Business Scene for the week of 2/29/2012


quincy businesses open forum

The Quincy Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a special meeting to determine how it can bring businesses throughout the greater Quincy area together to support and promote the economic vitality of the area more efficiently and effectively.

Plan to take an hour or so from your busy schedule to help facilitator B.J. North, the executive vice president for marketing at Plumas Bank, forge a new direction for the chamber and the business community. The chamber has added some new and enthusiastic volunteers to their board and they are certain this will be the foundation for some positive and effective changes resulting in a new direction for the organization. It’s Wednesday, March 7, 8 – 9:30 a.m. at Plumas Bank’s credit administration building on Central Street (right behind Safeway).


win a $500 pot of gold in chester!

Chester merchants are once again offering great specials during their annual “March Madness” sales event. Besides great deals, they are also offering a chance for shoppers to win a great prize. Each participating merchant donated a gift for the “Pot of Gold” prize, giving it a value in excess of $500. See for yourself, it’s on display at Plumas Bank’s Chester branch. Entering to win the prize is easy: Shoppers simply go to the participating merchants and write their name on a “lucky buck” provided at the store and place it in the special leprechaun hat. The hats will be gathered March 29 and the lucky winner will be drawn March 30. Obviously, the more times and the more stores you visit the better your chances, so why wait? No purchase is necessary; need not be present to win.


these ladies know what to buy!

Florence Price, of David Price Jeweler, and Sharon Henry, of Lassen Gift Company, recently returned from the Dallas Gift and Jewelry Show making buys for their respective Chester stores. Sharon said some of her highlighted purchases included LED lighted toys that can be creatively snapped together and fur boot toppers to give your boots a “fancy new makeover.” Florence said she bought some new elegant serveware and decorative accessories in the Arthur Court Designs line, along with some exquisite wooden bowls with carry trays.


new management and inventory

Amanda Sterling is the new manager at Simple Chic Boutique in Chester. In addition to the consignment inventory, Amanda said she has added assorted new fashions for women, from blue jeans to elegant evening wear, that is all affordable and made in the U.S.! After taking over the store and returning the consignment items, she took what was left and priced it all at $1.


stone leaf is on the move

Scott Cash is relocating his Quincy business, Stone Leaf, to its new location at 403 Main St., right next door to the new PDH Volunteers Bargain Boutique Thrift Shoppe. Moving into a larger location allows Scott, who celebrates six years in business, to add more exciting things for his customers. This impressive list of additions includes a pool table, foosball game, more clothing and a complete gaming arcade section including Magic The Gathering and Star Wars.


millworks takes a winter break

Graeagle Millworks is closed for owners Tim and Cathy Kurdupski’s customary winter break. They are scheduled to reopen April 1.


permanent makeup and waxing

Lake Almanor Nail and Spa is now comfortably located in its spacious new digs inside the old St. Andrew’s Academy building in Hamilton Branch. Owner Ginger McLaughlin is pleased to announce that Lisa Phillips has joined her team. She is a licensed esthetician with more than nine years of experience. Lisa graduated from the Royale College of Cosmetology and the American Institute of Education, where she earned the para-medical certificate that deals with the application of permanent cosmetic makeup.


mum’s the word

JoAnn Prince and GraceAnn Mason, owners of Great Northern Hair Co. in Quincy, are again doing their part to help the local Relay For Life fundraiser by selling daisy mum bouquets and cuddly bears. Stop by and pick up an order form today. Orders are due by March 15. Proceeds benefit this huge fundraiser for cancer research.


truckee Sourdough in graeagle

Steve Harding and company are excited to now be carrying assorted breads from the Truckee Sourdough Company at the Graeagle Store. Established in 1996, Truckee Sourdough is an artisan bakery that supplies freshly baked crusty sourdough, ciabatta, focaccia and other breads, rolls and baguettes to markets and restaurants in the Reno, Carson City, Lake Tahoe and Sacramento valley regions and now Graeagle! Steve gives credit to Ormond Crowder of Sierra Valley Trading Co. for helping coordinate the delivery.


her french toast gets my vote

Stopped by the Beckwith Tavern the other day for a business meeting and breakfast. A frequent diner at the restaurant highly recommended I try the French toast so I did but in fairness I have to disclose I am not a French toast kind of guy. All I can say is wow! Restaurant owner/chef Valerie Maher said she uses some “secret ingredients” but when asked she wouldn’t even begin to give me a clue and I certainly understand why. The restaurant is located on Highway 70 in Beckwourth and is currently open for breakfast and lunch (plans include dinner in the future) and it’s worth the stop!


serving you year after year…

Graeagle Vacation Rentals and Plumas Pines Vacation Rentals, located at the entrance to Plumas Pines – Plumas Eureka Estates, proudly notes that the family-owned business has been serving property owners and vacationers to the Graeagle area since the 1970s. Owners Carol Joyce, Kerry Bowling and Erin Klemesrud shared with us that the vacation rental company employed the first property managers serving Plumas Eureka Estates and they arranged for renting homes and villas on the Plumas Pines Golf Course before the golf course even opened. Besides providing lodging and stay, play and dine golf packages with Plumas Pines Golf Course and Longboards Bar & Grill, they also have discounted group rates for special events such as weddings, family gatherings and class reunions.


Martin L. Sanford, DC celebrates his first year serving patients at Sanford Chiropractic’s Portola location on the corner of Gulling and Commercial streets.


Brad Loomis, owner and operator of Healthy Bodies Fitness on Highway 70 next to the Chalet View Lodge near Portola, celebrates his 10th year in business this month. Brad says his facility is “very open, friendly with a family atmosphere where everyone enjoys working out together. From the retired/elderly, to the gym rat, to the hard-core bodybuilder, we all enjoy each other’s company and help motivate one another.


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 Spa — 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.





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