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Business Scene for the week of 11/24/2010

the $100 challenge!

With the holidays just around the corner and given the state of our economy, this special shop at home message — or challenge, if you will — from a year ago certainly warrants repeating.

If each of our newspaper readers spent just $100 each shopping at home this holiday season, it would pump over $1.8 million into the Plumas County economy — and that’s based on a conservative average of just two readers per newspaper sold each week. And it’s worth noting: For every $100 spent with a local business, $68 is returned to the community.

Granted, times are tough right now, but how hard would it really be to make a determined effort to spend a hundred bucks at home sometime over the next month-and-a-half? It could be a couple of gifts from your favorite stores, maybe some gift certificates from the beauty salon, massage studio or other service provider. How about having your vehicle serviced before making that holiday drive to be with out-of-area friends or relatives? If you did have it serviced with this campaign in mind that too counts towards our goal. You get the idea, just look around, you’re sure to find something for someone special — even if that someone special is you!

Collective efforts make for positive results.

(Thanks again to Supervisor Sherrie Thrall for sharing this idea with us last year and to the Alliance For Workforce Development for co-sponsoring this month-long campaign).

merchants open houses, events

Countywide, between now and Christmas your merchants are doing their part by hosting many activities and sales events starting this Friday.

Black Friday — the unofficial kickoff to the holiday shopping season the day after Thanksgiving.   Merchants in Chester are open until 9 p.m.. offering tasty treats, assorted discounts and specials and lots of prize giveaways. Other activities include a light parade and appearance by Santa.

Several Quincy merchants will also be staying open on Black Friday ‘til 8 p.m. They too will be offering great specials and goodies to snack on while strolling through the shops.

There is more going on the following weekend as well, stay tuned.1

small business saturday

Something new this year and well worth supporting: November 27, is “Small Business Saturday.” The concept is quite simple: Visit and patronize those businesses that employ our neighbors and reinvest our money close to home. Small businesses employ half of all private sector employees. Over the last decade 60-80 percent of new jobs were generated by small businesses. Again, 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.”

free delivery honors moms

The Pizza Factory in Quincy is giving moms a much needed treat the day before Thanksgiving. The gang at the restaurant figures mom will be busy cooking Wednesday and Thursday for Thanksgiving, she deserves — and might want — a little break Wednesday. All pizza deliveries Nov. 24, in the Quincy area are free! Just call and place your order.

‘yum-a-licious’ new sweets added

Traci Downey, owner of Traci’s Sweet Surprises on Main Street in downtown Quincy added some new items at her bakery for the holidays. She is now making tiramisu, an elegant eggnog pie, pumpkin pecan pie and cranberry orange cheesecake. It makes my mouth water just writing about it!

new hours, milestone anniversary

Kim and Dutch Morrison at the Courthouse Café in Quincy are celebrating their 10th anniversary as owners, chef and hostess of this popular downtown eatery. They are changing their hours this winter so they can take some much-needed time off. They will be open Tuesday-Saturday, 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.

it’s a birthday bash

December marks the 35th year of business for Quincy’s independent bookstore, Epilog Books. Owner Christine Crawford is celebrating the occasion Sunday, Dec. 5, from 1 – 3 p.m. She is inviting everyone, including past employees, to stop by for food, prizes and lots of discounts throughout the store.

merchants open houses, events

Countywide, between now and Christmas your merchants are doing their part by hosting many activities and sales events starting this Friday.

Black Friday — the unofficial kickoff to the holiday shopping season the day after Thanksgiving.   Merchants in Chester are open until 9 p.m.. offering tasty treats, assorted discounts and specials and lots of prize giveaways. Other activities include a light parade and appearance by Santa.

Several Quincy merchants will also be staying open on Black Friday ‘til 8 p.m. They too will be offering great specials and goodies to snack on while strolling through the shops.

There is more going on the following weekend as well, stay tuned.1

small business saturday

Something new this year and well worth supporting: November 27, is “Small Business Saturday.” The concept is quite simple: Visit and patronize those businesses that employ our neighbors and reinvest our money close to home. Small businesses employ half of all private sector employees. Over the last decade 60-80 percent of new jobs were generated by small businesses. Again, 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.”

free delivery honors moms

The Pizza Factory in Quincy is giving moms a much needed treat the day before Thanksgiving. The gang at the restaurant figures mom will be busy cooking Wednesday and Thursday for Thanksgiving, she deserves — and might want — a little break Wednesday. All pizza deliveries Nov. 24, in the Quincy area are free! Just call and place your order.

 


 

The 1997 NEW YEARS FLOOD VIDEO IN PLUMAS COUNTY is now available on DVD. We’ve completely re-mastered from the original tapes all of the exciting footage that inspired the first video-tape. See the damage beyond the roadblocks. Featuring: The Feather River Canyon flooding, Two Rivers washout, Sloat Bridge, Dog Rock washout, Indian Valley flooding, Quincy and American Valley flooding. To order your copy, send a check or money order for $20 to Kevin Mallory, PO Box 1785, Quincy, CA 95971 and include your name, phone and return address information. Or call (530) 283-0150. Includes tax and shipping.

 

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