January 2013     

In This Issue
Bedford First
Annual Dinner
What the Chamber did in December?
Alewife Shuttle to Crosby Drive
Chamber Connections
Chamber Calendar
Follow us on Facebook
Message from the Executive Director

This organization's success is directly related to your support, ideas and willingness to chip in. Many thanks for your time and expertise in helping make the Chamber stronger and more effective for its members. We accomplished many things this past year and it is my hope that we will be able to continue the momentum. I would like to personally thank outgoing Director Joan Turnberg for her years of service. You will be missed.

To all our members, I wish you a joyful and peaceful New Year and look forward to working on your behalf in 2013.


                                                                           Maureen Sullivan


       Bedfordfirst     BEDFORD FIRST 



The Bedford First Program encourages more than 150 Chamber-member companies and their 5000 plus employees to prefer other Chamber members when making buying decisions. The offers will be valid for both corporate and personal purchases. Business will be listed on the web page for added publicity. Click here for information and an application .


                 Participating CHAMBER MEMBERS as of 1/13


B & D Advertising Agency
Bedford Vision Center
Bedford Plaza Hotel
Dr. Kiana Kaymanesh
Garrison Knight Financial Planning, LLC
Great Road Gallery & Framing

Quality Data Base Design


Annual Dinner- A night of Celebration and Fun


     The Bedford Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner is scheduled for February 27, 2012.  The night will include the Annual Chamber Awards, an opportunity to hear from our newly elected state rep Ken Gordon, dinner and entertainment. Invitations will be mailed next week and nominations for the awards are now being accepted.


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.


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 February 1, 2013.


kevin magician
Magician David Hall & Kevin Sullivan
2011 award winners
2012 Chamber Award Winners



 What the Chamber did in December

 SUZANNE & Company Holiday House Tour
Board of Directors
Chamber Holiday Celebration
Working Women Alliance

Premier Sponsor Suzanne Koller & her special elves!!!!!


Old Fashion carolers at Fitch Tavern

 The 2013 Board of Directors 


PresidentJosh CohenSNAP Infusion
ChairmanPamela BrownBrown & Brown P.C.
First VPAdam Schwartz CouponSurfer, Inc.
Second VPFatima MendoncaBrookline BAnk
Secretary/TreasurerCharles E. Duran, Jr. Carlton & Duran, CPAs, P.C.



Bryan McKayMiddlesex Savings Bank
Daisey GirifalcoBedford Children's Center
David CormierCormier Law, LLC
Lynne LuongoDoubleTree Bedford Glen Hotel
Alan Shoemaker The MITRE Corporation
Maria PortoHanscom Federal Credit Union
Kevin SullivanDSA Printing
Dr. Jean-Marc SlakSlak Chiropractic Group
John MonahanJRM Antiques
Christine PinneyChristine Pinney Marketing
Vanessa VladasiCambridge Savings Bank
Roy WatsonLaw Offices of Roy Watson
Karen KenneyOrganizingWorks
Brian DeVellisLombardo & DeVellis, LLP
Kevin SullivanDSA Printing


Bedford Retail Group 


The Chamber is exploring establishing a retail group whose focus is to improve the business environment to make it easier to do retail business in Bedford. Stay tuned for more details. 




               offers guaranteed ride home program

 Did you know the 128 Business Council's offfers guaranteed ride home, along with several other member benefits such as


  • DEP Rideshare Regulation Compliance
  • RideMatching
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Commuter Benefits Events
  • Shuttle Bus Services
  • Transportation Advocacy Programs
128 Business Council could be your one-stop resource for alternative transportation and pro-sustainability solutions for the 128 West region. Their  shuttles connect major employers, institutions and communities to public transit (MBTA stations), making commuting more effective and reducing Route 128 West and related roadway congestion.  
 Please contact the Chamber office at 781-275-8503 if your company is interested in participating in this Shuttle Program and/or if you know some other companies in the Crosby Drive area that you think would be interested. 




 Each month, Executive Director Maureen Sullivan tapes the Chamber Connections at the Bedford Tv Studio. Check out the links below of who she has interviewed and if you are  interested in being a guest, email her at


Madeline Altman ~ Bedford TV

Linda Stimson ~ Inner Visions Interiors


Adam Schwartz - Business Development

Mara Briere - Grow a Strong Family

The UPS Store


 Joan Turnberg - Live LIfe Well

Dr. Jean Marc Slak ~ Slak Chiropractic Group

Lea Ann Knight ~ Garrison Knight Financial


The Goddard School


Brookline Bank

Kristen Presley/Bedford VA

Karen Kenney/ OrganizingWorks

JRM Antiques





January 10
Board of Directors
Bedford Police Station
7:30 AM

February 7  

 Multi Chamber Networking
  Crowne Plaza Hotel
15 Middlesex Canal Park Road, Woburn

February 14
Board of Directors
Bedford Police Station
7:30 AM

February 27
Chamber Annual Dinner & Celebration
Doubletree Bedford Glen Hotel
6-9 PM

Invitation will be mailed


 Welcome to our New Members

Independent Living Innovations
Bedford Office
Diane Cadogan Hughes
Real Estate Broker


  2013 Chamber   Members  


 Bolded members are participating in the

Bedford First Program 


Atlantic Capital Strategies

B & D Advertising Agency
Baudanza Electric Company
Bedford Car Wash

Bedford Center for the Arts

Bedford Children's Centre
Bedford Motel
Bedford Orthodontics
Bedford Vision Center
Bedford Plaza Hotel

Bedford TV
Callahan's Karate Studio

Carleton-Willard Village

Dalya's Restaurant

Design 1 Kitchen & Bath
Doubletree Bedford Glen Hotel

Dr. Kiana Kaymanesh DSA Printing

Edward Jones Investments
Enterprise Bank & Trust Co.

FUJIFILM Recording Media USA, Inc.
Garrison Knight Financial Planning LLC

Genetti's Wine & Spirits, Inc.

Great Road Gallery & Framing   

JRM Antiques

Live Life Well

McColough Associates, Inc.
Mettler-Toledo Thorton, Inc.
Middlesex Savings Bank

Minuteman Volkswagen Inc.

New England Nurseries, Inc

North Road Chiropractic
Organix Spa & Salon

Oscar S. DePriest IV

Patriot Pediatrics

Progress Software

Quality Data Base Design

Right At home

St. Michael Parish Center

The Goddard School
The Higgins Group Realtors
Pulte Homes of New England

Vela Ventures

Watson Law Office
William Raveis Real Estate