Business Scene for the week of 6/2/2010

    Sierra Valley Farms and Romano’s Farmers Market in Beckwourth opens for the season June 4. Again this year, every Friday through the middle of September, owner Kim Romano said they are featuring guest chefs from area restaurants and catering companies. First up June 4 is the accomplished culinary master Sean Conry from Longboards Bar and Grill in Blairsden. Rounding out the month will be acclaimed chefs from Pacific Crest in Truckee; Baxter’s Bistro at Northstar; and Tyler Rockwell from The Lodge at Whitehawk.

    Melinda Davis opened a business in Chester across from the Bidwell House called Second Hand Rose Shabby-Chic Thrift Shop. Recently retired after 30 years in nursing, Melinda has always wanted to open an antique shop. Her daughter, Katie Rose, who completed a senior project on how women can open and run their own businesses, inspired her. The store carries clothing, household goods, antiques and collectibles.

    Kory Felker welcomes Julie Christensen, PTA to his Quincy clinic, Plumas Physical Therapy. Julie is a QHS and FRC graduate with lots of outpatient orthopedic rehabilitation experience; she is glad to be back in her hometown pursuing her career.

    You read it right; Sharon Henry has added the popular and stylish “Wild Women” brand of clothing to her Main Street store, Lassen Gift Company. Sharon said they have lots of new spring gift and jewelry items in as well.

    Susan Holmes, CEAP of Heaven’s Gate Equine Acupressure in Quincy will have a display at the Plumas-Sierra Classic Open Horse Show at the fairgrounds Saturday, June 5. Materials she will have there for viewing include equine acupressure charts, diagrams, and resource books. She will be available to answer questions about equine acupressure and will share acupressure points that might be beneficial to your horse and enhance the health of their tendons, ligaments, and joints, as well as emotional and internal system well-being. Susan donates acupressure sessions to the hard working horses of Horses Unlimited, Inc. and SAFER, a horse rescue organization in Sonoma County.

    Red House Art is embarking on its 4th year as Graeagle’s premier fine art gallery. Owners Brian, who is returning after successful knee surgery, and Toni Carl invite you to come in and see the new works by many of your favorite painters as well as newly acquired artists added to the gallery.

    Fundraising efforts are beginning for the upcoming American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event set for June 26-27, in Quincy. Plumas Club is holding another “Pour for a Cure” event Tuesday, June 8, featuring some of the ladies from the local Mudslinger roller derby team as guest bartenders, skates and all!

    Former wildlife law enforcement officer and author, Terry Grosz, will at Epilog Books in Quincy’s financial district June 12 from noon to 4 p.m. promoting his latest work “Crossed Arrows.” A prolific writer, Terry has authored and published seven books to date with several more on the way.

    For the third consecutive year, the Best Western Rose Quartz Inn in Chester received the Chairman’s Award, the hotel chain’s highest honor for outstanding quality in cleanliness, design, customer service and maintenance. “Receiving this award is a tremendous honor for my staff who have all worked hard to achieve this level of excellence,” said General Manager Mannie Lucido. The 50-room facility features meeting rooms, exercise center, outdoor spa and several other amenities.  

    Made by J.W. Starnard, Sonshine Flowers in Chester now carries an assortment of hand-tuned wind chimes. Storeowner Vicki Mason said they produce some truly amazing sounds. She also carries a line of handmade gift cards made of biodegradable fibers embedded with wildflower seeds. After you enjoy the card, you can plant it and enjoy the wildflowers as they grow.

    The business opened its doors in Quincy in 1974 at Ken’s Tire Center. In 1992 it became affiliated with Les Schwab Tire Centers and five years ago owners Ron and Stephanie Horton moved to their expansive location on Highway 70 just past the Plumas Pines Shopping Center. The added space allowed the Horton’s to add an alignment center with two racks for 4x4s; three oil and lube stations; two on-the-car lathes for turning brake rotors; a siping machine for better traction in icy conditions; and two balancing stations, one with a road force detection system for duplication driving vibrations. And while one of their 14 employees work on your vehicle, relax in their comfortable waiting area enjoying free coffee and popcorn, a Schwab tradition.

    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.

    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.

     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.

    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.

     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.

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