Business Scene for the week of 11/26/19


Andrew Ryback, director, president and chief executive officer of Plumas Bank was elected to the Independent Community Bankers of America’s Federal Delegate Board.

“I am honored to be elected to represent our industry and help share the positive story of community banking with policymakers,” Ryback stated. “Community banks are trusted, relationship-based lenders that deliver personalized service and invaluable financial expertise to local consumers and entrepreneurs. We drive positive economic prosperity both nationally and at home.”

In addition to helping shape and advocate ICBA’s national policy positions and programs, Ryback’s duties include being a liaison between independent community bankers in California and ICBA staff and leadership in Washington, D.C. He will also work to recruit new members to ICBA.

“Andy is a dedicated community banker who is highly respected in his community and by his industry peers,” said ICBA Chairman Preston Kennedy. “We are delighted Andy has generously offered his time and valuable professional talents to the service of the community banking industry.”

ICBA is the only organization dedicated exclusively to promoting the interests of locally operated community banks and savings institutions. With trusted financial expertise and high-quality customer service as their hallmarks, community banks offer the best financial services option for millions of consumers, small businesses and agricultural enterprises.



And one final note this week about Plumas Bank, we should mention that this year marks the 40th anniversary of the locally owned and operated bank and that its 2020 photo wall calendar is now available at your local Plumas Bank office. The photos chosen as winners this year were carefully selected from an array of great pictures taken by some very talented photographers in the Plumas Bank region. The winners this year are Anna Roepenack (cover), Paul Bernard, Michael Bruno, Doug Blesse, Lisa Fisher, Angela Ferrell, Maddi Johnson, Jen Peterson, Megan McClintock, Cassidy Miller, Kristine Moe, Abel Arcadia, Barry Bucholtz and Jan Davies. Congratulations to all of the winners, especially Jan Davies, Paul Bernard, and Kristine Moe — they were the lucky winners of the $100, $150 and $250 prizes.



Melissa McCoy at Every Bloomin’ Thing tells us on this Black Friday, Nov. 29, and Small Business Saturday, Nov. 30, the first 25 people both days will receive a free gift. The gift shop is bursting with new holiday gifts ideas for everyone on your list from knit hats and gloves to beautiful decorations, a real must see. Shop their beautiful fresh holiday wreaths, patio pots and centerpieces today!



Brothers Terrin and Tucker Vargas, owners of Livid Edge Motorsports, pride themselves on the work they do on performance and 4-wheel drive vehicles. Although they specialize on jeeps, pick-ups and SUV’s, the shop also carries tires for all vehicles. The Vargas brothers want you to be prepared for winter driving. You can stop by the shop and talk to them about what tires would suit your vehicle best. They carry all major brands of tires and offer mud, snow and all season tires. Stop by the shop, located at 2995 Johnstonville Road, or call 257-4867 for more information.



Blake Huhtala, owner of The Elegant Iris and Men’s Den, tells us they are stocking up on yummy Sweet’s Candy Sticks in different flavors, and they carry Annie B’s Caramels, and let’s not forget their delicious truffles! Stop by and stock up for the holidays!



Do you have your things stored at Skyline Self Storage? Do you notice your friends need to put some of their things in storage? Don’t forget Skyline Self Storage has a referral program. If you refer a new customer to Skyline Self Storage, you will earn credit toward your account. Skyline has two locations to serve you; 1105 Gentry Lane, up by Diamond Mountain Casino, or 702-900 Johnstonville Road, just down from Payless Building Supply. Call 257-3499 for details.



Lassen County Chamber of Commerce hosts its first Small Business Saturday event Saturday, Nov. 30. The event is the kick-off to the local holiday shopping season. Shoppers are invited to pick up their shopping passport at the Chamber office or at a variety of participating businesses. Each time you visit one of the “shopping destinations,” you’ll receive a stamp in your passport. Shoppers who collect at least five stamps between Saturday, Nov. 30 and Friday, Dec. 20 will be entered in a drawing to win a gift basket of locally sourced items valued at more than $100.

The Chamber office, located on Main Street next to Burger King, will serve as the kick-off Welcome Station — They will be serving refreshments from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 30. Once you’ve collected your passport stamps, you can drop off your passport with your name and phone number to the Chamber, Margie’s Book Nook or Zaengles Furniture between Nov. 30 and Dec. 20. The Chamber will announce the winner on Monday, Dec. 23. There is no purchase necessary to participate.

Like and follow the Chamber on Facebook. They will be posting more details and a list of shopping locations. #ShopSmall!