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Bulletin' Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 B u s INE S S C LAS IFIED S MIKE TABORSKI ''9 -- " ""-- Publisher mtaborski@plumasnews.com 00BUSINESS SCENE SIERRA FLOORS REOPENS After what Laura Allen says was a long two months of being closed due to water damage, Sierra Floors has reopened. Laura invites you to stop by her Portola store on Commercial Street and see the newly remodeled showroom featuring lots of new products for all your flooring needs. RETIREMENT SALE IN PROGRESS After nearly 22 years, Sharon Paine has decided it's nearly time to retire! She, her daughter Jennifer Paine and her trusted employee/consultant and close friend Diane Morrow are in the process of liquidating Mtn. Maid Quilter's entire inventory or fabrics, books, patterns, notions, threads and more, including fixtures and displays. We wish them the best and know we speak for many when we say this business and all it has done for the community will certainly be missed. MUSIC AND DINING FRIDAY NIGHTS Guitarist/vocalist Karl Larson is the featured musician this Friday, March 28, 5:30 - 9 p.m., at The Grille at Chalet View Lodge. There's no cover charge. The dinner menu is available; reservations are recommended. I should also mention their Happy Hour: it's daily, 4 - 6 p.m., featuring craft beers on tap from Eureka Peak Brewing Co. The Lodge is on Highway 70 between Graeagle and Portola. You might consider treating you and yours to a special night away! NEW soAP PRODUCTS OFFERED While recently visiting Kalapana, Hawaii, Plumas Arts gallery manager Lori Davis found a soap line that she couldn't resist bringing back to Quincy. Filthy Farm Girl soaps are 100 percent natural and are available in some deliciously fun scents. Lori tells us that these soaps will make great gifts. Plumas Arts is located on Main Street in Quincy across from the courthouse. T4TGH SIERRA VAPOR WON'T OPEN Ryan and Amber Reese have decided not to reopen their Main Street Quincy business, High Sierra Vapor. The store had opened just days before it was destroyed in the downtown fire that also claimed several other businesses. The couple saidthey will be re-establishing their e- cigarette business in Southern California. MILLWORKS TAKES A WINTER BREAK Graeagle Millworks is closed during March for owners Tim and Cathy Kurdupski's customary winter break and much-deserved time off. It is scheduled to reopen April 1. YOUR HOME STORE IN GRAEAGLE Chris Nicholson carries a variety of products for the home at his store, Graeagle Lighting, including Lane Furniture. It's American-made and known for its superior comfort, quality, value and inspired innovation. You will find several chairs and recliners on display in his downtown Graeagle showroom. This is a natural complement to the impressive selection of lighting, flooring and shutters that he has always carried. ANNIVERSARY KUDOS ... This is the seventh year for the owners of Bucks Lake Lodge, Rebecca Guereque and the Gutierrez family: Louis, Luz and Louie. We should mention that the road is open, as is the restaurant at the lodge, serving meals Thursday - Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Chef Louis has added some new Mexican dishes to the menu to go along with his hamburgers and his homemade (fresh, not frozen) fries and onion rings. 00o..ow Yo00. The general answer is "Don't. You re cutting into your retirement assets; the amount borrowed is not appreciating with the rest of your account; and if you leave the job without paying it back, it becomes a withdrawal, with taxes and maybe a penalty due on the amount. On the other hand, it is tempting. The cost of the loan is much lower than you'd find elsewhere. If you are in dire straits -- facing foreclosure, perhaps, a spouse's lost job or huge medical bills -- this may be a reasonable choice. But it's unwise to tap long-term retirement savings to pay off a short-term debt. Another reason not to borrow is that it gets to be a bad habit. According to financial firms that handle retirement accounts, once workers borrow from their retirement accounts, they often find it easy to come back and borrow again. And again. This serial borrowing can permanently impair one's long-term savings. You can depend on the good financial advice you get from the know-how folks at Deadline nears for business summit The Eastern Plumas Chamber of Commerce, En- actus and Feather River Col- lege are committed to bring- ing together the Plumas County business community for professional development and networking on in the 3rd Annual Plumas Business Summit on Friday, March. 