Business Scene for the week of 1/23/2013

co-op’s Employee of the Year

Nance Reed has been named Quincy Natural Food Cooperative’s Employee of the Year. Her co-workers voted for her because of her cooperative spirit, community involvement and the contributions she makes to the organization. Nance is also an active member of the Quincy Farmers’ Market committee and works on the co-op’s Alder Street Garden project.

pema Chodron retreat Jan. 26

Julie Hatzell, owner of Alley Cat Café in downtown Quincy, is hosting an online retreat with Pema Chodron’s Fully Alive:Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change. Pema is an American Buddhist nun and resident teacher at Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia, the first Tibetan monastery in North America established for Westerners. In this recorded retreat, she will offer her wisdom for learning to step right into the river: to be completely, fearlessly present even in the hardest times, the most difficult situations. You get the showing, meditation, discussion and a vegetarian lunch for $25. It’s Jan. 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the West End Theatre. Reservations are necessary by Jan. 24.

jam sessions resume feb. 6

Ken Donnell and Jim McBeen tell us their ever-popular jam sessions will resume Wednesday, Feb. 6, will lessons beginning at 3:30 p.m. and the jam from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Donnell’s MusicLand in Greenville.Winter hours: noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, closed at 4 p.m. Saturday.

…and speaking of making note

While it may only be January, rest assured that Red House Art Gallery owners Brian and Toni Carl are already busy planning another exciting year of artist exhibitions. The opening receptions will be held on the second Saturday of each month beginning in May. The gallery in downtown Graeagle is open this winter Friday through Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. or by appointment: call 836-0104.


our best wishes for more to come   

Mark, Kelly and Bill Rode celebrate their first anniversary as owners of Valu-Wide Discounts in Portola. With new inventory arriving daily, the popular store offers “a little bit of everything” from dry goods, clothing, sundries and pharmaceuticals to gift items and candy. The Rodes and their dedicated staff extend a heartfelt thanks to their customers for making it a successful first year.

 Tande Custom Draperies is celebrating its 41st anniversary this month in Quincy. Lisa and Dan Hanna took over the business from Lisa’s parents 21 years ago. From a mobile showroom that features Hunter Douglas products, they serve the entire county.

  It’s the fourth year for Plumas Sierra Community Solutions. From their facilities in Quincy, Greenville, Chester and Portola,Director John Banks and colleagues provide the court-mandated classes required for various infractions. Depending on the offense, classes range from three to 18 months in duration.

  It’s year two for Travis Broussard, owner of All Phase Landscape serving Chester and Lake Almanor. During the winter he offers complete and efficient snow removal services.

A historic landmark in eastern Plumas County, the Graeagle Store celebrates its 94th birthday this month! It has been in the same family dating back to 1970 when Steve Harding Sr. bought the store. The family tradition and commitment to customers continues with Steve Jr. and Nancy Harding and their daughter Gina and her husband Dale Lambert running the operation.



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