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Business Scene for 11/11/2009

BECKMAN EARNS CERTIFICATION
Plumas Bank’s Dorine Beckman, assistant vice president and regional commercial loan officer, has earned the title of certified commercial lender through the California Bankers Association.  She attended a six-month, comprehensive program and passed an extensive exam to earn the certification. Dorine has been with Plumas Bank more than 22 years. California Bankers Association is one of the largest state banking trade associations and represents more than 200 members.

THANKSGIVING FUNDRAISER
Patrick and Donata at Café LeCoq in Quincy have been so pleased with the care given their daughter Simone Marie by the staff at Shriners Children’s Hospital in Sacramento that they’ve decided to prepare a special Thanksgiving dinner to benefit the facility. Donata will help prepare the traditional feast. All they are asking is a $10 donation per person. The benefit will be at their Main Street Quincy restaurant, which, by the way, now has Judyth Adamson’s art on display, Thursday, Nov. 19.

QUINCY LODGE GOES GREEN
In an ongoing effort to reduce water and save energy, Gold Pan Lodge Manager Janice Hamon has implemented the “Project Planet” program. She said it lets her guests be involved in helping ensure a healthy and sustainable environment by allowing them to choose not have their linens changed for up to three days if they are staying at the Quincy facility for an extended period.

YOU MIGHT HAVE NOTICED…
If you’ve driven down Main Street in Quincy no doubt you noticed the six large wooden boxes across from Quincy Natural Foods. We’ve been told these are “demonstration gardens” for QNF, and by spring will be filled with an assortment of plants, vegetables and flowers. Jennifer Terhune, the project’s brainchild, said it will be a team-building exercise for the store’s staff, with six teams choosing what and how they will grow their selections in their designated planters.  

GREENVILLE RESTAURANT RELOCATES
Greenville’s popular dinner house, Main Street Diner, has relocated to Ann Street (Highway 89) next to Mountain Valley Pizza across from the fire department. Owner Sharon Strecker said the added dining space allows them to accommodate large parties and banquets. They are open Wed.-Sun. featuring the same great traditional menu of steaks, seafood, pasta and prime rib.

LAWRENCE JOINS CHESTER SALON
After graduating from a hair academy in Chico and then interning at her mother’s salon in Lake Havasu, Mary Lawrence has returned to her roots in Chester and is now working at Beckster’s Stylin Asylum on Main Street. Salon owner Becky McIntyre said Mary cuts hair for men, women and children and specializes in hair coloring and highlighting.

OPEN HOUSE, FIVE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY
To celebrate her first five years in business, Addie’s Floral Cottage is having an open house Saturday, Nov. 21 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Owner Addie Moctezuma said their will be lots of fun and plenty of goodies throughout the day. Addie’s is on Pine Street in Portola.

HOLIDAY PREVIEW NOVEMBER 14
Don’t forget: This Saturday, Nov. 14, there is a special holiday preview at Quincy Hot Spot on East Main Street. Owner DeeDee Driscoll will have refreshments for visitors 8 a.m.-4 p.m. along with drawings for special prizes throughout the day.

SHOP AT HOME? DO THE MATH!
District 3 Supervisor Sherrie Thrall shared an interesting item she read elsewhere with us touting the impact shopping at home has on our local economy.
Consider this challenge: If each of our newspaper readers were to spent just $100 each shopping at home this holiday season, it would pump over $1.8 million into the Plumas County economy (that’s based on a conservative average of just two readers per newspaper).
Seriously, how hard would it be to spend an extra hundred bucks at home? It could be a couple of gifts from your favorite stores or perhaps some gift certificates from the beauty salon, massage studio or service provider. Heck, you might even be waffling about having your car serviced before making that holiday drive to out-of-area friends or relatives. If you did, it would contribute to this effort as well. You get the idea, just look around, you’re sure to find something for someone special — even if that someone special is you!
Of course, the alternative: Don’t do anything and you’
THE THANKS IS IN THE GIVING
The annual tradition continues at the Way Station in Greenville. Gould Fickardt and Bev Hardesty and friends will again prepare and serve a traditional (and complimentary) Thanksgiving meal on Nov. 27, from 2-5 p.m. It’s simply their way of saying thanks to their customers and sharing the true meaning of Thanksgiving with their “extended family,” their friends and neighbors. “If you can’t be with your family on Thanksgiving, come be with ours,” they said.
ll be doing your part to help feed the recession.

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