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Business

  • New location offers benefits

        Bob and Jann Sloper are excited about Floors and More’s new location.

        The business moved to Burks Hill Road on Aug. 1 and now occupies the upper level of the large building across the street from The Duchess of Bedford. The Blue Ridge Fitness Center is in the building’s lower level.
        “I think more exposure,” was Jan Sloper’s comment when asked about the advantages the new location provides.

  • Glenwood marks 60 years

        Glennwood Oil and Automotive marks 60 years in business this year and its owner, Curry Martin, has been around for all of it.

        He was a small child when his father, Wilbur Martin, started an Esso station on Va. 24 in 1953 and Martin has a photo of himself, in a little Esso uniform, standing beside his father on the gasoline pump island.

  • It's fresh and Va. grown

        Pete Hancock greeted a group of children from the Little Light Early Learning Center with a big “hello”—and a slice of cantaloupe.

        Several came back for seconds. One of the young girls wanted thirds.
        It was a Friday morning at the Bedford Farmers’ Market and the vendors there were staying busy.
        Hancock and his partner, Bob Stohr, were doing their fair share of business as well.

  • 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.

  • HEBRUZ opens in Bedford

        The century-old bank building — the place with four white columns across Main Street from the County Administration building — is now the home of Bedford's newest coffee shop.

        Lorenza and Leah Coles opened Hebruz in the building last week, on Oct. 14. They plan a grand opening in November.

  • Master taxidermist opens shop in Moneta

        A desire to be near his aging parents induced Marty VandeLinde to move his taxidermy business from Charlottesville to Moneta.

  • Shop, café open in Bedford

        Looking for a walk down memory lane? Retro on Depot might be just the place for you.

  • National D-Day Memorial to Remain a Private Foundation

    The National D-Day Memorial Foundation is moving forward after news that the National Park Service will not be taking over the monument.  After four years of study, research, and conversations with numerous Park Service officials, the determination has been made that the Memorial does not meet NPS criteria.