Business Scene for the week of 5/2/17


Ed and Tammy Swayze, owners of Customer Talk in Uptown Susanville, have recently purchased One Stop Office, located at 2589 Main St., Susanville, next to the DMV office. In addition to being able to help with all of your print needs, they are an authorized shipping location for Fed Ex, UPS and USPS. The One Stop Office is open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Customer Talk is celebrating its 10th anniversary, so stop by at either location and see what they have to offer. You can reach Ed at One Stop Office at 252-6500.



You think you have the cutest pet ever … prove it! Treats Natural Pet Marketplace’s Susanville location is having a cutest pet photo contest during this year’s Customer Appreciation Days week. You can drop off your pet picture at their store near Ace Hardware. The winner of the contest will win a generous gift basket made especially for the winner. While you’re dropping off your cutest pet picture, don’t forget the week of May 9 through 12 you can bring any of your donations for the Blue Star Moms care packages to their store, too. See this week’s paper for a list of donation items they are looking for.



Your four-legged friend, i.e. your dog, can celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a pawgarita at Treats Natural Pet Marketplace. From noon to 4 p. m. this Friday, May 5, your dogs can enjoy a fresh treat; they will have treats for people, too. Stop by their Susanville store near Billington Ace Hardware.



Don’t like to go to the grocery store? Or maybe you don’t have time to do your shopping? Well now you can take advantage of Myst’s Mobile Shopping. Myst provides grocery shopping for anyone who lives anywhere between Susanville and Milford. She said you provide the money and your grocery list, and she will do your shopping and deliver it right to your home. You can reach Myst at 310-3391 for questions. VFW LUNCH The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 2381 will be serving lunch on the first Saturday of each month starting this Saturday, May 6. Lunches are from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The lunches are downstairs at the Veterans Memorial Building on Main Street in Susanville. The lunches are open to the public. Children under 10 eat for half price. Cindy Nichols and the Jammers will be providing live music. For more information, call Delmer Brown at 249-6037.



Plumas Bancorp, the parent company of Plumas Bank, announced the board of directors declared a regular semi-annual cash dividend on Plumas Bancorp common stock of .14 cents per share, payable May 15 to stockholders of record as of May 1, 2017. This represents a .04 cent increase from the .10 cent dividend paid on Nov. 21, 2016.



This is the last week you can stock up on reading material and do a good deed by attending the annual Lassen Library book sale. The sale ends May 5, so be sure to check out their huge selection of books for children, teens and adults. This annual fundraiser helps to provide many valuable library services to the community. Plus, just a reminder that they have a monthly children’s program, book club and volunteer programs.



The advertising staff at the Lassen County Times is pleased to partner with 15 local businesses this year to help raise donations for the local Soaring Eagle Blue Star Moms chapter. Every month this group of parent volunteers gathers donations to mail customized, personally decorated care packages to the deployed troops abroad and the troops stateside, if they have enough items.

So next week, you’ll be able to do your part and help this worthwhile cause by purchasing items and taking them to the participating sponsors. To make your shopping easier, you’ll find a full page ad in this week’s paper giving you a list of the donations they could use and where you can take them May 9 through 15. Plus, when you drop off your donations, be sure to enter the Customer Appreciation Shopping Spree giveaway drawing and try to win your share of the $500 in Customer Appreciation Cash. Let’s show our soldiers support from their hometown. Feel free to include a card with a positive message that can be included in the gift boxes.



Rebel Metal Works owner Chris Thompson is pictured with his metal work. Photo by Jill Atkinson

For more than 20 years, Chris has been working with metal. He does all things metal, even the little jobs, repairs, custom gates, handrails (interior and exterior), tables and chairs, artwork, car chassis and even custom-built hot rods. He’s pretty much the “Jesse James of Susanville.” Chris and his wife Shantel (McDonald, who was born and raised in Susanville) have two kids who share his passion for metal work. You can reach Chris at his shop at 472-675 Johnstonviile Road #H, or give him a call on his cell phone, (616) 212-3068.