G.C.I. stands for Golden Chain Incorporated. Sixteen years ago, Holly Ellis and Ronda Campbell took the business over from their father, jeweler Arthur "Pete" Peterson, who founded it.
"They just wanted to make some changes," the friend said when asked why they're closing. "Holly became a grandmother, and Ronda is the mother of a five-year-old. They never commented on the economy or anything."
[Originally published in July, 2012.]