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.

Limestone Heritage Festival Parade

Saturday, July 4th @ Noon
Theme:  "Patriotic Salute to Lawrence County Heroes"
Grand Marshal:  Lee Hutchinson
Entry forms now available at the Chamber Office or 

For more information contact the Chamber at 812-275-4493 or City Hall at 812-279-6555 or email 

Sponsorships available & will be for both parades (4th of July & Bedford Christmas Parade)
Platinum:  $800
Gold:  $500
Silver:  $400
*We can invoice and you can pay 1/2 now and the other 1/2 by October 15th.
Contact Lisa @ 812-275-4493 or email 

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 May

  • May 1 22nd Annual Golf Outing @ Otis Park Golf Course on 5/1/15 
  • May 4 Ribbon Cutting @ Hallmark Home Mortgage 
  • May 13 Ribbon Cutting @ Rainbow Printing 
  • May 20 Job Fair - May 20th, 2015 

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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