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Business Scene for the week of 1/4/2012

plumas visitors guide in the works

It may only be January, but it’s already time to once again begin focusing our attention to tourism this summer in Plumas County and the impact it has on our local economy.

The pundits once again predict that tourists will be opting for more day trips, weekend jaunts and full-blown vacations closer to home, which will bring a much needed and important infusion of dollars into our local economy.

With that in mind, we are already working on our annual Plumas County Visitors Guide (actually it is a work in progress all year long). Local business owners and service providers should continue to consider this colorful and informative publication a “must buy” annual advertising investment.

This is the official tourist guide for the area and is published each year by the Plumas County Visitors Bureau and Feather Publishing.

The full color glossy magazine is packed full of information about virtually everything our county has to offer to both visitors and locals alike. Through the entire year, some 90,000 copies are distributed free to hundreds of locations in our region.

As an added value, we also post the entire magazine in a very user-friendly format on our website, plumasnews.com, to ensure your ads reach the largest audience possible for folks planning a trip to our corner of the world. The electronic version of the Visitors Guide alone gets an average of 300 viewers monthly during the season.

The deadline for advertising space will be here before you know it. Your advertising representative — if he or she hasn’t already — will be contacting you soon to reserve space in this product. If you are not contacted and want more information call your local newspaper office or give me a call at 283-0800. We can help you design an effective ad tailored to both your budget and your business.

Your advertising investment in this product is also a partnership that makes this comprehensive and informative guide possible. Working together we can capitalize on the opportunity that awaits this season with the single most effective print and electronic product used to entice families to come and spend in Plumas County.

 

village antiques’ winter break

Quincy’s Village Antiques, Collectables and Gifts has closed for a winter break and will reopen March 25, 2012. Owners Linda Brennan, Sandra Lee, Athea Stephenson and Merilu Dillard will reopen their unique Lawrence Street store (next to Morning Thunder) with lots of new items this spring.

 

line dancing and zumba classes

In addition to the Zumba classes recently added, here is another to put on the list of programs offered at Lake Almanor Fitness Center. Manager Garn Pringle lightheartedly said “for the boot scootin’ boogie folks,” Karyn Merriman and Carol Morgenroth are teaching the art of line dancing at 6 p.m. on Tuesday nights.

 

crescent country’s winter hours

The distinctive Crescent Country — you know the store in Crescent Mills that is a shopper’s paradise with its huge selection of gift items, collectibles, antiques, baby gifts and a array of home and garden accessories — will remain open this winter on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

noting the january anniversaries

Although he has actually been practicing his trade for over 46 years, 20 years ago Al Holloway opened Holloway Engineering,his mechanical engineering business at Quincy’s Gansner Airfield. Al and his team specialize in rebuilding radial piston engines — the kind commonly used in antique airplanes and biplanes. The engines are shipped to their facility from customers around the world. Oh, and if you don’t have an airplane but have a project that requires precision computerized machining or heli-arc welding they do that as well.

 

This marks the 19th year John Pato has managed the Graeagle Chevron for the West family. Troy Holt, an ASC certified auto technician with decades of experience, begins his fifth year there taking care of everything from minor tune-ups and oil changes to brake jobs and major overhauls — foreign or domestic. We also understand he is quite adept at repairing small engines like the ones in snowblowers and snowmobiles.

 

Juliana Mark begins her fourth year as proprietor of J’s Feather River Rental. Her growing Delleker business offers a large assortment of quality rental items for virtually any light or heavy-duty project. She also has access to a pool of hardworking laborers and skilled craftsmen to help with most any project.

 

Our best to Chester’s Kristy Lee, as she begins her 17th year of business this month. Never Neverland is a preschool and after school care program for school-aged children.

 

Graeagle-based DISHgrace Party Rentals has been providing party supplies throughout Plumas County for eight years. To make it more convenient, owner Klytia Dutton said customers can reserve dates, view inventory and place an order through her website.

 

 

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