Business Scene for the week of 5/26/2010

    Wendy Selvaggio has been named the front office supervisor at Feather River Family Dentistry — formerly known as Plumas District Hospital’s Dental Clinic — on Buck’s Lake Road in Quincy. Wendy will oversee day-to-day operations at the dental clinic to ensure smooth patient flow with Drs. David Reed and Pooja Patel. Prior to joining the PDH family, Wendy was office manager for Grizzly Ranch near Portola.

    Refreshments, appetizers, door prizes and live music are all on tap at Kristy Brown’s Main Street Salon & Boutique open house Tuesday, June 1, from 3-6:30 p.m. Kristy invites you to stop by and meet and greet Amanda Sheffield, a Chico Beauty School grad with 31 years experience in cosmetology specializing in cuts, perms and color. The salon is located on the west end of the Taylorsville Mall.


    Ken and Debbie McMaster are celebrating their sixth anniversary with Gold Rush Gallery in Graeagle on Memorial weekend with a storewide sale to mark the occasion. Representing 125 American fine craft artists, there is certainly something for every budget.  They also have a new additional website featuring their line of mountain scene jewelry including mountains and rivers, log cabin and wolf/coyote jewelry.

    x Kelly’s High Sierra Books in Portola celebrates its 13th anniversary in June. To mark the occasion, owner Kelly Peroni is having a Customer Appreciation sale throughout June at her Commercial Street locale.


    Trattoria Rosa, the Italian restaurant on Highway 70 in Cromberg, is reopening for the season tomorrow, Thursday, May 27. Owners Patrick and LaVelle Kenny will serve their bountiful and delicious dinners Thurs.-Sun. beginning at 4 p.m. with nightly specials. Take out available.


    If you’ve driven by Quincy Auto Center on Highway 70 next to Gansner Airfield, undoubtedly you noticed that all the cars on the lot are gone. Craig Peterson, general manager of Susanville Auto Mall which is also under the same ownership as the Quincy store, said they’ve been having an ongoing staffing problem in the sales department in Quincy. That, coupled with a soft economy, prompted their decision to close. He did say there is a really good chance the closure would only be temporarily and could reopen in the not-to-distant future. Good news is that all the service technicians from the Quincy dealership are now working at the Susanville location, where they are happy to handle any service and warranty work for Quincy Auto Center customers.


    Although the developer of Whitehawk’s newest residential lot project has temporarily closed its onsite office in anticipation of a more robust real estate market, Prudential California Realty is still active in listing and selling real estate. Lee Proctor, who celebrates her 20th year selling real estate in Plumas County, and Marlene Boggs are now working from their home offices.

    Hair stylist Robin White has joined Debbie Whiting at Classic Image, conveniently located on Lawrence Street in Quincy. Robin is known as a family hair care specialist for cuts, colors and perms. She also does manicures and pedicures.


    Made by J.W. Starnard, Sonshine Flowers in Chester now carries an assortment of hand-tuned wind chimes. Store owner Vicki Mason said they produce some truly amazing sounds. She also carries a line of handmade gift cards made of biodegradable fibers embedded with wildflower seeds. After you enjoy the card, you can plant it and enjoy the wildflowers as they grow.

    For the third consecutive year, the Best Western Rose Quartz Inn in Chester received the Chairman’s Award, the hotel chain’s highest honor for outstanding quality in cleanliness, design, customer service and maintenance. “Receiving this award is a tremendous honor for my staff who have all worked hard to achieve this level of excellence,” said General Manager Mannie Lucido. The 50-room facility features meeting rooms, exercise center, outdoor spa and several other amenities.  

    Former wildlife law enforcement officer and author, Terry Grosz, will at Epilog Books in Quincy’s financial district June 12 from noon to 4 p.m. promoting his latest work “Crossed Arrows.” A prolific writer, Terry has authored and published seven books to date with several more on the way.

    You read it right; Sharon Henry has added the popular and stylish “Wild Women” brand of clothing to her Main Street store, Lassen Gift Company. Sharon said they have lots of new spring gift and jewelry items in as well.


    The business opened its doors in Quincy in 1974 at Ken’s Tire Center. In 1992 it became affiliated with Les Schwab Tire Centers and five years ago owners Ron and Stephanie Horton moved to their expansive location on Highway 70 just past the Plumas Pines Shopping Center. The added space allowed the Horton’s to add an alignment center with two racks for 4x4s; three oil and lube stations; two on-the-car lathes for turning brake rotors; a siping machine for better traction in icy conditions; and two balancing stations, one with a road force detection system for duplication driving vibrations. And while one of their 14 employees work on your vehicle, relax in their comfortable waiting area enjoying free coffee and popcorn, a Schwab tradition.

      The hardworking professionals at DeMartile Automotive on Highway 70 just east of Quincy High School are celebrating their 10th anniversary this month. Owners Evans and Kathy and Tim and Marcy DeMartile are experts at taking care of your automotive needs.

      Little People/Toy Store proprietors Peter and Totsy Beck began their 32nd year of business in April. Again we extend our congratulations as your name continues to climb the list of oldest continually operating businesses in town. The store is on Main Street across from Bank of America in Quincy’s financial district.

      This month marks year six for Norbert and Christine Schneider at Schneider’s Old Time Merchants on Little Bear (campground) Road in Blairsden. This unique gift shop carries hand painted glass, cards, stuff animals and a lot more.

      Wow! Rusty Warren opened his shop on Bell Lane in East Quincy selling a myriad of lawn and garden power tools and accessories 30 years ago. During that time, with his accumulated experience and knowledge, he has established himself as one of the best in his field. Rusty sells and services chain saws, snow and leaf blowers, lawn mowers and weed trimmers to name a few.

     Leslie and Jeff Greenwood have really made a name for themselves and the quality products they build and sell at their business, Sierra Valley Barns, now in its 11th year. 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.
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