Business Scene for the week of 3/7/2012

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.


serving you year after year

It’s the beginning of an exciting new year for Slusher Plumbing in Chester as they celebrate their 32 year anniversary this month. They now offer heating and air conditioning repair and maintenance, as well as new equipment installation. In addition to “Slusher fixing your flusher” other expanded services include sewer and drain cleaning, septic systems, winterization services, tankless water heaters and radiant heating systems. They are also certified for backflow device testing and repair.


Dr. Bruce H. Lee has been practicing dentistry for 36 years in Portola. He attended USC and transferred after three years to UCSF where he graduated in 1975 with a doctorate in dental surgery. Dr. Lee practiced for a year in Southern California before moving to Portola and opening a practice on March 1, 1976. He said he loves his profession and the area, having raised four children here.


It’s the third anniversary for The Giggling Crow owners Suzanne, Joe and Carrie. The Chester store offers a large selection of fashion accessories, including jewelry, hats, scarves and more to complement their collection of designer jeans. While there, be sure to check out the Handmade in Chester department featuring a huge assortment of items.


Neff Automotive Repair marks its seventh anniversary. Owners Kevin and Nancy tell us they will be adding tire sales and service soon to their foreign and domestic car and truck repair facility in Crescent Mills.


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 Sap — Dana Cowell, Stephanie Jay andMegan Brennan — are certainly proud their salon has been operating successfully since 1980!


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.


Meadow Valley Design owner Diana Beatley is celebrating her 15th year in Plumas County. She has been designing custom websites and slideshow presentations for special occasions since 1997. To see her work visit plumasaudubon.org, plumascommunityhospice.com or the website of a new business in Quincy, Dermasuite Skin Care on the corner of Church and Lawrence streets, dermasuiteskincare.com


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.


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.


double g iron horse saloon

Gunnar and Candi Garrett and Mary Gow opened the Double G Iron Horse Saloon on Ash Street in Westwood. They have a full liquor license to complement an assortment of activities offered there, including a dart league and a Wii bowling league. They also host several charitable fundraising activities throughout the year.


pet education classes

Avonna Burkman spent a week in SoCal, where she attended pet education classes dealing with skin issues, cat behavior, grooming and canine massage. While there she purchased some new grooming tools and assorted new innovative products for your pets including “Pet Bling” (you’ll have to ask her). She owns and operates Avonna’s Critter Clippers on Highway 147 at Lake Almanor.


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