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reaTner Ilver UUllein .. weanesaay, April li zUI4 .,'IX Tourism council continues to grow Debra Moore Staff Writer dmoore@plumasnews.com A cross section of county lodging providers and business owners are focused on one goal -- bringing more tourists to the area. The cornerstone of the Plumas County Tourism Council is its website plumascounty.org, the site formerly maintained by the county's visitors bureau. For a $100 annual fee, local businesses are listed on the site and links are provided to their own Web pages. Until now, even businesses that didn't voluntarily pay the fee were included on the website, but some in the organization want that free ride to stop. During its monthly meeting March 27, the group leaned toward what is referred to as a "diminished" listing, which would include the business name, address and phone number, but not supply the link to its website. "This has been a free service for 15 years," said Karen Moritz, who manages plumascounty.org. I Speak Lisa Kelly, the owner of Moon's Restaurant in Quincy, addressed the "I Speak" campaign, which effectively makes local citizens ambassadors for the county. Depending on their field of expertise, they can wear badges that say "I Speak Biking" or "I Speak Tourism," for example. "We need to be walking billboards," Kelly said. Her presentation turned into a discussion about the value of real billboards, as well as locator maps in the county. Strategic planning Stating that "tourism is the only way to survive," Kelly talked about a strategic planning meeting to bring together representatives from the various entities working on tourism. "I propose two to three members from each entity," Kelly said. But Valerie Nellor, who owns Ada's Place in Quincy and runs the meetings, wanted a more open approach. "I'm opposed to leaving anyone out," she said. The group discussed the need to have a facilitator, but was concerned about the possible cost. Kevin Trutna, the president of Feather River College, offered to pay for the facilitator. It's hoped that a meeting can be scheduled later this month. Plumas Bank kicks off Community Banking Month Plumas Bankl along with the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), is celebrating Community Banking Month. "Community banks help local families achieve financial stability and they also drive small business lending --- keeping the communities that we serve economically healthy and vibrant," commented Andrew J. Ryback, Plumas Bank president and chief "Community banks build economically sustainable communities by lending locally." Andy Ryback, President, Plumas Bank executive officer. "By banking with a community bank, you play a role in the financial success of your neighbors and of local businesses. When you keep your checking or savings account with a local bank, that bank uses those funds to loan to local business owners. Big banks, in contrast, are not tied to the places where they operate and they often use a community's deposits to make investments in other regions or on Wall Street," he added. "At a community bank, loan approvals and other key decisions are made locally by people who live in the community, have face-to-face relationships with their customers, and understand local needs. Community bank customers get more personalized service and experience greater customer satisfaction as well. "Taking care of our clients and looking out for the best interests of our local communities are objectives that are deeply rooted in our business model. I encourage everyone to think local and realize the difference that a community bank can make in their lives. Together, we're building a stronger community," concluded Ryback. Miller to play at Words & Music Plumas Arts invites the audience to be delighted by an intimate night of acoustic music from singer/songwriter Kelly Ann Miller at the Thursday, April 10, edition of Quincy Words & Music, hosted by Patti's Thunder Caf6. A Northern California native, Miller is taking audiences by storm with her surprisingly powerful vocals. She graduated from Visible Music College in Memphis, Tenn., with a bachelor's degree. When she later auditioned to perform at Indian Peak Vineyard's tasting room in Graeagle, she dropped jaws and hasn't stopped since. For two years now she has been mesmerizing audiences at various private parties, bars, wineries, restaurants, art galleries, house concerts and even a couple of weddings. She shared the stage with The Marshall Tucker Band in 2012 and "stole the show," as one audience member said. Her acoustic guitar and angelic voice bring a raw, sultry sound to the folk music genre. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at,7:15. An open mic sign-up is available to all interested parties; open mic begins at 8. Words & Music is sponsored by Plumas Arts and there is a $3 entry charge at the door. Beverages are available for purchase. Words & Music is a * 16 Years Experience * Graduate ~ Perry Technical Institute Trade Degree * ASE Certified ~ brakes, suspension, engine, electrical diagnostics & morel * AA Degree ~ welding & metal fab * Certified ~ Bureau of Automotive Repair * Trucks, Passenger Cars & Tractors * Diesel & Gas Engines "GOOD HONEST TECHNICIAN  with GREAT RATES I" i;,;: 5 3 O- 9 2 7- 9 6 5 5 28g Crescent St. Quincy HAPPY Larry!8Oth Birthday very best husband,  father,, grandfather & great-grand , "V "papa"! , We love you e & are so , blessed to i: - have you in  our lives! Love, April 8, 2014 , ":V Your Family program of Plumas Arts, featuring acoustic performances of music and the spoken word. For more information about this or any of the other programs sponsored by Plumas Arts, call 283-3402, visit plumasarts.org or stop by the Plumas Arts Gallery located at 525 Main St. in Quincy. Office hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from ll a.m. to 5 p.m. 00ATTY SINCE 1984 m (530) 283-2035 P.O, BOX 1369 QUINCY, CA 95971 LIc. #453927 Sunglasses Sale! 6et 35% off Non-Prescription Sunglasses when you purchase a 1 year .supply of contact lenses. or 6el 25% off Non-Prescription Sunglasses when you purchase a 6 month supply of contact lenses. Jonathan Friden, O.D. 68 Central Ave. Quincy 283-2020 www.fridenoptometry.com Complete vision and eye care, Optometrists and Ophthalmologists on staff, Vision an(] Eye exalninations, treatment of eye disease, cataract surgery, foreign body removal, threshold visual field analysis, contact lenses, glasses (large selection of inexpensive t(i designer eyewear), low vision aids for the visually impaired, and vision therapy for learning related vision problems. IS ALL IT TAKES TO NEED... Collision Repair Professionals Up-to-the-minute forecast and road conditions at plumasnews.com Inaugural Wine Walk Plumas Pines Golf Resort and Longboards Bar & Grill May 31, 2014 Entry is $25 per person (must be 21 or over) Purchase tickets at: Eastern Plumas Chamber (Graeagle), Carey Candy Co. (Quincy), Plumas Pines Golf Resort Wine Walk Golf Day 12pm Shotgun $100 per person (includes Wine Walk) $60 for Plumas Pines members (includes Wine Walk) For more information or to book a Tee Time, please call the Plumas Pines Golf Shop at 530.836.1420 or email James Shipp at James@plumaspinesgolf.com 530-836-1420 402 Poplar Valley Road s Graeagle, Ca &