Business Scene for the week of 6/27/2012

local firm wins national award

Kerri White, one of the owners of Mt. Lassen Log and Timber Frame HomesLLC, won the highly coveted Country’s Best Design Award for 2012 for the best house plan

Chris Gibbs has opened Flying Monkeys in Greenville. He said that since the county’s roadways have become a popular motorcycle riders’ destination, Chris decided to create a shopping stop for these riders and for locals as well. The store features the Vanson line of high quality leather jackets, pants, gloves and leather purses. He also carries work apparel including logger jeans and shirts, all American made. Chris has lived in the Lake Almanor area since 2001. Photo by Valorie Chisholm

under 1,500 squarefeet. Thousands of architects and designers from all over the country compete for this major national award. Large architectural firms who have many architects and designers working for them commonly win it. Feather River is the name of the model that won Kerri and her company the honors; she added that it will be constructed at Almanor West in next few months.

Obviously, Kerri has every right to be proud of this accomplishment. If she were writing songs instead of designing houses this would have been her Grammy! Congratulations, Kerri, for your hard work, amazing talent and for putting Chester and Plumas County on the map!


vote to help a local business

Sharon Roberts at the St. Bernard Lodge in Mill Creek (just west of Chester) needs our help. She has applied for a grant from Chase and LivingSocial to add five cabins and to restore the large pond on the property to allow kids to fish as in the past. To be considered for one of the 12 business restoration grants offered, Sharon needs 250 votes by June 30, and she is currently 107 shy of that total. To vote your support for this local business go to missionsmallbusiness.com and log in with your Facebook username/password. Then type St. Bernard Lodge, State: California; City: Mill Creek; then click search. Next click on the blue vote button to the right of St. Bernard Lodge. It’s that simple, but it has to be done by 5 p.m. June 30.

Sharon, by the way, successfully secured a $5,000 grant for the Chester Lake Almanor fireworks show!

showtime in las vegas

David and Florence Price just returned from Las Vegas where they attended a national jewelry show. Florence said she is excited to be offering the new line of Author Courts jewelry, while David described how much fun he had picking out stones and quartz for his store from the Starborne Creation jewelry lines. Be sure to visit David Price Jewelers in Chester to see the additions and the many other treasures they sell.

realtor joins smith properties

Larry and Donna Smith, owners of Smith Properties, welcome Realtor Kristen Stelzriede to their Lake Almanor office. Kristen is a longtime resident of the Chester/Lake Almanor area. You can visit with her in their office at 313 Peninsula Drive, or call 596-3232.


new menu items at mill creek

Scott and Delores Satterlee at Mill Creek Fish & Chips have added some summer eating items to their menu. On Saturdays they will be serving Indian tacos and on Fridays they are cooking their ever-popular smoked ribs and tri-tip dinners. Jennifer Satterlee encourages customers to call the East Quincy restaurant ahead to reserve a tri-tip or rib meal for later pickup.



I mentioned last week that Patti Long Buchholtz and her ABSolute Fitness and Health facilityis celebrating its ninth anniversary. Unfortunately, I inadvertently said they were located in the Plumas Pines Rec Center near Graeagle.  They are located at Plumas Pines but in a private fitness studio, not affiliated with the Rec Center. For more information call 836-1153.

beats staying alone at home

If you need a place for your dog to hang out while you shop or if it’s too hot to leave your pup in the car while you shop, consider Avonna’s Critter Clippers on Highway 147 at Lake Almanor. Owner Avonna Burkman just finished her outdoor Doggie Day Care area. It’s a large fenced-in grassy area with plenty of shade trees when it is time to nap. Hourly and day rates are available. Don’t forget, Avonna’s carries “pet bling” and the very popular custom bandanas.

more anniversaries to mention…

Gary and Ellen Foss of Lakeside Construction and Painting are celebrating their business’s 33rd year. Gary is a general contractor and also offers specialized bat and bird removal services.


Rick Williams marks a successful 11-year anniversary with Timberline Materials on Highway 36, just west of Chester. Rick started with a few bays of rock and soil and has expanded to selling both decorative and utility rock, soil, bark, sand and the like.


Thirteen years ago Leslie and Jeff Greenwood opened Sierra Valley Barns. Some of the products they manufacture at their Highway 70 facility just east of Beckwourth include horse barns, tack rooms and economical barn-style storage buildings in a variety of sizes.


Bob and Dorothy Farnworth have been boarding pets for Quincy area folks for 36 years at DMF Boarding Kennels on Highway 70 just east of town.


In their first 11 years, Plumas Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) has successfully found homes for thousands of cats and kittens throughout Plumas County. Thank you, and here’s wishing you that same kind of success in the years to come!


Here’s another big one: Pete and Joyce Dryers have owned and operated the Twain General Store for 30 years! If you are driving down the Canyon, you should stop and visit and have a look at their photo albums and newspaper clippings of years gone by.

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