Business Scene for the week of 1/10/18

Appliance repair service
Former Georgetown resident Tyler Kelley opened Okelley’s
Appliance Repair at Lake Almanor. His mobile service is
equipped to repair all appliances, large and small. He and
his wife Renee have owned a cabin here for the last five
years and made it their permanent home two years ago.
He is recently certified in the appliance repair field. His
background includes construction work, as a backhoe operator
and truck driver. Photo by Becky Brewster


This is a difficult story to share. Longtime Quincy businessman Dave Reynolds is battling with Stage 4 cancer in his bladder that has metastasized to his bones so he and his wife Helen have obviously decided that it’s time to close/sell their East Quincy cocktail lounge, Eastside Public House.  The two said it is their intent to spend more time with family and friends “before attacking this with everything we’ve got.” They will officially close the pub tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 11, offering half-off on beers and other great drink specials as a way of saying thanks to their loyal customers. Helen added that should anyone be interested in buying the well-known gathering place, it’s for sale.


Since he had to meet the state mandated requirements to replace his underground fuel storage tanks, Fuel Star owner Ghulam Fareed decided to take the opportunity and switch his fuel brand to Mobile, featuring its Synergy Fuel Technology. After extensive research Ghulam found that this gasoline contains significantly higher quantities of detergents than what is required by the EPA. The Synergy’s gasoline’s 7-key ingredients make it Exxon-Mobile’s best fuel ever giving you better gas mileage, lower emissions and improved engine responsiveness. The tank replacement project took much longer then anticipated, but Ghulam thinks the wait will be worth it, especially with the new Mobile fuel products. He also said that he and his manager Debbie and her staff really appreciate your patience during this arduous undertaking. In addition to the extremely well stocked mini mart, the food court features an array of freshly prepared hot breakfast and lunch items for those on the go, such as their famous biscuits and gravy, pizza, hot dogs and chicken tenders, along with gourmet coffees and espresso. In the store you can grab sodas, cold beer, pre-made sandwiches, snacks, lottery tickets and assorted sundry items. Certainly taking convenience to a whole new level!



At their company meeting in December, Allan Savage, owner and broker of Sierra Heritage Realty, presented Sharon Lewis the company’s award for Rookie of the Year. In making the presentation Alan said Sharon had only been with the company for just three months and was already one of the top producers. In accepting the award Sharon said, “Receiving this award was such an honor. I enjoy the process of listing properties and matching the right property for the buyers.” Their realty offices are located in Hamilton Branch.


Going to their winter schedule now through Feb. 17, Gina Prince and Lila Prince are serving their classic Italian cuisine and pizzas with daily wine specials at their restaurant, Cuccia’s, on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, beginning at 5 p.m. until closing. The restaurant is at the corner of Mohawk Highway and Johnsville Road in Blairsden.



Be sure to reserve you space for the 2018 Labor Law seminar presented by The Alliance for Workforce Development, Business and Career Network, American’s Job Center and Butte College’s The Training Place. It’s Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., at 2480 Notre Dame Blvd. in Chico. A summary of labor and employment legislation that took effect in January 2018 will include new hire change; the Immigrant Worker Protection Act; Parental Leave law; updated harassment training requirements; increased minimum wage and sick leave requirements and more. The fee is $55 per person. Register by calling the Alliance for Workforce Development’s Quincy office at 283-3933, Susanville’s at 257-5057, Butte College at 895-9015 or [email protected].