Business Briefs from Sunday's paper
Free seminar on realty conditions
A free seminar on the changing real estate environment is scheduled Thursday at the Re/Max Gold office building, 951 Live Oak Blvd., Yuba City.
Starting at 6 p.m., the event will be hosted by Jan Duke, Re/Max Gold agent, and Mike Baker, Metro Gold Financial loan officer.
For reservations, call 674-4895 or 790-0295. Seats limited.
Y-S Farm Bureau dinner March 1
The Yuba-Sutter Farm Bureau's annual meeting and fundraiser dinner is slated March 1 at the Bonanza Inn, 1001 Clark Ave. in Yuba City.
The event will begin at 6 p.m. with no-host cocktails, followed by dinner at 7 p.m.
Events include keynote speaker Charles Hoppin, the Distinguished Service Award, the installation of new officers and silent and live auctions.
Tickets are $50 per person or $90 per couple. For reservations, due by Feb. 19, contact the Farm Bureau at 475 N. Palora Ave., Suite A, Yuba City.
Great Harvest is in Top 500
Great Harvest Franchising Inc. was named to Entrepreneur magazine's Top 500 Franchises in its 29th annual ranking list published in the January 2008 issue.
A local franchise, owned by Jennifer and Terry Moe, is located at 1500 Butte House Road, Yuba City.
Great Harvest was ranked 256 and has made the list six years in a row. The company was founded in 1976 in Great Falls, Mont., and now has more than 210 bakeries throughout the nation.
Emergency loans offered to farms
Farmers in three Mid-Valley counties are among those eligible for emergency loan funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The counties are near counties designated as primary areas eligible for farm loans due to physical and production losses based on damages and losses caused by drought conditions.
Colusa County is eligible for damage that occurred on Jan. 1 through Aug. 31, 2007. Yuba and Butte counties are eligible for damage between Jan. 1, 2007, and onward.
Contact the Tehama Farm Service Agency at 2 Sutter St., Suite C, Red Bluff, CA 96080; or call 527-3013.