Business Scene for the week of 2/1/2011

nakoma’s restaurant opens

Already a great sign of good things to come this season at Gold Mountain: Nakoma Golf Resort’s restaurant, The Lodge at Nakoma, is now open for breakfast Saturday and Sunday, and lunch Friday ­– Sunday.  With its traditional and distinctive “Wright” look, this breathtaking property — complete with a banquet room and full bar — could also be the ideal venue for banquets, weddings and other such gatherings. Their number is 832-5067.


north fork clinic extends hours

To better serve the community, North Fork Family Medical in Quincy has extended its office hours. Appointment times with Dr. Kim Thomas are available after 5 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Dr. Rachel Hurlburt is extending her hours on the first and third Friday each month so she too can see patients after 5 p.m.


Chester Merchants attend show

Sharon Henry of Lassen Gift Company and Karen Blue of Trendz Boutique ventured to Atlanta where they attended a huge gift show, purchasing items for their stores. What made this trip unique is the way these resourceful ladies bought merchandise for their respective stores.  Sharon and Karen focused on buying items without duplicating one another, but instead complemented each other’s merchandise.  Each store carries its own distinct line of clothes, glassware, jewelry, bath and body products, home décor and more.   This clever collaboration helps local commerce by giving shoppers the added sense of “big city” selection!


earns state certification

Nancy Presser is now certified by the state of California as a licensed massage therapist (CMT). To earn this designation the individual is required complete 500 hours of massage education and training at an approved school.  Nancy, who obviously takes great pride in her profession, now has over 1,000 hours of training in various massage practices. Nancy owns Sacred Space Energetic Healing Arts in Greenville next to Anna’s Café. She offers a variety of yoga and massage therapies, including a morning mediation class

honing his tax season skills

Enrolled Agent Gary L. Whitmire was in Redding this month attending a  tax seminar presented by the Society of Enrolled Agents, Northern California Chapter. Gary said the intensive and extremely informative sessions covered recent tax law changes affecting 2010. These discussions covered deductions and other tax relief, and new job credits. The programs also cited court cases and tax rulings relative to various tax matters. Gary offers tax preparation, bookkeeping and payroll services and audit representation since enrolled agents are licensed to practice before the IRS.

year two for community solutions

Plumas Sierra Community Solutions, with offices in Chester, Greenville, Quincy and Portola, is celebrating its second anniversary this month. Director John Banks said they provide the state mandated drug and alcohol programs for DUI convictions, with classes running anywhere from three to 18 months, depending on the sentence. This year he and his administrator, Patricia Miller, have added the 11550 H&S treatment program and PC1000 program at each location.

lodge to host dining fund raisers

The Lodge at Whitehawk Restaurant is hosting Dining a’ la Art again this season. These very popular events include an artist’s reception and happy hour, dinner and live music. Proceeds are donated to nonprofit organizations. In 2010, The Lodge sponsored six of these events and raised nearly $10,000 for local community organizations. The first event is slated for May 24.


more anniversaries to note…

Made possible by so many of you supporting your local businesses that give so much back to their community!

Julian Mark has now owned and operated J’s Feather River Rental for a year. With the help of general manager Randy Mark, she has expanded her Delleker business to provide a vast assortment of rental items, coupled with a talented labor pool for those needing any assistance.

Our best to Chester’s Kristy Lee, as she begins her 13th year of business this month. Never Neverland is a preschool and after school care program for school-aged children. Be on the watch for her annual cookie dough fundraiser later this month.



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