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Business

  • 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.

  • Solar power coming to Bedford

        Interested citizens received information Friday on the Bedford Solar Farm project being undertaken by the town of Bedford.

        North Carolina-based solar developer O2 emc owns and operates solar farms in the southeast, ranging in size from 1MW to 20MW. They partner with towns, cities, counties, contractors, utilities, manufacturers, banks and investors to ensure project success in each community where they build.

  • New feature will help dementia patients

        Oakwood Health and Rehab Center’s new sensory room is the result of 18 months of work. The reason it took so long is that it’s on the cutting edge of efforts to improve the quality of life for dementia patients.

        According to Tracy Chisholm, Oakwood’s nursing director, the idea of multi-sensory stimulus has been used successfully in Europe for some time. The idea is new to the U. S. It’s so new that Chisholm had trouble finding suppliers to provide equipment to set up Okwood’s room.

  • Taxidermist has deep local roots

        Miranda Patterson is now Miranda Jones. She married Chris Jones just a couple of weeks ago, but her business cards still say Miranda Patterson. The Patterson name is well known in the Bedford area. She’s part of the family that owns Patterson Brothers Paving.

        “I’ve been really busy since then,” she said.

  • Kathleen’s Kitchen

        Bedford’s newest restaurant is a bit hard to see.

  • He’s tops in concrete

    Yesterday the American Concrete Institute, at its World of Concrete convention in Las Vegas, named the four most influential people in concrete construction in the world.

        One of them, Steve Lloyd, lives in Bedford County. Lloyd owns Lloyd Concrete Services, located in Rustburg. It started out in 1985 with five employees — all five still work for the company  —  and now has 88. The company has done major jobs in 28 states.

  • He’s tops in concrete

    Concrete Institute, at its World of Concrete convention in Las Vegas, named the four most influential people in concrete construction in the world.

        One of them, Steve Lloyd, lives in Bedford County. Lloyd owns Lloyd Concrete Services, located in Rustburg. It started out in 1985 with five employees — all five still work for the company  —  and now has 88. The company has done major jobs in 28 states.

  • The King of Contacts

    Domenick Nati has rubbed shoulders with some of the biggest stars in the music and film industry over the past decade.