Nomination forms are due Sept. 24, 2018, and may be given to Kim O’Donnell, CPA, chair of the Nominating Committee via fax (540-687-8293), email (email@example.com), or mail (MBPA, P.O. Box 1384, Middleburg, VA 20118). If you nominate via email, please be sure to include all of the information requested on the nomination form (i.e., name of the nominee, the nominee’s business affiliation, and your name and business affiliation) and send it from an email account with your name for verification purposes.
All members may nominate individuals to serve on the board, and any member in good standing may be nominated and elected to office.
The seats include two vacancies created by the departure of former board members Tone Moore and Pat Horvath, as well as the end of the terms for board members Alex Fleming and Bob Ball. The board has already appointed Anne Marie Paquette of the National Sporting Library & Museum to serve the remainder of the term for the seat previously held by Melanie Mathewes, who is leaving NSLM to take on a new post with Shenandoah University.
The election announcement came as part of the September Biz Buzz, held Sept. 11 at Foxcroft School, which is celebrating its 104th anniversary this year. The event served as an opportunity to highlight the school’s gorgeous grounds and facilities, which are available for rental and use by businesses and community members.
“The school wants to partner with the community,” said Cathy McGehee, Foxcroft’s head of school. “We have the athletic center, we have a beautiful guest house that is a great place if you want to hold a retreat.”
McGehee also noted the valuable opportunities local businesses provide Foxcroft students by giving them internships to help students gain hands-on experience in different fields. “I thank you for your partnership with us and welcome any ideas that you have for helping our girls with real-world education,” she added.
Also discussed at the mixer was the business association’s growing membership, which now stands at 131 members, as well as several new businesses set to open soon, including Lenhill Silver Collection, Old Ox Brewery and Moda Lookbook.
Middleburg also has two finalists for the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Awards: A Place to Be for Nonprofit Organization of the Year and King Street Oyster Bar for Main Street Business of the Year. Voting for the People’s Choice Awards will end Friday, Sept. 14, at 4 p.m.
Other upcoming events of note include: