Business Scene for the week of 7/6/2011

Ray named asst. manager
Chris Ray has been named assistant manager at Les Schwab Tires in Quincy. He has worked for the tire company for a total of eight years, mostly in Quincy, but some at a Schwab store in Sacramento. Owners Ron and Stephanie Horton said Chris has consistently exceeded their expectations in all aspects of the job. They said he has earned the respect of his crew through his determination and professionalism, adding that he is driven with a desire to meet the needs of their customers. Chris is a 14-year resident and a graduate of Quincy High. He and wife Brandi have three children: Tristin, 15, Noah, 13, and Baylee, 10.

auto dealer services dept. added
Plumas Bank has hired Greg Lee as vice president dealer services manager to lead the new auto dealer loan services group. Lee will be responsible for creating an integrated financial services solution for the auto dealer community.

Andrew J. Ryback, the banks interim president said, As a 14-year veteran of this industry, Gregs proven ability to develop, negotiate, document and service auto loan structures with varying levels of complexity will be very helpful to the banks success. We are very pleased to have him on board.

felker returns to salon

Now that her baby is getting older, hair stylist Stacey Felker is again doing hair and hair coloring at Hair It Is in Quincy. She is available by appointment on Tuesdays. The rest of the week she helps her husband Kory run their business, Plumas Physical Therapy. Stacey also teaches a history class at FRC.

lots of anniversaries
Let me say it for all celebrating business anniversaries: Thanks for your patronage!

Catering to the communitys 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.

David Price Jeweler is celebrating its 31st anniversary in Chester. Owners David and Florence Price have been business owners in the area for over 40 years. David said, You have to change with the times, so they began adding decorative clocks, pewter items and an unparalleled selection of gift merchandise. Keeping the store fresh looking with a nice variety of inventory has been the key to their success, Florence said.

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.

Gary Whitmire, EA celebrates his 27th year in business in Chester. As an enrolled agent licensed to practice before the IRS, Gary is continually attending seminars to stay current with tax law changes. Most recently, he attended the annual California Society of Enrolled Agents three-day course referred to as their Super Seminar.

In July, George Westbrook is having his first anniversary with Georges Mobile Slaughtering and Custom Butchering. In addition to his mobile slaughtering services, he also has an on-site walk-in refrigerated storage unit. He does it all: wild game, beef, swine, lamb and goats, along with offering smoked meat and different styles and flavors of sausage.

Mindy Lutch has been providing massage therapy in Portola at Divine Massage and Wellness Spa for 15 years! She specializes in injury recovery treatments.

Celebrating 14 years as a successful Portola business is High Sierra Books and Gifts. The store is owned and operated by Kelly Peroni.

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.

new service truck operates 24/7

Chris Curran, who handles commercial sales and service at Quincys Les Schwab Tire Center, is thrilled with the companys latest acquisition, a new GMC 2500 service truck for fleet accounts. In addition to his in-store duties, Chris and his new fully equipped service truck with an onboard air compressor are available for emergency calls 24/7.

holmes continues vet studies

Susan Holmes, a nationally certified equine acupressure practitioner, just completed a three-day intensive graduate course through Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute. The course was called Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCM) Shauna Cantwell, DVM, taught An Introduction to Tui Na. Cantwell has practiced and taught veterinary medicine for the past 20 years and more recently, began a small practice focused on TCM, working with horses, dogs and cats in Florida.

Tui Na is form of manipulative massage that has been in use for thousands of years. Tui Na is known to soothe joints and sinews, promote circulation, soften local tissues, reduce pain and support immune function, amongst other benefits. It is one of five elements of TCM: acupuncture/acupressure, herbology, diet and exercise. Susan operates Heavens Gate Equine Acupressure in Quincy. For more information visit heavensgateequine.com or call 283-1182.

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