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Business

  • Oakwood gets a facelift

        Oakwood’s second floor has received a major renovation as part of Bedford Memorial’s overall makeover. The second floor is dedicated to long term rehabilitation.

  • Chamber gets 4-star status

        The Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce has been granted 4-Star Accredited status with the U. S. Chamber of Commerce for the third time in a row. The Chamber must reapply for accreditation every five years and has maintained this status for the last 10 years.

  • Calvin Rice Room

        Calvin Rice has worked at the Peaks of Otter Lodge for the better part of the past six decades. Now his legacy of service has been honored with the opening of the Calvin Rice Room at the Lodge.

  • Finding Beale’s Gold

        Beale’s will open its doors to the public for the first time on June 24.

  • Bedford Memorial celebrates its volunteers

        Bedford Memorial Hospital celebrated National Volunteers week by hosting a dinner for its 48 volunteers April 27 at the Bedford Columns.

        The hospital presented 50 door prizes and danced to music by Heat of the Night. This is a local band headed by Mike Payne who returned home to Bedford County after retiring. The band plays a wide variety of music and volunteers enjoyed dancing to their sounds after dinner.

  • Valley Processing sold; plant in Bedford shuts down

        Valley Processing in Bedford has closed its doors, leaving 40 of its employees out of work.
        The plant, which produces custom-mixed, rubber-based compounds, ceased operations last week, following the sale of the plant.
        Valley Processing was bought out by HEXPOL Compounding, which was consolidating operations which led to the Bedford plant being closed. The Bedford plant was not included in the sale.
        Four years ago Valley Processing purchased Rubatex out of bankruptcy.

  • Chamber looks back on year, honors local business

        The Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce packed the Boonsboro Country Club on Thursday,  March 23, for its annual awards dinner. The main dining room was filled as well as an overflow room. The Chamber is now 78 years old and has 740 members.

  • Online business moves into Centertown location

    A lot of businesses started out in a physical location and later moved to the Internet.

  • Local orchards hit hard by weather

        February and March seem to have gotten flip-flopped this year with weather that would be more appropriate for mid-February paying the Bedford area an unwelcome visit last week.

        While this part of Virginia escaped the heavy snow that hit the Northeast, the same storm system brought this area nights with temperatures in the teens and high winds. Local orchards were hit hard because the springlike temperatures had fooled fruit trees into blooming nearly a month early.

  • State Chamber seeks input

    The Virginia Chamber of Commerce held a meeting, Thursday, at Central Virginia Community College to seek input from business, education and government leaders for its next five-year plan.

        This was one of a series of regional meetings the state chamber is holding around the Commonwealth. The chamber, according to Ryan Dunn, representing the state chamber, is a non-partisan business advocate. Its goal is to strengthen Virginia’s reputation as the best state in which to do business.