Business Scene for the week of 8/31/2011



Grace-Ann Mason and JoAnn Prince, owners of Great Northern Hair Co. in Quincy, just returned from a shopping spree at the “Off Price Market” in Las Vegas. They purchased lots of new clothing, jewelry, tights, socks and more so look for their new inventory just in time for back to school!



Celebrating 34 years — and counting — is Bill Battagin’s Feather River Stoveworks and Feather River Solar Electric in historical downtown Taylorsville. Bill prides himself on having the largest display of woodstoves — featuring Hearthstone, Osburn and Jøtul — in Plumas, Lassen and Sierra counties.

Jean Cunningham recently celebrated her 15th anniversary as the owner of Mountain Building Supply. The store itself has added another year to its proud Quincy heritage, marking its 43rd year serving the community. Manager Sasha Winter looks forward to working with the community for years to come. Also, while at the hardware and lumber store in East Quincy, be sure to visit The Finishing Touch right next door.

Jack and Erin Dunn, owners of Dunn’s Coffee & Fine Teas in Quincy next to the post office, are celebrating their 15th year in business. Along with high quality coffee and teas, Erin makes everything from cookies and breads to quiches for you to enjoy. They also carry teapots and accessories that make perfect gifts!

Red’s Meadow Ranch begins its 15th year in business. Roger Douglas and Mildred Balben offer trail rides, horseshoeing, horse training, riding lessons and boarding. They are open year-round and can be found above Clio on C Road.



Carol Murray has recently moved to her new office space at 325 W. Sierra Ave. in Portola (located next to the Portola Frosty) as a Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate agent. Formerly a sales agent with RE/MAX, she is ready to provide her clients with service and resources beyond the sale.



Come join the fun at Chuck’s Railroad Room in Westwood at the 20th annual chili cook-off Saturday, Sept. 17, from noon until 4 p.m. Family fun events will include live music, a bounce house, a dunk tank, kids’ games, craft vendors and more! Charlie Cecil, owner, and bar manager Mary Gow says all proceeds from the event will benefit the Chimney Fund and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.



Shauna Rossington, executive director of Greenville’s Mountain Circle Family & Adoption Agency Inc. reports that over $2,000 was raised during the organization’s first ever marathon/half marathon run. Some 50 local and out-of-town runners participated in the event. Proceeds directly benefited the children served by Mountain Circle.



A grand opening celebration hosted by Allen and Susan Shepard of Quail Lodge in Canyon Dam will be held this Saturday, Sept. 3, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Quail Lodge offers memorable vacations for individuals and groups, including fishing and hunting themed rooms in the mountain lodge. This special grand opening event will include free hot dogs and sodas, a collector vehicle show, artists and crafters. Hunting and fishing guides will also be on hand.



John and Tracy Wixted, owners of the Ranchito Motel, have completed the design and installation of a new sign, giving the motel a new look in East Quincy. Other improvements include new beds in the rooms, offering increased comfort for their guests. Cartoon character magpies Heckle and Jeckle sit atop one of the new signs.



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