CASH MOb HITs I.V. BUSINESS
Here’s a great twist on the term ‘flash mob’ that was first coined in 2003. Typically, it is a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and seemingly pointless act for a brief time, and then quickly disperse, often for the purposes of entertainment, satire, and artistic expression. Locally, some 20–25 Indian Valley women from several groups and organizations — churches, water aerobics folks, a bunko card club and others — got together with their own twist and descended on Crescent Country Sunday, Aug. 25, for an impromptu ‘Cash Mob’ shopping spree. It was the groups’ way of showing their love and support to longtime owners Barbara Tucker and Lisa Forcino and also to thank them for the many challenges they know the two have faced over the years to keep the unique gift store open. The Cash Mob came, shopped and spent, leaving in their wake a heartfelt message of gratitude and love to Barbara and Lisa.
Wouldn’t it be terrific if this Cash Mob concept caught on throughout Plumas County? I’d be hard-pressed to name one of our small businesses that couldn’t use a nice little cash infusion right about now!
labor day sales event
Several Chester-area businesses are opening their doors this Labor Day weekend with spectacular sales and services offered this coming weekend. Coupled with the terrific deals they are offering, the Lake Almanor Elks Lodge is having a fish fry Friday night and a special breakfast Sunday morning. Proceeds from those two meals benefit its Christmas Angel Project for needy children. Great day trip this weekend!
realtors hire brakken
Suzi Brakken has been hired as the new association executive for the Plumas Association of Realtors (PAR), with offices located in East Quincy. She is a longtime resident of Graeagle and for 18 years was the director of the Plumas County Visitors Bureau prior to its closure early last year. Before joining PAR, Suzi was performing marketing and wedding coordination services for the historic Twenty Mile House in Cromberg. She moved to Plumas County following a career as a reporter and editor at newspapers in the Bay Area and in Colorado.
PAR thanks Susan Christensen, who has been serving as interim association executive for several months. Christensen retired from the association in 2006 but has returned several times since to train and fill in for other employees.
dinner and play package
It’s the last chance to take advantage of a special dinner and show package offered by Moon’s Restaurant.For $36, your show and dinner package includes choice of chicken, pasta or salad entrée, glass of wine and dessert and your ticket to the musical “Annie” this Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the West End Theatre. Reservationsare required for the 5 and 5:30 p.m. seatings.
home inspection services
Indian Valley resident Sean Prior, owner and operator of Almanor Log Works since 2002, has started a new business called Almanor Inspection Service. He completed the necessary courses and is now certified by the Housing Inspection Foundation to do the home inspections required by many lenders. Sean determines what condition the house is in, not the value, as explained in an easy-to-read report complete with photographs. Having been in the construction trade building homes for more than 20 years, Sean knows what potential issues to look for and where to look for them. He is available for home inspections throughout Plumas and Lassen counties and offers a 24-hour turnaround.
joins Quincy’s qt’s bakery
Taylor Lynn Brandon has joined the team at QT’s Bakery, located inside Carey Candy Co. She recently moved here from Hollister, where she worked with her mom in a bakery for years. Taylor will focus on baking cupcakes, pastries, brownies, bars and cookies but says she plans on adding other treats soon. She invites special orders and likes to try out new and unique flavors. Taylor is looking forward to expanding the bakery’s selection.
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