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. Learn more about membership by clicking menu below, or download these membership documents:

2023 Membership Brochure

2023 Membership Application

2023 Opportunities Booklet: Chamber

2023 Opportunities Booklet: Foundation

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 receiving special recognition, along with premium membership investors. The Chamber is also active on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube with consistent postings about organizational, member 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 social media pages, providing added value and exposure.

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 on your behalf, customized to your business. Call the Chamber office for details at 814-623-2233.

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.

Built during the pandemic, the Silver Lining Drive-In continues to be a valued asset of our community.  The summer movie series, presented as a partnership between the Chamber and the Bedford County Fair offers low-cost family-friendly fun most Saturday nights between Memorial Day and Labor Day (except for fair week and the Bluegrass festival.)

Businesses benefit by sponsoring the movie series with many opportunities to participate, including commercial placement during the movie pre-roll video, theme nights, hosting (marketing material distribution to attendees) and more.  The possibilities are limited only by our imagination.

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 Annual Dinner & Awards Celebration is our signature celebration of the business community of the Bedford County region. Held at the largest corporate hangar at the Bedford County Airport, the event sells out at 400 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 May/June/July and the Dinner/Awards program is held in September. Our guests love our immersive theme experiences filled with fun and lots of surprises- don’t miss this wonderful tribute to our business community!

The Chamber is pleased to present our spring time awards program, recognizing long-successful businesses with induction into the Bedford County Business Hall of Fame.  The luncheon/program is held the first Friday in March at the historic Omni Bedford Springs Resort.  In addition to the Hall of Fame, the event includes recognition of two “Rising Star” young professionals, two student scholarship honorees and the Rotary/Elks organizations’ Citizen of the Year Award.  Join us for this unique celebration of our past and future.

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!  Contact Deanna Weaverling to schedule your upcoming celebration! (814.623.2233)

It’s the community’s annual celebration of springtime: the Home, Garden, Lifestyle & Outdoors (HGLO) Show is the  Chamber’s signature home improvement, outdoor living and lifestyle event, going strong for more than a quarter century.  It’s a one-stop shop for all of your springtime home improvement projects, with opportunities to meet-and-greet local experts, explore DIY offerings or find the perfect local expert to engage.  A partnership with Juniata Trading allows us to offer hunting and other outdoors seminars and demonstrations as well as recreational exhibits and so much more.  The family-friendly community event with FREE ADMISSION also offers: Children’s Activities, Race Car Show, Grilling Demonstrations and more, making 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 biggest business-to-business networking event of the year, the Business Community & Career Showcase offers just that – a chance for the business community to showcase our goods, services and most importantly, our relationships.  Adding two sessions of student visits (Jr High and Sr High) helps us connect local businesses to the workforce of the future. From featured sponsorships to exhibit space to the a coffee and donuts connection hour  and networking luncheon,  the Showcase offers opportunities for every budget to participate.

The Holiday Nights of Lights has become a Bedford County holiday tradition for local families.  The drive-thru light display, open weekends and select dates between Thanksgiving and New Year’s eve is a brilliant showcase of area businesses, organizations, schools and churches, as well as a spectacular celebration of the season.

Businesses may reserve their FREE space to install their own light display, sharing holiday messages and promoting your business.  Sponsorships are also available and appreciated.  Proceeds benefit the Bedford County Chamber (Education) Foundation.

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The Chamber is a living entity, growing and servicing business, members of the community
and people of Bedford County. Find out about the many benefits of Chamber membership.