Business Scene for the week of 12/5/17

Your friends at Plumas Bank want to thank the community for the opportunity to serve your banking needs for 37 years. In appreciation, the Susanville, Quincy and Greenville branches are having Client Appreciation Days from 10 a.m. to around 2 p.m. Dec. 13, 14 and 15. Portola branch, along with their co-host, the Lost Sierra Chamber, is having a holiday mixer from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13.

The Chester branch is celebrating with its Client Appreciation Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15. Be sure to visit your local Plumas Bank office for some holiday fun and cheer.

Kenny and Holly Gullion, owners of J&K Guns in Uptown Susanville, just received a huge shipment of Tannerite. They are exploding targets, and Kenny said they make great stocking stuffers. Don’t forget they offer laser engraving, and for the ladies, they have a nice selection of concealed carry purses in stock. You will find their store at 916 Main St., across the street from Sears, or give them a call at 257-7511.

Iron Horse Gym is encouraging you to get festive this holiday, and they are hosting an outdoor holiday décor decorating contest. See their ad in this week’s paper for the entry form to submit your home in the competition. The winner will receive a one-year family membership valued at $1,080, good for two adults and two children. The drive-by judging will take place on Dec. 20.

Mickey at Mickey’s County Closet next to Hair Hunters in Uptown Susanville tells us she’s got a great selection of Montana Silversmith jewelry, Montana West concealed carry purses and wallets, too.

Plus, you’ll find the latest bling jeans by Grace in LA Jeans and lots of western home décor.
She also holds a free monthly drawing for store certificates and gift items. If you haven’t been in her gift shop, be sure to head Uptown, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised at all the great buys.

It’s time for the 17th annual Friends in Art Country Christmas event at the Artisan Coffee Shop in Janesville. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 9. You’ll find many unique items sure to fit in a stocking or be that special present under the tree. See their ad for the complete listing of participating artists.

With the holiday season upon us, we’d be remiss if we didn’t challenge our readers once again to set aside $100 to spend locally.

It’s a simple concept that is worth its weight in gold: If each of our newspaper readers — yes, you — spend at least $100 shopping at home this holiday season, that would pump more than a million into Lassen County’s economy, and that’s based on a conservative average of just two readers per newspaper.

This is the 17th year we’ve made this challenge, and we are happy to report that many of you have taken this idea to heart. We know because last year we had several local merchants tell us they heard shoppers mention this campaign as they spent their money in town.

Like we’ve said in the past, the $100 or whatever extra comfortably fits the family budget doesn’t necessarily need to be just items from your favorite stores. It could be gift certificates from one of the umpteen local restaurants, beauty salons, massage therapists, auto detailers, gyms, golf course or other service providers throughout the county.

And, it doesn’t have to be just presents for those on your list. There are literally hundreds of ways to spend an extra $100 in town, from getting your nails done for a special party to a relaxing dinner out or tanking up for a trip to visit family. If it’s something special or not necessarily budgeted, it works.

So, again, this year we challenge you to find the ways that best fit your needs and lifestyle to spend that extra C-note locally. We don’t have to tell you the myriad of benefits to our community by having this additional influx of cash in circulation.