Business Scene for the week of 5/8/2013

Retail flower shop opens
Chelssa Outland opened Chelssa’s Flowers & Events on Main Street in Chester. She offers fresh flowers, plants and gift baskets and also provides event planning for weddings and assorted parties and other functions. Her services include coordinating catering, decorations, DJs and party rental equipment. She and her husband, Scotty, have lived in the area for nearly three years. Future plans include costume design and accessories for dancers. Photo by Valorie Chisholm
plumas bank promotions

Christine Bell is now assistant vice president, human resources manager; Heather Lewis has been named assistant vice president, eBanking and item processing manager; and Brandy Cedillos has been promoted to assistant vice president, accounting manager at Plumas Bank.

Bell joined the bank in 1993 as a proof operator and has continued to be promoted throughout her career. She recently received certification as a professional in human resources. Her responsibilities include managing wage and salary administration, benefits, employee relations, staffing, employee records and payroll, affirmative action and personnel policy administration for more than 150 employees.

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Business Scene for the week of 5/1/2013

Almanor Certified Welders
Pete Neely offers a variety of welding services, including manufacturing, installing and repairing steel and stainless steel cable deck handrail systems, aluminum boat docks, gates and more. In addition to working from his Willhoite Road, Chester shop, formerly known as Almanor Auto and Welding, Pete said he also works on site with his well-equipped mobile unit. He is certified to provide welding on overhead vertical pipe with restricted access and structural welding for new construction. He and his wife, Michelle, have two grown children. Photo by Valorie Chisholm
‘first friday’ art shows resume

“My Favorite Things” is the theme for the first First Friday Art Show of the season at the beautiful Blue Goose Gallery of Artists on Main Street in Chester. It’s May 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. with prizes, refreshments and lots of art and fun! Owner Debbie Groesser offers these special art receptions on the first Friday of each month through October.

dinner and theatre package

Feather River College and Moon’s Restaurant have teamed to offer a special dinner and theatre package May 10 or 11, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. You’ll enjoy a choice of three entrees, wine, dessert and a ticket to “Noises Off” for $28 per person. Offer good those days only.


national star wars day party

   On Saturday, May 4, celebrate National Star Wars Day at the West End Theatre in Quincy. Festivities include a costume dance party with a beer, wine and fajita bar. Tickets are available at Alley Cat Cafe, Quincy Thrift or online at westendtheatre.us.


Red House Art Gallery owners Brian and Toni Carl have returned from Carmel with exciting new oil paintings by Jeff Daniel Smith and Cyndra Bradford. These artists have been with the Graeagle gallery for six years and are very popular.


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Business Scene for the week of 4/25/2013

Opens in Canyon Dam
Sherry Bartlett opened Misty Mountain Bathworks  in Canyon Dam. She makes an assortment of soaps from goat milk and coconut glycerin using a variety of essential oils and botanicals. She was raised on a goat farm as a child and starting making soaps as a hobby, which has now become a full-time business engaged with wholesaling, retailing and taking phone orders.  She can be reached at 284-7769.     Photo by Valorie Chisholm
storewide discounts continue

            In early March, Barbara Tucker and Lisa Forcino decided they wanted to do something special for their customers while creating some extra cash flow for their store during these challenging economic times. So for the first time ever they decided to offer a 20 percent discount on everything in their store, Crescent Country.Since the response has been so good, the ladies have decided to extend the offer through May. Stop by their acclaimed gift store in Crescent Mills and take advantage of the extra savings and great selection!


moon’s closing for light remodel

            Moon’s Restaurant, the landmark dinner house somewhere in Quincy is closed through May 1, while owners Lisa and Mike Kelly do some light remodeling. Mark your calendar: A grand reopening is set for May 2, starting with happy hour from 4:30 to 6 p.m., which includes samples from some of their new menu items and half-price appetizers. That will also mark the change to summer hours: open daily at 5 p.m. Call 283-9900 to make your reservations for the opening festivities, we understand they’d be more than happy to take a break from the work to answer the phone!

