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. 

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 

Parade Participants can pick up their "Parade Line Up" information at the Bedford Chamber on Tuesday, June 30th - Thursday, July 2nd from 8am - 4pm.

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 

We are looking for vendors to set up on "J" Street between 15th & 16th Streets from 9am to 2pm on parade day:
Vendors:  $25/no electricity
Food Vendors:  $50/with electricity
Both Events that day (Parade & Fireworks area on Brian Lane Way)
$40/no electricity
$80/with electricity
Must prepay contact Dan Kirk @ 812-275-1632 or Lisa @ 812-275-4493 or email

Chamber Selects 'Community of The Year'

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

Indiana Chamber of Commerce logo

“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 

Indiana Stellar Communities logo

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 July

  • July 3 Chamber Office Closed - Independence Day - July 3rd 
  • July 4 Limestone Heritage Festival Parade in Downtown Bedford @ Noon 
  • July 9 Lawrence County Bicentennial Community Meeting @ Chamber @ 5pm 
  • July 16 Business After Hours @ Happy Travelers @ Shamrock Center St. Vincent de Paul School Gym 

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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