Business Scene for the week of 6/8/2011

It’s Time To Go Fishing!

After 35 years in the propane business, the last six years at Lake Almanor Propane in Chester, district manager Richard Ghering is retiring. He thanks his customers for their support and adds that he now looks forward to spending a lot more time fishing on the lake! Company officials said his replacement will be named soon.


handcrafted furniture show

This Saturday, June 11, the Red House Art Gallery in Graeagle is hosting a handcrafted furniture show and sale. Owners Brian and Toni Carl said they will be showcasing creations made by locals Guy Senter, John Williamson, John Lullo and Dan Hoffman.

The four are renowned for their respective wood-crafting artistry. Senter, Pacific Crest Furniture Co., is a third generation woodworker (and general contractor) who specializes in cabin and lodge style furniture and accents. Williamson, Artisan in Wood, specializes in dining and occasional tables, turned lamps, bowls and art objects. Lullo, Plumas Crafts, has been making furniture for over 30 years and says he builds small tables, chairs, bookcases and the like using native woods found locally. And Hoffman, Mission Crafts, says he has been working with wood “forever” and became interested in Mission style furniture in the 1990s, specializing in smaller pieces of furniture.


sierra park’s new home, and hours

We mentioned recently that Sierra Park off Lee Road in Quincy has a new solar electric show home under construction. Should also mention their sales office is now open Wednesdays until 8 p.m. through November.


business, career center moves

The Business and Career Network, formerly known as the Plumas Work Connection, is relocating to the Courthouse Annex at 270 County Hospital Road in Quincy on June 13. To facilitate this move, their office in East Quincy will be closed Friday, June 10. They will continue to provide a full range of services to both businesses and jobseekers throughout Plumas County from their new location.


lake almanor area travel agents

Yes, longtime Chester resident June Madsen is still very active as a travel agent. She is now affiliated with The Travel Desk in Susanville and works from her Chester office (or will gladly come to your home or office) to arrange cruises, tours and other travel packages.


Although Almanor Travel has been around since 1974, this is the 14th year Peter and Rosie Schulz have been the proprietors, using their extensive travel experiences to plan clients’ vacations. A year ago they relocated their Chester office to the original Rainbow Village building and are available by appointment.


attends chapter 13 workshop

Attorney David Heaslett recently attended an advanced techniques workshop in Chapter 13 bankruptcy laws dealing with “stripping” second and third deeds of trust on “underwater” real property. David offers free consultation at his Graeagle Village Centre office. Practicing for some 36 years, the last 16 in Plumas County, he also deals in estate planning, criminal defense, real estate and business law matters.


more acknowledgements…

Catering to the community’s wishes has helped Rick Williams mark a successful 10-year milestone with Timberline Materials on Highway 36, just west of Chester. Rick started with a few bays of rock and soil and has expanded to selling both decorative and utility rock, soil, bark, sand and the like.


Plumas Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) is also celebrating its 10th anniversary in Quincy. In their tenure, they have been able to find good homes for thousands of cats and kittens. No doubt they look forward to the same kind of success during the next decade.


x June marks the ninth anniversary in business for Quincy Carpet and Window Care owners Rick and Laura Marchus. Their three sons, Jason, Jeremy and Matt, operate Mouser Bros. Cabinetry in Quincy.


The Red Onion Grill in Chester is celebrating its second anniversary. Owners Filip and Eva Laboda have the restaurant open daily serving lunch and dinner with a mouth-watering nightly special.  They also serve Sunday brunch.


DeMartile Automotive on Highway 70 just east of Quincy High School has been serving the automotive repair needs for the area for 11 years.  Owners Evans, Kathy, Tim and Marcy DeMartile are experts at taking care of virtually anything that ails your car or truck.


Leslie and Jeff Greenwood have been building quality products for 12 years now at Sierra Valley Barns. Some of the products they manufacture at the Highway 70 facility just east of Beckwourth include horse barns, tack rooms and economical barn-style storage buildings in a variety of sizes.


Brenda and Jeff Lemons kick off their third year with The Coffee Station in Chester. The popular espresso cafe features a drive-thru window.


Birth Partners recently celebrated 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.


a penny a gallon adds up!

Thanks to the efforts of John Papenhausen and the gang at the Mohawk Trading Company — and the supportive local community members who trade there — $1,902 has been donated to Greenville High School this past year. This money is being used to help fund field trips, science projects, tutoring programs and the school’s recognition barbecues and good citizenship awards.

So, keep in mind that for every gallon of gasoline and diesel fuel sold at the Greenville station, John donates one cent to the schools. $1,902: See, it does add up!!!




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