Mission: The Bedford County Chamber involves and unifies its members to promote continuous improvement of the business climate in our region.
Our organization exists to be a CATALYST for business prosperity, a CONVENER of leaders and influencers, and a CHAMPION for strong communities.
The organization’s leadership consists of up to 25 directors who serve on the governing Board of the Bedford County Chamber of Commerce. These volunteer directors provide direction and recommendations on policy, activities and programs. Board members are elected to serve a three year term, and may serve no more than two consecutive terms (which may be extended if the director is serving as a member of the Executive Committee.) The board is diverse and includes representatives from various industries and community sectors as well as geographic areas served by the Chamber. The board represents large and small businesses, individuals, non-profit organizations, and community partners.
Bedford County Chamber Foundation Board
The Chamber board also works in collaboration with the Board of Trustees of the 501-c3 Bedford County Chamber (Education) Foundation. The Chamber serves as the administrative entity of the Foundation, with the mission to provide unique educational opportunities for students and adults of the Bedford County region. The Foundation provides career exploration and workforce development events and programs for all students in Bedford County schools, ages Pre-K thru 12. The Chamber Foundation also offers programs related to Servant Leadership, Literacy, Inclusion, Culture/Arts and more.