Business Scene for the week of 5/15/18

LASSEN HUMANE SOCIETY ANNUAL SALE

It’s time for the Lassen Humane Society’s 13th annual Yard Sale. The event will take place at the Lassen County Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, May 18 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 19. You’ll find lots of great treasures, furniture and much, much more! This is one of their biggest fundraisers of the year, so do your part to support this worthwhile organization and you just might find that hidden gem you’ve been looking for.

REGISTER YOUR YOUTH
FOR SUMMER ATHLETIC CAMPS

Lassen Community College is now taking registration for their assorted summer youth athletic camps. If you haven’t figured out what to do with your student when school is out, then be sure to see their ad in this week’s paper for the schedule of camps that will be available. Don’t let your kids become a couch potato in front of the television or zone out playing computer games.

Get them involved in some outdoor recreation to stimulate their minds, help with socialization skills and build healthier bodies.

SPRUCE UP YOUR BACKYARD

Arlin Billington owner of Billington Ace Hardware has a complete line of garden products to help you have the backyard of your dreams. You can upgrade your lawn tools with top of the line brands, buy a new barbecue for cooking up an awesome dish and serve it on a beautiful new outdoor patio furniture set. Plus, he’s got traditional and solar lights, garden art, hammocks, fire pits and more to make your home an entertaining oasis. He also carries spa products, too, so you can soak your cares away.

Thinking of doing a little painting? Be sure to see the paint specialists for the latest in interior and exterior paint colors. Don’t forget Father’s Day is just around the corner and you’ll find lots of great values on home improvement tools. So shop at Billington Ace Hardware today.

BACK IN TIME

Joan’s Studio of Dance is having its 44th annual recital on Saturday, June 2 at the Susanville Veterans Memorial Hall on Main Street, Susanville. Pre-Sale tickets are available at Margie’s Book Nook. For more information, see their ad in this week’s paper.

ERIC PASLAY TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

The Lassen County Fair headliner, Eric Paslay, will be performing at 7 p.m. Friday, July 20. Tickets are now available at the Fair Office, or by logging onto lassencountyfair.org. For more information and to see who will be performing with Paslay, see their ad in this week’s paper.

IRRIGATION EFFICIENCY PROGRAM

Lassen Municipal Utility District is once again offering its Irrigation Efficiency Program. If you aren’t sure you are pumping as much water as you need, or in as efficient manner as possible, log onto their website at lmud.org and download the application for your free pump test. For more information about the program, see their ad in this week’s paper.

MAKE A HEALTHY START

The new Mountain Yoga Studio at 2005 Main St. opened the doors on April 18. Owner Donna Smith tells us they have many classes to choose from, along with different packages you can buy. They have certified instructors for every level of experience. The studio offers yoga, indoor cycling, meditation and pi-yo, all this in a clean and relaxing enviroment. They will be starting a kids’ summer camp schedule very soon and that information will be available online shortly.

PAMPER YOURSELF FROM HEAD TO TOE

The weather is getting nice, and now is the time to pull out your summer sandals and showcase your perfectly pedicured feet. If your tootsies are suffering from the dry winter, don’t worry because Linda Hoge at Hair Hunters in Uptown Susanville has spring specials on spa pedicures and manicures so you can look and feel your best.

“People don’t realize how important foot care is, but once they’ve been pampered in my relaxing pedicure chair, they’re usually repeat customers,” said Hoge.

Sure, you can try to do your own nail care, but it probably won’t be as enjoyable. If you need a little extra pampering, call Linda to book your appointment today at 257-4247.

LASSEN HUMANE SOCIETY
ACCEPTING YARD SALE DONATIONS

It’s time for the annual Lassen Humane Society annual Yard Sale at the Lassen County Fairgrounds on May 18 and 19. They’re now accepting donations for this event.

If you have been putting off your spring cleaning, this is a great time to clear out your clutter and donate your good items to help this important organization.

See their ad for more details on the donation location, dates, times and items accepted.

BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL TEAM

Whatever the industry, its great leaders share basic qualities. In his book, “Think Like a Champion: Building Success One Victory at a Time,” Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan shares his insight into the principles of creating a winning team on, or in any field.

Here’s Shanahan’s 15-point game plan for winning teams:

1. Teams matter more than individuals.

2. Every job is important.

3. Treat everyone with respect.

4. Share both victories and defeats.

5. Accept criticism.

6. Keep the boss well informed.

7. Focus on your work ethic, not others.

8. Allow for differences in lifestyle.

9. Be more creative than predictable.

10. Let go of failed ideas.

11. Employ structure and order.

12. Reward those who produce.

13. Find different ways to motivate your employees.

14. Keep your employees fresh.

15. Protect your system.