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:
- “A Sporting Vision: The Paul Mellon Collection of British Sporting Art from the VMFA” at the National Sporting Library & Museum (April 13-July 22): This traveling exhibition organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) with representative masterpieces of the genre — including works by George Stubbs, Sir Francis Grant, John Frederick Herring, Benjamin Marshall and George Morland — celebrates Paul Mellon’s gift of British sporting art to the VMFA.
- Great Middleburg Cleaning at the Middleburg Community Center (April 14 | 8 a.m.): Join us to help spruce up the town!
- “Arts in the Afternoon” Benefit for the Middleburg Concert Series (April 15 | 4 p.m.): This is a rare opportunity to see and hear world-renowned concert pianist John O’Connor play a legendary Steinway in the intimate setting of the Middleburg United Methodist Church.
- Middleburg Spring Races at Glenwood Park (April 21): Tailgate and picnic with fashionable crowds all while watching the thrilling sport of horse racing.
- Middleburg Hunt Point-to-Point at Glenwood Park (April 29): The Middleburg Hunt hopes you will join us for a day in the country to enjoy the exciting sport of steeplechase racing at one of the most beautiful race courses in the nation.