Business Scene for the week of 12/14/2011

aaa’s quincy office closing

The Quincy branch of California State Automobile Association on Lawrence Street is closing effective Dec. 31. In a letter sent to its insured/members announcing the closure it stated that if you need assistance with your AAA insurance coverage or any membership needs like maps and Tour Book guides you can contact their Susanville office at 252-5000 or its branches in Chico and Oroville. The Quincy office has been open for better than 30 years.


kids coloring contest

The Giggling Crow in Chester is sponsoring a kids Christmas coloring contest. There will be three $20 prizes for winners in three age categories: 3 – 5, 6 – 9 and 10 – 12. Hurry and enter, winners will be announced Dec. 17. Entry forms can be picked up at the Main Street store.


holiday treats to share

When you are out and about between now and Christmas, be sure to stop by the Feather Publishing offices on Lawrence Street in Quincy. In the spirit of the season, and as a way of saying thanks to our friends and patrons, the staff has prepared lots of holiday treats to share, so be sure to stop by Wednesday – Friday, Dec. 14 – 24.


helen’s place reopening

Helen Reynolds is reopening Helen’s Place Dec. 20 in its new location at 2114 Mansell Street in East Quincy. In addition to doing men’s and women’s hair, nails and waxing, Helen will be bringing back her popular men’s haircut days Thursdays 9 a.m.  – 1 p.m. for $10 with no appointment necessary. Helen can be reached at 283-9000.


chester youth club selling see’s

Members of Chester High School’s Interact Club, a very active youth division of the Rotary Club, are again selling See’s Candy this holiday season. This is one of many fundraisers for the service club’s local and international projects. The candy is available from Interact members and at the following Chester businesses: Lake Almanor Propane, Ron Martin Realty, Plumas Bank and Rouland Insurance.


light the candles…

Michael and Karen Kibble are celebrating their eighth anniversary as proprietors of Quincy Drug Store. Combined with their second location, Portola Village Pharmacy, they employee 18 people. Much of their success revolves around the exceptional customer service these individuals offer.


Katie Payne has just completed her first year as owner of the delightful Bonta St. Bistro in Blairsden. The restaurant serves breakfast and lunch. They also do some catering and can accommodate private parties.


Hair stylist and nail technician Alisa Short is beginning her 10th year at Country Styling Salon in Greenville. Salon owner Margie Meeker said, “It’s been a great 10 years, I hope she will stick around for another 10!”


Cosmetologist Megan Brennan is celebrating her first anniversary as Eclipz at Shear Pleasure Day Spa in Quincy. To mark the celebration, Megan is offering free hair color consultations and invites the salon’s clients to stop by and enjoy some Christmas coffee and appetizers while they receive their services.


Celebrating her second year in retail business is Emily Webb of Emily’s Garden in downtown Quincy’s theater district. Her store is filled with bath and body lotions, gift items and women’s accessories like hats, handbags and scarves. This store is truly like no other, especially if you are looking for that unique gift for the lady in your life.


John and Tracy Wixted are celebrating their first anniversary as innkeepers of the Ranchito Motel in East Quincy. Besides the new signage in front, they have also replaced the beds, bedspreads and curtains and have installed new flat panel TVs is almost every room since assuming ownership. They are closing the motel Dec. 23 through Jan. 3, 2012, for a vacation break.


Attorney Mary K. Shelters has completed her second year practicing in Plumas County from her offices in Greenville. As a lawyer for 32 years, Mary specializes in bankruptcy protection and negotiates settlements with unsecured creditors for those clients who cannot protect their assets in bankruptcy.


Owner Moirag Swing marks her fifth year with Crazyblooms, a full service florist and gift shop on Bonta Street in downtown Blairsden.








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