small business saturday
With all the local merchant open houses, sales events and personalized service cheerfully provided, it certainly shouldn’t be difficult for all of us to participate in “Small Business Saturday” on Nov. 30. The concept is quite simple: Visit and patronize those businesses that employ our neighbors and reinvest our money close to home. Small businesses employ about half of all private sector employees and for every $100 spent with a small business, $68 returns to the community. We are joining thousands across this great country in asking you to support those shops and restaurants that are the heartbeat of our community and local economy. Good things happen throughout your community and to the various organizations that make it such a great place when you invest in your town by buying locally. In the most positive way it truly epitomizes the age-old axiom “what goes around, comes around.”
The $100 shopping challenge
With the holiday season fast approaching, we’d be remiss if we didn’t challenge our readers to once again earmark $100 to spend locally.
It’s a simple concept that is worth its weight in gold: If each of our newspaper readers — yes, you — spend at least $100 shopping at home this holiday season, that would pump more than $1.8 million into Plumas County’s economy, and that’s based on a conservative average of just two readers per newspaper.
Indian valley winners…
Westwood resident Ruth Calderon was the lucky winner of the $200 “Spirit of the Season” gift basket given away at Josh and Bink Huddleston’s Sterling Sage holiday open house.
At Crescent Country, Quincy residents Carolyn Rouse and Linda Westwood, and Sharon Storms of Indian Valley, each won a $50 gift certificate given away by Lisa and Barbara at their 28th annual open house.
Indian Valley open houses
“A Christmas Tradition” is on tap once again with several Greenville, Crescent Mills and Taylorsville businesses holding holiday open houses Nov. 1, 2 and 3. Participating businesses offering holiday cheer and special deals include Sterling Sage, Evergreen Market, Village Drug, Hunter Ace Hardware, Mohawk Trading Post, MusicLand, Greenville Auto Parts and General Store in Greenville; Main Street Salon and Young’s Market in Taylorsville; and, of course, Crescent Country in Crescent Mills, where the original idea began 28 years ago with a holiday tradition called Christmas at Crescent Country. Barbara’s famous cookies and wassail always help make this a very special occasion.
|Hair salon opens|
|Lifelong Chester resident Kaitlyn Caunedo has opened her own salon, The Garden Salon & Spa. She provides a full range of services, including hair styling, coloring and extensions; manicures; pedicures; and waxing in her two-room boutique located next to Chelssa’s Flowers and Events on Main Street in Chester. Photo by Cheri McIntire|
chester chamber halloween mixer
Come join the fun at the Lake Almanor Area Chamber’s Halloween mixer at Morning Star Log Furniture.Owners Mike and Cathy Simmonsare hosting a costume party (costumes not required) and gathering for the community Thursday,Oct. 24, 5 – 7 p.m. Enjoy some hot chili around the bonfire and a libation from the chamber’s bar cart.
chester, quincy businesses move
Fran Gray has relocated her Chester business, Back Porch Consignment & Gift Home Furnishings, to 209 Main St., near Ayoob’s Ace Hardware. Her new location is bright and cheery and provides a great showcase for her eclectic array of merchandise. This is Fran’s 12th year in business.
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