Bedford County, PA — The Bedford County Chamber of Commerce honored the 2022 Business Hall oi Fame Induction Class during a luncheon held March 4th in the Colonnade Ballroom at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort.

The event, sponsored in partnership with Bedford/Hyndman/Everett Family Health Centers recognized businesses of the Bedford County region which have exhibited a commitment excellence in their industry and an impact on commerce of the Bedford County Region for at least a quarter century.  Additional awards were given to the 2022 Citizen of the Year by the Rotary Clubs of Bedford and the Bedford Elks Lodge; as well as the Chamber’s new Rising Star (young professional) awards and the first Service Above Self scholarships by the Bedford Sunrise Rotary Club.

2022 Bedford County Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame Award Honorees:  Creative Pultrusions, Inc. , Ed’s Steak House, Everett Foodliner, Thomas Automotive.  Watch the videos introducing each honoree:






These four businesses join the following companies that have been previously inducted into the Bedford County Business Hall of Fame:

1998 Knisely & Sons, Inc.
1999 New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc.
2001 Reed, Wertz & Roadman, Inc.
2002 Kenametal, Inc.
2003 Hedstrom Corp.
2004 Blackburn-Russell Co., Inc.
2005 Gateway Travel
2006 Cannondale Bicycle Corp.
2007 Morris International, Inc.
2008 McFarland Furniture
2009 Bedford Reinforced Plastics, Inc.
2010 Bedford Grange Mutual Insurance Co.
2011 UPMC Bedford Memorial
2012 Bedford Elks Country Club
2013 Everett Cash Mutual
2014 Broad Top Bulletin
2015 Clark Contractors, Inc.
2016 Morrisons Cove Herald
2017 The Bedford Gazette
2018 Allegany College of Maryland
2019 Lehman Engineers
2020 Bedford Speedway

Citizen of the Year, Rising Star Awards and Student Scholarships Also Presented

The Hall of Fame Banquet served as the prestigious backdrop to the presentation of the 2022 Citizen of the Year Award by the Rotary Clubs of Bedford and the Bedford Elks Lodge.  Michael Meehan was honored with the prestigious award for his considerable community service, including leadership positions with Downtown Bedford, Inc., Bedford Lions Club, Bedford Elks Lodge, Bedford Sunrise Rotary, Youth Sports, and more.


Also presented at the Hall of Fame Banquet was the Chamber’s inaugural Rising Star Awards to outstanding young professionals Matthew Bullington and Katlynn Pennabaker.  The Bedford Sunrise Rotary presented its first Service Above Self Scholarships to Clay McInay (NBC) and Kiersten Baker (Tussey Mountain.)