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Business Scene for the week of 12/19/2012

winemaker’s dinner Friday

Lynn Hagen at the Grizzly Grill in Blairsden is having a winemaker’s dinner with Trevor Bartlett of Indian Peak Vineyards on Friday, Dec. 21, at 6:30 p.m. It will be a four-course meal(that includes dessert) with a different wine paired with each course. Reservations are recommended: call 836-1300.

paving looks great!

What a nice touch! The driveway and parking lot at DeMartile Automotive on Highway 70 in Quincy is now fully paved. Kudos to owners Evans, Kathy, Tim and Marcy for making the investment in this noteworthy improvement that we’re sure has and will please your many, many customers!

continuing best wishes…

Our congratulations to these business and professionals who, thanks in no small part to you, their customers and clients, continue to rack up years of doing business in Plumas County. And they are all quick to share some of those proceeds with their communities. So remember: Think local first!

Chester’s Sharon Henry begins her 41st year in business. Although the business name has changed over the years, Lassen Gift Co. continues to offer a gift store stocked with jewelry, clothing, glassware, infant and youth educational toys and much more, including the year-round Christmas shop. You will also find an old-fashioned soda fountain at its Main Street, Chester location.

Richard Stockton begins his 17th year as the area’s State Farm Insurance agent. From his Quincy office, he and his well-trained staff handle their clients’ insurance and financial needs throughout the region. Richard actually began his career with State Farm in 1988, after graduating from Chico State. In addition to auto, home, business, life and health insurance, State Farm also offers complete banking services, including investment products.

The Ranchito, nestled amongst the towering pines in east Quincy, will soon have refrigerators, microwaves, irons and ironing boards in every room. John and Tracy Wixted, now in their second year as innkeepers and owners, said while it’s a big investment, it’s what customers have been asking for. Next year, they said, it’s more remodeling and painting — “never-ending but well worth it!”

Owner Moirag Swing marks her fifth year with Crazyblooms, a full service florist and gift shop on Bonta Street in downtown Blairsden.

 Jennifer Ludvigson and Christie Brawley are celebrating their second year conducting Zumba classes, which they call a “Latin-inspired, booty-shaking, calorie-blasting exercise.” The two also teach Zumbatomic for kids, both at Feather River Fitness.

Attorney Mary K. Shelters completed her third year practicing in Plumas County from her offices in Greenville. Mary, a lawyer for 33 years, specializes in bankruptcy protection and negotiates settlements with unsecured creditors for those clients who cannot protect their assets in bankruptcy.

Greg Marr and his associates at Manni Funeral Home and Evergreen Crematory celebrate their fourth year in business this month. Greg has been a funeral director for 25 years. His services are available throughout Plumas, Sierra and Lassen counties. If you are unable to travel, give Greg a call and he will arrange to come to you.

 Barbara and Scott Tanner have been taking care of businesses with Scott Tanner Business Equipment for 18 years. In addition to being an authorized Sharp dealer, they service and sell an assortment of copy and fax machines and supplies throughout Plumas, Lassen, Sierra and Modoc counties.

 Dutch and Kim Morrison have owned and operated downtown Quincy’s Courthouse Cafe for the past dozen years. This popular eatery is well-known for its extensive breakfast and lunch menu with each and every item masterfully cooked to perfection.

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