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Business Scene for the week of 12/28/2011

update on bucks lake lodge

Jan. 20, 2012, marks the two-year anniversary of the fire that totally destroyed one of Plumas County’s historic landmarks, Bucks Lake Lodge.

However, we are happy to report that after dealing with mounds of insurance and Forest Service paperwork and finally getting all the necessary approvals, owners Rebecca Guereque and Louis, Louie and Luz Gutierrez have made a lot of progress rebuilding the lodge that was originally opened in 1929. Rebecca said that thanks to Keith Barnett of Precision Builders, who coordinated and used all local subcontractors, the exterior walls, siding, windows and roof are all finished, allowing them to comfortably work on the interior this winter. She anticipates reopening the bar, restaurant and store early this summer. In the meantime, they do have their cabin rentals available through the winter. The phone number is the same: 283-2262.

 

anna’s goes seven-seven-seven

That makes it pretty easy to remember: Beginning Jan. 1, 2012, Anna’s Cafe in downtown Greenville’s historic Coach House building will be open 7 days a week, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Owner Anna Jeffrey said she will also introduce her new expanded menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

 

Whitmire is retiring this month

After serving the Chester/Lake Almanor area for over 27 years, Gary L. Whitmire, E.A. is retiring this month. He will be relocating to Bay Area and spending time with his family.

 

the years keep adding up…
  • Our congratulations to these business and professional people who, thanks in no small part to their customers and clients, continue to rack up the years
  • For 17 years Barbara and Scott Tanner have been successfully taking care of businesses with Scott Tanner Business Equipment. In addition to being an authorized Sharp dealer, they service and sell an assortment of copy and fax machines and supplies throughout Plumas, Lassen, Sierra and Modoc counties.
  • It’s truly amazing how time flies. Courthouse Cafe owners Dutch and Kim Morrison have been owners of downtown Quincy’s popular breakfast and lunch cafe across from the courthouse for 11 years.
  • 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.
  • Graeagle-based DISHgrace Party Rentals has been providing party supplies throughout Plumas County for eight years. To make it more convenient, owner Klytia Dutton said customers can reserve dates, view inventory and place an order through her website.
  • It’s the fourth anniversary for Bob and Julie Hatzell’s Alley Cat Café now open in its new location in Quincy’s theater district at the corner of Main and Crescent Street.
  • Owner Moirag Swing marks her fifth year with Crazyblooms, a full service florist and gift shop on Bonta Street in downtown Blairsden.
project management seminar

The Business and Career Network/Alliance for Workforce Development has partnered with Federal Technology Center to offer a free workshop on the principles and components of project management for small businesses. The nine elements covered during the three-hour course will include managing time, integration, scope, cost, quality, human resources, communication, risk and procurement. It will be held at the Public Health Department’s conference room on County Hospital Road in Quincy Jan. 10, 2012, from 9 a.m. – noon. For more information or to reserve a seat call Jan Princhard, business services representative for AFWD, at 283-1606.

 

plumas visitors guide in the works

It may only be January, but it’s already time to once again begin focusing our attention to tourism this summer in Plumas County and the impact it has on our local economy.

The pundits once again predict that tourists will be opting for more day trips, weekend jaunts and full-blown vacations closer to home, which will bring a much needed and important infusion of dollars into our local economy.

With that in mind, we are already working on our annual Plumas County Visitors Guide (actually it is a work in progress all year long). Local business owners and service providers should continue to consider this colorful and informative publication a “must buy” annual advertising investment.

This is the official tourist guide for the area and is published each year by the Plumas County Visitors Bureau and Feather Publishing.

The full color glossy magazine is packed full of information about virtually everything our county has to offer to both visitors and locals alike. Through the entire year, some 90,000 copies are distributed free to hundreds of locations in our region.

As an added value, we also post the entire magazine in a very user-friendly format on our website, plumasnews.com, to ensure your ads reach the largest audience possible for folks planning a trip to our corner of the world. The electronic version of the Visitors Guide alone gets an average of 300 viewers monthly during the season.

The deadline for advertising space will be here before you know it. If your advertising representative has not yet approached you and you want to make sure to reserve space in this product, call your local newspaper office or give me a call at 283-0800. We’re ready and willing to help you design an effective ad tailored to both your budget and your business.

Your advertising investment in this product is also a partnership that makes this comprehensive and informative guide possible. Working together we can capitalize on the opportunity that awaits this season with the single most effective print and electronic product used to entice families to come and spend in Plumas County.

 

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