Doug Biddle, president and chief executive officer of Plumas Bank, recently announced that Stefan Murphy has been appointed as vice president and manager of investment services and Tom Sizemore has joined the bank's SBA lending team as vice president. Murphy, a Nevada county native, is a financial advisor with Financial Network Investment Corporation at Plumas Bank. His role is to assist clients in making informed decisions about retirement plans, investment portfolios and financial legacy issues. With over 17 years of experience in the financial services industry, Murphy has worked in both financial institutions and independent wealth management firms. Sizemore has over 30 years experience in the banking industry. His most recent position was vice president and SBA loan underwriter for a bank in Sacramento. "I am looking forward to the strong team-oriented leadership skills they both bring to our bank. In their respective positions, both Stefan and Tom will be a great asset to the customers of Plumas Bank," said Biddle. HIGH SPEED INTERNET SERVICE
Plumas-Sierra Telecommunications (PST) has launched terrestrial-based, high-speed Internet service, Plumas-Sierra Wireless. Recognizing a need for reliable broadband Internet service in eastern Plumas County, PST researched solutions for the area's unique topographical challenges. The first phase of its product rollout began in April 2007 with beta testing in Graeagle. PST is a nonprofit subsidiary of Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative, Its new wireless service uses the same antennae for wireless delivery of the utility's supervisory control and data acquisition information. With beta testing now complete, PST announced ready availability of the service in parts of Graeagle, Plumas Eureka, upper Mohawk Valley, Gold Mountain and the upper Grizzly Road area, as well as plans to expand service into the Sierra Valley over the next couple of months. In an effort to get the word out and generate increased interest, they began unveiling the new service with their mobile unit earlier this month. The company has tentative plans for more demonstration events in the months to come.
EXPANDS PRODUCT LINES
Lori Cannizzaro tells us she is pleased with many of the new additions she has made at her Taylorsville store, Main Street Salon & Boutique. If you are in the neighborhood, check out her new line of gifts, lingerie, body jewelry and the latest addition, very stylish sandals.
RATTLESNAKE TRAINING FOR DOGS
Actually, the complete headline should read Rattlesnake Aversion Training for Dogs. And, it's being offered on June 14 in Genesee and June 15 in Quincy by Karen Hayden and her newly opened Quincy-based business, Community Training Network. Professional animal trainers and reptile wranglers Erick Briggs and Andy White of Natural Solutions will conduct the training exercises. Karen says pre-registration is recommended for your dog's individual appointment. She can be reached on her cell at 249-3144.
ANIMAL PHOTO ENTRIES SOUGHT
Share your favorite animal photo! Plumas Bank is looking for fun, amusing photos of your pet or interesting photos of indigenous wild animals to be featured in their 2009 wall calendar. A different domestic or wild animal will be featured each month. Photos that capture the spirit of a season or holiday will receive special consideration. If your photo is chosen, the bank will make a $25 donation in your name to the local animal shelter or animal advocacy group of your choice. Your name will also be entered into a drawing for a $100 cash prize. "The photo calendar contest has been very well received over the past three years. We thought animal photos would be a popular theme," said Elizabeth Kuipers, vice president, marketing manager. Submit your favorite photo(s) with your name, address, telephone number, and a brief description of the location to: Plumas Bank, Attn: Marketing Department, 35 S. Lindan Avenue, Quincy, CA 95971 or drop it by your local branch office no later than July 18, 2008.
MORE AND MORE ANNIVERSARIES...
Teri Haas is now in her sixth year with her business, Top Dog Grooming Studio, which she simply says is "somewhere in Quincy."
And it's the 14th anniversary for Elizabeth and George Erdesz, owners and operators of the Ranchito Motel in East Quincy, where patrons enjoy a restful night's sleep "... by the babbling brook."
Elvira and Lucio Macias have now owned and operated (very successfully, I might add) Express Coffee Shop in East Quincy.
ON THE MOVE...
Hairstylist Robin White is joining the team at Great Northern Hair Co. in Quincy June 2. Her services include family hair care, coloring, cuts and perms, and waxing.