Business Scene for the week of 3/9/2011

da, sheriff to discuss bad checks

Plumas County District Attorney David Hollister and Sheriff Greg Hagwood will share the speaker’s podium at a March 17 meeting sponsored by the Eastern Plumas Chamber of Commerce. The two will discuss bad check registry and counterfeit money during this hour-long seminar at the Resource Center in Blairsden that gets underway at 4 p.m. Call the Eastern Plumas Chamber, 836-6811, or Quincy Chamber, 283-0188, to reserve a seat.

new name, new marketplace

Susan Bryner and Dawn Gray have changed the name — and mission — of their Chester business, B&B Booksellers, to Books and Beyond. You are invited to preview the store’s transformation to a “mountain marketplace” at the Chester-Lake Almanor Chamber monthly mixer the two are hosting March 17. From 5:30 – 7 p.m. come enjoy lots of food and refreshments while the Chester High School jazz band entertains you as you browse around checking out the gourmet foods, gift items, books, art gallery and outdoor attire.


graeagle restaurant reopens

After what seemed like a quick winter break, Ed Ward and Candi Ward have reopened the Graeagle Restaurant for its 54th season, 11 years under Ed and Cindi’s ownership. They are open daily, serving breakfast and lunch 11 a.m.  — 2 p.m.


relay for life fundraiser

Fundraisers for Relay for Life for Plumas County’s Celebration of Hope officially get underway with bouquets of daisy mums by being sold by team members. Organizer JoAnn Prince, Great Northern Hair Co., said the daisies, purchased locally through Grays Flower Garden, replaced the daffodils sold in years past. Orders have to be placed by March 15; delivery is set for March 30. There are four different arrangements ranging in price from $10 — $35. Place an order by calling JoAnn at 283-3302.


sierra hospice discount card

Karron White, coordinator for  Sierra Hospice, tells us they are offering a new and innovative way to support their worthy organization.  With a $10 donation, you receive a Shop & Save card, good through Dec., 2011.   Listed on the back of the card are the names of the 21 businesses throughout Chester, Westwood and Greenville/Indian Valley that are offering special discounts to card holding customers.  Participating merchants will have a flier on their counter. For information about the offer or obtaining a card call 258-3412.


tangles salon goes cyber

Tangles Salon owners Erin Roney and Joni Battistoni have launched a new website, escapetotangles.com, which they said is designed to solidify their brand and the services they offer the community. Some of the features on their site include an “excitement” page featuring the latest in styles and a “product” page showcasing the exclusive products they carry.


continuing our best wishes…

This month begins the 31st year for Slusher Plumbing & Heating in Chester offering heating and air conditioning repair and maintenance and new equipment installation. Other expanded services include sewer and drain cleaning, winterization, tankless water heaters and radiant heating systems. They are also certified for backflow device testing and repair.

Dave Slusher also tells us that Rex Parker has joined the firm as a new business partner. He recently moved from San Jose bringing over 20 years as a heating and air conditioning technician.

TheGiggling Crow marks its second year of business in Chester on Main Street. Joe, Carrie and Suzanne offer fashion accessories, jewelry, hats, scarves and designer jeans. They have also added a new section in the store, Handmade in Chester, stocked with the work of local artisans and crafters.

Lola’s Consignment Boutique in the Stover Creek building in Chester is celebrating its third anniversary with a storewide 50 percent off sale on all clothing. Owner Stephanie Willhoit said it’s her way of letting her customers know just how much she appreciates their patronage.

It’s the seventh anniversary for Vicki Mason and her Main Street Chester business, Sonshine Flowers. Over the years they have added gifts, cards and bath and body baskets.  It’s a one-stop spot where you can order flowers, invitations and even a tuxedo for your special event.

Plumas District Hospital Volunteers are celebrating their 33rd anniversary this month. The anchor to their philanthropic endeavors is the Bargain Boutique at Lawrence and Church streets in Quincy. Proceeds from this thrift shop benefit the hospital, supplying equipment for patient care the hospital could not normally afford or perhaps justify in their operating budget. The Volunteers also award scholarships annually to medical students from the hospital district.


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