The Chamber


 Chamber Building Picture  

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. 


Bedford Chamber 99th Annual Dinner

@ Lawrence County Fairgrounds Expo Hall
Tuesday, December 1st
Keynote Speaker:  Craig MacFarlane
"World's Most Celebrated Blind Athlete" 

In addition to our Keynote Speaker, the Annual Chamber Community Service Award and Beautification Award winners will be announced.

Tickets:  $30 for Members; $40 for Non-Members

Social Hour:  5:30pm
Dinner:  6:30pm
Speaker:  7:30pm

Sponsorship Opportunities:
Platinum Level:  $1,000   (Includes 2 tables of 8)
Gold Level:  $600 (Includes 1 table of 8)

Tickets must be purchased in advance.  Please contact the Bedford Chamber to purchase your tickets at 812-275-4493 or email  

Speaker Sponsor:   St. Vincent Dunn Hospital

Platinum Sponsors
Bedford Federal Savings Bank
Hoosier Hills Credit Union
Ivy Tech Community College
Lawrence County Economic Growth Council

Gold Sponsors
Bedford Ford Lincoln Roush Quick Lane
Bedford Public Library
Crane Federal Credit Union
Day & Carter Mortuary
Duke Energy
German American Bank
IU Health Bedford Inc.
JA Benefits LLC
Old National Bank
Smithville Fiber

Lawrence County Bicentennial

The State of Indiana will mark its 200th birthday Dec. 11th, 2016; however, Lawrence County’s Bicentennial Committee is preparing for the event now.

The committee will commemorate Indiana’s Bicentennial by leading a countywide grass-root effort, giving Lawrence Countians the opportunity to celebrate history and commemorate the bicentennial in a way that’s meaningful to everyone.

 A fundraising website  ( Store section)  To purchase 2015 to purchase Lawrence County Bicentennial merchandise.

For more information please visit  :
State – Indiana Bicentennial Commission, 140 North Senate Avenue, Rm 410, Indianapolis, IN  46204 or


Bedford Christmas Parade

Saturday, December 5th @ 6pm
Theme:  "It's a Wonderful Life"
Grand Marshal:  Jack Kenworthy

 For more information contact the BRI Parade Committee at 812-329-9564 or City Hall at 812-279-6555 or email  

Sponsorships available contact 812-329-9564 or email  

We are looking for vendors to set up on "J" Street between 15th & 16th Streets from 2pm - 8pm on parade day:
Booths:  $25/no electricity
                $50/with electricity
Must prepay contact Dan Kirk @ 812-275-1632 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 December

  • December 1 Bedford Chamber 99th Annual Dinner on 12-1-15 
  • December 5 Bedford Christmas Parade / Festival of Lights on 12/5/15 
  • December 10 Holiday Membership Appreciation Party - 12/10/15 

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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