Business Scene for the week of 2/15/2012

wilson named senior v-p

Plumas Bank recently promoted Kerry Wilson to senior vice president, credit administrator. He will be responsible for managing the bank’s loan portfolio; developing, directing and controlling all lending activities; and ensuring that bank lending policies and procedures are followed. Wilson has held the position of assistant loan administrator since 2003, but has been acting credit administrator for the past year. Prior to his position as assistant loan administrator he served as vice president, manager of the bank’s agricultural services department in Alturas.

“In recognition of Kerry’s skills, knowledge, dedication and accomplishments, the board and I are very pleased to announce his well deserved promotion. Kerry’s proven leadership and expertise will be a great asset to the executive team,” remarked Andy Ryback, president and chief executive officer. “Kerry has played an instrumental role this past year in improving the bank’s overall asset quality as well as diversifying the bank’s lending activities with a focus on prudent loan growth for years to come. With 30 years of banking experience, and half of those years at Plumas Bank, Kerry has been invaluable to our company.”

Wilson commented, “I appreciate the confidence that the board of directors and the bank executives have placed in me and I look forward to facing the challenges this role will bring. For almost 15 years my main goal has been to serve the customers and employees of Plumas Bank in the best possible manner I can, and I look forward to continuing to do so as the bank moves into a strong and bright future.”

Wilson joined Plumas Bank in 1997. A California native, Wilson graduated magna cum laude from Chico State University with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural business. He also completed a two-year program at the Western Agricultural Credit School at Washington State University. In 2007, he graduated from a three-year graduate level program at the Pacific Coast Banking School located at the University of Washington. Wilson is an avid outdoorsman. He enjoys traveling and spending time with his family, especially his grandsons.


special anniversary offer

Pizza Factory is beginning its 24th year in Quincy with current owners Ken and Nancee George kicking off their fifth year with an insert inside this week’s newspaper. It’s loaded with special deals and money saving coupons for pizzas, wings, calzones, sandwiches, salads and more so be sure to check it out.

Additionally, they have a “scratcher” promotion in progress: Every time you buy a Coca Cola drink and food item you receive a scratch card with prizes that include pizzas, calzones, salads, breadstix, large sodas or the biggy: An extra large pizza per month for a year — but you better hurry in because that promotion ends March 1. “It’s been our pleasure to serve our customers over the past five years and  we want them to know we appreciate their business.”


new weight machines

To complement its existing Cybex exercise circuit equipment, Lake Almanor Fitness Center in Chester just installed a room full of Duo-Tek weight machines.  Manager Garn Pringle said this state-of-the-art equipment uses low weight resistance that increases in increments, as needed. Garn adds that the fitness center offers you more than just a place to exercise, but a place where you can achieve your fitness goals no matter what they may be.


Jeremy mouser takes reins

To squelch some rumors to the contrary: Mouser Brothers Enterprises is open for business at its location in the Feather River Industrial Park facility in East Quincy. With the untimely passing of his brother Jason, Jeremy Mouser has assumed ownership of the operation that specializes in both factory and custom cabinets; laminate and solid surface countertops; custom molding and trim; and pre-hung interior and exterior doors.


five star honor ACHIEVED

The Independent Grocers Association (IGA) has awarded Evergreen Market owners Ken and Nathan Tucker the Five Star honor for achievement in IGA’s Assessment Program. Five Star is the highest level of recognition possible under the program’s rigorous standards. It focuses on store appearance and product quality, employee training, customer service and support and involvement in the local community. It also involves three unrevealed and one revealed assessment within the course of a year, and a customer feedback component.

“Our customers know that when they shop at IGA, they’re supporting not only their local independent retailer, but their community as a whole,” IGA CEO Mark Batenic said. “The heart and soul of IGA retailing is providing our customers with the very best level of service along with a personalized, community-focused shopping experience. We’re proud of the Tuckers and Evergreen’s achievement.”

