MLCC Welcomes Life’s Promise Personal Care Home to the Chamber!

Newly established along Rt. 711 in Ligonier, Life’s Promise Personal Care Home and Retirement Center is a new, exciting alternative to traditional care facilities for aging adults.

The newest member of Mountain Laurel Chamber of Commerce, Life’s Promise hopes to attract residents to their facility, which offers a level of comfortability and care not always found in personal care homes.

Owner Jim Stambaugh’s mission is to change public opinion of what a personal care home should be.

“I believe a more dignified approach should be taken when addressing this very important reality that effects almost everyone’s life,” said Stambaugh, who also owns and operates two thriving centers in Fayette Co.

Life’s Promise offers resort style senior living and has the feel of a home, a place where residents and their families can enjoy being.

Accommodations include a dining room with beautiful linens and décor that has the feel of a favorite restaurant with an executive chef who will incorporate a well thought out menu.

A comfortable lounge, complete with a pub for cocktail hour, a flat screen TV to watch Steelers games, foosball, ping pong and a pool table are other amenities offered.

Outside the lounge is an outdoor seating/dining area with a relaxing view of a pond with a running fountain where gusts will enjoy entertaining friends and family.

“I believe a more relaxed and entertaining environment is necessary for residents and their families as well,” Jim said. “To our residents, their families are the most important thing in the world and when they are comfortable they visit more, which in turn makes our residents happier and healthier.”

A lobby where residents can enjoy movie nights, a computer center to help stay in touch with family and friends and a gym round out the elite accommodations.

The décor of the Center includes antique furnishings – including several antique cars – that are sure to bring fond memories back to those who live here.

Currently, personal tours are being offered to those interested in visiting and applications are being considered, according to Serena Richter, Marketing Coordinator.

A mixer/ribbon cutting ceremony to welcome Life’s Promise to the community is slated for Jan. 13.

“We encourage people to get in touch with us to see all that Life’s Promise has to offer and to learn about our philosophy regarding what senior care should be and how a person and their family should be treated once they have made the transition to assisted living,” Serena sad.

Call 724-366-4239 to arrange a personal tour of Life’s Promise Personal Care Home and Retirement Center or visit their website at: for more information.


MLCC Welcomes Mountain Pines Campground to the Chamber!



MLCC Welcomes Pup n Suds Dog Grooming to the Chamber!

Beautify your beagle or pamper your poodle at Pup n Suds Dog Grooming, a new business located at 857 County Line Rd. in Acme.

Owned and operated by certified dog groomer, Karen Chearney, Pup n Suds Dog Grooming is an all-breed dog salon.

“I strive to meet my clients every expectation and give every pet a comfortable, relaxed and loving spa experience,” said the long-time Laurel Highlands resident.

Karen focuses on providing a pleasant grooming experience for every pet with high quality service.

Using only quality products, Karen offers services such as breed specific styling, nail clipping and filing, de-shedding, ear cleaning, dental care, flea control, bathing and brushing, moisturizing treatments, nail painting and de-skunking.

A variety of package option are also available. From a simple nail cut and ear cleaning package to a full service groom package, customers are sure to be pleased with the excellent services they receive.

Appointments are required for grooming packages and can be made by calling: 724-593-7098. Prices are dependent on breed and dog size.

Hours are Monday and Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; closed Sunday and Tuesday.

Several promotions are currently being offered at Pup n Suds Dog Grooming.

Karen is offering a 20% discount off groom price for the first appointment for all new clients until Jan. 31.  Additionally, she is offering repeat customers the opportunity to receive $10 off every 6th full groom with a Promotion Card. Those who refer a friend are gifted a $5 credit on their next groom.

“I am dedicated to continuing my education to provide my clients the best in the industry,” Karen said. “I strive to accommodate every client with their pet needs and am dedicated to helping with all types of grooming expectations. I enjoy making everyone’s best friend clean and pretty, safely.” 

Mountain Laurel Chamber of Commerce Proudly Recognizes Charter Member Laurel Highlands Campland

Laurel Highlands Campland is a year round destination for guests of all ages. Camping options include overnight, weekly, or year round. The various facilities and planned activities keep campers and homeowners loving every minute of their stay! The activities are planned months in advance and potential guests can look into them by going to the Laurel Highlands Campland website ( The facilities include an outdoor and indoor pool, lakes stocked for fishing, and trails for riding or hiking. Areas for sports such as volleyball, basketball, and tennis are open to guests as well. It is a family based destination with something for each member to enjoy!

