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Business Scene for the week of 2/22/17


Having been in business since 1955, Sharon Henry, owner of Lassen Gift Company in Chester, knows the importance of taking care of her customers by making sure she has what they want. That’s why she is always on the lookout for those new and unique gift items and that’s exactly what she did recently while at a huge gift show in Las Vegas. And once again, she didn’t come back empty handed. New merchandise this season featuring retro, country and elegant themes includes Stone Animal yard art, new designs in Christmas dinnerware and new fashionable jewelry that those in the know often refer to as “wearable art fashions.” Sharon says she has to make room for all this and is selling existing merchandise for up to 50 percent off.


When you think of Quincy Hot Spot, shoppers think of the wood stoves and heaters, barbecues and accessories, and the assortment of unique gifts for the home and garden, but they might not associate this wonderful store with furniture, but you should! Owners DeeDee and Don Driscol carry the line of Best Home Furnishings, a company started in 1962 with the goal of making the best possible products at the most affordable price with total customer satisfaction.

DeeDee says she currently has 18 pieces of furniture in stock: recliners, sofas, chairs, swivel chairs, gliders and just in, electric love seat and couch recliners. If she doesn’t have what you are looking for, it can easily be ordered and quickly delivered. Hot Spot is located on East Main Street in East Quincy across from the Ranchito Motel.


I would also have to put Forest Stationers in that special class of businesses when it comes to stepping out of the typical retailing box with the merchandise it carries. Over the years, owners Bob and Cheryl Reinitz have put together an eclectic collection of novelty gift items (along, of course, with their mainstay office products and equipment) that is unrivaled. Case in point, their ad in this paper this week touts a White Sale, a sale for men’s white socks made by Wigwam, a family run company founded over a century ago in Wisconsin.


Lisa Forcino is excited to announce that she has reopened Crescent Country for the upcoming spring and summer season. She’s added lots of new and noteworthy gifts and collectibles to an already massive selection of hard-to-find treasures for your home and garden. This trendy Crescent Mills store is open Tuesday through Sunday.


Quincy Yoga and Wellness Center owners Averil Kimble and Jane Steidel are pleased to announce that they are reopened following a few weeks of repairs needed after extensive water damage. “Our studio looks better than ever! We’ve made some inspired changes that will make your fitness, dance and yoga time even more enjoyable,” Averil said. Classes include Gentle Fit classes, a Stretch It Out! class, three Zumba and two belly dance classes and six yoga classes each week — something for everyone! Check out the schedule at www.quincyyogawellness.com or visit them on Facebook.

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