 11/21/2012

merchants open houses, events

Countywide, between now and Christmas your merchants are doing their part by hosting many activities and sales events starting with Black Friday — the unofficial kickoff to the holiday shopping season the day after Thanksgiving.   Merchants in Chester are staying open Friday until 9 p.m. offering tasty treats, special discounted pricing and lots of prize giveaways. Other activities at this annual festivity include an appearance by Santa and ABC Center’s Christmas tree lighting (Hospice lights its tree Saturday at 6 p.m.).

small business saturday

With all the local merchant open houses, sales events and personalized quality service cheerfully provided, it certainly shouldn’t be difficult for all of us to participate in “Small Business Saturday” on Nov. 24. The concept is quite simple: Visit and patronize those businesses that employ our neighbors and reinvest our money close to home. Small businesses employ half of all private sector employees. Do note: For every $100 spent with a small business, $68 returns to the community. We are joining thousands across this great country in asking you to support those shops and restaurants that are the heartbeat of our community and local economy. Good things happen throughout your community and to the various organizations that make it such a great place when you invest in your town by buying locally. In the most positive way it truly epitomizes the age-old axiom “what goes around, comes around.”


Two join almanor energy team

Melissa Baugher has joined the team at Almanor Energy Plus as office manager along with certified service technician Colby Rianda. Melissa and Colby look forward to continuing the high standard of professionalism set by owner Monte Stelzriede.

beer and wine pairings benefit

Be sure to mark this on your calendar: Saturday, Dec. 1, Longboards Bar and Grill in Graeagle is sponsoring a wine versus beer pairing dinner. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Far West chapter of Disabled Sports USA, the nation’s largest nonprofit, multi-sport and multi-disability organization.The five-course dinner with both wine and beer pairings begins at 5:30 p.m.Tickets are $75 per person and can be purchased at dsusafw.org. For more information call Disabled Sports USA Far West at 581-4161, ext. 205.Incidentally, Dec. 1 is also the date for the annual Graeagle Holiday Open House and Tree Lighting festivities, so plan to make a full day and evening of it. Specialdiscounted lodging is available through Graeagle Vacation Rentals, River Pines Resort and Chalet View Lodge.

tourism page links to trip advisor

The Plumas County Tourism, Recreation and Hospitality Council has been successful in creating a Plumas County tourism page and a rotating spotlight page on Trip Advisor, a travel website that assists users in gathering travel information and posting reviews and opinions of their travels. Trip Advisor claims it is the world’s largest social travel network with more than 100 million travelers having used it. If your property or restaurant or other tourism-related business has a website and isn’t already signed up with Trip Advisor, this is a good opportunity to get your page linked. The service is completely free and just takes a few minutes to set up. You can easily add your business to the Plumas County page through the link off the council’s website at plumascounty.org.


and the winners are…

Cheryl Shipp, of Quincy, Jan Bryant, of Westwood, and Nonie Crosho, of Susanville, were the lucky winners of $50 gift certificates from Crescent Country as part of its27th annual Holiday Open House festivities!


And the winner of the $200 gourmet food gift basket from Sterling Sage’s open house was longtime Greenville resident Centella Tucker.



In recognizing five years of accomplishments, Garn Pringle, operations manager at Lake Almanor Fitness Center, has lots of folks to thank — including the center’s loyal members. In particular, he wanted to single out its partnership with Feather River College. He said it has been a stabilizing factor for the facility, allowing it to continue to offer life-long health and fitness courses that have benefited a great number of folks in the community.


Lori Morrel-Lomas, owner of Feather Financial in Quincy, celebrates her 20th year in business in Plumas County — quite the milestone! Even though the business name and location have changed over the years, it’s always been Lori helping local residents with their insurance, tax and accounting needs.


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 and also specializes in restoration, preservation and transformation.

Al and Katherine Templeton are celebrating 12 years as owners of the Cedar Lodge and RV Park near Chester.The facility, located a little more than a mile west of town, is nestled in a wooded, park-like setting with a variety of clean, comfortable rooms. They also have RV hook-ups.


Mike and Linda Gamberg are celebrating 16 years with Yagotawana Outfitters in Quincy. They offer custom embroidery, screen-printing and art design services with thousands of designs to choose from. Mike can print or embroider on just about anything.


Mouser Brothers Enterprises, located in the Feather River Industrial Park in East Quincy, is celebrating its 12th year in business. They specialize in cabinets, vanities, countertops and pre-hung doors. Jeremy and the staff are eager to work with you.


Main Street Artists is celebrating its third year in business in Quincy. The gallery is a co-op consisting of approximately 30 artists from all over Plumas County. On the first Friday of every month the gallery offers an artist’s opening with wine and refreshments.


Mike and Valerie Nellor are celebrating their 10th anniversary at Ada’s Place in Quincy. The property was recently named a 2012 Fodor’s Choice property by Fodor’s Travel, the leading name in travel guides for more than 75 years. Each year they designate an exclusive list of restaurants and hotels as the best of the best in their region. Kudos to Mike and Val for earning this acclaimed distinction!


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