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Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce Community Guide 2011-2012

Text of Bedford County Chamber of Commerce

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  • Celebrating over 83 years of serving Bedford and the surrounding area!Insurance, Real Estate & Auctioneers

    Scott & Bond maintains a very family oriented atmosphere for its customers, employees, and REALTORS, and it is proud of its many long term sta members. We have a genuine interest in making sure that our

    customers needs are met, whether they are buying, selling property, or insuring it.

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    About this PublicAtionP u b l i s h e rMark Vosskamp

    e d i t o r Andie Gibson

    C r e a t i v e d i r e C t o rMatt Brown

    G r a P h i C d e s i G n e rJanette Saviano

    P h o t o G r a P h yHuong Fralin

    C o n t r i b u t i n G W r i t e rLindsey Wagnon

    The 2011-12 Bedford Area Chamber Community Guide was produced by Laker Media, a division of Times-World LLC. It is a Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce publication created in cooperation with the Bedford area Welcome Center (Bedford City/County Office of Tourism). While every possible effort has been made to verify all facts and figures herein, Laker Media, Times-World LLC and the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce take no responsibility for omissions or inaccuracies. Content may not be reproduced without written consent from Times-World LLC. All rights reserved. Copyright 2011, Times-World LLC. For more information: 272 Westlake Road, Suite 1, Hardy, VA 24101. Phone: 540-721-4675.

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    About the Chamber ..................................6

    Bedford Maps ........................................10

    Business .................................................14

    Community .............................................20

    Recreation ..............................................28

    We are Bedford!

    As you enjoy the beauty this area has to offer, remember

    its truly the people that make us unique. The small shop owner in Centertown, the entrepreneur in Forest, the marina owner at Smith Mountain Lake, the orchard owner, farmer, and countless other individuals pursuing their dreams make our community so appealing. We invite you to share in our amazement of an area rich in history and traditions. As you absorb all this community has to offer, be sure to take a moment to talk to those individuals who are truly living their dreams here in Bedford.

    The D-Day Memorial, Poplar Forest, Bedford Museum, Peaks of Otter and Smith Mountain Lake are just a few of the opportunities available for you to enjoy during your visit. Take a stroll in downtown Bedford and

    Main Office: 305 East Main Street, Bedford, VA 24523 (540) 586-9401Forest Satellite Office: 14805 Forest Rd. Ste 107, Forest, VA 24551 (434) 525-7860

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    witness the resurgence of energy and activity. You will be amazed by the new businesses that have opened in just the past few months. Its exciting to see, and that excitement is contagious with even more businesses planning to invest in our community. And the enthusiasm isnt limited to downtown Bedford. The Forest area continues its steady growth, and Downtown Moneta and Smith Mountain Lake offer a wide variety of housing, entertainment, recreation and shopping opportunities for the entire family.

    We are Bedford, and we have so much to offer our visitors. Plan to spend a few days with us and you will see how quickly you turn from stranger to friend. After all, we were all strangers here at one time and its how we choose to represent this area that makes Bedford so distinctive.

    Warm regards,

    Terry R. WoodChairman of Board

    Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce

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    On the Cover Clockwise from top: Sharp Top rises above Abbott Lake at the Peaks of Otter; Virginia wine is produced at five vineyards in Bedford County; water sports are a popular pastime at Smith Mountain Lake; Centertowns signature

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    Main Office: 305 East Main Street, Bedford, VA 24523 (540) 586-9401Forest Satellite Office: 14805 Forest Rd. Ste 107, Forest, VA 24551 (434) 525-7860

    Keeping You Healthy Close to HomeBedford Memorial Hospital is committed to keeping you healthy, close to home. Thats why we work hardevery day to offer hospital and physician specialists care for your entire family.

    Whether its an annual checkup, a surgical procedure, or care for someone in your family, you can be confi-dent youre getting personal and expert attention.

    Bedford Surgery providing surgical consultations and in-office procedures 586-3089

    Bedford GYN providing GYN care and services586-6818

    Bedford Pulmonary Medicine providing consultation and follow-up care services587-7810

    Physician Associates of Bedford providing a full range of family medicine services586-4723

    For appointments, office locations or more infor-mation, please call one of our specialty practiceoffices or visit www.bmhva.com

    1613 Oakwood Street, Bedford, Virginia 24523 540-586-2441

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    Bedford Area Family YMCA Heritage Green Assisted Living Communities

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    About thE chAMbER

    OUR VISION

    To be the premier driving force for business and community prosperity in Central Virginia.

    OUR MISSION

    An organization of business and community leaders working together to serve the interests of our members by providing programs and services which improve the economic vitality of our community.

    OUR CORE VALUESIntegrity

    Pro-Active

    Responsive

    Bold & Decisive

    Openness

    For more than 72 years, the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce has been the communitys leading advocate and champion for business in the region

    with a focus creating a climate of growth and success in our community.

    The Chamber provides leadership programs, networking opportunities, leads groups, volunteer programs and business-building initiatives. With opportunities for you to exchange ideas with other talented leaders in business, community and government, we help make your business run smoother and make the community a better place to work, live and play.

    To find out more about the advantages of joining the Bedford Area Chamber, contact us today at bedfordareachamber.com or call 540.586.9401.

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    The Bedford Area Chamber's staff, from left:

    Christy Lucy, Kathy Graham, Barbara Bostic, Susan

    Martin and Janet Walton.

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    ChAIRMANTerry Wood*ControllerBoxley (540) [email protected]

    VICE ChAIRMAN Anita Lowe*Community Health Services AdvisorBedford Memorial Hospital(540) [email protected]

    PAsT ChAIRMAN Alexander L. Richardson* (2nd Term) SVP/Retail Market ManagerStellarOne(540) [email protected]

    PREsIdENTSusan Martin* Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce(540)[email protected]

    dIRECToRsJim Burns* (2nd Term) Manager of Human ResourcesAndrew Solutions, A CommScope Company(434) [email protected]

    Gary Case* President Gary W. Case and Company, Inc.(434) [email protected]

    Ward Dean, Jr. * Ward Dean, Jr. CPA. PLLC (434) [email protected]

    Jeff Graff (2nd Term) OwnerParkway Marina(540) [email protected]

    Virgil Naff PresidentLynchburg Kawasaki Yamaha SeaDoo(434) [email protected]

    Vince Phelps PresidentVC Design and Build, Inc.(434) [email protected]

    D.H. Powell Local Sales ManagerWSET-TV Inc.(434) [email protected]

    Ron Robey OwnerL.R. Robey Agency/Aflac(540) [email protected]

    Harry Schickling* OwnerHARNAN Consulting, LLC(540) 314-3806 or (540) [email protected]

    Dr. Douglas Schuch Superin

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