Biz News for Jan. 24, 2012
Longtime Susanville certified public accountants Pezzullo & Gussett, LLP have opened an office in Chester at 150 Main St. They offer tax preparation, accounting, payroll and management consulting services. Partners Steve Pezzullo and Julia Gussett, both CPAs, said Carlene Slusher, a Chester resident and CPA who has been with the firm for over six years, will split her time between the Susanville and Chester offices. Both offices can be reached by calling 257-7721.
CADY HAS MOVED
Attorney at Law Frank Cady has moved his office to 1516 Main St., Susanville, next to Burger King. Their phone number is 257-5555.
GIFT SHOW SHOPPING
Orlando and Vegas, here she comes! Melissa McCoy, owner of Every Bloomin' Thing, is busy at gift shows. First, in Orlando, Fla., then on to Las Vegas, Nev. She is excited to be going and will be doing some serious ordering for her gift shop. Speaking of new merchandise, Melissa just received a large shipment of new handbags, scarves and stylish hats.
WEIGHT LOSS HELP
Helping you with your 2012 weight loss goals ... the Health Nut has Dr. Oz-recommended products in stock now. SafSlim, a delicious emulsifed Safflower oil liquid was featured a couple of weeks ago with Dr. Oz's guest Montel Williams, who said he lost several inches of belly fat with SafSlim. Dr. Oz also recommended Brown Seaweed extract or Fucoxanthin, African Mango (Irvingia) and Seabuckthorn. All of these are available at The Health Nut.
REAL ESTATE IN SUSANVILLE
The ladies at Stevens Realty in Uptown Susanville continue to serve the real estate needs of their clients in and around Lassen County. According to Broker/Co-owner Diane Dwyer, Broker Associate/Co-owner Jennifer Gorohoff and Realtor/Co-Owner Linda White, these three ladies have a combined experience of nearly 50 years. They look forward to continuing to serve the real estate needs of their clients for many years to come.
NATIONAL WEAR RED DAY
Feb. 3 is National Wear Red Day and Banner Lassen Medical Center will be hosting its Cardiac Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. Anyone who comes to the open house wearing red will be entered into a drawing for a gift basket. Plus, they are doing free blood pressure checks and you can learn about their heart care and cardiac services. The medical center has also uploaded a new public website at BannerHealth.com/Lassen. The redesign makes the site more focused on the services offered locally and even has a spotlight home page featuring local residents.
ALL TIME LOW RATES
Chad Nethery, managing partner at Susanville Ford and Auto Center tells us car rates are at the lowest they have been in more than a decade. If you’ve been turned down before, and you’re interested in purchasing a new or pre-owned vehicle, Nethery encourages you to apply again.
“We have more than 30 lenders to work with and the banks are making it easier to get approved,” said Nethery. So don’t drive out of state to purchase your vehicle and get stuck paying thousands in extra doc and tax fees to bring your auto home.
LOOK CLOSELY BEFORE SIGNING!
Every so often we get what I would deem cleverly disguised solicitations that appear to be standard requests for a renewal of a past order or for a verification of a listing, typically for a yellow page directory. The most recent was a fax from a company called Yellow Pages America. In bold across the top the form said, “Additional Data Required” with a prominent box next to it stating “Free Data Update For All Customers.”
However, in the fine print at the bottom of the page it states that by signing the form you are agreeing to a $99 per month listing for a term of two years in their online directory. This company, by the way, is in Panama City, Panama!
So, the message is simple: Be sure you, or the people in your office who could perhaps deal with something like this, know exactly what it is that you are agreeing to before you sign any form. What they are doing is perfectly legal, and it is binding. The number of these types of solicitations that we get in the mail or via fax has me convinced that the companies must get a pretty decent return.