Business Scene for the week of 6/13/2013

Two join forces in Portola
Two longtime friends have combined their talents to start a hair salon, exercise studio and boutique in Portola called Transformations. Darci Davis, standing, is a hair stylist and Joyce Sears has been offering exercise classes in the area for the past 11 years. The also sell locally made jewelry and lightly used clothing. Both will also provide sewing and alteration services. They are located at 100 Nevada St. Photo by Roger Nielsen
barbecue rib cook-off

Taylorsville’s Pioneer Days is Saturday, June 15, and Kelly Tan at Young’s Market is having a barbecued rib cook-off with live music and prize giveaways. Kelly says this is one small-town party you won’t want to miss!

portola store to close

After 11 years of retailing in downtown Portola, Sharon Weaver has decided to retire and close her store, Denim Blue, at the end of business June 22. This store has been a main fixture in the community and will undoubtedly be missed, but do take advantage of the closeout sale with myriad discounts up to 80 percent off. We wish Sharon and Bill happiness as they move into their active new lifestyle.

thompson joins plumas pines

Realtor Juli Thompson has partnered with Jane Valentine and joined the team at Plumas Pines Realty in Graeagle. Juli brings more than 19 years of local experience in real estate sales, marketing and land development. The old saying “two heads are better than one” has never been more true than in today’s fast-paced real estate market. Jane and Juli are looking forward to putting their two heads together to serve your real estate needs.

seasonal opening…

Walker Mansion Inn in Westwood is now open for the season. Come by and enjoy lunch or Sunday brunch in their beautiful dining room and screened-in porch, while the weather is so delightful. Owner Esther Pretti is serving up a delicious menu of appetizers, salads, sandwiches and desserts, as well as a delicious Sunday brunch menu.

anniversary kudos…

It is the third anniversary for J’s Rents & Events.They rent everything you will need for large parties and events like weddings, company gatherings, graduation get-togethers and so on. Their extensive inventory ranges from the necessary flatware to the always-exciting kids’ inflatable bounce house. It is affiliated with J’s Feather River Rental, both owned and operated by Julianna Mark, in Delleker, just west of Portola.

 This month marks an impressive 29th year for Quincy Chiropractor Bruce Walker. Obviously, the success he’s had caring for his patients speaks for itself!

 Mountain Physical Therapy in Quincy has marked its first anniversary. Butch and Sheila Vargas are there to help clients with mild neurological or orthopedic issues.

 It’s the ninth anniversary for Sonshine Flowers in Chester. Owner Vicki Mason attended a floral show in Hawaii, which is where she gets her colorful and aromatic tropical flowers. One session focused on tropical arrangements, which are much different than those we have here, Vicki said. While on Hilo, she said she also visited the botanical gardens and went on a helicopter ride over the island’s active volcano.

 Quincy Natural Foods has two anniversaries to celebrate this month: Ten years in its current location and 35 years overall.

…And located inside Quincy Natural Foods is American Valley Baking, which is also noting its 10th anniversary. The family owned and operated bakery and deli, Jim and Lynn Dow, and their son, Dale, use organic ingredients to make their breads, muffins, scones, coffee cake, brownies, salads, sandwiches, assorted burritos and seasonal pies. Before coming to Quincy Jim and Lynn were bakers in Santa Rosa for 25 years.



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