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Business Scene for the week of 8/23/2013

realtors hire brakken

Suzi Brakken has been hired as the new association executive for the Plumas Association of Realtors (PAR), with offices located in East Quincy. She is a longtime resident of Graeagle and for 18 years was the director of the Plumas County Visitors Bureau prior to its closure early last year. Before joining PAR, Suzi was performing marketing and wedding coordination services for the historic Twenty Mile House in Cromberg. She moved to Plumas County following a career as a reporter and editor at newspapers in the Bay Area and in Colorado.

PAR thanks Susan Christensen, who has been serving as interim association executive for several months. Christensen retired from the association in 2006 but has returned several times since to train and fill in for other employees.

business merger announced

   Sierra Energy has been purchased by Hunt & Sons Inc., a Northern California petroleum services company specializing in fuel management services and lubrication services since 1948. The company sells Chevron and Union 76 products. They also participate in the Pacific Pride and CFN cardlock fueling networks. Sierra Energy — now Hunt & Sons — will continue to service customers throughout Plumas, Lassen and Sierra counties.

ah, ‘the gift of music’!

Ken Donnell and Jim McBeen, co-owners of MusicLand, tell us the next installment of Indian Valley’s August concert series, The Gift Of Music, is Saturday, Aug. 24, 5 – 10 p.m. Performer Steve Johnson brings the mellow sound of favorite folk music and other popular tunes that will make for a peaceful summer evening with locals joining to share their musical talents. It’s at Downtown Farms in Greenville (behind the sheriff’s office). Admission is based on a sliding scale with donations ranging from $5 to $10.

greenville store adds new lines

Suzanne Hamar, proprietor of the General Store in downtown Greenville, is excited to announce the addition of some new product lines. She says she now has a great selection of Chippewa work boots, Hickory work shirts and Jockey and White Swan scrubs. She carries work clothing and shoes for various trades, including logging, construction, mill work, food service and health care.

deadline quickly approaching

Just a little reminder to all business owners: Deadlines are near for the 2014 edition of the only locally produced, most cost-effective phonebook covering all of Plumas and Lassen counties — and parts of Sierra County. For almost 20 years we have been providing the region that we live in with a comprehensive phonebook that is easy to read and easy to use. Some 42,000 books are hand-delivered to homes and businesses throughout this area. Our professional advertising consultants are available to design a customized ad package that will market and promote your services in print and online. The entire phonebook is posted to our two popular and highly visited websites: plumasnews.com and lassennews.com.

For more information, rates and assistance call Sherri McConnell or Holly Buus in Quincy at 283-0800; for Portola, Blairsden and Graeagle it’s Roger Nielsen or Jennifer Lacy at 832-4646; and in Chester, Greenville and Westwood, Cheri McIntire or Val Chisholm can be reached at 258-3115.

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