Business Scene for the week of 6/5/18

On Friday and Saturday, June 15 and 16, JandJ Performing Arts will be performing Mary Poppins at the Lassen College Gymnasium. Tickets are available at JandJ Performing Arts or Margies’s Book Nook. For more information, see their ad in this week’s paper or go to their website at

The ninth annual Susanville Bluegrass Festival is June 22 to 24, at the Lassen County Fairgrounds. Once again, there will be a “Locals Night” of Bluegrass and barbecue and the ever-popular Quilt Room. Three-day festival passes to listen to top bluegrass bands are available at the fair office and their website, For more information, check out their website or see their ad in this week’s paper.

The Lassen County Fair is just around the corner, and now is the time to get great deals on weeklong admission passes and carnival wristbands. Both types of passes are available at the fair office or on their website. For more information on pricing, see their ad in this week’s paper, or log on to their website at The Lassen County Fair office is located at 195 Russell Avenue in Susanville.

Do you have a special event coming up? From Quincineras to Celebrations of Life, El Tepeyac Grille has the ability to cater any function. They can come to you or they have a private room available for your event. For more information, call owner Esther Faustino at 257-7220 or stop in at 1700 Main St., Susanville. See their ad in this week’s paper.

In a recent press release, Plumas Bank announced it is raising its minimum wage to $15/hour, effective immediately. The press release stated the bank’s record profits as well as the positive impact of the tax reform legislation passed at the end of 2017 allowed for the increase to occur.
Andrew Ryback, director, president and CEO said, “We are delighted to recognize and reward our team members who strive each day to serve our clients well, build strong relationships in our communities and create long-term value for our shareholders.” Ryback added that this was another example of Plumas Bank living up to its philosophy and motto, “Here For Good.”

David Teeter at Margie’s Book Nook tells us he’s pleased to announce that from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, they will be hosting the premiere release book signing for Laura Kay Tew. Tew will be featuring her two personal growth books “Peace Be With Us All” and “Healing the Grief Within.” “Tew has been our client and our advertising consultant with the Lassen County Times for 25 years and we’re very excited to support her in bringing these short, but highly inspirational books to the public,” according to Teeter.
“Peace Be With Us All” is a spiritual leadership message based upon her interpretation of the “Law of Success” by the late Father of Motivation, Napoleon Hill. Her full color book “Healing the Grief Within” offers individuals facing adversity food for their soul as they travel on the path of overcoming any type of loss and healing from trauma. She shares her personal insights on the life lessons she’s learned from the death of several of our local residents and how to use natural nurturing solutions for moving through the pain of loss.
“I’m very excited to have collaborated with Peter Harvey, a professional photographer with Speyside Images in Scotland, who provided several original pictures of the countryside which were converted to watercolors for “Healing the Grief Within,” Tew tells us. She also inspired the meditation music he wrote titled “LK2,” which was featured on his recently released CD “From A Deeper Well,” which is available at
“As an adult living with ADHD, it has been a great challenge to channel almost two decades of creative ideas into these books and finally see these projects come to fruition,” she tells us. Having faced a lifetime of unique experiences and overcoming many adversities, Tew shares with her readers easy-to-apply ideas for learning to be the best you can be, regardless of your age, race or level of education. She’s also put together some special tranquility treat thank you gifts for folks attending the book signing. So be sure to stop by and pick up your copies today made available at her favorite bookstore, Margie’s Book Nook.

Manjit Ahuja is the owner of the Touch of Thread eyebrow threading and Indian import shop in Historic Uptown Susanville. Ahuja runs the shop with her husband Naeem Akhtar at 22 North Lassen St., across from the Post Office. They are open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and offer Indian clothing, gifts, accessories and more.

Norma DeBaker will be at the Mayhan Gallery in Susanville on June 9 showcasing her one of a kind jewelry and other original creations. A longtime resident and local artist, she also makes memorial jewelry in honor of your passing love ones and is available for personal consultations. You’ll also find many other great works of art by area artisans. So be sure to head Uptown this Saturday for the kick off of Farmers Market and then stroll the sidewalk and attend these other special events taking place.