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Business scene for the week of 1/17/18

New division manager
Matthew Taborski has been named division manager for Sierra Pacific Industries’ Quincy lumber mill that employs more than 300 people. He joined the lumber operation in Quincy as a chain puller in 1993 and has had a career progression that led him to becoming the mill manager for SPI’s Aberdeen, Wash., sawmill in 2005 and now the Quincy mill. “My family and I are excited to have this opportunity to move back home and get involved in my community,” Matthew said. He said he enjoys working side-by-side with his team helping them achieve their personal goals along with the company’s goals. “We’ve got a great crew here and I’m excited to see how much we can accomplish together,” he said. “We also have challenges, including finding good people interested in working at the mill and working towards careers like I’ve been able to do at SPI.” George Emmerson, SPI’s president said, “We have made significant investments in the Quincy mill in recent years and with Matt’s mill leadership experience and ties to the Quincy community, the mill is positioned for continued successes.” Matthew is a 1992 graduate of Quincy High School. He and his wife, Jennifer, have three children: Elizabeth, 19, who is attending George Fox University; Jessica, 16; and Austin, 12. Incidentally, if the name sounds familiar, Matthew’s father, Matt, retired from SPI a few years ago after a rewarding 38-year career with the lumber manufacturing company.


Don and DeeDee Driscoll were very busy during the week their business, Quincy Hotspot, was closed. In addition to having to do their annual required inventory accounting, they also remodeled their showroom. You’ll love the new flooring and fresh paint — our compliments on a really nice facelift! Shoppers will truly appreciate how nicely the furniture, barbecues, wood stoves and myriad of carefully selected gift items and home decorations are displayed. The store is located in East Quincy across from the Ranchito Motel.


Karen Schad, pharmacist and owner of Quincy Pharmacy on Main Street, tells us they now offer free prescription delivery to your home or office within a 5-mile radius. This convenient delivery service is available Monday through Friday.


Dorene Beam has moved her Quincy business, New to You 2, from East Quincy to downtown Quincy on Main Street next to Quincy Pharmacy. She will be officially open in this new spot this Friday, Jan. 19, with her assortment of new and gently used baby clothing and accessories. She also rents baby care gear such as strollers, play pens, high chairs and the like. She also has a layaway program, gift cards and baby registry. Her store is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and is closed Tuesday and Thursday while she attends FRC.


Indian Valley’s Marylynn Neer was the winner of the Name the Elders of Indian Valley Contest, held at a recent open house and exhibit for artist Erik Weber at Crescent Country. Storeowner Lisa Forcino said Marylynn won her choice of an individual or family portrait by Erik valued at $250.  Also, Lisa wants to remind everyone that while her store may be closed for inventory, you can call still call her for an appointment at 284-6016.


Always one to want to help young entrepreneurs, I’m happy to share this: Students in the Greenville High School culinary program want us to remind you that they serve breakfast every Tuesday morning, from 7 – 8:30 a.m., at the school’s Makin & Bakin Café. Give class advisor Mrs. Dalphin a call at 284-7197 for more information. Proceeds are used to support their culinary program.


Here’s a great way to wine down your week every Thursday evening at the Nakoma Resort Clubhouse near Clio. From 5 to 7 p.m., enjoy half-off on all bottles of wine in the casual comfort of the FLoW Bar or while enjoying dinner next to the glowing fireplace in the Wigwam Room. On Friday, Jan. 19, guests will enjoy the sounds of Mel Wade & Gia, performing their original bluesy-folk-soul music. The lounge opens at 4 p.m., with a dinner menu available from 5 to 8 p.m. Music starts at 6 p.m. No cover  reservations appreciated; call 897-2300.


After every appointment Kaitlyn Caunedo, owner and stylist of The Garden Salon Spa in Chester, enters her clients into an in-house monthly drawing for a free product or service. At the end of the year Kaitlyn puts all monthly entries together and for one final end-of-the-year giveaway. This year’s lucky winner of a year of free haircuts was Chester’s own Cheri McIntire. I personally can’t think of a more deserving person! Book your appointment by calling 310-8009 or stop by her shop at 262 Main St. Ste #2.

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