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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2009 BUSINt!',SS CLAS,SIFIEDS  MIKE TABORSKI Pubhsher mtaborski@plumasnews.com CELEBRATING SPIKE'S LIFE Manager Steve Wallick is opening the Capital Saloon earlier than usual this Saturday, Jan. 16, to celebrate the life and times of one of Quincy's best-loved citizens, Stanley "Spike" Young. Fol- lowing his services at 11 a.m., folks can gather at the Cap, raise a champagne toast to him and share stories about a great man who will be missed by so many OPEN HOUSE RESCHEDULED Due to a birth in the family, the open house at The Giggling Crow on Main Street in Chester has been rescheduled. It is now set for Thursday, Jan. 21, 5-7:30 p.m. Proprietors Carrie Warren, Suzanne Hernandez and Joe Gilmore invite you to stop by for refreshments and enter their prize drawing. If you bring a can of food for the local food bank, you will also earn a chance to win a $25 gift certificate. WINTER SCHEDULES Ayoobs by two sisters in Quincy is now closed on Mondays through the winter months. g Kathe and Jessica Roper have closed their Quincy business, Roper's Horses, for the win- ter. Look for them to reopen in March. PORTOLA EATERY REOPENS After a brief hiatus, Dee's Station Cat6 in Portola has reopened, serving breakfast and lunch six days a week. CALLING IT QUITS AFTER 33 YEARS Joe Klein said that after 33 successful years with Klein's Quality Meats in Portola, it's finally time to retire. He will be closing his doors Jan. 31. NEW LOCATION FOR INSURANCE FIRM Rachelle Labosky has moved her Chester busi- ness, Sage Creek Insurance Services, two doors down from her previous location, at the Stover Creek Center next to Century 21/Lake A1- manor Real Estate. The added office space will better accommodate staff, customers and the myriad of insurance products they offer. CO-OP'S NEW MEMBER SERVICES Jamie Williams has been named member ser- vices coordinator for Quincy Natural Foods Co-op. Jamie will be responsible for connecting QNF to the community through events and mem- ber services during the year. She tells us Janu- ary is member/owner renewal and recruitment month. Even though the Co-op is open to the pub- lic, Jamie says the $20 annual investment pro- vides many, many additional benefits owner/ members. TIPS ON INCREASING YOUR BUSINESS Happy customers are your best sales force. The most successful way to attract more business is to share the experience of your existing cus- tomers, adding credibility to your marketing message. After all, they've experienced your product or service and are happy enough to tell others about it. Prospects are more likely to be- lieve what other people say about you--than what you say about your business. If you use the power of testimonials in your ad- vertising- you will increase your business, this is a proven method that gets results. Take the time to either follow up with customers who send you glowing comments or ask them if they would give you one. Then call or email your newspaper adver- tising consultant and let them show you how to put your testimonial in print, so your next poten- tial customer can read about your great business. The power is yours, take charge. Again, three easy steps: Find a happy customer; write down what they love about your business; call your ad consultant to share it with your future cus- tomers in the newspaper. Powerful, yet easy. [  SWITCH TO A ROTH NOW d This is the year when everyone can convert their IRA accounts to Roth, even those whose high income barred them from making the switch up to now. Qualified distributions are tax-free for funds that have been in the account for at least five years, for owners who are 59 1/2 years or older. Even more important for the high-income set is that there are no mandatory distributions for account owners (though heirs must take annual minimum distributions). Another plus this year: Account owners can take two years to pay the federal tax due on the conversion, half with the 2011 tax return and half with the 2012 return. The tax due is the downside. It means paying now the taxes you've deferred in your IRA. Still, taxes may be easier to pay now before they rise. Experts also recommend switching early in the year; lower securities values will mean less tax due. Is conversion the right move for you? Talk it over with the tax-and- finance experts at: Roberta Allen, CPA John A. Kimmel, CPA Bequette & Kimmel Accountancy Corporation The CPA. Never Underestimate The Value. 