Business Scene for the week of 1/2/18

NEW YEAR’S FITNESS PROGRAM
Start off 2018 with a healthy fitness program, with the help of the friendly staff at Anytime Fitness. Manager Paulina Baker tells us they have a great-sign up deal to start off the New Year. For more information about their special offer through Jan. 5, see their ad in this week’s paper or stop in at Susanville Anytime Fitness at 2635 Main St., Susanville.

GET ORGANIZED THIS YEAR
Now that the holiday festivities are over, it’s a great time to clear out the clutter and organize your home for the New Year. Billington Ace Hardware has lots of storage bins to organize your rooms and the latest in e-cloth cleaning supplies, too. If you plan to do some home improvements this year, they are ready to help you get everything you need to complete your projects. So whether you’re painting a room, remodeling the bathroom or updating your tools, be sure to check out the latest deals at your local Billington Ace Hardware.

START A NEW HOBBY
There’s no time like the present to learn something new. If you’ve ever thought about learning how to quilt, then now is the time to go see Laura Roberts and her staff at Country Pines Quilt Shop on Richmond Road next to Susanville Auto Center. She has one of the largest selections of quilting fabrics in Northern California, which is why quilters have been known to drive in from Nevada and Oregon to stock up on the great values.
You’ll find quilting kits for beginners and advanced skill levels and a friendly staff ready to answer all your project questions, too. You can even sign up for their monthly classes. If you’re not a quilter, but you need fun fabric for your sewing and crafts, then you’ll be pleasantly surprised at all the themed prints and fabric styles.

COLLEGE CLASSES FOR SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AND FUN
Lassen Community College is open for the Spring 2018 semester enrollment and they have several classes for improving your personal and professional life. You can start training toward a certificate program, brush up on computer skills, take a fitness class and even learn to paint or make jewelry, just to name a few of their programs.
The job market is changing rapidly and if you’re thinking about making a career change, they just might have the program you’ve been looking for.
You can register for classes and order books online, or schedule an appointment with a counselor to help you select your academic path. They also offer free community parenting classes and the Lassen College CalWORKS program can help parents with child care and financial expenses.
If you don’t have time to take classes on campus, check out their online courses. Let 2018 be the year you commit to learning and doing something new.

REACH YOUR FITNESS GOALS IN 2018
Rudy and Dora Valentine, owners of the Iron Horse Gym in Uptown Susanville, tell us they are ready to help you reach your fitness goals in 2018. No matter what shape you’re currently in, they can customize a program to match your skill level.
“Many times, people start working out and get over zealous, pushing themselves too far too fast. We think it is better to start where you are and build up to a full work-out, which helps to keep you motivated and reduce the potential for injuries,” said Valentine.
Plus, they offer family, student and senior discounts and are open 24 hours. There are no more excuses to be a couch potato: get up and get moving toward your best body ever.

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