Programs & Events

Programs & Events 2017-05-19T11:43:03+00:00

Variety of Opportunities

The Bedford County Chamber of Commerce offers members a variety of programs, services and benefits.

From training to networking to discounts, the Chamber creates an environment for business and the community to prosper.

Members are encouraged to get involved through the Chamber’s active steering committees which are responsible for our diverse programs and services.

  • Bedford Candies, a chamber member, at community showcase
  • Active shooter training

Education

Friday, April 17th
7:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Program
at the Bedford Elks Country Club
$20 per person
Reservations Required
RSVP to the Chamber Office
623-2233 or Email
Sponsored by: Bun Air and FirstEnergy
The Bedford County Chamber Foundation is pleased to present Community Reading Day at elementary schools throughout the county on April 16th, 2014. Community leaders, representing Bedford County Chamber of Commerce member businesses, volunteer each year to read and present books to more than 500 students in nearly 30 second grade classes.
Business at Breakfast and Lunch-n-Learn opportunities bring Chamber members together to share ideas, experiences and expertise. As an event host, members gain valuable exposure and make important connections for their business. Attendees have the chance to network with experts in the topic of the day as well as their fellow members.
Generally small-group events of 15-30 people, these educational meals feed the body and mind. Some past topics have included: Health Insurance, Sleep Apnea, Financial Planning, Online Marketing and more. Breakfast events generally begin around 7:30 a.m. and conclude before 9:00 am; Lunch events start around noon and conclude by 1:30 p.m.
The Chamber is pleased to announce the date of our 3rd annual Women in Business Conference: Friday, May 20th, 2016. Through the first two years of this event, we have enjoyed wonderful sponsors, committee members, speakers, presenters, exhibitors and attendees:Thank you very much!
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at the Bedford County Technical Center
Choice of Training Sessions: 8:00-11:30 a.m. OR 12:30-4:00 p.m.
Leadership Bedford County members foster relationships with classmates, class participants, and community leaders – all influential in their areas of expertise. They learn more about Bedford County’s historic successes and future challenges. They gain an appreciation for the cultural, business, educational, political and social elements that make Bedford County such a dynamic community.
Youth Leadership Bedford County (YLBC) offers a ten-month leadership training program for a select group of Bedford County high school sophomores. The program consists of team building activities and leadership training sessions that create an awareness of resources, services and issues specific to Bedford County. This program will become a pivotal life experience for the participants who will serve in leadership positions today and in the future.
Bedford County BASICS is a workforce development program designed to significantly improve the match between Bedford County’s business needs and educational system priorities. Its goal is to inform regional students, parents, and educators of the career opportunities that exist in Bedford County before making education and training decisions.

Trade Shows

Celebrate Spring at our 22nd Annual Show!
Saturday, April 2nd – 9am-5pm
Sunday, April 3rd – 11am-3pm
At the Bedford County Fairgrounds
Wednesday, September 16th at the Bedford County Airport. Bedford County’s biggest business-to-business event of the year.
Improve Your “Tech-Knowledgy”!
Please note the change of date!
Thursday, July 17th
Seminars: 9am-4:30pm
Business After Hours: 5-7pm
at the Bedford Elks Country Club
Business Rt. 220 – Bedford
$35 Per Person

Special Events

Bedford County Fairgrounds Speedway to Host Business After Hours. The Bedford County Fairgrounds Speedway continues to celebrate its 80th anniversary by hosting the business community for a unique Business After Hours mixer on Thursday, June 23rd.
The signature celebration of the Bedford County Business Community. Annual Awards Dinner & Celebration.
Fun, excitement, great food, prizes, and plenty of networking!  Mulligan and power-ball sales, for those who want an extra edge. Plus, 50/50 drawing and lots of door prizes!
New date will be posted if viable.
New date will be posted when available.
The Bedford County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Bedford Gazette is pleased to bring the Taste of Home Cooking School back to Bedford County! Join us for an evening of wonderful cooking demonstrations, vendor shopping, yummy tastings, great contests, door prizes and so much more!

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and people of Bedford County. Find out about the many benefits of Chamber membership.
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