Local Marketplace

Cover Stories

  • Homestead Furnishings & Gifts

    Sometimes it just takes a change of scenery to figure out what you really want, who you really are …

    Robin (Gantz) Smith grew up in Lancaster County and attended Donegal High School before entering the job field. Then came a brief detour in life - an eight-year stint in the St. Louis area …

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  • Lucky Ducks Bar and Grille

    Everyone talks about doing it – quitting their day job, becoming their own boss, finding something better and making their dreams come true.

    Few people deliver the goods.

    But for a pair of Elizabethtown High School grads, it took about, oh, two days to talk the talk and then walk the walk& …

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  • Pizzatown and Legacy Sports Bar & Grill

    As natives of Sicily, Italy, Giuseppe(Andrea) and Vita Ferrarelli brought a great understanding of Italian Cuisine and the restaurant business when they relocated to Elizabethtown in 1995.

    “Family is the foundation of our lives and our work,” says Andrea.

    The Ferrarellis live in …

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  • Home Climates

    When owners Nathan Shambaugh, Terry Amig and Jim VanHorn pulled together their 30+ years of business and HVAC experience together to form Home Climates Heating and Cooling, they made a conscious decision to do things a “little differently” than what they previously experienced.

    & …

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  • R.D. Hackman & Sons

    For nearly 40 years, R.D. Hackman and Sons, at 360 West Bainbridge Street in Elizabethtown, has served local area residents and businesses as one of Central Pennsylvania’s most trusted names in roofing and home improvements.

    Founded in 1975, R.D. Hackman & Sons started as a roofing and …

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  • Kyle Miller and Associates

    Trustworthy. Personable. Determined.

    According to Kyle Miller, owner of Kyle Miller and Associates in Elizabethtown, “You want your insurance agent to possess each of these qualities. These are the principles I grew up with, and each member of our team encompasses these characteristics …

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  • Gus’s Keystone Family Restaurant

    When you visit Gus's Keystone Family Restaurant in Mount Joy, you never find the parking lot empty. From "open til close", you can count on local residents, church groups and regular customers enjoying a great meal and great conversation."We've built our business on family-oriented service and a …

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  • Hope’s Vision Eye Care Professionals

    When Rick and Cathy Hope were planning to open an eye care practice nearly ten years ago, “Mount Joy was just the right fit,” they explained. “We considered several areas, but had friends here and liked the people, plus it was close for our family and there was a definite need …

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  • Companion Animal Hospital

    COMPANION ANIMAL HOSPITAL has moved from 85 Anchor Rd to their new facility at 2034 West Main Street, Mount Joy. By almost tripling the available space, increasing parking, and being more handicapped accessible, the hospital is able to better meet the needs of clients and patients. The hospital has …

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  • J. B. Hostetter & Sons Celebrates 86 Years in Mount Joy

    “My grandfather (Joseph B. Hostetter) retired from a successful farming career in Rapho Township and purchased Gabe Moyer’s hardware store (on West Donegal Street in Mount Joy) in 1927,” said Jack Hostetter. Of course, the business, which has been family owned and operated from …

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"I received better response from the cover story in Local Marketplace than advertising full page ads in similar publications. No other publication has come close to these results!"
–Marco Sardi, Marco’s Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria

"We've done over 50 new estimates already, directly from the article. And we had a number of previous customers who have called to say that they saw the article, and that’s leading to more work, too."
–Greg Bootay,
Eastern Mobile Wash


"Best advertising I’ve done in my 15 years in business!"
–Lori Houser, Xquisite Nail Design and Day Spa

"Local Marketplace has greatly helped us become more recognizable both in and out of our town. The Holiday issue, which happened to be our cover story, boosted our sales. We started receiving phone calls with questions the day that it came out. We like working with the art department as well as the sales reps. Overall excellent experience."
–Leda Eckman,
Simp-Lee Seafood