The Bedford County Chamber of Commerce welcomed new members and enjoyed an introductory presentation from the Blair Regional YMCA during the organization’s first Quarterly Membership Meeting of 2023.  The luncheon, held January 23rd at the Bedford Elks Country Club was sponsored by the Chamber’s Founder’s Circle Members, and began with a networking meal, catered by Next Door.

New members recognized during the luncheon – front row: Leslie Feathers and Rebecca Winkler with Encompass Health Bedford, Stacey Grab with Paper Creations by Stacey;  Back row: Andrew & Jennifer Fitzsimmons with Bedford Family Wellness, LLC & Back To You, Marla Pennabaker, Kaci Batzel and Leah Pepple with Reimagine Everett, Jonathan Boyer & Dylan Boyer with Integrity Coatings, LLC.

Representatives from the Blair Regional YMCA shared a keynote presentation, which included an overview of the organization’s mission and values, as well as their programming, from introductory youth sports to child care, and much more.  The Chamber is working to connect the Y team with facilities and stakeholders in Bedford County with the hopes of bringing programs to our region.  Y Executive Director Sharon Jones, Program Director Frank Kopriva and Outreach & Education Director Casey Campbell greeted attendees after the program, answering questions and making valuable connections among the business community.

If you have suggestions to be added to the Chamber’s “Y WISH LIST” please contact us at 814.623.2233 or email