Business Scene for the week of 4/20/2011

Plumas Bank Expands Ag Dept.

Locally owned Plumas Bank welcomes Susanville native Brad Hanson to their expanding ag department. He graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a degree in agriculture business and is currently working on his master’s through Colorado State University. Brad is a Lassen High School graduate and is very involved in his hometown. He is a director on the Lassen County Farm Bureau and the secretary for Young Farmers and Ranchers. You’ll also see him helping out at the Lassen County Fair and Junior Livestock Auction.

“We are very fortunate to have Brad join the bank: His skill and enthusiasm are good indicators that Brad will be a significant contributor to our customers, just as he is to our community,” said Joe Egan, vice president and manager of the ag lending department.

new owners for east side laundry

Longtime Quincy residents Budd and Sharon Pence have purchased East Side Laundry from Rick and Tiffany Leonhardt. The self-serve Laundromat was first opened five years ago and features 24 dryers and 28 washing machines, six with a 35-pound capacity and six with 45-pound capacity. There are also soda, candy and soap vending machines, video games and 24-hour security surveillance. It is open daily, 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. The two are not new to running a successful business: Budd and Sharon also own and operate a heating, refrigeration and air conditioning company, Heat Transfer Systems, which they started 25 years ago.

community appreciation day

It’s Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch’s annual Community Appreciation Day Saturday, April 23. Festivities officially get underway at 1 p.m. when hundreds of Easter eggs — some filled with more than just candy, one even has a weekend getaway for two — are dropped from 150 feet overhead. The daylong festivities and music are free and if you stay for dinner it’s just $12.99 per person, kids under 12 eat free. But make sure you make reservations; those without will be served on a first-come basis. Easter Sunday also promises to be a full day of fun at the ranch, including a traditional Easter egg hunt and dinner.


new dental hygienist welcomed

Brent Webb, DDS is pleased to welcome Katie Grant to his Chester practice. She is a registered dental hygienist. Katie received her bachelor’s degree at Oregon Institute of Technology Dental Hygiene, where she graduated cum laude.

She moved to Chester from Bonanza, Ore., where she was born and raised. Katie is excited to start this new chapter in her life and is looking forward to meeting the community.


complimentary chips and salsa

Renee Hall, who has now owned Morning Thunder restaurant on Lawrence Street in Quincy for two years, is now serving complimentary Juanito’s Verdi salsa and chips with all lunch orders. She said this is a very special salsa made from the freshest ingredients with fire-roasted peppers. Renee added that they just received a new order of Thunder-wear tank tops, hooded sweatshirts and T-shirts.

chester firm gets published

Mt. Lassen Log and Timber Frame Homes on Main Street in Chester is being featured in the June edition of Country’s Best Cabins. The six-page article in the nation’s leading magazine on cabins and log homes emphasizes “Lean and Green” sustainability and energy efficient technology being used in the design process of traditional log homes. The business and its owners and operators, J.R., Windy (yes, with an i) and Harry Thompson, are independent representatives of Real Log Homes and Timbepeg Homes.

more anniversaries to share…

Quincy Pizza Factory owners Ken and Nancee George are celebrating their fourth anniversary this month.  Along with their hugely popular lunch specials, each Tuesday they are offering a deeply discounted all-you-can-eat pizza and salad lunch buffet with a medium drink in recognition of the occasion

Scott & Dana Cash are celebrating five years as owners of Stone LeafPromotions and Apparel. From their location in Quincy’s downtown financial district, they do screen printing for promotional products and have expanded into other activities. Kids are welcome to play card tournaments and HeroClix. They also offer comic books and a gift store.

Birth Partners is celebrating its sixth year of providing pregnancy mentoring services to families in Plumas and Lassen counties. Susie Wilson said their pregnancy mentoring services include group or private childbirth education classes, skilled labor and delivery support for in-home or hospital births, breastfeeding support, belly casting and an assortment of related workshops and more.  For more information, visit mamamentors.com

For the past seven years Teresa DeWhirst at Face to Feet on Harbison Street in Quincy has been offering electrolysis, facials and waxing for her clientele. Teresa looks forward to continue growing her business by adding more satisfied customers.

It’s been two years since Katie Bagby started teaching the Nia technique in Quincy. She explains Nia as a dynamic cardiovascular workout that blends dance, martial arts and healing arts to deliver full-body fitness and leave you feeling recharged, rejuvenated and fully alive. Katie adds that it is easy to follow and adaptable to all fitness levels. Nia is practiced barefoot to soul stirring music in over 45 countries worldwide. Katie invites you to try it out at Quincy’s Yoga & Wellness Center on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. Join her April 23 for a special class to celebrate Earth Day. For more info call 927-8599.






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