Chamber has ribbon-cutting for Lydia’s

Chris Tomassucci/Daily News Photo THE DICKINSON AREA CHAMBER of Commerce had a ribbon-cutting for Lydia’s by Crock and Rocker in Iron Mountain. Shown, from left, are: back row, Chamber ambassadors Gary Fish, Kristina Jandron and Larry Lambert; second row from top, ambassadors Teresa Schettler and Sally Blom; third row, ambassador Sandy White and Mari Lee Lebo, a friend of Lydia’s co-owner Ruth Warner; in front, ambassadors Trisha Peterson, Tamara Juul and Karen Blackhall, Lydia’s employee Sheri Simone, Warner’s granddaughter Isabelle Grochowski, owner Warner, co-owner Melissa Grochowski, ambassador Jason Anderson and Suzanne Larson, Chamber executive director.

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon- cutting ceremony for Lydia’s by Crock and Rocker to welcome the business to the Chamber and community.

Crock and Rocker has a sister store in Michigamme that opened in 1993 on a seasonal basis, from May through December.

Lydia’s features women’s clothing. Owners Ruth Warner and Melissa Grochowski have traveled and hosted “trunk” fashion shows for 16 years.

The business is truly a mother-daughter partnership. They have engaged their grandchildren, Chloe, Allie and Izzy, to assist in the day-to-day operations of the store, including modeling, clerical, assisting customers with fittings and even store clean-up.

Lydia’s by Crock and Rocker is at 220 E. Ludington St. in Iron Mountain.