307 W. Main St., Quincy 283-0680 Rethinking '::'" d:i ;[" CHAMBER UPDATE SUSAN BRYNER Chester-Lake Aim anor Chamber of Commerce The December Editorial in this paper spoke of an unex- pected social trend arising from the current recession. That of civic foreclosure, a growing tendency for individ- uals to turn inward instead of outward during these trou- bling times, and the resulting diminishment of volun- teerism and support for civic needs and organizations. This trend presents a com- pounding threat to the eco- nomic crisis as it spreads to more than the survival of business and the individual and affects the sustainability of the community. We are in crisis. Yet, in- stead of energizing us, and creating a desire to reach out and help our brothers and sis- ters, this particular crisis ap- pears to be working toward separation and isolation. Per- haps we need to reframe it. Pearl Harbor and the attack on the Twin Towers brought the people of our country to- gether. There was work to do, brothers and sisters in need, tangible things to focus on, be- lieve in, and to act upon. By acting we alleviated our fears of a collapsing world. What is different here? Why are we turning inward instead of outward as before? Are we paralyzed by anxiety, using terms Of over-commitment' and focusing on family to the chamb0000J"s role in its shroud our feelings of help- lessness? Is it that this crisis is nebu- lous, not well defined? Is it too big? Is it because the factors affecting us lie outside of our individual sphere of influ- ence, outside of our communi- ty? Do they really? This is not Dec. 7, 1941. And it is not 9/11/01. This is January 13, 2010. This is a new set of chal- lenges. It is an incredible age of opportunity. It is a chance to reframe our perceptions and our expectations of our- selves and our community. It is a chance to re-think our contribution to that which we can affect. As an organization, we at the Chester-Lake Almanor Chamber of Commerce need to do just that. We need to think outside our old para- digm of organization, volun- teerism and service. We need to rethink what a Chamber of Commerce is and how we serve our brothers and sisters in community. The beauty of living in a rural community is that the effects of our individual and collective efforts can be seen so much more quickly and clearly. It takes only one per- son to smile or wave at me and my spirit lifts. It takes on- ly one person to walk through my door and share themselves and I experience the creative rush of brotherhood. It takes only one business to set flow- ers on the street and my expe- rience of beauty is expanded. As I dream on about this "one person effect," I think of that one person who decides this day to contribute an hour to someone in need or to a community project and my feelings about the future change. " ............ My hope is that here in the Are you organized for your Taxes? Files ~ Storage Boxes Calendars ~ New Binders Day Planners Forest Stationers Across from the Courthouse 531 Main Street, Quincy, CA 95971 (530 283-2266 FAX: (530) 283-2501 Monday - Friday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm Almanor Basin, we do not let a fear of a tomorrow paralyze us to the opportunity we have today, this moment, with each breath we take of this won- drous mountain air we have. If each of us performed an act of kindness each day, the collective power this would have in our community is ex- ponential. Let us start there. If we do, the needed volun- teers, the needed funds, the work of rebuilding in the wake of chaos and crisis will get done. Thank you Plumas Bank for beginning this by honoring our acts of kindness to each other. Let us have faith in the community, J goodness that surrounds us and be intentional about how we would fashion the opportu- nity for community in front of US. Difficulties may challenge mediocrity and defeat those that are fearful, but they only stimulate those with courage and faith in a better world. Our chamber community gives a heartfelt "Welcome!" to our newest Community Partner John Regh, Inland Business Systems; our new Platinum sponsor Rod Cham- bers, Sierra Radio Network, KSUE and KJDX; and our newest member Chris Luna, Cornerstone D.E.C./Dyer Mountain Custom Homes. YOU RIGHTFULLY EARNED IT. NOW RIGHTFULLY KEEP IT. Looking to keep more of your income and cut your taxes? Then tax-free municipal bonds* may be for you. * Bonds may be subject to state, local or the alternative rnimmum tax. Call or visit your local financial advisor today. Steven R King Financial Advisor www.edwardjones.com Member sIPc 546 Lawrence Street Suite 8 EdwardJones Quincy, CA 95971 530-283-4061 ONCE BOB AND LINDA ROULAND TELL YOU ABOUT ALL THE DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE, YOU MIGHT WANT A WALLET-SIZED PHOTO. g I- I I I I ll/ I $ I_,,'_._1 IJ ! ! R ! ! .41 ! ! 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