The Chamber

Opportunity… that’s what has attracted investors and adventurers from all over the world and all walks of life to our extraordinary corner of the Heartland for nearly two centuries. Give us a closer look, and you’ll agree, we are a rural community offering a world of opportunity.

We are Bedford.

We make business easy. 

Chamber Seeks New President

The Bedford Chamber Board of Directors announces a search is now underway to replace the Chamber’s current President, Jamie Medlock, who is leaving the organization July 10.  

Click here to download the job description (PDF).   Resume & cover letters must be emailed to by Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

Friday Focus Luncheon

Friday, May 8th
@ Chamber Conference Room

Featuring:  Todd Schnatzmeyer, Executive Director, Indiana Limestone Institute
Topic:  Learn the "do's" and "don'ts" with regard to cleaning and care of Indiana Limestone on buildings, plus watch a special slideshow presentation of limestone buildings around the country.  

Cost:  $12

RSVP to or call 812-275-4493.

22nd Annual Chamber Golf Outing 

@ Otis Park Golf Course
Friday, May 1st
Lunch @ 11am
Catered by Judah Catering
Shotgun start @ 12 noon
Cost:  $60/player or $240/team of 4
Sponsorships are available

We are also accepting hole prize donations & player gift bag donations

For more information call @ 812-275-4493 or
Click here to download the 2015 Golf Registration Form (PDF)

Job Fair

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
@ Bender Lumber Banquet Hall
Located at 3120 Brock Lane in Bedford

Click on Job Fair icon below to download (PDF)

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Chamber Selects 'Community of The Year'

Bedford was named the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Community of the Year.

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“Bedford is a great place to live, work and prosper,” Jamie Medlock, president of the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce said.  "We have a friendly business environment and an ubelievable amount of cooperation from city and county government, to businesses and residents."

Kevin Brinegar, state chamber president, echoed that theme.

“The city of Bedford is a good example of how true teamwork can improve the quality of living and the business climate in a city of any size,” he said in prepared remarks before the event. 

“For rural Indiana, this is very special,” Medlock said. “It is a high honor.”

 State Names Stellar Communities 

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Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann announced Bedford and Richmond as Indiana's 2013 Stellar Communities. The cities will now be able to access millions of dollars in funding sources to support their long-term strategic plans. Both communities submitted nearly $20 million proposals. Bedford's plan focuses on downtown development and work force training. Richmond's proposal centers on quality of life improvements including senior housing and improved bike trails and Wi-Fi access.





Events for April

  • April 3 Chamber Office Closed - Good Friday, April 3rd 
  • April 8 Bicentennial Community Conversation Meeting on 4/8/15 
  • April 10 Friday Focus Luncheon @ Chamber re: Limestone Robotics 
  • April 15 Live Well Lawrence County Wellness Luncheon - 4/15/15 
  • April 16 Business After Hours @ Health Care Center 
  • April 21 Education Task Force Meeting @ BNL PAC 
  • April 24 Ribbon Cutting @ Revere's Food and Fuel 
  • April 30 Ribbon Cutting @ Smoot Eye Care 

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The Bedford Chamber Platinum Members:

The Bedford Chamber Gold Members:

Duke Energy,  German American Bank,  IU Health Bedford, Inc.,  JA Benefits, LLC,  Old National Bank,  Smithville Communications