Middleburg businesses invited to register for town’s first job fair

— Middleburg-based businesses can now register online to participate in the town’s first job fair, to be held May 16 at the Middleburg Community Center.

The job fair, which is open to businesses with a Middleburg business license, will feature two sessions for job seekers: 1-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m.

“We’ve already started receive registrations from companies that have an interest in participating,” said Jamie Gaucher, Middleburg’s business and economic development director and an ex-officio board member of the Middleburg Business and Professional Association (MBPA).

The announcement came at MBPA’s monthly Biz Buzz networking event, held April 10 at The Pink Box, the future home of the Middleburg Museum. Middleburg Museum Foundation board members were on hand to highlight some of the museum’s features, including a model of the bronze fox sculpture created by local artist Goksin Carey, a model of the museum building and the inclusion of the Asbury Church bell in the museum.

“This is the church bell that was in the little church on Jay Street, and that church goes back to the very beginnings of the religious community here in Middleburg. It was built in 1829, and the bell was put in the church some years after that, but it was in service for 90 years,” said Middleburg Museum Foundation Board Member Mimi Stein.

Also announced at the meeting was the town’s choice for its branding campaign— Richmond-based Native Collaboration — and the relocation of the Middleburg Community Farmers Market to the front steps of the Middleburg Community Center, providing better visibility for the market, which opens May 5.

Middleburg also has several not-to-be-missed events coming up this month, including:

We hope you’ll join us at the next Biz Buzz, to be held May 8 at Sonabank from 5:30-7:30 p.m. See you there!