Business Scene for the week of 8/18/2010

new management at family store

            Ashley Stevenson is the new manager at Ayoobs Department Store in downtown Quincy. She replaces Christine Charlton, store owner Charlotte Smith’s sister, who moved to Los Angeles.  Ashley has been a part time fixture at the family clothing store for nearly four years, juggling her time with work and college where she is pursuing a teaching credential. She has long had a desire to become a teacher and also own a clothing boutique. Looks like she is well on her way to making both dreams come true — and making her family, especially Grandma Charlotte, proud!            

            Ashley has additional experience having worked as a sales and inventory control associate for Kohl’s department stores. She dealt with a number of different clothing vendors during her time there, and explained she is using those connections to capitalize on her store’s buying ability to lower prices on men’s and women’s clothing and shoes. This new pricing is clearly evident with their now arriving fall styles. An added emphasis will be on expanding the Junior and Misses fashions. Ashley and her new staff invite you to stop by and see the numerous changes they have already made.


estep named nakoma g.m.

            The recently reopened Nakoma Golf Resort has announced that Randy Estep is the new general manger and director of golf for the Dragon Golf Course.  Randy has been a resident of Plumas County for several years and is particularly known for his video-supported golf instruction.  He is a member of the PGA and is past recipient of such honors as the Sacramento Sportsman Association's Man of the Year and the Proclamation Award from the mayor of Sacramento.  Nakoma is now open for business for individual and group play with competitive pricing. They also have special rates with their Stay & Play packages using Nakoma's onsite villas. 


everyone completes ase training

            The entire gang at Mr. B’s Auto Techtronics in Quincy, including manager Darcie Silkwood, have completed the required training and subsequent testing to each earn the coveted ASE (automotive service excellence) certification. Congratulations to each of you.


customer appreciation day

            Friday, Aug. 27, Lake Almanor Propane is having a customer appreciation day. District Manager Richard Ghering tells us he and his team will be serving hot dogs, sodas and lemonade from 11-2, and adds there will be lots of prizes given away as well.


 workout center opens

A new workout center has opened at the Feather River Grange.  Use the well-equipped facility Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7:30-noon. The Grange is located at 55 Main St. For more information and prices, call 283-9932.


Walk-inDental Problems Welcome

            About a year ago, Medi-Cal eliminated preventive dental care for those 21 and over.  Now, many adult Medi-Cal recipients are experiencing painful dental problems, such as abscesses, broken teeth, a tooth in need of a root canals or other problems.  The Plumas District Hospital-based dental clinic, Feather River Family Dentistry on Bucks Lake Road, accepts Medi-Cal and is allowed to treat those types of conditions — if they are walk-in emergencies. Every morning, Monday through Friday, between 8:15 - 9:00 a.m.,theywillaccept walk-in patients with dental problems without appointments. They also accept other forms of insurance and private pay.


commemorating anniversaries…

Jon Francine, owner of Indian Valley Pet Supply in downtown Greenville, is enjoying his second anniversary this month. His ever-expanding business will soon include aquariums and aquarium supplies.


For 18 years, Fred Feil, O.D. has expertly served the vision needs of his patients in the greater Chester/Lake Almanor area. The well-liked and highly regarded optometrist said he thoroughly enjoys living and working in the north county.


It’s kind of confusing to acknowledge the hardworking Dave Reynolds and the two years he has actively been operating Dave’s Carpet and Window Cleaning given the 12 years experience he has in the trade. But, that is how long he has been back taking care of his customers from his fully-equipped and completely self-contained service vehicle with its own fresh water supply and generator.


Teri Haas is now in her eighth year with her very successful — as evidenced by the smiling faces on her four-legged customers — Top Dog Grooming Studio. You will find her studio located off Quincy Junction Road on Bell Lane.


Forty-four years, wow! That’s how long Bruce and Susan Robinson have been the owners and operators of the obviously very successful Shadetree Auto Sales and Repair in East Quincy. They cater to their customers with quality used cars and trucks, tractors, horse trailers and new and used tires.


Tom and Doria Hupp have begun their 18th year as proprietors of Almanor Flooring, Inc. in Chester. As a licensed flooring contractor, they sell and install a wide selection of flooring products including carpet, ceramic tile, hardwood, laminate and vinyl. They are also priority dealers for a full line of Hunter Douglas window coverings.


Fran Gray is set to enjoy her eighth anniversary as proprietor of Back Porch Consignment in Chester.


The hardworking and congenial Christine Crawford begins her fourth year as owner of one of Quincy’s anchor businesses, Epilog Books. This year Christine has teamed up with Forest Stationers and Quincy Hot Spot and opened a new location in downtown Graeagle with a one-of-a-kind well stocked store called Epilog & Company.  


Hats off to another anchor business and hardworking couple, Gary and Mary Vogt and American Valley Hardware in the Plumas Pines Shopping Center in Quincy. They’ve been at it 28 years! Need paint, plumbing, electrical, automotive parts and supplies? How about household appliances and gift items? Whatever it is, chances are you will find it at their store and it’ll be priced right!


The St. Bernard Lodge, Bed & Breakfast has been in existence since 1999.  The last 12 years Sharon and Jim have been at the helm.  The lodge is located on Highway 36, 10 miles west of Chester and only 20 minutes from Lassen Park.   The lodge offers lots of services and amenities, including horse boarding, special events pricing, an outdoor hot tub and a trout pond the kids are sure to love!


Red's Meadow Ranch begins its 14th year in business. Roger Douglas and Mildred Balben offer trail rides, horseshoeing, horse training, riding lessons and boarding. They are open year-round and can be found above Clio on C Road.


Rick and Eileen Greenly are celebrating their 10th anniversary at their store, Papa Murphy's Pizza, conveniently locatedin the post office building in Quincy. They are well known for their delicious take and bake pizzas.




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