… while two others reopen

            The Lake Almanor Country ClubRestaurant, featuring spectacular views of the golf course and lake, is opening for the season Wednesday, May 1. Manager David Price says Chef John Price will feature an international food night throughout the season and prime rib on Friday and Saturday. They serve lunch daily, dinner Monday through Saturday and breakfast on Sundays. It’s family friendly, including a special kids’ menu.

            x On Thursday, May 2, Longboards Bar & Grill at the Plumas Pines Golf Resort in Graeagle opens for the season. Award-winning chef Sean Conry offers his trendy bar/deck daily from noon to closing and dinners daily 6 p.m. to closing.

mountain bike giveaway

            In celebration of its 25th anniversary, Chester’s Pizza Factory “We toss ’em, they’re awesome” owners Dennis and Loretta Gomez are giving away a mountain bike, free gift bags and are offering 25 percent off food and beverages this Friday and Saturday, April 26 and 27. The big event is their way of saying thanks to their valued customers for their patronage.

two for the price of one

            As a way of launching their new breakfast service, Millard Ralph at TheLocker Roomon Main Street in Chester is offering a special deal. Their ad in this week’s Progressive has a coupon good for a free breakfast with the purchase of another breakfast through April.

swap meet and barbecue

            Suzanne Hamar, owner of the General Store in downtown Greenville, has organized a swap meet and barbecue fundraiser set for Saturday, May 4, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at her Crescent Street store. Space rentals are available; proceeds benefit the Greenville United Methodist Church. Call Suzanne at 530-394-6008 for more details.

wishing you continued success …

            Chuck Elliot is beginning his 20th year making a career out of doing what he loves at Bodfish Bicycles and Quiet Mountain Sports in Chester. Catering to both summer and winter activities, they sell, rent and repair bicycles. Chuck says he has family after family telling him the bike they originally bought for an older child has lasted through all the younger children. They also sell Hobie and Liquid Logic kayaks, paddleboards and backpacking equipment.


Business Scene for the week of 4/18/2013

Greenville Auto Parts
Suzy Hunter and Curtis Machlan are the owners and operators of Greenville Auto Parts on Main Street in Greenville. In addition to selling Carquest automobile parts and accessories, they also do small engine and chainsaw repairs, make custom hydraulic hoses and even sell pet supplies.  Photo by Valorie Chisholm
open house saturday

   On Saturday, April 20, there will be an open house from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bargain Boutique. It’s to commutate its move a year ago to its new bigger and better location at 405 Main St. in downtown Quincy along with the 35th anniversary of the Plumas District Hospital Volunteers group. The extra space allowed volunteers to add a furniture section and expand the selection of clothing (which will be half-off during the open house) and footwear for the entire family, gently used books, videos and DVDs, household items and more.

Gentle yoga workshop offered

   The Quincy Yoga and Wellness Center is offering a special one-day gentle yoga workshop for healing the mind, body and spirit Saturday, April 27, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. “The focus is on deep relaxation and healing,” said visiting instructor Annalisa Cunningham. All levels of fitness and flexibility are welcome, including people with injuries or illness. Space is limited. To register call Jane Steidel at 283-3536 or Cunningham at 343-9944. There will be a potluck lunch between the morning and afternoon sessions. The center is located at 1690 E. Main St. in East Quincy, above Papa’s Donuts.

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Business Scene for the week of 4/11/2013

Chester restaurant opens
Longtime residents Robert and Jennifer Heffley have opened RJ’s Restaurant on Main Street in Chester. The lunch and dinner house has a full bar to complement a menu featuring American cuisine with a prime rib dinner special offered on Fridays. Photo by Cheri McIntire
cuccia’s restaurant opens friday

Lila Prince and Gina Prince are reopening Cuccia’s pizza, pasta and wine bar for their fifth season Friday, April 12. For the spring, it will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 5 p.m. until closing. Come enjoy their classic Italian cuisine and take advantage of the Thursday night specials where bottles of wine are half-price with dinner. The restaurant is at the corner of Mohawk Highway and Johnsville Road in Graeagle.


Round table pizza back in quincy

Coming full circle: Champions Pizza in the Plumas Pines Shopping Center in Quincy is closed for a couple of weeks for remodeling. When owner Kerri Hoover reopens it will be as a Round Table Pizza franchise, which it had been for several decades up until about five years ago. Kerri said she is excited to be a part of the nation’s fifth largest pizza chain and to bring Round Table’s quality back to the area.

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