Business Scene for the week of 9/11/19


Heidi Gansert

With two branches and a solid presence in northern Nevada, the directors of Plumas Bancorp, the parent company of Plumas Bank, appointed Heidi Gansert to the Board of Directors. She is an engineering graduate with a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Nevada, Reno. She has over 30 years of management experience and currently serves as the executive director of External Relations at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Gansert also serves in Nevada’s part-time legislature as a Nevada state senator. She previously served as chief of staff to Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and prior to that she was an assemblywoman.

“We are very pleased to welcome Heidi to the board. Heidi brings her extensive leadership skills as well as her very valuable insight into the quickly expanding northern Nevada economy.Her regional economic expertise and relationships will be key assets as we continue to look for opportunities to build our franchise,” said President and Chief Executive Officer Andrew Ryback.



Chester’s Plumas Bank manager Tracy Smith and her staff are facilitating a Back To School Supply Drive at her branch. They will serve as a drop off location for any and all school supplies area residents are willing to donate. Items needed include paper, pens, pencils, binders, crayons, markers or anything else one might deem appropriate. Donations at the bank can be made through September.


Rob and Linda Hart tell us their next Saturday night special all-inclusive dinner at Coventry Gardens at the Walker Mansion Inn in Westwood is Sept. 14. Seating begins at 5:30 p.m. and diners have their choice of top sirloin, baby back ribs or apricot glazed Cornish game hens. Reservations are required: 256-2133.


The Feather River Adult Education Consortium is having a grand opening and open house at their newly opened offices on Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 4 to 6 p.m. There will be tours, refreshments at their new facility, which is on Main Street across from the courthouse. Staff will also be available to answer any questions guests might have about the classes and programs they offer — like finishing your high school diploma, earning your GED, industry certifications and adult basic education fulfillment. Feather River College, Plumas County Office of Education, PUSD, Sierra County Office of Education and Sierra-Plumas Joint Unified School District make up this educational consortium.



As we reported previously, Averil Kimble and Jane Steidel are closing the Yoga and Wellness Center in Quincy with plans to reopen in a new location in the fall of 2020. This Friday, Sept. 13, they are having a special farewell gathering, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., at their center in the Plumas Pines Shopping Center. In addition to the refreshments, the ladies will discuss all their future plans and class offerings held in other locations.