Business Scene for the week of 2/7/2013

quincy bowling alley not closing

It appears we have some people who didn’t read last week’s front page story about Dollar General carefully enough. The company is opening two stores here — one in Chester and one in Quincy — but the owners of La Sierra Lanes in Quincy, Jeannie and Richard Dykes, have been getting calls asking if it’s true they were closing and when.

So, here it is again just as the story read:

The company that operates Dollar General Stores bought the building where Almanor Bowling Center is located and will open its Chester location there. That bowling alley will be closing.

The Quincy store will be located in what is now an empty building on the corner of Mill Creek Road and Highway 70 in East Quincy. It’s next to Sav-Mor Foods and was once home to American Valley Hardware.

Dick and Jeannie want us to assure you: La Sierra Lanes is not closing.

plumas business summit

Schedule time in your calendar to attend the second annual Plumas Business Summit on March 22 at Nakoma Resort. In addition to the keynote speakers, breakout sessions will cover advertising and budgeting, social media, websites, business financing and more. One of the highlights attendees noted from last year’s first-ever event was the networking opportunities they had with business and professional people throughout the county. Early registration (by Feb. 22) is $60; after that up until March 19 it’s $65, which includes breakfast, lunch and beverages. Seating is limited to the first 100 registrants. For more information call the Eastern Plumas Chamber of Commerce at 836-6811.

artists’ reception friday

Books & Beyond owners Susan Bryner and Dawn Gray welcome two new artists into the Back Room Art Gallery with a reception at the Chester gallery Friday, Feb. 8, from 4 to 7 p.m. Valerie Payne, a well-known Chico artist, has also been active in the Almanor area’s art events for a number of years. She does both abstract and representational collages, acrylics, pastels and watercolors. Deb Lewis is a ceramicist who just loves to play with clay.Deb and her husband, Scott, moved to the Almanor area in 2011, after visiting for years. Recent works include hand-built sculptures, both large and small.

Their work will be on display through March 31.


   Jeff Hahn, owner of Plumas Gen Tech, is marking his first anniversary with that business. He is a Generac certified generator service technician providing sales, installation and repairs of home and office generators throughout Plumas and Lassen counties. We should also note that this past year Jeff also opened Wolf Creek Wood Stoves in Greenville and is also the new owner of Mac’s Chimney Sweeping.

live music valentine’s day

   As part of their Valentine’s Day sweetheart dinner special at Pizza at the Branch in Hamilton Branch, managers Karen and Randy Helmick have arranged live music by RichardKing and Smokey Denna, from 5 to 8 p.m., for their patrons to enjoy. This recently opened restaurant features an extensive menu of pizzas, sandwiches, salads from the salad bar, desserts and an array of beverages for young and old alike with casual dining that is family-friendly.


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