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Work 17446 PENN VALLEY DR Penn Valley CA 95946 Work Phone: (530) 432-1181 Website: Wells Fargo – Penn Valley Branch

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Bank Information

Lobby Hours

  • Mon-Sat 09:00 AM-06:00 PM
  • Sun closed

Bank Services

  • Cashier Check
  • Check Cashing
  • Money Order
  • New Account Openings
  • Safe Deposit Box

Bank Deposit Cutoff

  • Mon-Fri 06:00 PM same day
  • Sat-Sun & holidays: Next business day
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Work 11240 Pleasant Valley Rd. Penn Valley CA 95946 Work Phone: (530) 432-7470 Anniversary: August 10, 2012 Website: http://www.westamerica.com/

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As one of the leading financial institutions in the Northern and Central California areas, Westamerica Bancorporation recognizes its responsibility not only to provide the highest quality banking services to the citizens of our communities, but also to improve the quality of life of the communities we serve.

We pride ourselves in investing a portion of earned income back into the communities which we serve. One of the ways we do this is through contributions to locally based nonprofit organizations providing programs or services in the following areas: health and human services, education, the arts, and civic affairs.

Community Development

At Westamerica, our employees understand the complexity of special community development projects and have the capabilities to make these projects successful! If you have a project in mind, come to any of our branches and we will be pleased to help you.

Westamerica Bank takes pride in the contributions made to it’s communities through it’s community development lending programs. We have provided funding to build new schools, affordable housing, and rehabilitate the infrastructure of towns and cities throughout Northern and Central California. These projects enhance and make a tangible contribution to our communities.

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Work P.O. Box 597 Penn Valley CA 95946 Work Phone: (530) 432-1990 Anniversary: June 5, 2006 Website: http://westerngatewaypark.com/
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Contact: Cheryl Rubin
Work 844 Old Tunnel Road Grass Valley CA 95945 Work Phone: (530)274-9762 Website: http://wsmcmed.org/
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Contact: Kelly Piercey
Home 17562 Penn Valley Drive Penn Valley CA 95946 Home Phone: (530) 559-7025 Website: Whim be beautiful

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Kelly Piercey has filled her new Penn Valley business with many of the things she loves — a selection of bareMinerals makeup, bamboo clothing, Dermalogica Skin Care products and more.

“If they make me feel good, hopefully they’ll make other people feel good,” she said.

Kelly and her husband Todd opened Whim, a gift and beauty boutique, on April 1. The shop, which is located next door to Blue Cow Deli at 17562 Penn Valley Road, sells a variety of beauty and skin care products, clothes, jewelry and other accessories. The store is open from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

The couple, who have been married for nearly two years, have long had their sights set on opening a business in the area. Kelly, who is originally from the Bay Area, has lived in Penn Valley since 2000; Todd, who is originally from Massachusetts, moved to Penn Valley in 2002.

Kelly used to operate Kelly Ann’s Day Spa in the Bay Area, and wanted to start a new venture in the beauty industry that allowed her to have more one-on-one customer interaction. Todd is a retired contractor who had all the necessary skills to help turn Kelly’s vision into a reality.

“This was always Kelly’s dream, a store like this,” Todd said.

But the process of opening Whim hasn’t been entirely smooth. The couple signed a lease on the storefront in September. About two weeks later, Kelly was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Her diagnosis came about six months after Todd was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor on one of his kidneys, and had to have the organ removed.

But the couple never thought about putting their plans for the business on hold, Todd said.

“This was a done deal,” he said. “She was going to get better and she was going to open the store, period.”

So Kelly began six months of radiation and chemotherapy. Todd served as her caretaker, with help from members of Kelly’s family. In the evenings, whenever he could, he would head over to the storefront and put in work on a major remodel of the space, which included installing new floors and raising the ceilings.

Kelly finished her treatment about three weeks ago — just in time for the couple to open Whim’s doors. It’s the couple’s commitment to each other — and to the business — that kept them focused on their goal, even over the past several challenging months, Kelly said.

“We’re just a really good team,” she said.

The couple, who split time in the store, said they’re already welcoming a steady stream of customers. Kelly said a popular feature has been her complimentary makeup consultation, where she’ll match the proper bareMinerals foundation to a customer’s skin tone.

One thing they’ve heard often from customers so far, Kelly said, is “Thank you for bringing this store to town.”

Many customers have told the couple they’re glad they don’t have to go down the hill to Roseville to find some of the products Whim offers.

“We’re thinking of renaming the store, ‘Thank god I don’t have to go to Macy’s,’” Todd joked.

The couple said they’re grateful for all the support they’ve received.

“The community has welcomed us with open arms,” Todd said.

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Photo of Wildwood Business Center
Contact: Byron Maynard
Work 11464 Pleasant Valley Rd. Penn Valley CA 95946 Work Phone: (530) 432-4368 Anniversary: September 22, 2003
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Work 112 West Main Grass Valley CA 95945 Work Phone: (530) 273-7365 Anniversary: November 24, 2014
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Contact: Sandra Chipchase
Work P.O. Box 1477 Penn Valley CA 95946 Work Phone: (530) 432-9155 Anniversary: August 2, 2002 Website: http://www.wordaliveministriesinc.org/

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Nestled in the back of the Penn Valley Business & Professional Center you’ll find a quaint, non-denominational Christian church—the Word-A-Live! Family Church.  I had the pleasure of sitting down with the church’s founders, Pastors Mike and Sandra Chipchase, to discuss Word-A-Live!  But first, we talked about their personal history in the community.

Mike and Sandra moved to Penn Valley in 1976, and have been married for forty four years.  “We moved into the thirtieth home in Lake Wildwood,” Pastor Mike told me.  They have two children, eight grandchildren, and a great grandchild on the way. In 1992, after sixteen years in the area, they pioneered Word-A-Live! Family Church.

Their first meeting was in Western Gateway Park.  As their congregation grew, they moved to the Fire Department, where they met for about a year, using the Rough & Ready Banner Grange when the Fire Department was busy.  After a short stint at The Brighton Greens for about six months, they moved to the Wildwood Business Center.  There they remained for about seven and a half years, until moving to their current location, where they’ve been for the last five years.  With about one hundred members, Pastor Sandra described their congregation as “small…but powerful.”  However, preaching the gospel to its congregation is not the only activities that the church takes part in.

Word-A-Live takes pride in being a community-minded church that regularly supports local, national and even international non-profit organizations.  Among their many charitable endeavors is the annual Easter Outreach, in which they’ve participated for at least the last seven years.  “We put up our tent…and we do bracelets,” said Pastor Sandra with a smile as she spoke of the children’s Easter bracelets that show the “five colors of Christ.”  But, at the church and charitable events are not the only places that you’ll find the Pastors.

You can also catch the Word-A-Live founders on NCTV (Channel 11, locally) on Wednesday nights at 6:30PM, and on Sunday at 8:30AM.  For more information about Word-A-Live! Family Church, visit their website at http://www.word-a-live.org, send an e-mail to wordalive@juno.com, or call them at (530) 432-9155.  Of course, you can always stop by during one of their services at 1058 Spenceville Road in Penn Valley.

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