Recent Ribbon Cuttings

Timber Products of Iron Mountain

Timber Products of Iron Mountain had a ribbon cutting Tuesday, August 7th to introduce new owners Adam and Sarah Buchcuski.

Located at 611 Industrial Drive, Timber Products was founded in 1991 and handles a variety of local and over-the-road markets. Timber Products offers 25 trucks and more than 100 dry van, open top and flatbed trailers for freight hauling.

“We are blessed with a wonderful crew of drivers, mechanics and dispatchers that allow us to ensure your product is always delivered safely and on time. We look forward to servicing this community for many years to come,” new owner Adam Buchcuski said.

Buchcuski said he got involved in Timber Products when the previous owner, his stepmother, Candy Buchcuski, wanted to retire. He was looking to make a change as well from working at American Axle & Manufacturing in Kingsford when his father suggested he consider taking over the business.

It took about a year to work out all the details, Adam Buchcuski said.

“I like it. I really enjoy it so far,” he said. “The learning curve has been quick, but I think it’s been fairly seamless.”

He credits much of that successful transition to having experienced staff still with the business, such as Office Manager Stacey Lantagne, Candy Buchcuski’s daughter.

Pictured from left are Joe Testolin, Denise Lind, Sandi White, Teresa Schettler, Tamara Juul, Spring Porthouse, Larry Lambert, Ann Walker, Adam and Sarah Buchcuski and their children, Hayley and Kolten; Stacey Lantagne, Rich Camp, Jean O’Dette, Cole Grenier, Sandy Petroff, Jim Stedman, Tim Hamilton, Shawn Bogear, Trisha Peterson and Jon Pryor; and Suzanne Larson, Chamber Executive Director.

Sarah K. Rice, Life Coach, LLC

Sarah K. Rice, Life Coach, LLC was established in 2018 and is located at 427 S, Stephenson Avenue, Suite L105. As a
Life Coach, Mentor and Motivational Speaker, Sarah is excited to be part of the Iron Mountain community. Sarah
offers services to youth and women, with opportunities for empowerment, mindfulness, stress management,
self-esteem and so much more. She does this through workshops, classes, events and retreats. Most recently, the
Back to School Expo and Fashion Show at Pine Mountain welcomed young girls and boys to model clothes for the
new school year.

No matter what you feel, you are not broken, nor do you need to be “fixed”. You are naturally creative, resourceful
and WHOLE when it comes to you and your life. Coaching can help you look at any situation from a different
perspective and get you back on track for success and the best part is that you don’t have to spend your life savings
to obtain results. Contact Sarah K. Rice, Life Coach today at 734-585-6748 and also check out her website for
upcoming events.

Pictured from lef: Teresa Schetler, Chris Hanley, Greta Michaud, John Budge, Sandi White, Ben
Ryan, Tamara Juul, Sarah K. Rice, Wally Rice, Sandy Petroff, Trisha Peterson and Suzanne Larson.

Cornerstone Community Church

September 18, 2018


Recently, the Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Cornerstone Community Church.

Cornerstone Community Church gathered their first congregation in 1999.  In 2000 they joined the Christian and Missionary Alliance as the U.P.’s first C&MA church.  Whether it’s storing goods for the YMCA’s Community Connect Day or housing non-profit groups, Cornerstone Community Church is truly community driven.  After 20 years of ministry, Cornerstone exists today to unify the area and assist local churches in the Great Commission.  If you would like to become a part of a welcoming congregation, please call Cornerstone Church at 906.779.9905.  They are located at 617 North Stephenson Ave in Iron Mountain.

Pictured from left: Suzanne Larson, Chamber Executive Director; Howard Oller, Teresa Schettler, Sandy White, Pastor Andy Leaf, Tamara Juul, and Joe Testolin.


Erickson Jewelers

Erickson Jewelers began in Iron Mountain in 2009 with a vision of one day finding a home downtown. Randy and Sherri Erickson are excited to finally make that dream a reality. Their recently renovated building was, at one time, a well-known local jewelry store, Frankini Jewelers. “We are honored to be able to make this a jewelry store again,” noted Randy Erickson.  To honor the Frankini family, a history wall of the building has been started. The Erickson’s are hoping to add to this wall through the years with the help of local residents.

Erickson Jewelers specializes in Diamonds and Custom Design, but they have something for everyone. Randy and Sherri have been designing jewelry together for over 20 years. They share creativeness and a genuine desire to help people redesign treasures or create a meaningful piece of jewelry to cherish for a lifetime. Traveling to Antwerp every year allows them to hand select diamonds for customers and stay connected to the diamond industry.

You can contact Erickson Jewelers at 906.828.1307. More information is available on their website,

We celebrated Erickson Jewelers’ Grand Opening of their new location with a ribbon cutting.  Pictured from left:  Sharon Miland Holcomb, Gary Fish, Sandy Petroff, Suzanne Larson, Chamber Executive Director; Greta Michaud, Tamara Juul, Corky DeRoeck, Sandy White, Sherri and Randy Peterson, Owners; Chris Hanley, Ben Ryan, Larry Lambert, Teresa Schettler, John Pryor and Trisha Peterson.