Laurel Highlands Campland sits on 164 plus acres at the gate way to the Laurel Highlands. They offer affordable rates for the camp sites while providing a five-star experience to campers and home owners. The campground is also a manufactured home community and sales center.  On their website they advertise all of the properties for sale, along with pictures and descriptions of each.

Deb’s Junxshun II Snack Bar is located in the club house. They offer a wide variety of food, from snacks to meals. Specials are featured daily and are available until noon. The Junxshun also offers take out to accommodate all guests.

The Mountain Laurel Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the Laurel Highlands Campland for being a member for 19 years. Their support and dedication to the organization is what allowed the MLCC to become what it is today!

For more information about Laurel Highlands Campland, visit or contact:

1001 Clubhouse Drive, Donegal, PA  15268

MLCC Proudly Welcomes Alpine Retreat Bed and Breakfast to the Chamber!

Come and enjoy all the exciting activities the Laurel Highlands has to offer and round out the experience by staying overnight at the picturesque Alpine Retreat Bed & Breakfast, located just outside of 7 Springs.

“Alpine Retreat is conveniently located to everything in the Laurel Highlands,” said owner Juliann Brown, who has been a local resident for over twenty years.

The stunning retreat includes five bedrooms, each with its own deck access or outside area, and private bathroom. Common areas include a living room with a large deck and fireplace, kitchen, bonfire area, hot tub and horseshoe/cornhole pit. Internet, Direct TV, two stone fireplaces and a hot tub viewing the ski slopes are all included for guest’s enjoyment.

Breakfast will be provided by Juliann, a chef and caterer, as well as snacks, a Keurig and complimentary cold beverages. BYOB for your stay. Home cooked dinners are also available upon request.

“Julie makes you feel right at home. She is so helpful and offers tremendous hospitality,” said a former guest of Alpine Retreat. “I love the Laurel Highlands and love showing it off to people,” said Juliann, who is familiar with Bed and Breakfast ownership, having run several local retreats over the years. She is also affiliated with the Trenthouse Inn in Rockwood, a Bed and Breakfast and Delicatessen that offers delicious breakfast and lunch options Thursday to Sunday and catering services.

The home, which can sleep up to 15, is available to rent as a whole on weekends. Individual rooms are available during the week and when Alpine Retreat is not reserved as a whole.

To check rates and availability, visit or call Juliann at 412-401-2041.

MLCC Proudly Welcomes Whoa Nellie Dairy to the Chamber!

Come celebrate the fall season with a Minion corn maze, pumpkin bowling and more at Whoa Nellie Dairy.

A new member of the Mountain Laurel Chamber of Commerce, the family owned and operated farm is located on 139 Bear Rocks Road in Acme.

Carrying on with the long-standing tradition of producing fresh milk, eggs and produce on their dairy farm, Benjamin and Mary Beth Brown purchased the farm in January of 2016.

“The property has been in my husband’s family for a long time and Benjamin has worked on this farm his whole life,” said Mary Beth. “We wanted to keep that tradition alive but also advance with the times and that means offering a variety of farm to table products.”

The family opened Whoa Nellie Dairy – named after their daughter Nellie – so they could offer these quality goods and more to the public.

“We saw the desire people have to know where their food is coming from,” Mary Beth said. “Our whole idea is that everything has to be local.”

In addition to their white and chocolate Creamline milk bottled fresh each morning, the Dairy offers Black Angus beef, poultry, maple syrup and produce all from local farmers.

Open since February, Whoa Nellie also carries Colebrook chocolate, T- shirts, antiques and collectibles.

“When we bought the farm we really wanted to think outside the box and make it into something more,” Mary Beth said.

Prices for entry to the corn maze are $6 for age 12 and over; $4 for ages 6-11; children under five are free.

 “A variety of food items will be for sale with picnic tables available to relax and enjoy,” Mary Beth said. “Guests are more than welcome to bring their own picnic lunch as well. We will also have pumpkins, gourds and corn stalks for sale.”

Whoa Nellie Dairy would be happy to host private groups such as church groups, school groups or birthday parties on Monday – Friday. well.

For more information or to stay up-to-date on activities and specials, patrons are encouraged to visit the Whoa Nellie Dairy Facebook page.