Exposure

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The Chamber offers year-round marketing opportunities to help our members promote themselves to their peers, customers and the community.

The Chamber presents events throughout the year designed to offer significant exposure and networking opportunities, connecting your business to your fellow members and the community.

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Marketing Opportunities

The Chamber provides our members with a menu of marketing products designed to expose your business or organization to your fellow members, customers and the general public.

The Chamber’s award-winning annual publication is our signature print marketing product, produced by Centre Publications. With vibrant photos and exceptional editorial content, the directory promotes our region as well as our member businesses.
All Chamber members receive free listings in the directory; advertising opportunities provide additional exposure. The directory- community profile is used to introduce new residents an potential new businesses to the region; it is also placed in local hotels and motels, including every room at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort. Each member business receives a special spiral-bound edition of the directory with a center calendar. Additional free perfect-bound copies are also available upon request.
The Chamber’s website features our online membership directory, information on Chamber programs and events, and extensive community descriptions and resources. Quick links take web guests to partner organizations, government sites and more. The Chamber website is updated daily with program and event sponsors and Keystone Circle Members receiving special recognition. The Chamber is also active on Facebook with daily postings about organizational and community events.
The Chamber’s weekly e-mail blast is sent to more than 2,500 business contacts, providing up-to-date news about Chamber events and programs as well as happenings among our membership and the community. Chamber event sponsors are included in event promotions with logos/links to your website; Keystone Circle members are also highlighted with logos/links. The e-Connection also offers member advertising opportunities at the cost of $25 per week. In addition to the email reach, the e-Connection is posted as a link on the Chamber facebook page, provided added value and exposure.
Each month, the Chamber sends a direct-mail packet to each member business and organization as well as regional media, legislators and other key contacts. This publication includes a Chamber calendar of upcoming events, sponsorship fliers, articles and more. Members are invited to include their own 8.5″x11″ one- or two-sided fliers in our mailer at the cost of $100/month. 625 copies are provided by the member; the Chamber assembles and posts the mailer, saving participating members time and money.
The Chamber offers our members a FREE news release service. Tell us your news about new products or services, business recognition, new hires etc. and we’ll create and send a news release customized to your business. Call the Chamber office for details at 623-2233.
The Bedford Gazette newspaper provides the Chamber with a monthly opportunity to showcase our programs, events and members. The page is used to highlight the current Business After Hours host, as well as upcoming Chamber events. With distribution to a large number of local residents, the Chamber Page is an excellent way for our organization to reach out to not only the business community, but also the community at large.
Join the Chamber and receive $100 in FREE Chamber Marketing products (one flier insert for the monthly mailer or four ads in the weekly e-Connection). You may use these marketing dollars anytime you choose, giving great value-added to your new membership benefits!
The Member of the Month program allows Chamber members to use all of our marketing products for one month at a reduced cost. For just $200, receive: one insert into the monthly mailer, four e-Connection email blast ads with link to your website, an extensive feature article on the Chamber website, including photos and logo/link to your site, a business-card sized ad on the Chamber’s Gazette page, and periodic Chamber facebook posts promoting your business. With a value of more than $450, this is a significant opportunity for members wishing to sample the Chamber marketing products. Only one opportunity is available per month, so secure your spot ASAP!

Event Opportunities

The Chamber presents events throughout the year designed to offer significant exposure and networking opportunities, connecting your business to your fellow members and the community.

The Chamber’s biggest business-to-business networking event of the year, the Showcase offers just that – a chance for the business community to showcase our goods, services and most importantly, our relationships. From featured sponsorships to exhibit space, to a networking luncheon and mixer, the Showcase offers opportunities for every budget to participate. Click on the logo above for more information.

It’s the community’s annual celebration of springtime: the Home, Garden & Lifestyle (HGL) Show is the  Chamber’s signature home improvement event, going strong for more than two decades. Now the event also includes additional features, bringing more attendees in contact with local businesses. Outdoor living and recreational exhibits, as well as family-friendly community events, including: Children’s Activities & Easter Egg Hunt, Race Car Show, Grilling Demonstrations and more have made the event the place to be to kick off spring. Chamber members get special pricing on exhibit space, as well as extensive sponsorship opportunities – a great way to expose your business to customers and the community!


The Chamber’s Annual Dinner & Awards Celebration is our signature celebration of the business community of the Bedford County region. Held at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort, the event sells out at over 320 guests, providing a wonderful opportunity for exposure among local business leaders. Sponsorships, program ads and an extensive silent auction provide additional marketing opportunities.   Award nominations are accepted in July/August; the Dinner/Awards program is held on the Thursday before Thanksgiving each year. Don’t miss this wonderful tribute to our business community!

The Chamber is pleased to offer special celebrations marking significant occasions for local businesses, including: ribbon cuttings, groundbreakings and anniversary milestone events. We invite the business community and local media to help your business shine!

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