Business Scene for the week of 7/18/2013

lots of growth in first decade

Several milestones were accomplished this month for the Flanigan-Leavitt Insurance Agency. The agency has been operating for 10 years in Quincy and Susanville and opened a Reno location six years ago. However, the agency that Mike and Valerie Flanigan purchased (formerly Murray & Edwards Insurance Agency) with the Leavitt Group has a very rich history. J.R. Murray started the family business in 1883 in Greenville with continuous operations for 130 years. The Quincy office is housed in the 110-year-old Plumas County Bank building. Hats off to Mike and Valerie for the investment they’ve made in upgrading and maintaining this historic landmark in downtown Quincy. “We have come to know and love the communities and clients that we serve. And being part of the Leavitt Group, providing us with so many carrier choices, makes a big difference too. For Mike and I, whether it be clients, carriers or co-workers — it is all about the relationship,” commented Valerie.

basket making class offered

A pine needle basket making class is being offered at Books & Beyond on Sundays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Owners Susan Bryner and Dawn Gray tell us the classes will be taught at their Chester store by Debbie Norton.

business birthdays …

Robin and Carol Rycraft, owners of Rycraft Cookie Stamps on Main Street in Old Town Chester, are pleased to announce the first anniversary of their move to the Lake Almanor area and the opening their first storefront in Rycraft’s 45-year history. Founded in 1968, Rycraft had primarily wholesaled its products to small gift and gourmet shops across the U.S. and more recently online to retail customers and stores around the world at CookieStamp.com. Robin’s hand-carved terra cotta cookie stamps can be used to create delicious decorated cookies for holidays, or to make handmade gifts, ornaments and greeting cards out of paper or clay, decorative accessories for your home, or any other craft project.

Dan Sidorak, owner of Maple Leaf Flooring in Chester, proudly notes the store’s ninth anniversary. Dan has been a hardwood flooring specialist for more than 36 years and his services include refinishing, recoating, repairs and installation of hardwood floors. He is also very skilled in doing inlays, hand scraping and borders.


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