Business Scene for the week of 1/17/17


Just a reminder if you were a lucky winner of the Santa’s Sleigh Days Scratch N Win tickets, you have until the end of January to use them. If you haven’t picked up your winning scratcher, you only have a short time to do so. If any merchants still have scratchers that haven’t been picked up, please call your lucky winners to remind them to come get them. 


If you’ve ever installed an infant car seat into a vehicle, you know it can be tricky. Terri Dood of AAA in Susanville, has recently become a certified Car Seat Technician with the National Child Passenger Safety program. Terri informs us this is available for their members as well as non-members. So if you’re expecting, or have car seats in your car now and not 100 percent sure if your seats are in properly, stop by AAA in Susanville and let Terri check them. You can call her at 252-5021 to make an appointment, or stop by their office located behind Jack in the Box. 


Now that all your Christmas decorations are put away, it’s time for a fresh new look. Kelly Smith, owner of Hodge Podge Lodge has all new burners now in stock. There are many different styles and choices to choose from. Her store is full of fresh new items, and be sure and check out the amazing selection of candles. You will find Hodge Podge Lodge at 2206 Main Street in Susanville.

This week Kelly will be closed Tuesday through Thursday, back open on Friday. 


Plumas Bancorp, the parent company of Plumas Bank, is pleased to announce that Andrew Ryback, the bank’s president and chief executive officer, has been appointed to the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council (CDIAC) for its 12th District.

Established in 2010, the council serves as an important source of information on the ability of community depository institutions to support local markets by providing observations, opinions and advice on topics including economic and banking conditions, regulatory policies, and payment issues. Made up of banks, thrift institutions and credit unions of various sizes, the advisory council offers the perspective of community depository institutions to the management of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and its members of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

The council is currently represented by CEOs from several financial institutions in nine-state district that includes California, Idaho, Utah, Oregon, Arizona, Washington, Alaska. They generally serve a three-year term.


Linda Hancock tells us she is coordinating a community Sweetheart Craft Show on Feb. 10 and 11 at the basketball courts at New Image Racquetball and Fitness Center.  She is currently taking registration for quality crafters, in home business providers like jewelry makers, essential oils, and other retail items.  Proceeds from the booth fee rentals and ticket sales from the gift basket drawing will be donated to our local Honey Lake Hospice organization. For registration information, see the ad in this week’s paper or call Linda at 251-6640.


If the winter weather is driving you crazy, then head to uptown Susanville and see all the great selections of books waiting for you at Margie’s Book Nook. You’ll find the latest in new releases, historical books about the local area, a huge selection of fiction and non-fiction quality pre-owned titles too. Plus, they have a wonderful line of Melissa and Doug learning books and toys to keep the children motivated too. So stoke up the fire, curl up with a cozy blanket and warm beverage and lose yourself in a great book.