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Business Scene for the week of 01/04/17


Realtor Juli Thompson has joined the Graeagle office of Dickson Realty as a residential real estate agent. She has lived and worked in the Plumas County area for 23 years. “Juli brings a wealth of local knowledge, experience and market knowledge to the Dickson Graeagle team,” said Chris David.

Her background includes office management in local county government with environmental health, real estate sales, marketing and land development. She has successfully worked as a resort and second home specialist in this area for the past four years. Located at the intersection of Highways 70 and 89, the Graeagle office’s staff of six offers clients a combined 70-plus years of related experience.


Connie’s Place, on Highway 70 just west of Portola, is closed so owner Connie Kunsman can paint and refurbish her store. She carries an assortment of products ranging from antiques and collectibles to furniture, books, household items and more. She will reopen Jan. 14.


Last week we mentioned that Frank’s Garage is opening Jan. 3 in a new location in the three-bay shop and offices at the site of Feather River Materials on Crescent Street in Quincy. We inadvertently mentioned they were a licensed smog station, which they aren’t. Sorry for the confusion.


Main Street Artists Gallery, a fine arts cooperative gallery in downtown Quincy, is in the process of their annual clearance sale featuring art and prints by your favorite local artists. This sale has been extended through February 2017. Be sure to drop by each month when a different artist is featured. By the way, this marks their seventh year.


There is still time to take advantage of the huge year-end sale at Sterling Sage in downtown Greenville. The markdowns on all jewelry, lamps, lighting, Christmas décor and everything else in the eclectic jewelry, furnishings, antique and gift store end Jan. 7.


It’s time once again to begin focusing our attention on tourism this summer and the all-important impact it has on our local economy.

With that in mind, we have begun working on our annual Plumas County Visitors Guide actually, it’s a work in progress throughout the year.

The full-color, high-quality magazine is packed full of information detailing virtually everything our county has to offer to both visitors and locals alike. Copies will be distributed free at hundreds of convenient locations in our region throughout the year.

As a way of extending its reach to entice more visitors to our very special niche in California, and as an added value to our advertisers, we also post the entire magazine in a user-friendly format on our website, plumasnews.com. The electronic version of the visitors guide remains available online throughout the year.

It has become apparent that many local business owners and service and hospitality providers consider this informative publication one of their annual “must-buy” advertising investments. If you are not one of those advertisers, it certainly deserves your consideration.

The deadline for advertising space will be here very soon and your newspaper advertising representatives have already been taking orders from advertisers. If you want to make sure you have space reserved in this product, tell your newspaper advertising consultant or call one of them. Val or Cheri in Chester, 258-3115; Holly or Marc in Quincy, 283-0800 or Roger for Graeagle and Portola, 832-4646. We’re ready and willing to help you design an effective ad tailored to both your budget and your business.

It’s the single most effective print and electronically packaged product used to entice vacationers and day-trippers to come and spend money in Lassen County. In that regard, consider your advertising investment in this product a partnership with your community and with us because it’s your advertising that makes this comprehensive and informative guide possible.


Enjoying their second year as owners of Hi-Tech Frame and Finish is Levi and Patty Pence. The two were both longtime Hi-Tech employees prior to buying the auto body repair business on Industrial Way in Quincy. They built their reputation on providing exceptional customer service while giving the peace of mind their customers deserve.

Chris Nicholson celebrates his ninth year with Graeagle Lighting. His downtown Graeagle store offers shoppers an impressive assortment of home lighting fixtures, hardwood and carpet flooring, window coverings and home and yard furniture displayed in both indoor and outdoor showrooms. Chances are this store has what you’ll need for any home decorating and improvement projects.

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