Business Scene for the week of 3/14/2013

busy at eastern plumas chamber

Staffers at the Eastern Plumas Chamber of Commerce have been busy this winter getting ready for lots of events. There is still time to register for their second annual Business Summit set for Friday, March 22, at Nakoma Resort. Keynote speaker for the daylong event is Barbara Vohryzek, deputy director of small business for the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. A series of topics will enlighten and help attendees deal with the demanding challenges facing business today. To reserve your seat call 836-6811.

Over the winter months the chamber has been working on the “rec and tech” committee and the city of Portola’s website; they also attended the Travel and Adventure show in Santa Clara. As an interesting note, their Tourist Information Center helped more than 11,500 visitors in 2012!

They are now getting ready for this season and want to remind members to update their information with the chamber.


equine students fundraiser

The equine students at Feather River College are taking over theCourthouse Cafe on Saturday, March 16, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. as one of their fundraising projects. They will be taking your orders, filling your drinks, serving your food and busing the tables — the cooking chores will remain with the cafe’s chefs. Restaurant co-owner Kim Morrison said that all profits and tips from the day go to the equestrian program to help the students with their class-related horse and travel expenses.

young’s market accepts snap

Kelly Tan, owner of Young’s Market in beautiful downtown Taylorsville, said as a convenience to some of her customers, her store is now set up to participate in SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) and EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer). Kelly, who has owned the store for just a few months, continues to make many positive changes in an effort to provide community members with products they’ve told her they would like her to carry along with some exciting variations and additions of her own. It’s worth checking out!

book signing at epilog

Author Joelle Fraser will be at Epilog Books in Quincy Saturday, March 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. signing copies of her latest book, “The Forest House”: A year’s journal into the landscape of love, loss and starting over. It’s about how living in a house in the wilderness helped me adjust to being a single mother, and to heal from divorce.”

handmade in canyon dam

Kathy Holden is having a special St. Patrick’s Day sales event at her Canyon Dam store, Tidbits, to introduce her new “handmade in Canyon Dam” department featuring organic goat’s milk bath soaps and hand-crocheted ever-so-soft pastel baby blankets. That adds to her already varied selection of unique gifts, handmade jewelry and other goodies, including Pendleton blankets, wallets, purses and, oh boy, just a lot, lot more!

live music for St. patrick’s day

Customers at Pizza at the Branch will have a “Shamrockin’ good time” at its St. Patrick’s dinner party on March 16, from 4 to 9 p.m. Diners at the newly opened Hamilton Branch eatery will enjoy the music of “The Preacher and The Pagan” (Richard King & Smokey Denna) along with a traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner.

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