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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010 BUSINESS CLASS,IFIEDS Edward Jones )!i i Roberta Alien, CPA John A. Kimmel, CPA Bequette & Kimmel Accountancy Corporation )s The CPA. Never Underestimate The Value. ii q i q :ii!ii";! Y MIKE TABORSKI Publisher BUSINESS SCENE Elizabeth Steffen PLUMAS BANK PROMOTES THREE Plumas Bank has promoted Richard L. Belstock to senior vice president and interim chief financial officer and con- troller. He joined the bank in 2006, and currently manages accounting, internal audit and risk management. Richard is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the Uni- versity of Colorado with a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics. He received his Masters in accountancy from the University of Denver. Elizabeth L. Steffen has been promot- ed to assistant vice president, adminis- trative services manager in technology resources. A California native, Elizabeth joined the bank in 2009. She currently manages three departments: network administration, eBanking, and the cus- tomer resource center. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and her Masters in technology man- agement from the University of Phoenix. Gayle Guiragossian was also promot- ed to an assistant vice president, SBA processing manager. She joined Plumas Bank in 2007 and is responsible for the production of SBA loan documentation, loan funding and servicing. Gayle has 22 years of experience in SBA lending. "As a result of our collective efforts we are beginning to see meaningful progress as our company moves back into a position of strength. As an indicator of our progress, and on behalf of the board of directors and the executive team, I would like to congratulate these three outstanding mem- bers of our team as they assume their new officer positions," said interim president and chief execu- tive officer, Andrew J. Ryback Richard Belstock Gayle Guiragossian NEW BAKER/PASTRY CHEF Holly Maricich, a graduate of the North County Culinary Academy in San Diego, is the new bakery and pastry chef at Traci's Sweet Surprises in downtown Quincy. Shop owner Traci Downey tells us Holly's specialties in- clude cheesecakes, dessert bars and ar- tisan breads. ANNUAL VACCINATION CLINIC Holly Maricich At the Greenville High School parking lot Thurs- day, Sept. 9 from 5:30- 6:30 p.m. Dr. Doyle Ralston of the Indian Creek Veterinary Clinic will hold his annual reduced-price vaccination clinic. What a great deal and service: Rabies, distemper, cat vac- cines and more will be available at half price and the Plumas County Animal Control folks will also be on hand to provide one-stop licensing fees. CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY Bi-State Propane customers in Portola will want to make a note on their calendars to stop by Bi- State's Highway 70 offices for its Customer Appreci- ation Day event Friday, Sept. 17. Manager Dave Shel- ton said from noon to 4 p.m. there will be free hot dogs, sodas, free 5-gallon BBQ propane tank fill-ups and a wheel loaded with special prizes for their cus- tomers to spin and win! OFFERING OUR CONGRATULATIONS... This month marks a few significant anniver- saries for JoAnn Prince at Great Northern Hair Co. in Quincy. It's her 49th year as a licensed hair stylist, 32nd year working in Quincy and her 30th year with Great Northern! I'd be remiss if I didn't add that during those 32 years in Quincy JoAnn has truly been an incredible asset to our community, ac- tively volunteering her time and energy with the lo- cal service clubs, organizations and numerous com- munity projects throughout those three decades. Thank you, JoAnn! Oh yeah, they are having a sale, special promotions and a prize giveaway at the store in honor of the occasion. Check it out! INCOME FOR LIFE Social Security will indeed pay out for a lifetime and even grow to meet inflation, but that's not enough income for most people. And that's why there are annuities and "ladders" of bonds and CDs (and annuities) that will guarantee monthly paychecks for life. Annuities are essentially contracts with insurance companies: You pay them a lump sum and they promise to send you a check every month for the rest of your life - or slightly less money for your life and your spouse's. Compare offerings from various companies, but buy only from top-rated insurance companies. While interest rates are low, many buyers may choose to "ladder" their investments. With a CD, for instance, it might be smart to split our investment among six-month, one-year and two-year CDs. As each matures, it can be replaced with a CD at (one hopes) a higher rate. The same sort of laddering can be accomplished with bonds and even annuities. For dependable advice on finances and taxes, see the experts at: 307 W. Main St., Quincy 283-0680 Summer's CHAMBER. UPDATE SUZI BRAKKEN Visitors Bureau Okay, Plumas County, are we geared up for another round of Awesome Autumn? We're really praying that resident leaf peepers around the county will lend us a hand supplying daily foliage reports and photos for the blog, because that help will be needed this year like nev- er before. In fact, if you're as ecstatic about foliage as we are, we could also use some help talking by phone and in-per- son to a huge flow of visitors and inquiries we expect in October at the county Visi- tors Center. The response from this month's VIA magazine arti- cle on fall foliage and Quin- cy has been expectantly large, with 126 requests for mail-out information pack- ets coming in just the first two weeks. Based on some of our sur- vey data, requests from VIA but 2et ave5 readers are very likely to translate into actual visits. In fact, within the first few days the story was out in mid-August, we tracked peo- ple who came as a result, some of them photographers coming to scout out the area before the colors arrive. Overall, our direct visitor inquiries from last month were up 27 percent over last year. Of those folks who re- sponded to VIA, more than 60 percent indicated they were planning their first- ever visit to Plumas County. About 20 percent of those re- quests came by phone; the rest were made electronical- ly through contact forms filled out off our website, We expect things to get even crazier this month, as the San Francisco Chroni- cle's travel section will fea- ture an article on the coun- ty's fall foliage, along with a Nevada golf publication and the usual KGO radio inter- views. That's not counting the usual leaf peepers and ones that find us by Googling. The best thing about fall foliage is that it's county- wide, free and put on by Mother Nature. But we strongly urge all businesses in the county to take advan- n'.clayfor the autumn rush tage of the fact that leaf peepers do eat, sleep, buy : gas, shop, recreate and enjoy attractions and events. The Plumas County Muse- um plans some extended hours in October, and we're encouraging businesses to try it as well, particularly on weekends and in the latter half of the month. This is a time to coordi- nate to ensure each commu- nity has a restaurant open to cover seven days of break- fast, lunch or dinner. We'll all do our best to spread them around to available lodging and dining. Fortunately, there's a slew of fall events and unlimited outdoor recreation that fall visitors can enjoy when they're not out chasing the peak. Our fall website, which will be featuring a slight re- design, will have the details starting around the autum- nal equinox, Sept. 22. We'll also have the usual botanist's prediction and sci- entific explanation of this yearly phenomenon. (Hint: It's really not about the weather!) Please don't fail to send us those timely reports and photos! If you need an idea of what to send, log on now to, click the fall foliage link on the top of the page, and it'll take you to last year's blog. WE WANT TO HELP GROW YOUR PORTFOLIO, Call today to schedule a complimentary protfolio review. Steven R King Financial Advisor 546 Lawrence Street, Suite 8 Quincy, CA 95971 530-283-4061 Member SIPC s3 off a New Ink Cartridge Whenyou bring your old one in. (with this coupon) Forest Stationers Monday - Friday 9:30 acn - 5:30 pm Support the local economy and Invest in Plumas County! ONCE BOB AND LINDA ROULAND TELL YOU ABOUT ALL THE DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE, YOU MIGHT WANT A WALLET-SIZED PHOTO. R 0 U I L  I AI I N I N S U R A N C E "Your billfold is about to get fatter. Because not only will a photo of your favorite new insurance agent find a valued place in your wallet, the pictures of several presidents could as well. 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