Business Scene for the week of 8/10/2011

plumas bank promotes thurber

Tracy Thurber has been promoted to assistant vice president, administrative services manager for locally owned Plumas Bank.

Rose Dembosz, executive vice president and manager of Plumas Bank operations, stated, “I am extremely pleased to announce Tracy’s promotion. She is a valuable resource to the branches and departments. Tracy’s experience, leadership, management and staff development skills — not to mention her team spirit — are an asset to the bank. We look forward to her ongoing involvement in the strategic future of Plumas Bank.”

A Westwood native, Thurber commented, “I’m very pleased to receive this promotion. I’ve enjoyed working for Plumas Bank for almost 20 years. I love helping customers and employees and look forward to a long, bright future with the bank.”

featuring todd hollow wines

Winemaker Frankie Williams from the Todd Hollow Winery will be at two special events at Longboards Bar and Grill in Blairsden at the Plumas Pines Golf Resort. A winemaker’s dinner is set for Friday, Aug. 19, at 7:30 p.m. Executive Chef Sean Conry will present a palate-pleasing five-course gourmet dinner complemented by Frankie’s wine pairings. On Saturday, Aug. 20, from 1 – 3 p.m. enjoy the award-winning chef’s appetizers with yet more wines. Make reservations; both are expected to sell out. By the way, for guests staying nearby, Cromberg to Whitehawk Ranch and Portola, Longboards now offers complimentary shuttle service to get you home safely.


more for the finishing touch

Holly Patton, who manages The Finishing Touch in East Quincy next to Mountain Building Supply, is headed to Seattle for a fall and holiday shopping spree for the store. She has given the store a fresh new look by eliminating the infant section and expanding the kitchen area. The added merchandise and the rejuvenation has given the store an entirely new, very distinctive look. Holly has also added the Amy Butler line of carry-on and tote bags.


anderson continues quincy practice

Although he has turned over his Portola chiropractic practice at 15 Commercial St. to Dr. Martin Sanford, Dr. Chris Anderson will continue seeing patients at his Quincy office at 372 Main St.


new office administrator

Kory and Stacy Felker, owners of Plumas Physical Therapy in Quincy, have hired Alicia Eaton to be their new front office administrator.

Alicia graduated from Quincy High School in 2008.

we’re still adding them up…

Joseph and Kathryn Fisher, are celebrating their 9th anniversary as owners of Bullet Information Technology Solutions (BITS) in Quincy.

They provide an array of computer services that include maintenance and repairs, networking solutions and software support. Kathryn also offers mobile notary services throughout Plumas County.


Twenty-four years, wow! That’s how long Mark Tande has been taking care of his customers’ auto body repair needs. The last 20 years he has owned and operated Hi-Tech Frame and Finish in Quincy. He and his capable office manager, Patty McLaughlin, are happy to assist you and can certainly assist in navigating through those often-complex auto insurance claims.


Robin White-Nunez has just finished her first year in business with Robin’s Roots, a family hair care and tanning salon on Lawrence Street in Quincy. Robin also wants you to know she now carries the Elf cosmetic line often talked about on the Dr. Oz television show.


tree removal service

Corey Van Meter of Van Meter Ag Inc. is also doing business as Almanor Tree Removal. He recently acquired the name and offers complete expert tree services. Van Meter does anything from clearing lots to tree and stump removal. He has been in the business for almost 25 years in the Lassen and Plumas county areas. His phone number, which is published in the Plumas Lassen Connection, is 596-3616.


Borges named senior VP

Plumas Bank has promoted Rodney Borges to senior vice president and manager of the Small Business Administration (SBA) lending group. Borges joined Plumas Bank in 2007 as vice president and manager of the new SBA division.

“The board of directors and I are very pleased to promote Rodney Borges to senior vice president, manager of the SBA lending group,” Andrew Ryback, the bank’s interim president and chief executive officer, said. “Rodney has brought tremendous experience, vision and focus to our lending team. In 2007 he developed our new SBA office in Auburn, later that year our bank earned SBA Preferred Lender status. In 2010, SBA’s Sacramento District Office named Plumas Bank as the Community/Rural Lender of the Year. Today, Rodney manages an eight-member team and together they have made a very positive contribution to the bank’s overall profitability, growth and success. In the past 12 months, the bank has increased its SBA loan dollar volume by 36 percent. We greatly appreciate Rodney’s efforts.”

Borges received his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of California, Berkley in 1987. He also received his certification from the Pacific Coast Banking School. Borges has more than 22 years of banking experience, with 19 years of small business lending expertise. He is active in his community by volunteering in Rotary, Boy Scouts and youth softball.



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