Business Briefs for August
Physician elected to national board
Dr. Roger Hicks of Yubadocs has been elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the Urgent Care Association of America.
“It’s a tremendous honor, personally and professionally,” Hicks said. “I’m the only board member from the West Coast, and I hope to bring both geographic diversity and a commitment to serving rural communities to the UCAOA Board.”
Dr. Hicks has practiced medicine in the Nevada County area for more than 30 years. He is the medical director and co-owner of Yubadocs Urgent Care in the Fowler Center in Grass Valley. The clinic recently celebrated its 10th anniversary.
Hicks is also a co-owner and medical director of Harmony Health Medical Clinic, which has been serving the people of Linda in Yuba County since 1999.
“Urgent care is a vital part of health care in America,” said Hicks, who has board certifications in Emergency Medicine and Family Practice. “Rural communities like Nevada County and Yuba County are often underserved, so running clinics in these communities is both challenging and incredibly rewarding.”
Friar Tuck’s recognized for excellence
Friar Tuck’s Restaurant and Bar at 111 North Pine St. in Nevada City has been recognized by Wine Spectator magazine with a 2011 Award of Excellence.
The selection will be announced in the Aug. 31 issue as part of its 30th annual international awards program. Friar Tuck’s was singled out for its California wine selections and moderate price.
“We are very honored,” Friar Tuck’s owner Greg Cook said. “This is a prestigious award in the restaurant industry. It puts us up there with the big boys; some of the greatest restaurants all over the world.”
Cook, who opened Friar Tuck’s in 1973, operates the restaurant with his wife, Rona. It seats 185 and has two wine cellars with more than 300 selections.
“We work hard on our wine selections,and we’re proud to be part of the wine community in Nevada County,” Cook said.
Merry Widows to celebrate 20th anniversary
The Merry Widow Society of California would like all 39 past and present Merry Widows to help celebrate its 20th anniversary by marching in the Constitution Day Parade on Sept. 11 in Nevada City.
The Merry Widows were formed in 1993 as one of the first community service societies for the Joe Cain event. It raises money with their annual Merry Widow Gazette and annually awards two to four $1,000 scholarships to single parents.
If you are a Merry Widow alumni, contact MaryAnn Crabb at 530-273-6421 or email email@example.com by Sept. 1
Beer bar and grill opens in Seven Hills District
A bar and grill is now serving microbrews, offering live music and is dialed into San Francisco Giants baseball games on the big screen at a location in the Seven Hills District in Nevada City.
Mike and Christine Hoxsie recently opened Jernigan’s Tap House and Grill at 123 Argall Way, the former location of Daddy’s Little Grill. The pub offers a number of hand-picked microbrews made in Northern California.
To make it even better for baseball fans, Giants games will be shown on its 52-inch plasma TV. On Saturdays, live music starts at 7 p.m.
The bar and grill is open from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and from noon to 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
For more information, call 530-265-6999.
Wolf Mountain Day Spa moving to Grass Valley
Wolf Mountain Day Spa is taking over the space vacated by the BonBon Salon and Spa at 110 East Main Street in Grass Valley. The new location has approximately 2,400 square feet of store front space. Wolf Mountain is now at the corner of Alta Sierra and Highway 49.
Owner Miriam Lytle says a mid-September grand opening is planned.
“We are in the process of decorating and bringing in expanded services that will be all new to our spa,” she said. “We’ll be offering an array of services, products and anti-aging treatments that are found only in big cities and in Europe.”
Wolf Mountain is a member of the National Day Spa Association, which named Wolf Mountain Distinguished Day Spa in 2008.
OFC employee celebrates 20th year on the job
Patty Lum recently celebrated her 20th anniversary as an employee for Ostrofe Financial Consultants (OFC) in Grass Valley.
Since July 1991, Patty has worked as the administrative assistant and office administrator, handling almost every detail of the business. She has also volunteered much of her time to the local rotary club and was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow for her work and support of OFC.
“Patty Lum has truly been the backbone to our business,” said Allen Ostrofe, president of OFC. “From coordinating office details and events to planning our advertising and marketing initiatives, Patty is a true asset to the Ostrofe Financial Consultant team. Much of our success is due to her hard work and dedication.”
Patty and her husband, Harry, and their daughter, Amy, have lived in the Grass Valley area for 24 years.
Source Bodywork makes Office Calls
Tracy Ward, CMT, owner of Source Bodywork travels with his portable massage chair to area business office locations offering workers an affordable massage that helps to relieve stress and improve general wellbeing.
Tracy began his massage business, Source Bodywork, Much more to come
Friar Tuck’s recognized for excellence
Friar Tuck’s Restaurant and Bar in Nevada City has been recognized by Wine Spectator magazine with a 2011 Award of Excellence.
The selection will be announced in the Aug. 31 issue as part of its 30th annual international awards program. Friar Tuck’s was singled out for its extensive California wine selections and moderate pricing.
“We are very honored,” Friar Tuck’s founder and owner Greg Cook said. “This is a prestigious award in the restaurant industry. It puts us up there with the big boys; some of the greatest restaurants all over the world.”
Cook, who opened Friar Tuck’s in 1973, continues to operate the downtown restaurant with his wife, Rona. Friar Tuck’s seats 185, offers two wine cellars with more than 300 wine selections and attracts a clientele from across the region.
“We work hard on our wine selections and we’re proud to be part of the wine community in Nevada County,” Cook said.
Friar Tuck’s is at 111 North Pine St. in downtown Nevada City.
Financial Consultants donates to high schools
Ostrofe Financial Consultants, recently donated funds to two Grass Valley high schools in honor of National Financial Literacy Month. Allen Ostrofe, president of Ostrofe Financial Consultants, presented checks to economics teachers at both Bear River and Nevada Union High Schools. The educators will use the funding to purchase materials that promote financial literacy in their classrooms.
Ostrofe Financial Consultants has long supported local educators’ efforts to teach young people the importance of becoming financially literate. Last year, the company funded visits by Vince Shorb, president of The National Financial Educator’s Council and founder of Money XLive, to area high schools and this April, they ran a series of public service announcements on Grass Valley radio stations promoting youth financial literacy topics.