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.
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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
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 email@example.com.
Speaker Sponsor: St. Vincent Dunn Hospital
Bedford Federal Savings Bank
Hoosier Hills Credit Union
Ivy Tech Community College
Lawrence County Economic Growth Council
Bedford Ford Lincoln Roush Quick Lane
Bedford Public Library
Crane Federal Credit Union
Day & Carter Mortuary
German American Bank
IU Health Bedford Inc.
JA Benefits LLC
Old National Bank
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 www.fourseasonsports.net ( 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 www.Indiana2016.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsorships available contact 812-329-9564 or email email@example.com.
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
Must prepay contact Dan Kirk @ 812-275-1632 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Chamber Selects 'Community of The Year'
Bedford was named the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Community of the Year.
“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.”
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.