28. The overall theme is work- ing together as a business community. The summit has a great lineup of inspiring speakers. EJ Carrion, best selling author of Accelerate your Success, recently gave a pre- sentation at the White House. Carrion is a founder of the Student Success Acad- emy. Joanne Steele will speak on rural marketing and best practices. She has created in- ngvative marketing systems that address the special needs and concerns of rural communities committed to developing a sustainable tourism economy for their area. For more information on Steele go to ruraltourism- marketing.com. Richard Scully will pre- sent his entrepreneurial sto- ry. Scully is the CEO of Chamber Nation, which has been honored with two Busi- ness of the Year awards for Scully's work with the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce in Arizona and the local Quincy Chamber of Commerce. For more infor- mation Scully go to chamber- nation.com. The Plumas Business Sum- mit is a collaborative event whose goal is to offer rele- vant, insightful and practical information to Plumas Coun- ty businesses while provid- ing a venue for collaboration and networking. This is the only event of its type, where local businesses and would-be entrepreneurs come together to network with others on a countywide scale. In conjunction with the summit is a business plan competition for local high school students and commw nity members. The competi- tion showcases the top busi- ness plans selected from more than 200 students throughout Plumas Unified School District. The top prize for the best business plan is $1000 plus support to start the new business. This event takes place at Grizzly Creek Ranch- Sierra Nevada Journeys, 5900 Griz- zly Road, in Portola. The cost to register before Friday, Feb. 28 is $65 per person, to include breakfast and lunch. After Friday the cost will be $70. For more information con- tact Eastern Plumas Cham- ber of Commerce at 836-6811 or email epcc@psln.com. To register on line go to eastern- plumaschamber.com. County's exhibit at LA travel show a success CHAMBER UPDATE March 21, Words and Music ............................................................. at the Williams House in AUDREY ELLIS Portola featuring Benny, Eastern Plumas Chamber of Commerce Your Chamber and Plumas Sierra Telecommunications partnered with Greenhorn Guest Ranch at the 2014 Travel and Adventure show in Long Beach on Feb. 8-94. We promoted 'Rec and Tech,' Plumas County Tourism and our businesses/rganizations together with Greenhorn Ranch. This is now the nation's largest travel show. We had an awesome weekend; the show was attended by over 32,000 folks, which is an increase on last year by 13 percent. (We think we spoke to each and every one of the visitors!) We ' traveled down courtesy of the Greenhorn Ranch's SUV (bull horns included) The SUV was loaded with brochures, visitor guides, dining guides, free giveaway bags to promote Rec and Tech, local businesses' brochures, information on golfing, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, fall colors and, of course, brochures on the fiber technology. Rec and Tech will be hosting their next meeting at the Feather River College on Feb. 27; we will be updating everyone on the fiber project, video contest, documentary video on our area and our PR project. For more information contact us at the Chamber office, 836-6811. March sees some great events in our area, please check out our events page on the website and in the meantime enjoy a taste! March 14- 15, Cowboy Poetry/Entertainment show and dinner featuring Mary Kaye, Joe Herrington and Sourdough Slim at Sierra .Valley Grange Hall. Contact Pam Olivieri, (831) 345-9840 for full details. March 16 - Historic Longboard Revival Races. Keep your snow dancing going and pray we have snow for this great race at Plumas Eureka State Park. For more details call 832-4309 Penny & Dude from 7 p.m. Admission is $3 at the door. The Chamber is getting ready for the season and asks that you all make sure we have your latest information and brochures in the chamber office. Finally, please everyone get your snow dancing shoes on and let's dance! Retirement May Be Far Off, But the April 15, 2014 Deadline for IRA Contributions Isn't. To learn more about the advantages of an Edward Jones Individual Retirement Account (IRA), call or visit today. Steven R King, AAMS 530-283-4061 Financial Advisor www.edwarcliones.com Member SIPC 47 Bradley St. Quincy, CA 95971 Paper, art supplies & much, much morel Real Estate Sales ~ Vacation Rentals Our real estate market is gaining momentum, If you are ready to buy or sell, please give us a call today. .... ; Free market evaluation . 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