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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, June 9, 2010 BUSINE' CLA00;SI]FIt!I-00'S_, MIKE TABORSKI Publisher mtaborski@plumasnews.com BUSINESS SCENE RECEIVES QUANTUM LEAP AWARD The Leavitt Group awarded Flanigan-Leavitt Insurance Agency with the "Quantum Leap Award." One agency is selected annually for this award for demonstrating significant effort to fur- ther its development. Mike and Valerie Flanigan are the local managing co-owners of the agency. The award was presented during the Leavitt Group's annual conference in Las Vegas, Nev. Flanigan-Leavitt's exceptional growth, profitabili- ty and employee training were highlighted during the award presentation. The Leavitt Group sur- veyed clients and employees before deciding on award recipients. "We were very surprised, but honored, to receive this recognition from our Leavitt partners. We ap- preciate our dedicated staff and their good works -- and thank our three boys for the time with us they give up periodically so that we can help move the agency forward," said Mike Flanigan With offices in Quincy, Susanville and Reno, Flanigan-Leavitt is a full service independent agency, providing insurance products and ser- vices to individuals and businesses throughout California, Oregon and Nevada. The Leavitt Group is an organization of independent insur- ance agencies with more than 115 offices across the United States• As the 12th largest brokerage in the nation, they provide affiliated agencies with management services, specialty products, and greater access to insurance markets that cre- ate a stable insurance environment for clients. Edward Jones BEST WESTERN RECEIVES AWARD For the third consecutive year, the Best West- ern Rose Quartz Inn in Chester received the Chairman's Award, the hotel chain's highest hon- or for outstanding quality in cleanliness, design, customer service and maintenance. "Receiving this award is a tremendous honor for my staff who have all worked hard to achieve this level of excellence," said General Manager Mannie Luci- do. The 50-room facility features meeting rooms, exercise center, outdoor spa and several other amenities. NEW BARTENDER, NEW HOURS Now that summer is pretty much in full swing, Steve Wallick, manager of the Capitol Club in downtown Quincy, has posted new hours. With the help of new bartender Alanya McCabe, the popu- lar watering hole now opens daily at 11 a.m. HAND-TUNED WIND CHIMES Sonshine Flowers in Chester now carries an assortment of hand-tuned wind chimes made by J.W. Starnard. Storeowner Vicki Mason said they produce some truly amazing sounds. She also car- ries a line of handmade gift cards made of biodegradable fibers embedded with wildflower seeds. After you enjoy the card, you can plant it and enjoy the wildflowers as they grow. ANNIVERSARY KUDOS TO ALL... The business opened its doors in Quincy in 1974 at Ken's Tire Center. In 1992 it became affiliated with Les Schwab Tire Centers and five years ago owners Ron and Stephanie Horton moved to their expansive location on Highway 70 just past the Plumas Pines Shopping Center. The added space allowed the Horton's to add an alignment center with two racksfor 4x4s; three oil and lube stations; two on-the-car lathes for turning brake rotors; a siping machine for better traction in icy conditions; and two balancing stations, one with a road force detection system for duplication dri- ving vibrations. And while one of their 14 employ- ees work on your vehicle, relax in their comfort- able waiting area enjoying free coffee and pop- corn, a Schwab tradition. i  Chopper Clark has completed his first year as owner of Endeavor Dock Service at Lake A1- manor. His reputable services include installation, removal, storage and preventive maintenance. HELP THE GRANDCHILDREN NOW What's better than leaving money in your will for your children and grandchildren? Helping them now with the funds they need lbr educational and medical expenses. The kids are able to appreciate the gifts; the grandparents can hear the thank yous. There are simple ways to do this. You can give $13,000 in cash or other assets to as many people as you want, without incurring any gift or generation-skipping taxes. Spouses can give the same amount, adding up to an impressive $26,000 per person. Gifts to minors can go into a custodial account - but the donor must not be the custodian of the account. The custodian- parent can use the money to fund enrichments like summer camp and dance lessons. Another tax-free way to inovc money is with Section 529 savings plans. A grandparent can also pay tuition, medical and dental expenses directly without using the annual gift exclusion. But lending money calls for loan documents and charging interest. Save on taxes now and later. We'll show you how at: 307 W. Main St., Quincy • 283-0680 I BUSINESS SCENE. HELP WANTED ,:AUTO. REAr ESTATE i FOR SALE :&:MORE Father's D y Fly In C wfi t i a - , 1"a l CHAMBER UPDATE SUSAN BRYNER Chester-Lake Almanor Chamber of Commerce You, your