bank hires vp, IT manager
Aaron Boigon has joined Plumas Bank as vice president, information technology manager. He has more than 16 years of technology and business management experience, most recently as vice president at IQ Technology in Reno. Aaron lived in Quincy and Portola during his junior high and high school years. He went on to graduate from the University of Washington in 1997, double majoring in philosophy and history, but his intrinsic interest in computers led him to a career in the technology field. He has several industry-related business and technical certifications, including being a Microsoft certified systems engineer as well as a VMware certified professional. “Aaron’s strong leadership skills and extensive experience in IT management make him an excellent addition to the team,” said Rose Dembosz, executive vice president and operations manager for the bank.
COMMUNITY APPRECIATION BBQ SAT.
Brad C. Nord, DDS and staff invite one and all to a special Community Appreciation Barbecue at 624 Main St. in Chester on Saturday, Sept. 14, from noon to 4 p.m. Featuring lots of food, fun and live music performed by Edgewater, the occasion is in celebration of Dr. Nord's 34th year with his practice, which provides care to patients in Plumas and Lassen counties with a family focus that includes preventative, restorative and cosmetic dentistry. What a gracious way for him and his staff to say thanks, so be sure to stop by!
CASH MOb HITs I.V. BUSINESS
Here’s a great twist on the term ‘flash mob’ that was first coined in 2003. Typically, it is a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and seemingly pointless act for a brief time, and then quickly disperse, often for the purposes of entertainment, satire, and artistic expression. Locally, some 20–25 Indian Valley women from several groups and organizations — churches, water aerobics folks, a bunko card club and others — got together with their own twist and descended on Crescent Country Sunday, Aug. 25, for an impromptu ‘Cash Mob’ shopping spree. It was the groups’ way of showing their love and support to longtime owners Barbara Tucker and Lisa Forcino and also to thank them for the many challenges they know the two have faced over the years to keep the unique gift store open. The Cash Mob came, shopped and spent, leaving in their wake a heartfelt message of gratitude and love to Barbara and Lisa.
Wouldn’t it be terrific if this Cash Mob concept caught on throughout Plumas County? I’d be hard-pressed to name one of our small businesses that couldn’t use a nice little cash infusion right about now!
labor day sales event
Several Chester-area businesses are opening their doors this Labor Day weekend with spectacular sales and services offered this coming weekend. Coupled with the terrific deals they are offering, the Lake Almanor Elks Lodge is having a fish fry Friday night and a special breakfast Sunday morning. Proceeds from those two meals benefit its Christmas Angel Project for needy children. Great day trip this weekend!
realtors hire brakken
Suzi Brakken has been hired as the new association executive for the Plumas Association of Realtors (PAR), with offices located in East Quincy. She is a longtime resident of Graeagle and for 18 years was the director of the Plumas County Visitors Bureau prior to its closure early last year. Before joining PAR, Suzi was performing marketing and wedding coordination services for the historic Twenty Mile House in Cromberg. She moved to Plumas County following a career as a reporter and editor at newspapers in the Bay Area and in Colorado.
PAR thanks Susan Christensen, who has been serving as interim association executive for several months. Christensen retired from the association in 2006 but has returned several times since to train and fill in for other employees.
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