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4A Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010 Feather River Bulletin I Linda Satchwell Staff Writer Dale Ready is friendly, unassuming, and not one to tout his accomplishments. But, since he's been a student at Feather River College, he's instituted a bike library after researching the best way to jump start bike use i,n the community. Now, he's written a suc- cessful grant for services that will support his bike library, which is located in the Out- door Recreation Leadership buildings on campus. Ready silent two years planning and implementing the FRC bike library. In its initial stage, it will cater pri- marily to students. He did enough research to realize he needed to start small and have a controlled checkoutavailable through the Air and running, courses, he graduated fromlooking for help, he came system if the project was to Quality Management Board, This semester, ORL in- Chico State Universitywith a across the Reno Kiwanis succeed, he said. called the DMV Carbon Off-structor Saylor Flett0is offer- degree in business. He works Club, which refurbishes an This year, he plans to have setting Grant• ing a course in tandem with for his family's business,incredible 3,000 bikes a year. 10 bikes checked out. In fact, It was a last minute effort, Ready's efforts. Students en- American Valley Baking in The club donates many to he currently has four out on said Ready, who wrote the rolled in the course, "Culture Quincy. needy children and recent a trial basis, screening proposal in one of the Bicycle," will help to But biking is his passion,prison inmates, among orb- Students will be able to get night. When he was invitedset up the new bicycle shop, and he's been inspired by the ers. It also sells bikes to keep a "lifetime membership" toto write a full grant proposal, complete with three work sta- teachers at FRC, he said. the philanthropic project go. the bike club named he wrote it for $9,100, to in- tions and parts. Ready was quick to thanking. FREBE (Feather River Eco clude the.installation of 15 Library bikes will be re- those who offered so much When the club learned of Bike Effort) for a minimal bike racks in town and onpaired here, and there will be support on this project: ORL Ready's project, members ex- amount of money, which will campus, hours available for the public faculty members Dr. Darla tended their wholesale ac- allow them to check out a The first bike rack was in- to work on their own bikes, DeRuiter, Darrel Jury and count to Ready so he could bike for a semester at-a time. stalled outside Quincy Natur- as well. Ready said he'll sell program coordinator Rick purchase tools and parts at Eventually, however, al Foods• In addition, Nick parts "just above wholesale," Stock; Nick Boyd, who not their discount. Ready intends to expand the Boyd, FRC's director offacili- so that the public benefits only constructed the covered Ready seems almost as en- library to encourage commu- ties, hadhis crew construct a and the program gets some bike structure, but also thusiastic about the great nity members to join. covered bike structure onnecessary cash to keep it go- helped Ready with the grant; amount of support he's re- The Student Environmen- campus• Ready praised ing. Eva Rocke, the new sustain- ceivedas heisabout thebike tal Association helped Ready Boyd's willingness to help His primary objective, he ability coordinator, who has project itself. In the end, his collect and refurbish bikes to with the project• said, "is just wanting to get been his "go to person" for many hours of research and have them ready for check- The grant als6 paid for people to ride bikes." grant technicalities, since the work, along with a desire to out. Lind a McDermott, a $2,000 in parts and toolsReady said that befo 'e hegrant is administered share his love of cycling, are member of that group, told that will be used to keepwas a "continuing student"throughFRC, what have made the bicycle Ready about a grant that was the bikes in the "library" up at FRC, where he takes ORLFinally, when Ready was library and shop a reality. In spite of all the bad eco- are working on a current busi- nomic news, there are unsung ness concept or expanding an heroes of the local economyexisting business, and plan to who are full of optimism and keep that business in Plumas have realistic expectations of County. sustaining a quality lifestyle The inspiring story of in Plumas County. the Busselen family is just The perfect example of thisone good example. When attitude is a courageous group Marisa Busselen and her of students enrolled in Intro- husband, Jon, started their duction to Entrepreneurshipfamily in the Bay Area, at Feather River College. Most Jon remembered his days • of the participants are non-tra- as an FRC student in the ditional students who either 1990s and longed to move their AUTHORIZED DEALER OF PREMIUM QUALITY Kelly-Moore Paints AT A GREAT PRICE Paint • Stain • Supplies for Contractors and Homeowners Custom Color Matching 632 Main St. 258-3038 Jerry .Newell, Owner I family to Plumas County. want to move back to the Bay Five years ago the young Area. We are committed to family made the move to raising our kids here with a Meadow Valley• Jon found a slower pace and better educa- good job at Sierra Pacific In- ional opportunities. What dustries, and the family rel- started as odd jobs to get by ished their new rurallifestyle, quickly turned into a busio Unfortunately, in spring ness, and wewent for it." 2009, Jon was among the work- Lazy B Hauling offers an ar- ers laid offby SPI and the fami- ray of services from deliver- ly found themselves jobless, re- ing and stacking firewood for lying on family and friends to elderly customers to interstate make ends meet. Despite the fi- treks hauling livestock. nancial uncertainty, the Busse- Busselen has enrolled in the lens were not willing to trade entrepreneurship course to f'me in the value and quality of rut- tune her business plan and ex- al life for a job in the city. plore other opportunities. Finding a creative solution "This course has really to their predicament, Marisa helped me to focus on the busi- started Lazy B Hauling out of hess and think about things necessity• Their new venture differently• I plan to take the has turned into a family busi- second course to expand the ness serving the needs of corn- marketing plan and to identify munity members, my customers and their needs. Busselen said, "We didn't [ really appreciate the interac- Who wants to cut up all coffee, tea and lemonade. that stuff, simmer it forever Children under 12 are free. and then boil the noodles? In- Call ahead for take-out set- stead enjoy a complete vice836-0446. spaghetti dinner at a Tickets went on sale Oct. 1 fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Mohawk Community 5 - 7 p.m. for the Mohawk Resource Center, located at Community Resource Center. the junction of Highways 89 The $10-a-p]ate dinner willand 70. include spaghetti, salad, The center is a service of bread, cookies and beverages: Plumas Rural Services. tion and feedback from fellow trepreneurs and is being im- students/entrepreneurs," said plemented throughout com- Busselen. munities nationally to aid This course is the first of a small businesses in the revi- four-part series of business talizationoftheeconomy. courses developed to assist as- Bo Fishback, Kauffman piring and existing entrepre- Foundation vice president, neurs in developing their said, "One of the really impor- business concepts and plans, rant things about Fast Trac is The next course, Entrepre- that it enables entrepreneurs neurial Marketing (BUS 122, who are contemplating the CRN 7667), will be offered leap to learn whether or not Tuesdays, 5:30 - 8:20 p.m., they have a real chance ofsuc- starting Oct. 26 through Dec. cess. It helps them ffmd where 14. they are uniquely suited to In the course, students will make a difference by starting apply an intensive market something new." analysis to their own business After countywide communi- concepts. Students will re- ty meetings, FRC heard there search demographic data to was a demand for these types determine if a sufficient mar- of classes offered at night and ket exists for the product or serving community members. service and develop detailed Students who take all four marketing plans for their courses can earn a Certificate businesses and write business of Entrepreneurial Planning, plans, but the real goal of these In the spring semester, Fi- courses is to invest in grass- nancial Management for En- roots economic development trepreneurs and Preparing Ef- through small business sup- fective Business Plans will be port. offered• The new coursea are sup- None of the classes require ported by the SB70 Communi- prerequisites so students may ty Collaborative. enroll at any time during the To register l~or the fall series• courses, call 283-0202, Ext. 600: The curriculum is the Seating is limited and classes Kauffman Foundation of En- are filling quickly for the fall trepreneurship's Fast Trac semester. 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