Business Scene for the week of 7/25/2012

executive vice presidents named

It was announced this week that Richard L. Belstock has been promoted to executive vice president, chief financial officer and Kerry D. Wilson has been promoted to executive vice president, chief credit officer for Plumas Bank.

As chief financial officer, Belstock manages accounting, internal audit and risk management. His duties include financial reporting, budgeting, asset/liability management and internal controls. He joined the bank as vice president and controller in 2006. A certified public accountant, Belstock has more than 30 years of experience in financial accounting and regulatory reporting with 10 of those years as controller and chief accounting officer for another California bank.

As chief credit officer, Wilson is responsible for managing the bank’s loan portfolio; developing, directing, and controlling all lending activities; and ensuring that bank lending policies and procedures are followed. Wilson joined the bank in 1997 and most recently held the position of senior vice president, credit administrator. He officially received this title in February 2012, but has been acting in this capacity for the past year. Wilson has 30 years of banking experience, half of that at Plumas Bank.

Andrew J. Ryback, president and chief executive officer, commented, “The board of directors and I are pleased to acknowledge both Belstock and Wilson through these two very well-deserved promotions. Their strategic insight, dedication and focus have made them an integral part of our executive team and we look forward to their continued contributions.”


first friday art show lineup

Five artists will be featured at the First Friday Art Show Aug. 3 at the Blue Goose Gallery of Artists in Chester. The festivities run from 5 to 8 p.m. and include refreshments, door prizes and the popular “guessing jar.” Artists scheduled are Glen Donley (crayons), Lake Almanor; Jan Harston (watercolor and mixed media), Graeagle; Marilyn Magoon (pine needle baskets) and Ron Magoon (wood turning), Chico and Chester; and Deb Groesser (watercolor, pen and ink), Lake Almanor and Fort Collins, Colo.


battagin attends solar show

Feather River Solar Electric owner Bill Battagin was in San Francisco recently attending the Intersolar North American trade show. It is the largest event of the year for solar industry professionals, connecting manufacturers with installers. Bill said the three-day event included displays and seminars focused on the newest cutting-edge technology, future trends and policies all related to the solar industry. He said it was also a great opportunity to meet one-on-one with his main suppliers to discuss a variety of issues regarding panels, inverters and racking.

I should also note that Bill is celebrating his 35th year with Feather River Stoveworks, his other business headquartered in Taylorsville that also serves the entire region.


Paul Mundorff is enjoying his eighth successful year in business with The Bike Shop in Quincy. Truly an expert when it comes to bikes, Paul carries the Torker Electric Assist Hybrid. It’s ideal, he said, for those concerned with high gas prices. The store is located on Lawrence Street next to the recently reopened Moon’s restaurant.


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