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Business Scene for the week of 2/6/19

Person of the year
The publication “Timber Processing” has named Red Emmerson its 2019 Person of the Year and he graces the cover of its Jan./Feb. edition. Emmerson is the founder and chairman emeritus of Sierra Pacific Industries. SPI operates 14 sawmills in California and Washington, seven of which have cogeneration plans. One of those facilities is located in Quincy. The publication selected him for “combining a willingness to work with a shrewd ability to follow opportunity and a burning desire to build something bigger and better.”


Leadership at Quincy Chamber of Commerce received a call from one of its member questioning the validity of a phone call she received from a company selling advertising on magnets. The representative from the company claimed to have signed an apparent cost sharing agreement with the Quincy Chamber for their endorsement of the product and to allow the company to use the Chamber’s name in their sales pitch to the businesses. The statement issued by the Chamber states in part:

“The Quincy Chamber of Commerce has not signed any agreement with any advertising agencies (especially ones outside of our area)!  We called the phone number (the business) provided us and received an automated voice mail message, which did not even identify the company we were calling.  We left a message requesting a copy of whatever documentation they claim to have.  In the meantime, if your business chooses to advertise through this company please be aware they are not linked to the Quincy Chamber of Commerce in any way, and we cannot vouch for the validity or integrity of this business.”


Wanting to make sure their respective stores carry the latest and the greatest, DeeDee Driscoll at Quincy Hot Spot, Cheryl Reinitz at Forest Stationers and Amy Weeks from Mountain Mattress are headed to Las Vegas for the gigantic Las Vegas Gift Show. We know these ladies will spend their time while in Las Vegas — every minute of it — at the show checking out the 500 vendors showing the season’s newest in jewelry, gifts, furniture, home décor, mattresses, bedding and clothing.


The Lake Almanor Area Chamber of Commerce announced that about 20 new families from the Paradise area have chosen this area to relocate. Chamber president Susan Bryner said that the Camp Fire sparked a level of generosity from the community that is simply hard to believe. “Businesses throughout the community ignited into action by helping out with gas, groceries, lodging, fuel for heat, household products, tools for work and even employment opportunities. The businesses and nonprofits really pulled together all of their resources to put out some of the heartache,” she said. 


It’s back by popular demand: The Quincy Chamber of Commerce’s second annual Easter Scramble. It’s a fun-filled adventure for participants and a great way to bring new folks into local businesses. Chamber member businesses can participate in this traffic-building event by completing an invitation and returning it to the chamber not later then Friday, Feb. 15. It can be done online at quincychamber.com.

On March 15, game boards will be offered for sale at The Toy Store. To play, individuals simply purchase a game card and then go to each of the participating businesses to find the prize winning golden egg.

The game ends April 6 and the winner will be announced April 17.

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