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Business Scene for the week of 4/18/2012

building expo april 21

On Saturday, April 21, from 1 to 4 p.m., several experts from the building industry will be on hand for the first-ever free and informative Spring Into Building expo at Mt. Lassen Log & Timber Homes in Chester. Owners JR and Windy Thompson and Kerri White will have corporate reps from Andersen Windows and Doors to answer any questions about new construction and replacement options. Reps from Perma-Chink Wood Care Systems will answer any questions about their stains and finishing products. Officials from Plumas Bank will be available to discuss financing options. Kerri said there will also be coupons and discounts provided by several local businesses for the products they sell that tie into building a new home or office available that day. Other topics that will be covered include home, garage, shed and outbuilding packages and design options and the building coordination process and budgeting for the project. It’s a great chance to see lots of new products while learning all you need to know about building.

 

new coast gas manager

Dave Shelton, district manager of Bi-State Propane in Portola, has been named interim manager of Coast Gas in Quincy and will be spending his time between both locations. For the last 22 years he has worked within the Heritage Propane family of companies, which was purchased by AmeriGas earlier this year. JoElla Wilson recently celebrated her 18th year in the Quincy Coast Gas office.

 

weekly jam sessions

Come experience some great music and lots of fun at Donnell’s MusicLand in Greenville. Every Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. they’re holding “weekly jam sessions” with folk music on the first and third and rock ‘n roll jam sessions the second and fourth Wednesdays each month. The store carries musical instruments, custom guitars, sheet music and more, including repairs!

 

you help make these possible…

Susan and Keith Morrison are celebrating 21 years as owners and operators of the Sleepy Pines Motel. It is nestled in the trees off Highway 70, just west of Portola. Susan also runs the Blue Petunia Gift Store located adjacent to the motel. It carries a variety of gift items, as well as fabrics for stitching and quilting.

 

Dan and Carla Day, owners of High Sierra Landscapes in Quincy, are celebrating their ninth anniversary. They offer design and installation of unique mountain landscapes. They also have special expertise working with ponds, streams and other water features in designing that perfect landscape.

 

Sonshine Flowers in Chester is celebrating its eighth anniversary this month. Owners Vicki Mason and daughter Brooke have enjoyed building their inventory of designer vases, greeting cards, soaps and unique gifts. Of course, as their name implies, they also carry an assortment of plants and a variety of fresh cut flowers.

 

Gary and Ellen Foss are celebrating their 33-year anniversary with Lakeside Construction Inc. Originally established back in 1979 as Lakeside Painting, the business now includes general contracting services, home inspections and bat and bird removal services and is now lead abatement certified.

 

Bucks Lake Lodge and Timberline Inn owners Rebecca Guereque and Louis, Louie and Luz Gutierrez are celebrating their fifth anniversary. Hats off to the families for keeping the inn and cabins open after the tragic 2010 fire destroyed the lodge. Rebecca reports that good progress is being made on rebuilding the lodge so it can reopen early this summer.

 

It’s the 16th anniversary for Back Door Catering in Quincy. Owner Caron Chance provides a full-service catering business with a menu as varied as your imagination. Located in the Mineral Building at the fairgrounds, Caron provides her catering services throughout Plumas County.

 

The Graeagle office of Bequette & Kimmel, Accountancy Corporation, will be moving their office to

the Graeagle Village Center, Suite #6 on May 1st. Their office is located with David Heaslett - (info. from Michael)

and their hours will be Wed. & Thurs. from 10-4. Their Quincy office is still located at 307 West Main Street.

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!

 

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