friends and your family are invited to the Fa- ther's Day Fly-In & Crawfish Festival Sunday June 20, at the Gansner Airfield and Gansner Park in Quincy• It all starts at 8 a.m. with our favorite Quincy Fireman's Breakfast, followed by Discov- ery Flight Lessons from Sug- arpine Aviators, Young Ea- gles, Feather River Model As, vendors, music by Say What Sound, demonstrations and more. This year we even have a coloring contest for the kids, everybody is a winner! At 11 a.m., we are moving over the bridge for a Crawfish Festival in Gansner Park. The Funky Gators will play live zydeco music while we play bocce ball, horseshoes, craw- fish races and more fun stuff for the kids. We will be eating Cajun food by Southern Accent and drinking Sierra Nevada beer until 6 p.m. for the best Fa- ther's Day ever! The following Saturday, June 26, the Quincy Chamber of Commerce will host 300 rid- ers and their families for the seventh Summer Solstice Cen- tury Bike Rides• There are five rides featur- ing "the Crucible... Death is the Easy Way Out." The loop covers 137 miles and 13,440 ft. Lake Almanor restaurant : i$ Ivan Tochev and Stan Tadorov have opened a restaurant on Peninsula Drive at Lake Almanor called Bobby Ro- ma's. The dinner house specializes in chicken, ribs and shish kabobs, centered on a dining experience that in- cludes appetizers and salads. Both are experienced restaurateurs and well known locally. Ivan attended culi- nary school in Bulgaria and also owns and operates Lu- ciano's Italian Restaurant at Almanor. Stan, who also ....... works at kuciano s, has a bachelor,,degrADtelmd , ' restaurant management. Photo by Vatorie Chisho m Come See Our Reverse-A-Purse! /11" ', ". : '. , r. .... I  I cover, ebar/ge yoar look. Forest Stationers Across from the Courthouse Graeagle Store 531 Main Street, Quincy, CA 95971 111 Hwy 89, Graeagle, CA 96103 (530) 283-2266 • FAX: (530) 283-2501 (530) 836-1962 Mon-Fri 9:30am - 5:30pm Mort-Sat lOam-Spm; Sun lOam-4pm of climb. This challenging loop appeals to world-class athletes. Four other ride options are available: 150K, 100K, 50M and 30M. The ride has 10 rest stops sponsored by local businesses and more than 100 volunteers, including an extensive SAG support team. The Quincy Chamber of Commerce is now open Satur- days 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. to provide visitor support services. Main Street is ready for our guests thanks to the hard work of the Streetscape Com- mittee who spent their Memo- rial Day weekend gardening and replacing trees. Please thank the following volun- teers: John Kolb, Bruce Walk- er, Kent Barrett, Greg, Les El- lis, and Cindy Robinson• The ,al.June Out and About Garden Club, the Green Thumbs. 9, is work- ing hard to bring the rose gar- den at the Plumas County Li- brary back to life. Soropti- mists International has the triangle looking good too. Our volunteers "make it happen." The theme for the 65th Fair Parade is "Bales, Tales and Happy Trails" with a "Salute to Business with a History." There are so many Outstand- ing members of the communi- ty that it was impossible to choose just one so this year we are proud to have five Grand Marshalls. Representing Indi- an Valley is Betsy Schramel, from Eastern Plumas is Betty Folchi and Bob Schoensee, and Grand Marshalls from Quincy are Ralph Wilburn and Jim Bob Gossett. YOU'VE SPENT A LIFETIME PREPARING FOR RETIREMENT. NOW WHAT? To learn how to make the most of your retirement strategy, call today. Steven R King Financial Advisor 546 Lawrence Street, Suite 8 Quincy, CA 95971 530-283-4061 www.edwardJones.com Member $1PC No one offers . more discounts k:: Farmers! So if you want a great price, great service, and a great agent, there's really only one name you need to know for auto insurance. Call now to find out more. Rouland Insurance Agency P.O. Box 425/650 Main Street Chester, CA 96020 530-258-2218 • Toll Free: 800-254-2218 Agent License Number: 0657918 brouland @farmersagent.com  FARMERS Gets you back where you belong: Established in 1980 by Riley Burkholder, Riley's Jerky processes beef rounds into hand cut beef jerky and distributes many varieties to stores throughout Northern California and Southern Oregon. The business had humble beginnings, Riley started selling jerky at the Paxton Lodge Store. Demand for the delicious tasting jerky grew quickly so Riley and his son-in-law, Brad Benlz, decided to travel around to sell their product to other stores. Riley's son, Britt, commented, "Dad has since passed away but he would be proud that our business has flourished! We built our own factory in Greenville in 1985 and are now federally inspected which allows us Io sell beef jerky across state lines." Brad commented, "We've banked with Plumas Bank for over 25 years! Pare Harris and her team have been partners in our success, helping us with all our banking needs every step of the way." To find out how Plums Bank's personal approach to business banking can help your business, call us at 1.888.3PLUMAS (375.8627), or ask Brifl Burkholder or Brad Bentz.