“We are so proud to be Indian Valley’s Five Star IGA,” Nathan Tucker said. “We achieved this honor by working as a team to meet the needs of our customers. I’d like to thank my dedicated team for their hard work day in and day out.”


mini murph pizza kits

Papa Murphy’s Take “n Bake Pizza owners Rick and Eileen Greenly have a new product that they are certain will be a hit with kids — and likely some adults! It’s called the Mini Murph Pizza kits and it includes everything you need to build your own 7-inch cheese and pepperoni pizzas.


closed for winter break

It’s that time once again for Denim Blues in downtown Portola to close for a brief winter break. Sharon Weaver will reopen March 6 for her ninth year.


Hauner rejoins great northern

JoAnn Prince and GraceAnn Mason, owners of Great Northern Hair Co. in Quincy, welcome back Lizz Hauner. In addition to cutting and styling hair, Lizz also does facials and waxing. And if it’s been a while since you’ve visited the Main Street store, stop by and see what JoAnn has done redesigning the interior to make space for lots of new merchandise arriving soon.


serving you year after year…
  • Martin L. Sanford, DC celebrates his first year serving patients at Sanford Chiropractic’s Portola location on the corner of Gulling and Commercial streets.
  • Plumas Motor Supply and Radio Shack in Quincy celebrated its 12th anniversary in January under Ed Cammack’s ownership. He bought it from his father Bill who moved to Plumas County in 1966 and purchased the auto parts business in 1986. One of the keys to Ed’s success, much like that of his late father, is providing quality customer service while efficiently meeting his customers’ product needs.
  • Even though owner Nanci Luce is not in town to help commemorate the occasion, the ladies at East Quincy’s Shear Pleasure Day Sap — Dana Cowell, Stephanie Jay andMegan Brennan — are certainly proud their salon has been operating successfully since 1980!
  • Since 2003, Holly Callahan and company have been successfully pleasing the discriminating palates of their clientele at the very popular Pangaea Cafe and Pub on Main Street in Quincy’s financial district.
  • James and Sara Koskinen opened Sierra Equipment and Truck Repair in Quincy on Lee Road four years ago. In that short period of time, James has rightfully earned a stellar reputation for his quality work repairing heavy equipment, primarily big trucks.
  • Three years ago longtime Chester resident and businessman Ed Wistos became affiliated with the True Value franchise, giving Chester/Lake Almanor area folks a fully stocked Chester True Value Hardware store.



visitors guide deadline friday

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

We agree with a host of local business people and community leaders that tourism this summer will be alive and well. Those visitors opting for more day trips, weekend jaunts and full-blown stay-vacations closer to home will bring a much needed and important infusion of dollars into our local economy.

The advertising deadline for the Plumas County Visitors Guide, a comprehensive full color magazine produced by us in partnership with the Plumas County Visitors Bureau, is this Friday, Feb. 18. If one of our advertising reps hasn’t called on you yet and you want to make sure to be included, call your local newspaper office.  We’re eager to design an effective ad tailored to both your budget and your business.

Your advertising investment and partnership makes it possible to produce these comprehensive and informative guides for our area. Help us help you capitalize on this opportunity by investing some of your hard-earned advertising dollars into the most effective products used to entice and inform families that are both coming to visit or living in this area.


local phone books getting out

The 2010 edition of your locally produced telephone book, the Plumas Lassen Connection, is hot off the presses and is now being delivered throughout Plumas, Lassen and eastern Sierra county. Should you need additional copies for your home or office, just drop by one of our local newspaper offices and help yourself. Here’s a heads-up for folks in the business and service sectors: Well trained sales reps from two other telephone directory companies are currently selling yellow page ads for their books in this area that publish early this summer. In light of the current economic challenges we are all facing, be smart. If, for whatever reason, you decide to buy an ad elsewhere, be clear on what you are buying, who you’re reaching and how it will be of added benefit to you. Since we are here with you throughout the year, if we can further assist you in any way, give one of my advertising sales consultants a call. We are always here to help you in any way we can!



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