The Chamber's annual celebration of the business community of the Bedford County region features a Silver Linings, Silver Screen theme.
Our guests (aka YOU - red carpet celebrities) will be greeted with a welcome reception with text-to-bid silent auction, catered dinner and awards program honoring the achievements of outstanding businesses, organizations and individuals of our region.
Eighteen awards will be presented, recognizing a variety of accomplishments, including: excellence in business (small, medium and large categories), community service, historical preservation, property improvement, agri-business, education and servant leadership, as well as the prestigious Athena Award, sponsored by Bedford BPW and Thomas Dealerships. The Chamber partners with BCDA, the Bedford County Visitors Bureau, Rotary Clubs of Bedford/Bedford Elks Lodge and Bedford County Community Connections to present awards for economic development, excellence in tourism, CItizen of the Year and a commitment to hiring people with disabilities.
Sponsorships & registrations for the celebration may be limited, so those wishing to attend should register as soon as possible; this event traditionally sells out.
Businesses are welcome to provide an item promoting their company for inclusion in the silent auction; program ads are also available to advertise businesses and/or congratulate the honorees. For more information, please call the Chamber office at 814-623-2233.
Please note: If state gathering restrictions do not allow for an in-person event of this size, we will move the event to the Silver Lining Drive-In for a delicious boxed dinner in the safety and comfort of your vehicle, and the awards program presented on the giant screen.