Business Scene for the week of 7/13/11

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 bank’s interim president said, “As a 14-year veteran of this industry, Greg’s proven ability to develop, negotiate, document and service auto loan structures with varying levels of complexity will be very helpful to the bank’s success. We are very pleased to have him on board.”

new service truck available 24/7

Chris Curran, who handles commercial sales and service at Quincy’s Les Schwab Tire Center, is thrilled with the company’s 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.

busy july at red house art

Grab your calendar and jot down these dates for upcoming events on the park in historic Graeagle sponsored by the Red House Art Gallery:

On Saturday, July 16, there will be a yard sale benefiting the Mohawk Valley Artists’ Guild “Art in the School” program along with an exhibit showcasing the talents of photographer Laz Iglesias.

Then Friday, July 22, it’s the Red House Art Camp “printmaking for kids,” followed by another Art Camp, “watercolors for kids” on July 29. Both run 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and are co-sponsored by Mohawk Valley Artists’ Guild. For reservations or more information about the camps call 836-0104.

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, a form of manipulative massage that has been in use for thousands of years. Susan said 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 Heaven’s Gate Equine Acupressure in Quincy. For more information call 283-1182.

Our anniversary wishes continue:

Cuccia’s, the ever-so-popular Italian restaurant with the beautiful oak bar, begins its third year of business. Owners Terry Moore (he also owns Coyote Grill in Graeagle) and Gina Prince have created a menu featuring savory pastas and stone-baked pizzas that can be enjoyed with a cold beer or your favorite wine (off sale available) from their extensive inventory. The restaurant is located at the corner of the old Mohawk Highway and Johnsville Road in Graeagle.

Skills 4 Living Therapy celebrates its third year in business this month. Jeanne M. Harper’s practice provides occupational therapy and hand therapy services to the area. She also contracts services to Eastern Plumas Heath Care patients in Portola and Loyalton. Jeanne has more than 25 years of occupational therapy experience and is certified in hand therapy. Her office is located at the Chalet View Lodge Commerce Center on Highway 70 between Portola and Blairsden. Call 832-0834 for an appointment.

Congratulations to John and Kitty Ornelas who are celebrating 11 years as owners of Almanor Espress at Hamilton Branch.  In recognition of their anniversary, John and Kitty will be hosting an art soiree at the home of local artist Dottie Clark Sunday, July 17, from 5 – 7 p.m. They will also be displaying several of Dottie’s paintings at their cafe, which includes a gift store and garden center.

Serving the greater Chester-Lake Almanor area, Jeff Lemons begins his 12th anniversary with Lemons Electric. As an electrical contractor with 29 years of experience, Jeff works on both new construction projects and residential repairs.

Mike and Vicki Girvin are marking their fifth anniversary as owners of Canyon Dam RV Park & Country Store. The store has a gift shop with a variety of novelties, original art, collectibles and antique gift items that include original oil paintings from W.E. Mashburn and beautifully crafted wooden bowls by Greenville area artisan Kevin Norberg.

The talented and hardworking Teri Haas has helped put those smiling faces on her four-legged customers at Top Dog Grooming Studio for nine years now. You will find her studio located off Quincy Junction Road on Bell Lane.




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