Business Scene for the week of 4/24/18

TREATS AT THE HOME AND GARDEN SHOW
This Saturday, April 28, Milwood Florist and Treats Pet Supply will be at the Spring Home and Garden Show at the Lassen County Fairgrounds. They will have drawings and giveaways for some of your favorite brands of dog food such as Canidae, Zignature, Nutrisource and Nature’s Variety. Treat’s inside of Milwood, is locally owned and carries a large supply of pet treats and supplies as well as the flowers and extensive gift shop that Milwood has to offer. Stop by their booth Saturday or come into the store at 2020 Main Street, Susanville. Get ready for their Spring Pet Photo contest coming soon.

TIME FOR DEFENSIBLE SPACE
It is not too early to be thinking about summer and the fire danger tall grass and weeds present. High Sierra Fire is ready to help you with your defensible space clearing as well as tree trimming, felling, chipping and most any other task related to keeping your property fire safe. High Sierra Fire serves both Lassen and Plumas Counties. See their ad in this week’s paper or call 253-0110 for your free estimate.

SPRING HOME AND GARDEN SHOW
The 12th annual Spring Home, Garden and Recreation Show will take place Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lassen County Fairgrounds. This event is free to the community and food and drinks are available for purchase throughout the day. They’ll be offering a wedding showcase, too for brides to start shopping and planning for their special day. Be sure to stop by and get new ideas from the many local sponsors with booths at this year’s event.

FREE PHONES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES
Charlotte Roberts, Social Services Coordinator at the Eskaton Lassen Manor in Susanville wants you to know that they will be hosting a free community presentation for any individual with disabilities who would be interested in getting a free phone. The presentation will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, April 23 and you can R.S.V.P. by calling 257-7017. They have specialized phones that include cell amplifiers, captioned, speech assist, picture dial and more units for eligible California residents. Phone plan fees are extra. Let the experts explain this state funded program to you and there is no cost, obligation, age or income requirement.

RATTLESNAKE AVOIDANCE TRAINING
Mike and Shirley Mesa, owners of Mesahaus Dog Training Facility in Susanville, are once again holding their rattlesnake avoidance training for dogs. The event will be Sunday, April 29 at their facility in Susanville. For more information or to book your appointment, call Shirley at 310-1734, or see their ad in this week’s paper. Mesahaus Dog Training Facility is located at 472-205 Johnstonville Road, Susanville.

CLAYBREAKERS TAKE ON LAW ENFORCEMENT
On Saturday, April 28, the Lassen Grizzly Claybreakers will take on various law enforcement teams from around the county in a trapshoot competition. The event begins at 9 a.m, and will be held at the Sierra Sportsmen Rice Canyon Range, located at 478-505 Briar Patch Lane in Susanville. For more information, see their ad in this week’s paper or check out the Lassen Grizzly Claybreaker Facebook page.

LMUD IRRIGATION EFFICIENCY PROGRAM
Is your irrigation pump not working as well as it used to? Worried you are spending too much for what you are getting out of the ground? Check out Lassen Municipal Utility District’s ad this week to see how they will partner with you to make pumping more efficient. As always, certain restrictions may apply, but the pump test is free. In addition to their ad, see their website lmud.org for additional information on all of the rebates they have to offer.

FREE TIRE RECYCLING EVENT
Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 5 to take advantage of the Free Tire Recycling event that starts at 8:30 a.m. at the Bass Hill Landfill. Be sure to get there early because when the trailers are full or at 3:00 p.m., which ever happens first they will be ending. They are only excepting up to nine car or light truck tires per vehicle. Must be residential tires only. See this week’s ad for more information.

PLUMAS BANK TO PAY DIVIDEND
Plumas Bancorp, the parent company of Plumas Bank, announced that its board of directors has declared a regular semi-annual cash dividend of .18 cents per share on Plumas Bancorp’s common stock. The dividend will be issued on May 15 to stockholders of record as of April 30, 2018. This represents an increase of 29 percent from the dividend paid on Nov. 15, 2017.

MARKETING THAT STILL MAKES SENSE
It’s been some time since I’ve mentioned some of the many services our advertising and marketing departments offer here at the Lassen County Times along with our parent company, Feather Publishing Company., that also publishes our sister newspapers in Plumas County. With more than 100 years of combined experience in marketing as well as in advertising layout and design, our team can effectively create solid advertising campaigns that consistently bring proven results for both businesses and professionals.

Print advertising in our newspapers and niche publications here and in neighboring Plumas County has more than survived the test of time, as exemplified by Quincy’s Feather River Bulletin celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. Community newspapers are still and will continue to be a solid marketing solution that can bring you the results you should demand and deserve from your ad investment.
With the economic challenges small businesses continue to face day in and day out, coupled with the growing confusion of where to advertise effectively in this new media world, the last thing you need to worry about is having a truly successful marketing plan and that’s where our team comes in.

The right message, effectively created by an experienced marketing team and delivered to your potential customers by a medium with consistent and proven readership will undoubtedly produce results. So, if you are feeling overwhelmed with the myriad choices, perhaps not satisfied with your present plan or simply want some insight on how to grow your business, we’d be more than happy to sit down and discuss your specific sales goals to suggest the right campaign tailored to meet your individual budget.

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