County Announces Speed Zone Broadband Initiative

June 11, 2021 -- The Bedford County Commissioners in partnership with Alleghenies Broadband, Inc. (ABI) have officially launched their countywide broadband initiative, Speed Zone. The effort includes the expansion of internet services to unserved and underserved areas throughout Bedford County and will follow a fluid Master Plan that identifies projects through 2023. Commissioners Dallara, Baughman [...]

By |2021-06-11T21:15:57-04:00June 11th, 2021|News|Comments Off on County Announces Speed Zone Broadband Initiative

Time to Submit Nominations for 2021 Chamber Awards

Reminder:  The Bedford County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2021 Awards to be presented at the Annual Dinner and Awards Banquet, planned for Thursday, September 23rd at the newest corporate hangar at the Bedford County Airport. As many as seventeen awards will be presented to outstanding businesses, organizations and individuals of the [...]

By |2021-06-11T20:54:07-04:00June 3rd, 2021|Events, News|Comments Off on Time to Submit Nominations for 2021 Chamber Awards

SBA Announces More COVID Help for Restaurants & Related Industries

Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) Application & Guidelines Economic relief prioritized for under-served communities WASHINGTON – U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman announced, over the weekend, key details on application requirements, eligibility, and a program guide for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RFF). The food service industry is among the hardest-hit during the COVID-19 [...]

By |2021-04-23T14:09:03-04:00April 23rd, 2021|News|Comments Off on SBA Announces More COVID Help for Restaurants & Related Industries

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

The Pennsylvania Department of Health will post updates regarding COVID-19 vaccine distribution as they become available.  Currently, Bedford County is under stage 1a, including health care workers and first responders, among others. According to the DOH, Bedford County vaccine distribution sites include: UPMC Bedford, Fisher's Pharmacy (Bedford), Hyndman Family Health Center (Bedford), New Paris Rural [...]

By |2021-02-23T18:06:19-05:00January 15th, 2021|News|Comments Off on COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Gov. Wolf Announces New Business Restrictions Through Jan. 4

Gov. Wolf, Sec. of Health Announce New Protective Mitigation Efforts to Put Pennsylvania on Pause through Early January NEWS RELEASE - December 10, 2020 Quick Links: Press Release   Public Health   Public Safety Gov. Wolf Limited-Time Mitigation Order Sec. Levine Limited-Time Mitigation Order As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of [...]

By |2020-12-10T19:04:00-05:00December 10th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Gov. Wolf Announces New Business Restrictions Through Jan. 4

Latest News: Chamber E-Connection Newsletters

Click the links below to view the latest Chamber E-Newsletters Note:  The e-Connection is traditionally published weekly.  During the Covid-19 crisis we publish newsletters as needed, sometimes daily, as it becomes necessary to provide our business community with the most current information they need to help their business through this unprecedented challenge. Review our most [...]

By |2020-11-11T10:46:52-05:00November 11th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Latest News: Chamber E-Connection Newsletters

Gov. Wolf Announces Restrictions on Bars, Gyms, Encourages Telework

Press Release,  Public Health Harrisburg, PA - July 15, 2020 Governor Tom Wolf and Sec. of Health Dr. Rachel Levine today signed new orders for targeted mitigation efforts in response to the recent rise in COVID cases, primarily in southwest Pennsylvania, but also in other counties in the state, influencing the decision for statewide mitigation [...]

By |2020-07-15T17:20:07-04:00July 15th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Gov. Wolf Announces Restrictions on Bars, Gyms, Encourages Telework

Wall that Heals Coming to Bedford County

The Wall that Heals, a replica of the National Vietnam Monument is coming to Bedford County this July, with a series of special ceremonies, events and remembrances: July 21 - Escort: The Wall will be escorted by motorcycle groups, fire companies and police. The Escort begins at 4:00 p.m. at the East St. Clair Township [...]

By |2020-07-12T01:19:34-04:00May 22nd, 2020|Events, News|Comments Off on Wall that Heals Coming to Bedford County

Small Business Assistance: PPP, EIDL Programs Re-Funded

SBA Reopens Application Process for Accept PPP, EIDL Today April 27, 2020 -- EIDL, PPP Programs receive additional funding with passage of latest stimulus bill. The Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) have been replenished to provide assistance to small businesses. Update: While the EIDL program has been infused [...]

By |2020-04-28T09:57:48-04:00April 27th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Small Business Assistance: PPP, EIDL Programs Re-Funded
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