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|lRIU]lllDll,mlL]ll!iumIflEimliiHaJiLmagql : ' ! dL . _ ',[]U] l|AkJAJil/llm Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008 BUSINESS al]d CLASSI. IEDS 1 MIKE TABORSKI Publisher mtaborski@Dlumasnews.com BUSINESS SCENE FORCINO EARNS LICENSE Keri Forcino of the Flanigan Leavitt Insurance Agency's Quincy office has passed the California Property and Casualty Agent exami- nation. "Preparing for and passing the state exam demonstrates Keri's Keri Foreino commitment to her career, our agency and our industry We are excited to see her grow and pros- per with our firm. Keri has the skills and neces- sary qualities to be successful in the insurance industry We are proud to have her as a member of our team," Mike Flanigan said. CHRYSLER MASTER TECHNICIAN Jim Blankenship make their Jim Blankenship, a triple master service technician, has joined the service team at Quincy Auto Center, the Ford and now once again -- Chrysler dealership. He brings eight years of experience from a Dodge and Chrysler dealership in Roseville. He and his wife Denise are excited to new home in Quincy, he said. DUVALS TAKE A VACATION Look for Duval's Smokehouse BBQ in Chester to reopen Jan. 19, after owners Jean and Devin take a well deserved vacation. Jean says she will spend some of the time working on new menu items for the popular eating establishment. Edward Jones SEATTLE'S BEST ON THE PENINSULA Wally Beanz, that's the name of Peninsula Market's newest addition, a walk-up or drive- thru espresso coffee house. The Lake Almanor Peninsula storeowners, Wally and Chris Blem, tell us they feature "some of Seattle's best coffee drinks," including lattes, cappuccinos and mo- chas to complement an assortment of fresh pas- tries. CELEBRATING ANNIVERSARIES... It was just a year ago when Sheryl Flint re-locat- ed her Indian Valley business, A Room Full of Yarn, to Margie Meeker's Country Style Salon. PORTOLA And, for 15 years Gordon Henley has owned and operated Main Street Appliance. This Quin- cy business sells and services washers, dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators and more, featuring brand names that include Kitchen Aid, Whirlpool and Estate. Richard McCutcheon, the Indian Valley- based businessman and author, is celebrating his 10th anniversary with Richard's Gifts. He sells an assortment of products engraved with your photographs. This past year he has added person- alized greeting cards and framed photos. This month marks the third year for Marty Swisher and his Quincy-based business, The Floor Store. Marty stocks, sells and installs car- pet remnants, vinyl flooring and linoleum. He even does carpet cleaning. For 13 years Barbara and Scott Tanner have been successfully taking care of business with Scott Tanner Business Equipment. They ser- vice and sell copy and fax machines and supplies in the tri-county region from their fairly new, more centralized location in Greenville. r CONSIDER AN LLC u A limited liability company is a form of business organization that sits somewhere between corporation and partnership. It offers some legal protection for its owners - and some tax advantages, too. An LLC, like a corporation, protects its owners against personal liability for the firm's obligation• But, as in a partnership, all income, losses, deductions, credits and other tax issues are reported on the personal tax return of the owners, avoiding the double taxation of corporations. There are variations: A one-person LLC is taxed as a proprietorship with protection against personal liability for the company's debts. A general partnership LLC gets the tax advantages of the general partnership, again with liability protection• Similarly, a limited partnership can provide limited liability protection to all its members• An LLC can avoid the restrictions of an S corporation while still allowing owners to report income and losses on their own returns. LLCs offer many plusses and a few drawbacks. Ask us about them at: Best wishes for 307 W. Main St., Quincy * 283-0660 Busy SCaSOtl CHAMBER UPDATE SARAH METZLER Quincy Chamber of Commerce We would like to welcome six new members to the Quincy Chamber of Com- merce: Courthouse Caf6, Caf6 Le Coq, Tyrus Chimney Sweep, Plumas Community Radio Project, Say What Sound, and Roger Set- tlemire. We were busy making spirits bright at the 19th An- nual Quincy Main Street Sparkle and Light Parade on Friday, Dec. 5. Quincy was so beautiful. I was delighted to see so many happy children enjoying the festivities. Santa was very busy that night! A video of the Light Pa- rade is available on YOU TUBE. Congratulations to Sierra Pacific Industries for winning first place, Quincy Tow Servxce and Repair won second place and Feather River College won third place. Kyonna Carey won the Sparkle Princess Costume ahead for Q00tincy Chamber Contest. Let's do it again next year! The 44th Annual Wassail Bowl was held Friday, Dec. 12, in the Plumas County Courthouse. It was a very special evening. Nominations were accept- ed from the community and selected by the QCC board of directors. The 2008 Business of the Year is Quincy Natural Foods and the Citizen of the Year is Dick Elsken, Com- munity Supper and CAN. Delicious food, amazing entertainment, traditional Wassail and a great crowd celebrated the contributions made by these dynamic peo- ple. American Valley Aviation hosted a Chamber Mixer and Open House on Wednesday, Dec. 17. It was great to meet to meet William Pierce, CEO. and AVA's profession- al staff and to learn about their many current projects. The Quincy Chamber now offers a no-host bar for Chamber mixers. We are planning our 2009 Calendar of Events at www.quincy chamber.com. Beginning Jan. 26, we will host a Merchants Planning Brunch; Feb. 11, a Valentine Ltlncheon with Suzi Brakken from the Plumas County Visitor Bureau as our guest speaker: March 17, St. Patrick's Luncheon and Thanks for a GREAT 2008! Good Luck in 2009! Forest Stationers Across from the Courthouse 31 Main Street, Quincv, CA 95971 30) 283-2266 • FAX: 530' 283-2501 3ndav - Friday 9:00 am- 5:30 pm O O Silent Auction; Fathers Day Fly-In June 21; Summer Sol- stice Century Bike Ride June 27; 64th Annual Fair Parade August 15, featuring the Ophir Prison Band; Girls Night Out Sept. 25; Annual Luncheon Oct. 14; Safe Trick or Treat & Scarecrow Oct. 30; 20th Annual Quincy Main Street Sparkle & Light Parade Dec. 4 and the 45th Annual Wassail Bowl & Citi- zen and Business of the Year Dec. 11, 2009. The Quincy Chamber of Commerce and EcTown are presently optimizing the website county,wide to max- imize the Google search en- gine and it is working. A woman called me from New York. Her daughter had lost a special ladybug bracelet. It was the friend- ship bracelet offfve girls, one of whom passed during 911. As a result of the coun- ty-wide data base the Quincy Chamber of Commerce be- came the point of contact. She was thrilled to find a lo- cal distributor and began plans for a summer vacation in Quincy. The Quincy Chamber of Commerce welcomes your participation. Please call the office at 283-0188 located at 464 Main Street or visit the web site at quincychamber, com THE RIGHT INVESTMENTS IN YOUR IRA CAN MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE. ;': ..... :?::i::4 :::::: To learn about the benefits of an Edward Jones IRA, call or visit today. Steven R King Financial Advisor www.edwardjones.com Menb s,c 546 Lawrence Street, Suite 8 Quincy, CA 95971 530-283-4061 Kirk Lambert 832-5512 740 E. Sierra, Portola Lic. #0496874 ! Fred Fourby, RHU 258-3477 o,, ' 509 Main St., Chester ., {'e-Y'O Lic #0573654 Insurance  www.HighSierralnsurance.com WE CARRY ALL LINES OF INSURANCE MEMBERS OF GOLDEN SIERRA INSURANCE SERVICES