Business Scene for the week of 9/1/2010

free solar electric workshops

Sierra Park, the attractive housing development providing affordable homes for everyday living on Lee Road in Quincy, is offering free Energy Star/solar electric workshops every Saturday through Sept. 25, from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Project manager Les Ellis will have experts available to answer questions on reducing energy and fuel costs in your home this winter. Literature on Energy Star products will also be available.

healthcare reform workshop

Lassen Career Network and Plumas Work Connection are each hosting a special healthcare reform workshop featuring Susan Christensen of Christensen Insurance. In her two-hour presentation, Susan will discuss how the new law may affect your business, potential tax credits and the significance of “grandfathering” your health plan.

The date in Susanville at the Lassen Career Network offices on Chestnut Street is Sept. 13. The date in Quincy at the Plumas Work Connection facility on East Main Street is Sept. 22. Both sessions are from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more information and to reserve space call 257-5057 or 283-1606.


labor day sidewalk sale

Many of the Chester merchants will have a gigantic Labor Day sidewalk sale Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 4-5. Our resident spy there tells us some of the stores will be offering discounts of up to 80 percent. The Sept. 1 issue of the Chester Progressive will have a full-page ad of participating merchants.


new westwood eatery

On Birch Street in Westwood, Julie Brecht has opened Sug’r Shack, a takeout fast food restaurant featuring an assortment of delectable delights for the entire family. While Julie uses her 10 years of food preparation experience in the kitchen, her daughter, Brandi, will manage the business.


professional hair braidingG

Gayle Frazen has brought her 30-plus years of professional hair braiding skills to the salon at Great Northern Hair Co. in downtown Quincy. Besides working at various venues throughout the state, including the High Sierra Music Festival, Gayle taught classes at the Paul Mitchell School of Cosmetology in Sacramento.


we’re still lighting candles…

Bryan Stecker has completed his very successful first year in business with Frank’s Garage on Bresciani Lane (across from Rusty Warren’s). He is ASE certified and is an advanced engine performance specialist with 14 years experience. Bryan adds he uses the Verus diagnostic computer system that references each make and model vehicle.

Teri Haas is now in her eighth year with her very successful — as evidenced by the smiling faces on her four-legged customers — Top Dog Grooming Studio. You will find her studio located off Quincy Junction Road on Bell Lane.

Forty-four years, wow! That’s how long Bruce and Susan Robinson have been the owners and operators of the obviously very successful Shadetree Auto Sales and Repair in East Quincy. They cater to their customers with quality used cars and trucks, tractors, horse trailers and new and used tires.

Fran Gray is set to enjoy her eighth anniversary as proprietor of Back Porch Consignment in Chester.

The hardworking and congenial Christine Crawford begins her fourth year as owner of one of Quincy’s anchor businesses, Epilog Books. This year Christine has teamed up with Forest Stationers and Quincy Hot Spot and opened a new location in downtown Graeagle with a one-of-a-kind well stocked store called Epilog & Company.

Hats off to another anchor business and hardworking couple, Gary and Mary Vogt and American Valley Hardware in the Plumas Pines Shopping Center in Quincy. They’ve been at it 28 years! Need paint, plumbing, electrical, automotive parts and supplies? How about household appliances and gift items? Whatever it is, chances are you will find it at their store and it’ll be priced right!

TheSt. Bernard Lodge, Bed & Breakfast has been inexistencesince 1999. The last 12 yearsSharon and Jim have been at the helm. The lodge is locatedon Highway 36, 10 miles west of Chester and only 20 minutes from Lassen Park. The lodgeoffers lots of services and amenities, including horse boarding, special events pricing, an outdoor hot tub and a trout pond the kids are sure to love!

Red's Meadow Ranch begins its 14th year in business. Roger Douglas and Mildred Balben offer trail rides, horseshoeing, horse training, riding lessons and boarding. They are open year-round and can be found above Clio on C Road.

Rick and Eileen Greenly are celebrating their 10th anniversary at their store, Papa Murphy's Pizza, conveniently locatedin the post office building in Quincy. They are well known for their delicious take and bake pizzas.










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