SEEKING NOMINATIONS FOR CHAMBER BUSINESS AWARDS
Bedford citizens, business owners and community leaders are invited to submit nominations to the Chamber for several prestigious awards to be given in February to honor local business representatives.
Each year the Chamber names a Business Person of the Year, Business of the Year, Diversity Award, Ray of Hope and Outstanding Service to the Chamber Award.
Business Person of the Year: Conducts their business and themselves with regard to their business dealings in a highly ethical and exemplary manner. Is a good citizen within the community, taking time and effort to serve the community in productive and volunteer efforts.
Business of the Year: The business is conducted in a highly ethical and exemplary manner. The business is a good citizen to the town by financial and/or resource support to community activities and operations.
Diversity Award: Has significantly contributed to the diversity awareness in the town. Demonstrates an attentiveness and a willingness to continually improve the atmosphere to work, shop and live in Bedford.
Ray of Hope:High school age young people who have performed outstanding service to the Bedford community and/or who by their actions are excellent role models for their peers. Click here for the nomination form
Anyone wishing to make a nomination for any of these awards is encouraged to send the name, address and a brief one page description of the nominee to the Chamber. Deadline for all nominations is January 15 2018. Awards will be presented at the Chambers’ Dinner in February.
BEDFORD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Thee Economic Development Office is pleased to announce a new permitting guide that is targeted to small businesses to help them navigate the process of permitting and licensing a new or expanding business in Bedford.
The guide is in an easy-to-read and user-friendly format to promote small business enterprise in Bedford and encourage the types of businesses that Bedford residents would like to see more of based on our recent Great Road Market Study survey.
The permitting guide is the result of collaboration between the departments of Economic Development, Planning, Board of Health, and Code Enforcement. We would also like to thank the Bedford Chamber of Commerce for invaluable input in early drafts.
To view the guide, please download a copy here: Permitting Guide for Small Businesses.
The Bedford Chamber of Commerce is a professionally managed non-governmental business association dedicated to providing its membership with effective business tools and resources that help businesses become more profitable, visible and community-oriented. It forms public policy on issues affecting the quality of life in our region, and actively seeks to improve the business climate on a statewide and national level through effective advocacy for its business membership.
We offer many ways to advertise your business, including event sponsorship, web links and web advertising.
We will keep you in touch with your local business community both our weekly e-newsletter and a bi-monthly newsletter
The Chamber of Commerce provides many opportunities to meet the other 150 members of the Chamber as well as members of 12 surrounding chambers.
The Bedford Chamber of Commerce serves as your link to local government.
The Chamber offers access to many benefits for our members, including health insurance, member to member discounts, member mailing list, and other business services.