Business Scene for the week of 2/1/2012

café lecoq serving breakfast

In addition to their terrific lunches and dinners, beginning today, Wednesday, folks can enjoy breakfast as Café LeCoq begins opening at 7 a.m.

Patrick and Donata said their breakfast menu will be available Monday through Friday.


coins and investments

Longtime Chester resident Wayne Lichti has opened an in-home business called Bumpass Coin and Investment. He is licensed in California to buy and sell coins, gold bullion and silver and gold jewelry in any condition. He also offers grading service for precious metals. Wayne said he has been an avid coin collector since childhood.


plumas business summit

Several keynote speakers are scheduled to speak at the first-ever Plumas Business Summit March 26 at the Nakoma Resort at Gold Mountain. Experts will tackle complicated topics during this daylong meeting that include utilizing social media, bulk buying practices that work, effective website creation and management, business financing and much more. Time will also be set aside for networking. Seating is limited to 100 participants and we understand that nearly half are taken already so don’t delay. Reserve your seat by contacting the Eastern Plumas chamber at 836-6811. The cost, which includes refreshments and lunch, is $55 before Feb. 24 and $65 after that date for any not yet sold. Cosponsoring the event with Eastern Plumas chamber is the Quincy chamber, Nakoma Resort, Feather River College’s Business and Entrepreneurship Center and its Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) program.


busy two-day buying spree

Ashley Stevenson and Charlotte Smith just returned from what they described as a very active and fruitful two-day buying spree for fall fashions in Santa Cruz. The ever-so-fashion conscious Ashley — Ayoob’sMain Street Fashions’ young and energetic manager — tells us they added a new line of athletic and lifestyle shoes by DC. They are also expanding what is becoming a very popular shoe line for men and women of all ages, the Sanuk casuals. While we’re namedropping, other fashions they bought include styles by O’Neill, Quiksilver and Metal Mulisha. By the way, the spring attire and accessories are arriving daily at their downtown Quincy store.


helping fill the information void

Now that they are comfortably settled in their new roomy digs inside the West End Theatre on Main Street in Quincy, the Alley Cat Cafe is now distributing many of the printed marketing brochures that were available in the now closed visitors bureau. By the way, in December owners Bob and Julie Hatzell marked their fourth year in business at what is understandably one of the town’s favorite gathering places.


winter hours

Karen Blue, owner of Trendz in Chester, is changing to her winter hours. The store, which is know for its great selection of home decorations, kitchen gadgets, gourmet foods and women’s apparel, is open Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m to 4 p.m.


bower comes out of retirement

After retiring in 2006 from a distinguished career as a certified public accountant, Tom Bower is rejoining the accounting firm Haws, Theobald and Auman, PC for the tax season. He joins Diane Ashe and Robin Schumacher, EA, each having more than 20 years of experience, in the company’s Chester office. Tom and his wife Gayle have been enjoying Mexico’s warm climate.






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