Business Scene for the week of 11/22/2013

The $100 shopping challenge

With the holiday season fast approaching, we’d be remiss if we didn’t challenge our readers to once again earmark $100 to spend locally.

It’s a simple concept that is worth its weight in gold: If each of our newspaper readers — yes, you — spend at least $100 shopping at home this holiday season, that would pump more than $1.8 million into Plumas County’s economy, and that’s based on a conservative average of just two readers per newspaper.

This is the third year we’ve made this challenge and we are happy to report that many of you have taken this idea to heart. We know because last year we had several local merchants tell us that they heard shoppers mention this campaign as they spent their money in town.

Like we’ve said in the past, the $100 — or whatever extra comfortably fits the family budget — doesn’t necessarily need to be just items from your favorite stores. It could be gift certificates from one of the umpteen local restaurants, beauty salons, massage therapists, auto detailers, gyms, golf courses or other service providers throughout the county.

And, it doesn’t have to be just presents for those on your list. There are literally hundreds of ways to spend an extra $100 in town, from getting your nails done for a special party to a relaxing dinner out or tanking up for a trip to visit family.

So again this year we challenge you to find the way(s) that best fit your needs and lifestyle to spend that extra C-note locally. We don’t have to tell you the myriad benefits to our community by having this additional influx of cash in circulation.


Dinner and wine pairing

At the Longboards Bar & Grill wine pairing dinner Saturday, Nov. 23, Executive Chef Sean Conry will serve a five-course dinner beginning at 7 p.m. with carefully selected wine pairings featuring Pine Ridge Vineyard’s elegant, handcrafted Napa Valley wines.This is truly a special occasion because it is the only wine dinner this year. Reservations are essential: call 836-1111.


FREE yoga class saturday

A free yoga class will be offered this Saturday, Nov. 23, at 10 a.m. at the Yoga &Wellness Center in Quincy. Co-owner Jane Steidel, along with other yoga teachers, is offering "Gratitude," a gentle yoga class that is perfect for those new to yoga. In keeping with the spirit of the season, donations will be accepted and will be given to a Quincy charity.


Anniversary cheers …

George Scheuchenzuber is celebrating his first anniversary as owner of the Downtown Barber Shop in Quincy. George enjoys not only his profession but also being an active member of the Quincy community. Whether it’s a haircut, old-fashioned shave or beard trim, George does it all while chatting about current events.


Susan Bryner, owner of Absolute Vision Life Coaching, celebrates her first anniversary as a certified life and career coach.Susan can help you achieve your goals, find meaning and make the changes you want to see in your personal or professional life. She can also assist you in helping find the resources to do so. Next year, Susan will be adding parent-training classes to her services utilizing the highly successful Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) program.


Michelle Greco is celebrating her first anniversary at Main Street Salon in Taylorsville. She is a longtime resident of Plumas County, having spent 20 years in Portola. Owner Kristy Brown’s salon offers hair styling for the entire family, manicures, pedicures, acrylic nails and more. Michelle even has a special basic men’s pedicure!

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