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Business

  • 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.

  • Apartment development planned for Centertown

        Change is coming to Jackson Street in Centertown Bedford.

        Developer David McCormack has announced plans to develop the historic Clark and Company Plug Tobacco Warehouse into 32 apartments and a recent grant secured by Bedford Main Street, Inc., will help finance public improvements to that road.
        “It will certainly have an impact on downtown,” stated Sue Montgomery, executive director of Bedford Main Street, Inc., on the development plans. “This could give us a shot in the arm.”

  • Roadside Market becomes new community post office

        There was a time in the past when post offices in rural communities were often in general stores. Now, in an effort to expand its services, the Postal Service is going back to that concept with community post offices. Roadside Market (the BP station in Montvale) recently became the third such post office in Southwestern Virginia.

  • Bedford Antique Mall has a new home

        If you’ve driven past the former Golden Corral building on U. S. 460, on the west end of Bedford, you’ve probably noticed cars parked out front. Nobody’s coming there for lunch anymore, but rather to buy antiques. Bedford Antique Mall moved into the building on March 1.

        Valerie Almond, who, along with her husband John, owns the business, said the move was preceded by a major cleanup as the building had been vacant for eight years. However, it offered them plenty of space in a high visibility location.

  • Bedford Chamber honors local business

        The Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce honored local businesses at its annual awards dinner,  held at Trivium, Thursday evening.

        GruvenCat Bakery won the Home-Based Business Award.