Business Scene for the week of 2/9/2011


new manager at champions pizza

Jennifer Satterlee has been promoted to manager at Champions Pizza & Wings in Quincy’s Plumas Pines Shopping Center. Owner John Breaux excidedly stated that Jennifer — an employee at the restaurant for four years with more than 11 years in the business — will take the popular restaurant to the highest level of customer service and satisfaction. He believes her enthusiasm and team building skills will make it possible for her to accomplish these goals. Jennifer said she plans to keep the same menu featuring pizzas, sandwiches and wings with a few improvements and to keep the salad bar and dining area in perfect order. She replaces Tim Schooler, who has left to open his own food business in downtown Quincy.


bank of america’s new manager

Pam Kelly is the new manager at the Feather River branch of Bank of America in Portola, bringing with her more than 20 years of experience in banking. Most recently, Pam lived in Cold Springs, Nev., for 12 years where she worked for a credit union and a bank. Pam immediately fell in love with “this little mountain community” and said she plans to be very involved in various clubs and organizations.


open house, artists featured

Beginning this month Salon 70 near Portola at Delleker will feature the work of a local artist each month at the beauty salon. This month’s featured artist is June Brooke from Lake Davis.

Owner/beautician Leah Wolverton is having an open house on Feb. 17, from 2 – 6 p.m. Several artists’ work will be on display along with the wares of assorted crafters, candle vendors and even a massage therapist. Of course, refreshments will be served.

For more information about the open house or if you are interested in getting on the schedule to display your art at the salon (or at the open house) call Barbara Short’s cell phone at 414-0358 or the salon at 832-9970.


Day spa tours, open house feb. 11

Carrie Hickman at TheDay Spa inside Chalet View Lodge on Highway 70 a few miles west of Portola has announced that Amanda Curren is the new spa coordinator. The spa facility has undergone a complete renovation. Some of the new additions and changes include a marble steam shower, cedar wood sauna, private dressing quarters and a relaxation room to enjoy a quiet cup of tea before or after your treatment. A Jacuzzi and seasonal pool are available to enjoy as well. The spa menu has also been expanded to include body wraps and scrubs, facials, manicures, pedicures and a variety of massages.

Join them for a tour of the facility with cookies and tea during an open house Friday, Feb. 11, from 4 – 7 p.m.


graeagle store turns 92!

As the Graeagle Store celebrates its 92nd birthday this month, we’ll safely assume that this milestone places it somewhere in the top five on the list of oldest continually operating businesses in Plumas County. Owner Steve Harding Jr.’s family purchased the store in 1969. In 1979, he and his wife Nancy bought his father’s interest in the store. Then in 2000, his daughter and son-in-law, Gina and Dale Lambert, bought a share of the business, continuing the longstanding family tradition.

Although customers still stand on the original hardwood floors laid in 1918, the inventory and operations of this historic landmark have changed with the times. Most recently, they have become a participating member of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and now accept the debit cards issued for this state program.


more anniversaries to note…

Made possible by so many of you supporting your local businesses that give so much back to their community!

This marks the 18th year John Pato has managed the Graeagle Chevron for the West family. It also notes the fourth year for ASC certified auto technician Troy Holt. From minor tune-ups and oil changes to brake jobs and major overhauls — foreign or domestic — Troy does it all. We also understand he is also quite adept at repairing small engines like the ones on snowblowers and snowmobiles.

The industrious Julian Mark begins her third year as proprietor of J’s Feather River Rental. Her Delleker business offers a vast array of rental items for virtually any light- or heavy-duty project, along with access to a pool of hardworking laborers and skilled craftsmen for those needing any assistance with most any project.

Our best to Chester’s Kristy Lee, as she begins her 15th year of business this month. Never Neverland is a preschool and after school care program for school-aged children.

Two years ago Ed Wistos became affiliated with the True Value franchise. In doing so, he succeeded in bringing Chester/Lake Almanor area folks a fully stocked Chester True Value Hardware store to completely and cost-effectively serve their needs.









local phone books getting out

The 2010 edition of your locally-produced telephone book, the Plumas Lassen Connection, is hot off the presses and is now being delivered throughout Plumas, Lassen and eastern Sierra county. Should you need additional copies for your home or office, just drop by one of our local newspaper offices and help yourself. Here’s a heads-up for folks in the business and service sectors: Well trained sales reps from two other telephone directory companies are currently selling yellow page ads for their books in this area that publish early this summer. In light of the current economic challenges we are all facing, be smart. If, for whatever reason, you decide to buy an ad elsewhere, be clear on what you are buying, who you’re reaching and how it will be of added benefit to you. Since we are here with you throughout the year, if we can further assist you in any way, give one of my advertising sales consultants a call. We are always here to help you in any way we can!


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