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. 

5th Annual Rendezvous on the Runway

@ Virgil I. Grissom Municipal Airport
Friday, September 18th
6pm-10pm:  Food Vendors, Hot Air Balloon Rides, R.C. Air Show & Larry Summerton and The Summertime Band
$20 for Chamber Members
$30 for Non-Chamber Members
Reserved tables of 8 are available

Sponsorships are available for $600 (includes two reserved table of eight) along with Recognition on all forms of advertising for event.

Food available for purchase or bring your own.

Drinks:  Bring your own cooler filled with beverages of your choice.

Tickets must be purchased in advance.  Call 812-275-4493 or email 


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 Chamber at 812-275-4493 or City Hall at 812-279-6555 or email 

Sponsorships available contact Lisa @ 812-275-4493 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 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 August

  • August 13 Lawrence County Bicentennial Community Meeting @ Chamber on 8/13/15 @ 5pm 
  • August 14 Ribbon Cutting @ The Primitive Porch Garden & Gifts 
  • August 20 Business After Hours @ Stone Gate Arts & Education Center 
  • August 21 Friday Focus Luncheon @ Chamber w/Chris Galloway Re: Bedford Half Marathon 

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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