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Business

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Landmark sells Roanoke times

        Landmark Media Enterprises, owner of The Bedford Bulletin, announced that it sold The Roanoke Times to Warren Buffett’s BH Media Group on Friday.
        The sale has no effect on operations of the Bulletin. The newspaper will continue to be printed at The Roanoke Times’ plant, as it has been since 2005.
        The Bulletin will continue to be operated by Landmark Community Newspapers.

  • Teva helps out at D-Day Memorial

        Teva Pharmaceuticals’ Forest facility was looking for a community project, according to Paul Opdyke, the facility’s human resources director.
        The company settled on helping the National D-Day Memorial get ready for the D-Day anniversary observance on June 6. Opdyke said that he and the plant manager both have been involved in similar projects in other areas. He asked plant employees if they were interested.
        “The response was overwhelming,” he said.

  • BMH adds digital mammography

        Bedford Memorial Hospital has been here for 60 years and its newest offering is digital mammography.

        “It’s state-of-the-art,” said Patti Jurkus, the hospital’s CEO.
        “It’s the newest technology,” added Lisa Jordan, the hospital’s imaging services manager.
        The new equipment provides a number of advantages, including a reduced examination time. Jordan said it also allows for a more comfortable exam.

  • Lago Pizza has a new home

        Late last year, Julio Ortíz and Esperanza Forero finally threw in the towel at their old location in the Shop Rite plaza and moved across Va. 122 to reopen in a space next to the Moneta Food Lion. They reopened on April 13 after nearly four months of work to turn what was essentially a large, empty room into a restaurant.

        “We were forced to move,” said Esperanza.