Organizational Committee:

Meets the first Wednesday of the month at 11:30 am. Location TBA

Recruiting new members, public awareness of DBI, media relations, long-term financial planning, governing of the board.


Allen Harr

LaRhonda Batzel(Co-Chair)

Beth Sellers

Beverly Stanton

Tracy Mortimer

Lynn Corbett-Winn

Shaun Styer (Co-Chair)

Tina Boozer

Jeff Rincheid

Jennifer Ford

Dave Copley

Tod Manspeaker


Altoona First Savings Bank

First National Bank

Bedford School District

Beverly’s Touch of Class

Mortimer Electric, Inc.

Winning Strategies in Marketing

Reed, Wertz & Roadman

Homewood Springhouse Estates

Bedford Tavern

Backstage Alpaca Shop


Briar Valley Winery

Promotions Committee:

Meets the third Thursday of the month at 8:00 am. Location TBA

Consists of special events, retail promotions, advertising and general image of DBI.

Keith Landis

Elaine & Stacy (Co-Chair)

Donna Lambert

Gloria Smouse

Sherri Growden

Susan Illingworth

Mary Jane & Connie

Mary Davis

Mia & Patty

Tammy Wiley (Co-Chair)

Mike & Karla Amato

Altoona Vo-Tech

Elaine’s Wearable Art

Lambert’s Custom Framing


Bedford Gazette

Cessna Communications

Golden Eagle

1798 Fair Trade

Mirror Mirror

Bedford Candies

Bedford Banjo Shop


Design Committee:

Meets the first Thursday at 11:00 at the DBI Office

Steering streetscape plan, facade grants, visual merchandising, and analyzing space utilization.

Skip Rothfuss(Co-Chair)

Steve George(Co-Chair)

Beverly Green

Barbara Diehl

Dean Lemley

Melinda Zongor

Rodney Jenkins

Ron Markwood

Sue Edwards

Greg Knisely

Retired – Volunteer

Retired – Volunteer


Bedford Borough Manager

ReMAX Olde-Towne Realty

National Museum of the American Coverlet

Stiffler, McGraw & Associates, Inc.

Bedford Area School District

State Farm Insurance

Knisely & Sons, Inc


Economic Restructuring

Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 8:00 am at the DBI Office

Business retention, controlling property inventories, filling empty storefronts, e-commerce, and grant programs.

Jim Wehling (Chair)

Steve Lambert

Jim Gonsman

Joe Koval

Mary Ellen Bambrey

Michael Lamb

Sean Bardell

Retired – Volunteer

Lambert’s Custom Framing

First National Bank


Retired – Volunteer

Wessel & Company

Howard Hanna Johnston Realty

Main Street Community

DBI is a proud member of PA Downtown Center.
DBI is proud to be an accredited 2012 National Mainstreet Program