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Investor and Managing Member

WJB Properties LLC
Phone: (828) ***-****  HQ Phone
WJB Properties Inc
217 Paragon Parkway Suite 141
Clyde, North Carolina 28721
United States

Company Description: WJB Properties, Inc. is a North Carolina based multi-service company that buys, repairs, sells, leases and manages homes and properties. We are not Realtors or...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • mathematics
    University of New Hampshire
  • graduate accounting degree
    Northeastern University
50 Total References
Web References
Advisory Board | ASSIST Aviation Solutions, LLC
www.assistaviationsolutions.com, 29 Oct 2014 [cached]
Joel Bedor, Investor & Managing Member, WJB Properties LLC
New Hampshire Historical Society - Board of Trustees
www.nhhistory.net, 4 Nov 2014 [cached]
Joel J. Bedor, Littleton CPA, co-owner Mt. Washington Cog Railway
Celebration Associates and Crosland Finalize Acquisition of Bretton Woods Mountain Resort: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance
biz.yahoo.com, 28 June 2006 [cached]
Mount Washington Hotel President Joel Bedor stated, "Our partnership is excited about the benefits of bringing together CNL and Celebration Associates.
Pathfinder Profiles - Joel Bedor
www.cpavision.org, 28 Jan 2006 [cached]
Joel Bedor : CPA and Businessman
Joel Bedor — I certainly never envisioned when I was 25 years old that I would be an owner and manager of a grand hotel.
"I certainly never envisioned when I was 25 years old that I would be an owner and manager of a grand hotel," says Joel Bedor, CEO and general partner of the Mount Washington Hotel in Breton Woods, New Hampshire. But, by the same token, he adds, "without my CPA background, I doubt that I would have made that transition."
Early on, Bedor began to focus his career on serving the needs of business clients. Frequently called upon by clients striving to grow their businesses, Bedor began to zero in on business planning as a special area of expertise and commitment. What enticed him was the focus on the future and playing a role in making that future happen for his clients.
Originally a mathematics major at the University of New Hampshire, Bedor moved into accounting because of the profession's reputation, along with his facility with numbers, obtaining a graduate degree from Northeastern University. After graduation, he practiced public accounting in the Boston office of Arthur Anderson & Co. When he and his wife decided to return to their hometown of Littleton, New Hampshire, Bedor worked for a regional firm, Smith, Bachelder, and Rugg, and later set up his own accounting firm, Bedor and Associates.
In his own practice, Bedor began to offer services beyond those offered by his competitors. He quickly realized that he enjoyed the forward-looking perspective inherent in serving the business community. That perspective, in turn, led him to make the move into business himself.
"I view myself as both a CPA and a businessman," says Bedor. In his first venture in 1983, a partnership in the Mount Washington Cog Railway, he realized that his accounting background served him well in managing the investment needed to make a sorely neglected railway a successful enterprise. In 1991, he brought the same kind of expertise to an effort to draw investment to restore the Mount Washington Hotel. Realizing that hands-on management was an equal partner with capital in the formula for success, he began to guide the effort in a financially sound fashion that has resulted in a thriving business and a beautifully restored grand hotel - serving guests, the community and the state of New Hampshire. He now serves as co-managing director as well as the chief financial officer.
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Putting his career path in a larger perspective, Bedor reflects that "when you really help someone - looking to the future, assisting with problems, growing their businesses, rather than reporting on the historical numbers - that's where the future is, and I think it's that perspective that has allowed me to be successful, not only with my own accounting firm, but in developing my own businesses.
Bretton Woods Mt Washington Resort Sold
www.whitemountainsworld.com, 27 Dec 2006 [cached]
Mount Washington Resort President Joel Bedor stated, "Our partnership is excited about the potential of consummating a transaction with CNL and Celebration Associates.
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