Business Scene for the week of 5/5/2010


    Meagan Brennan has joined the staff at Great Northern Hair Co. in downtown Quincy. She offers cuts, coloring, perms, pedicures and manicures. Megan lives in Portola where she has worked for the last two years.


    A spiritually uplifting traditional dance class from the heart of the Congo is being offered on Saturdays at The Yoga Wellness Center in Quincy. Instructor LaVelle Kenny — she and husband own Trattoria Rosa Restaurant in Cromberg, which reopens May 27 — describes her class as an aerobic workout linking the body and soul. Children accompanied by an adult are welcome. This month marks the Wellness Center’s sixth anniversary.

    Village Drug in Greenville now has a digital photo kiosk for convenient, self-serve picture processing. Three photo sizes are available.

    Lori Morrell Lomas has relocated her longstanding tax, bookkeeping and insurance business, Feather Financial, from East Quincy to 20 Crescent St. in downtown Quincy. It’s the complex across from Morning Thunder Café where Edward Jones Investments, Bernard and Associates and AAA Insurance have offices, which we will now refer to as Quincy’s financial center.

    The age-old question often asked by so many of us — estate planning, do I really need it? — might just be answered at a free estate planning presentation Wednesday, May 12. From 5:30-7 p.m. at the Mohawk Community Resource Center, conveniently located on the corner of Highway 70 & 89 in Blairsden. Attorney David Heaslett and CPA John Kimmel will discuss distribution of planning and gifting; trusts; estate taxes; advance care directives; wills and probates. Call 836-4625 for more information and reservations.


    Plumas Sierra Community Solutions offers a new course for individuals charged with both driving under the influence and with being under the influence of a controlled substance. Program administrator John Banks said they offer a court-sanctioned intensive 12-week educational program as an alternative to being incarcerated for violating Health and Safety Code 11550.  Community Solutions has offices and conducts classes in Quincy, Greenville, Portola and in Chester, where they have relocated to 372 Main St., directly behind the ABC Center.


    In Quincy, Mi Casita Mexican Restaurant now serves breakfast beginning at 6 a.m., followed by lunch and dinner until 9 p.m. Monday-Friday. Saturday and Sunday they open at 7 a.m. Owner Mario Marquez said he has added several new items to the menu as well. He is celebrating Cinco de Mayo by offering any breakfast or lunch item for $5 and on Mother’s Day it’s half off for mom’s meal!


    It’s the first anniversary for Filip and Eva Laboda as proprietors of Red Onion Grill in Chester. The start of their second year features a remodeled restaurant, refreshed menu, early bird specials and their mouth-watering Black Angus prime rib on Friday and Saturday nights.

    x Marc Venable is celebrating his eighth year in business this month with Quincy Appliance. You will find his store on Bradley Street directly across from the Quincy Fire Station. While there, ask Marc to tell you all about the California Cash for Appliances program that launched April 22.

    x Bodfish Bicycles and Quiet Mtn. Sports in Chester is celebrating 17 successful years. Owner Chuck Elliot said his inventory has grown and now includes kayaks, snowshoes, along with a large assortment of bikes and accessories.

    X Kevin and Nancy Neff are also celebrating six years as owners and operators of Neff Automotive in Crescent Mills, where they pride themselves in providing customers with quality car and truck repair services.    

X Leslie and Jeff Greenwood have really made a name for themselves and the quality products they build and sell at their business, Sierra Valley Barns, now in its 11th year. Some of the products they manufacture at their Highway 70 facility just east of Beckwourth include horse barns, tack rooms and economical barn-style storage buildings in a variety of sizes.

    x Little People/Toy Store proprietors Peter and Totsy Beck began their 32nd year of business in April. Again we extend our congratulations as your name continues to climb the list of oldest continually operating businesses in town. The store is on Main Street across from Bank of America in Quincy’s financial district.

    X This month marks year six for Norbert and Christine Schneider at Schneider’s Old Time Merchants on Little Bear (campground) Road in Blairsden. This unique gift shop carries hand painted glass, cards, stuff animals and a lot more.

    x Lassen View Landscape & Nursery owners Harvey and Gina Burnett are celebrating their sixth anniversary this month as well. In addition to their nursery, located near the airport in Chester, they also offer commercial and residential landscaping services, design and digital imaging.

    x This month begins year two for Brenda Lemons, as she and her husband Jeff as proprietors of The Coffee Station in Chester. The popular espresso café features a drive-thru window.

    X Just three years ago in April, lifelong Quincy resident and businesswomen Charlotte Smith opened Ayoobs on Main Street in Quincy. The well-stocked store carries a great mix of family apparel for work or leisure, along with a full line of fashion accessories, shoes, work boots and more. New spring and summer fashions are arriving weekly.

    x The hardworking professionals at DeMartile Automotive on Highway 70 just east of Quincy High School are celebrating their 10th anniversary this month. Owners Evans and Kathy and Tim and Marcy DeMartile are experts at taking care of your automotive needs.

    x Wow! Rusty Warren opened his shop on Bell Lane in East Quincy selling a myriad of lawn and garden power tools and accessories 30 years ago. During that time, with his accumulated experience and knowledge, he has established himself as one of the best in his field. Rusty sells and services chain saws, snow and leaf blowers, lawn mowers and weed trimmers to name a few.

    X Featuring original jewelry designs and the quality works of more than 125 American crafts artists, the Gold Rush Gallery in Graeagle is celebrating its sixth anniversary this season. Ken and Debbie McMaster are the owners.

    X Brian and Toni Carl, owners of Red House Art in Graeagle are celebrating their second anniversary. Inside you will find fine arts, designer jewelry crafts and photography.

    x Licensed general contractor and longtime resident Kenny Chance is marking his 3rd successful year in Quincy with Chance Construction Company.


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