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Business Scene for the week of 4/17/19

One convenient location
These talented ladies took advantage of an opportunity provided by Wendy Bohl’s purchase of the former Dr. Nord building on Main Street in Chester. They are now offering their respective services in this one convenient location. Wendy, third from left, who owns Serenity Hair & Nails, and Connie Beckman, left, provide a full array of services for both hair and nails. Next to her is Ginger McLaughlin, who has Lake Almanor Nails, offering complete nail care and pedicures and Laura Semrau, Essential Skincare and Reflexology, brings her extensive background in skincare and waxing and consulting. Photo by Chelsea Harrison


Brittany McCurdy

Wendy Durkin, the broker and owner of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services at Lake Almanor, is thrilled to welcome Brittany McCurdy to her team. Brittany has completed the required real estate courses and successfully passed California’s extensive exam to become a licensed real estate agent. She is excited to both work with and learn all the nuances of the trade from her new colleagues at Berkshire. With her warm demeanor, her goal is to make her clients feel like family, the same way she says Wendy makes everyone in the office feel like family. She and her husband, Chester High grad Sean McCurdy, have two children.


Natalie Petersen

EJ’s Quality Doors, Windows & Locksmith owner Eric Joa has hired his younger sister, Natalie Petersen, as his office manager. Natalie is a Lake Almanor native and is actively involved in the community and loves coaching basketball for third- and fourth-graders at Chester Elementary. The business is located on Main Street in Chester next to the airport. Products and services include all of your locksmithing needs, and everything related to doors and windows for both residential and commercial use. Their coverage area is all of Plumas and Lassen County.


We know spring is upon us when the Graeagle Restaurant opens for the upcoming season. For 63 years this prominent and popular downtown eatery is in the center of the town’s activities. It’s also the 19th year for owner/operators Candi Ward and Ed Ward. They are open daily, serving breakfast and lunch 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with daily specials, three big screen televisions tuned to sporting events and free internet access.


This Saturday, April 20, at 1 p.m. the Graeagle Restaurant is putting on their annual Easter Egg Hunt in downtown Graeagle. Bring the family for a fun filled event that includes lots of games and prizes — the Easter Bunny and the Easter Chicken will both be there!


Higher Elevation Smoke Shop is having a 420 celebration at the Main Street Sports Bar in Quincy on, of course, Saturday, April 20, starting at 9 p.m. They are bringing in Triple Tree with special guests J Ros, T-Wrecks, DJ Slee and DJ Braidz for your listening and dancing enjoyment. For those who may not know, 420 is slang in cannabis culture for the consumption of cannabis, especially smoking cannabis around the time 4:20 p.m. and also refers to cannabis-oriented celebrations that take place on annually April 20. Higher Elevation has shops in both downtown Quincy and Portola.


Sondra Nunez, a Northern California woman who lives in the Sacramento region, has been named the Region 1 director of Toastmasters International, which includes Oregon, Washington Alaska and western Canada. Here locally, the American Valley Toastmasters have been meeting in Quincy since 1984 on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays every month. Those meetings are held in the conference room at Feather Publishing on Lawrence Street from noon to 1 p.m. under the direction of Nancy Potts. They are designed for participants to learn how to present the best of themselves with better communication skills by gaining confidence while reaching personal and professional goals. For more information call 775-722-3973.

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