Business Scene for the week of 2/21/18

New owner adds car detailing
Manroop Singh, a Quincy resident since 2001, is the new owner of the High Sierra Car Wash, located at the Relay Station gas station and mini mart on East Main and Fairgrounds Road that is owned by his father Raj. Manroop has expanded the touchless automated car washing system to include a full service hand detailing service that includes the interior and exterior of the vehicle. The self-serve carwash bays are open 24/7, the detailing is available daily, 9-5. Photo by Kay Moss


Knowing these two ladies, what happens in Las Vegas won’t stay in Las Vegas. Dee Dee Driscoll of Quincy Hot Spot and Cheryl Reinitz of Forest Stationers just returned after spending five exhaustive, yet informative, days at the gigantic Las Vegas Home Decor & Gift Market. Dee Dee and Cheryl said they each made some terrific purchases for their respective stores, which will be appearing on their shelves over the next few months. They carefully selected merchandise, including gift items like jewelry, furniture, purses, handmade goods, kitchen gadgets and linens that will complement the extensive inventory already carried at each store. The two said they also enjoyed getting to know and discuss how the retail industry is changing with merchants from Montana, Michigan, Wisconsin and California.


Real estate broker Linda Haley is relocating her business, Hadley Real Estate Services, from Portola to the corner of Highways 70 and 89, in the office complex across the street from the historic Corner Barn in Blairsden. Linda specializes in property management and home sales and is also a Notary Public.


Although the exact date is yet to be determined, JoAnn Prince, longtime owner of one of Quincy’s iconic retail stores, Great Northern Hair Co., tells us she will be downsizing and moving part of her business to 117 Redberg Ave. in East Quincy. Although they will no longer carry clothing, it will be “service as usual” with the tanning bed services, GraceAnn’s manicures and pedicures and JoAnn still offering her hair salon and haircutting services. They will also sell skin and hair products. Should you be in the market for any store fixtures, see what’s for sale at their East Main Street store in East Quincy.


After a brief winter (if you can call it that) break, the Polka Dot is back in business for owner Rae Lancaster’s seventh year as owner. This East Quincy landmark, now in its 57th year, is open daily and has all the traditional fast food favorites on its extensive menu. Plenty of outdoor seating is available in a nicely shaded grassy area that Rae says is “dog friendly.”


Amy Weeks tells us they are getting close to completing the extensive interior and exterior remodeling of the building Amy and her father Gary bought for Mountain Mattress’ new store location on the corner of Main Street and Lindan Avenue (the building Amy purchased was the former home of Stoney Burgers — and for you real old timers, before that it was Carl’s Drive-In). Amy expects to have Mountain Mattress (currently on Lawrence Street next to Patti’s Thunder Café) in this new location by March 15. So between now and then, she is having a moving sale with most everything 20-50 percent off, including floor samples and one-of-a-kind items, at the Lawrence Street location.


Dr. Doyle Rolston and Dr. Suzanna Wharton at Indian Creek Veterinary Clinic in Crescent Mills and Dr. Gary Klement at American Valley Animal Hospital in Quincy are both offering a special 20 percent discount on dental treatment packages through February, which is National Pet Dental Health Month. The well established and highly regarded veterinarians at both clinics will provide an extensive dental workup, including an examination, pre-anesthetic blood work, IV catheter with fluids and anesthesia while cleaning and polishing. Take care of your pet and make your appointment today!

Moore joins Plumas Bank’s executive staff

Plumas Bank recently announced that Jeff Moore has joined the bank as senior vice president, credit administrator.

Jeff Moore

Moore brings 37 years of banking experience to his new role and is responsible for assisting in managing the loan portfolio, loan documentation, loan operations and the special asset teams of the bank.

Most recently, Moore was the chief credit and operating officer of Community 1st Bank.

“Jeff’s wealth of experience and industry knowledge makes him a key addition to our growing team,” said the bank’s director, president and CEO Andrew Ryback. “His expertise in credit and loan operations will be a valuable asset as we continue to strengthen and expand our franchise.”

Moore commented, “Plumas Bank is well known as a growing and dynamic community bank that believes in standing behind local businesses by providing them with creative and responsive banking solutions. I am extremely proud to be part of this outstanding team.”

“We are very fortunate to have Jeff as part of our organization. His skill set represents an excellent complement to our existing seasoned professionals and I have full confidence that he will be a great resource and will make a significant and positive impact on our company,” said Kerry Wilson, executive vice president and chief credit officer.

A northern California native, Moore graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in managerial economics from the University of California, Davis and 1999 graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School. He is an active community volunteer as a 22-year member of the Auburn Gold Country Rotary Club and a board member and treasurer for the Placer SPCA. He enjoys fly-fishing, hunting, camping and barbecuing.

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