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Business

  • Ivy Bridge Frozen Yogurt

        People who love frozen yogurt don’t have to leave Bedford to get it. Ivy Bridge Frozen Yogurt is now open on the corner of Main and North Bridge streets.

        Ivy Bridge Cafe and Ivy Bridge Yogurt are one business. Joe Marino runs the cafe and his wife, Sherrie, runs the frozen yogurt shop. An interior door connects the two and customers can walk from one to the other. They can bring food from the cafe into the yogurt shop and frozen yogurt into the cafe.

  • Manufacturer sets up in old Winn-Dixie building

        Two men, Dave Hanowitz and Chris Markham, have years of experience at various levels in sheet metal fabrication.

        Markham has been in the sheet metal industry for 20 years after spending six years working in the electrical trades. Hanowitz has been involved in machine shop and sheet metal fabrication for 27 years, including seven years in sales.
        “Both of us have been working for other people for a long time,” said Markham.
        Finally a thought came to both men.

  • Dissecting ObamaCare

        The Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce gave local businesses a chance to hear from someone who has actually read President Barack Obama’s healthcare law.

  • Peaks of Otter Lodge reopens

        The Peaks of Otter Lodge is open again after being closed for six months. The restaurant began serving meals on July 15.

        “The response from the community has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Marcus Story, the Lodge’s interim manager. “They are just happy to see the Lodge open.”

  • Local building owners receive assistance

        Three of Bedford’s downtown building owners will be receiving special professional design services from Frazier Associates of Staunton, as part of the Design Assistance program offered by Virginia Main Street. 

        The three local property owners, who were attendees at the April 22 Property Owners’ meeting, made application through Bedford Main Street, Inc. and were recipients of the free design assistance. 

  • Rucker Tibbs Day: Honoring a local legend

        Area residents will have the opportunity to celebrate “a true community legend” this Saturday at New London Airport.

        The Friends of New London Virginia will be holding Rucker Tibbs Day on Saturday, July 6 at the New London Airport.
        Rucker Tibbs is a living legend and, if you show up at the airport, you’ll get to meet him. Tibbs owns Rucker Tibbs Aviation, the fixed base operator at the airport and he’s there every day.

  • Valley Processing opens plant in Bedford

    Valley Processing, the market leader in custom-mixed rubber-based compounds in the western United States, is expanding its operations by opening a plant in Bedford.
    Founded in 1939, the company is in its third generation of family leadership and continues to grow. Valley Processing Virginia will increase the company’s capacity, offering service to customers in the eastern United States.

  • Cintas Safety, Wellness Day draws nearly 200

        This is the third year that Cintas has turned its Cintas Safety and Wellness Day into a large event with employees’ family members invited. This year’s event, held Friday, drew nearly 200 people.

        According to Heath Wright, the health and safety coordinator, the event is intended to emphasize safety both at work and in the community.
        A number of health care providers and organizations were on hand with informational booths ranging from the Red Cross to Bedford Memorial Hospital.

  • Domino’s Pizza opens in Bedford

        Domino’s Pizza opened at 109 North Bridge Street in Bedford this month.

        That’s the building next door to Arthur’s Jewelry. The interior has been completely remodeled, and it’s more than a cosmetic facelift. According to Kenneth Cobbs, the franchise owner, they stripped the interior “joist to joist.” The also completely redid the electrical wiring and plumbing. The process took seven weeks.
        “The [electrical] service here was almost original,” Cobbs said.

  • Young farmers to sponsor Farm Safety Day`

        Bedford County Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers will hold a Farm Safety Day at the Bedford Southern States on Independence Boulevard on July 6 from 11a.m. until 2 p.m. The safety day will go ahead, rain or shine, as most of it is under tents.