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Business Scene for the week of 3/7/18

Manufacturing handcrafted soaps
Janis Potter’s new business is called Handcrafted Soap Just For You and her products are now available for purchase at Brenda and Erica Sherod’s Giggling Crow in Chester. Janis said her soaps and bath salts are made from pure plant extracts, essential oils and assorted moisturizing products that cleanse, balance and restore your skin. Originally from Southern California, the two-year resident began making soaps as gifts for her family and friends before she decided to make it a business venture. Photo by Cheri McIntire


Known for its delicious food and hearty sandwiches, The Knook is celebrating its fifth anniversary in a very special way. Owner Krissy Bauer wants to thank folks for “five great years” by offering free cupcakes on Friday, Mar. 9. beginning at 11 a.m. until they’re gone. No purchase necessary, no strings attached, just stop by, grab one and enjoy. They’re just a tad off the beaten path — it’s located next to the Drunk Brush on Grover’s Alley, which is the little street that runs behind the Flanigan Leavitt Insurance building and the back of the library.


Kara Rockett-Arsenault owner of Barn Owl Books and her husband, David Arsenault, owner of Feather River Outdoors will each be closing their respective businesses March 12-17 so the two can take an early spring “recuperation” break. Kara adds that she has several book events planned for her independent bookstore, which includes an appearance and reading by author Karen Karbo for her new book In Praise of Difficult Women on April 28. And, of course, David will be gearing up for spring and summer outdoor activities at his store and, perhaps now some good spring skiing.


Golfers, the clock is ticking if you want to take advantage of Plumas Pines Golf Resort’s special on membership packages. Golf Professional Brandon Bowling said that if you join before March 15 you will receive $400 worth of vouchers that can be used for golf, merchandise, food and beverages. It will also afford members discounted golf rates for their guests. Additionally, enjoy discounts on all non-sales merchandise in the pro shop and at Longboards Bar & Grill all season long. And, if you invite a new member to join, each of you will receive $100 off your membership. Call the pro shop at 836-1420 or visit them online at plumaspinesgolf.com


Amy Carey and Susan Ushakoff, proprietors of Quincy Provisions (that’s the name for the multiplex of businesses that house Carey Candy Co., Bell Lane Baked Goods and Brew haha) are giving away “lunch for the bunch” every month for sandwiches for up to 10 delivered to your place of work in Quincy. It easy:  just drop your business in the bowl at their place at “the sweetest corner in town” Lawrence and Bradley Sts. and wait for your card to be drawn. They’ll take it from there!


Julie Tanaka

Nail technician Julie Tanaka has joined the team at Star Quality Skin Care and Salon in the Plumas Pines Shopping Center in Quincy. She specializes in acrylic and hard gel nail enhancement, gel manicures, hand painted nail art, glitter acrylic gels, nail stamping, marbleized nails and more.


It was 19 years ago when Leslie and Jeff Greenwood opened Sierra Valley Barns on Highway 70 just east of Beckwourth. In addition to the products they manufacture at their facility that include horse barns, wood sheds, tack rooms and economical barn-style storage buildings in a variety of sizes, the family owned and operated business is also actively in the metal roofing supply business. You commonly see their products throughout Plumas, Lassen and Sierra counties as well as the greater Reno area.

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