Business Scene for the week of 6/20/2013


On the heels of Bank of America announcing the impending closure of its Portola branch, rumors have been rampant about the same fate for the Quincy office. Nothing could be further from the truth, said Kris Miravalle, vice president and branch manager. “We are one of the top branches in the area and continue to grow. Our banking customers can rest assured we fully expect be around to handle their banking needs for many years to come. Our deposits, loans and merchant services are the foundation to our success,” she said.

We should also mention that the Quincy office and three of its employees, Kris, Kenny Lutz and Lori Powell, placed in the top 10 percent of the 175 branches and respective staffs in their region and were given awards by Bank of America for both their individual and collective achievements this past year.

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Business Scene for the week of 6/13/2013

Two join forces in Portola
Two longtime friends have combined their talents to start a hair salon, exercise studio and boutique in Portola called Transformations. Darci Davis, standing, is a hair stylist and Joyce Sears has been offering exercise classes in the area for the past 11 years. The also sell locally made jewelry and lightly used clothing. Both will also provide sewing and alteration services. They are located at 100 Nevada St. Photo by Roger Nielsen
barbecue rib cook-off

Taylorsville’s Pioneer Days is Saturday, June 15, and Kelly Tan at Young’s Market is having a barbecued rib cook-off with live music and prize giveaways. Kelly says this is one small-town party you won’t want to miss!

portola store to close

After 11 years of retailing in downtown Portola, Sharon Weaver has decided to retire and close her store, Denim Blue, at the end of business June 22. This store has been a main fixture in the community and will undoubtedly be missed, but do take advantage of the closeout sale with myriad discounts up to 80 percent off. We wish Sharon and Bill happiness as they move into their active new lifestyle.

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Business Scene for the week of 6/5/2013

After a seven-year absence, Dana Ward and his wife, Louise (not pictured), have again taken over the restaurant at Plumas Pines Resort at Lake Almanor, naming it the Boat House Grill. In addition to burgers, steaks, seafood and prime rib, they will regularly offer specials for both lunch and dinner. The couple are not new to the food business, having run this restaurant and the Paradise Grill for five years, in addition to running restaurants in Chico. Photo by Val Chisholm
great northern’s new location

You will now find Great Northern Hair Co. in its new location at 1690 E. Main St. in East Quincy, next to Papa’s Donuts. All their services — hair cuts, styling and tanning salon — and merchandise — clothing, jewelry and accessories — remain unchanged. With plenty of parking, owners JoAnn and Grace Ann invite you to stop by and check it out.

Anniversary specials june 6

On Thursday, June 6, Mike and Lisa Kelly are celebrating their first anniversary as owners of Moon’s restaurant on Lawrence Street in Quincy. To note this special occasion they will open at 5 p.m. with a happy hour, samples and special meal deals. It’s their way of saying thanks and to let you know it has “literally been a pleasure serving and really getting know the community and our customers.”

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Business Scene for the week of 5/28/2013

Longtime crafter Carol Hodges has opened Carol’s Quilts and Crafts in Chester at the corner of Pine and Irwin Way. She said this is the perfect place to showcase her assorted handcrafted jewelry and quilted items like wall hangings, quilts, pillows, embroidered pillowcases and embellished hats. Carol is a lifelong resident of Chester. Photo by Cheri McIntire
Gold lakes basin openings…

 Firewoods, the restaurant at Gray Eagle Lodge, is open for the season, serving dinnernightly with daily specials to tantalize your tastebuds. Owners Bret and Lynn Smith look forward to another great season at the lodge. Call 836-2511 for reservations.


 Sardine Lake Resort has also opened for the season. Chef Kurt Haselton has a delicious menu and amazing view of the Sierra Buttes in store for all those making the trek up to Lakes Basin. Have a cocktail in the gazebo with the setting sun and enjoyfine dining in the rustic lodge. Call 862-1196 for reservations.


grand opening festivities

On June 1, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Suzanne Hamar is having a grand opening for her Greenville business, General Store. Festivities include wooden bear carving demonstrations, yarn spinning, a community swap meet and barbecue. Her store carries something for everyone — hence the name — from antiques, arts and crafts and vintage kitchen ware to brand name work clothes, shoes, sewing supplies and just a lot more.


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Business Scene for the week of 5/23/2013

chiropractor’s insurance notice

Effective June 7, Dr. Bruce Walker has terminated his contract with Blue Shield. On July 16 he will no longer handle Anthem Blue Cross, including State Compensation Insurance Fund, Cigna and all ASHP plans. He has sent a notice to the patients of his Quincy practice with more details. Although they are no longer a participating provider, they will send in claims but payment will have to be made at the time of service.

caboost now at burger depot

Julie Rohr, formerly of Main Street Coffee Bar, is now making her specialty coffee drinks, smoothies and fresh baked pastries at Caboost, at the Burger Depot on Main Street in Chester. She’s serving Thursday through Monday, 6 – 11 a.m.


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