― An impressive number of Middleburg Business & Professional Association Members turned out for the March Biz Buzz at the Salamander Resort & Spa to celebrate achievements made in the past month, welcome new members, and to emerge from the winter season rejuvenated with the spirit for which our community is known.

It became quickly apparent that the Middleburg community has engaged yet another happy participant in David Mars, the newly installed General Manager of the Salamander Resort & Spa. Sixty days into his new position, Mars welcomed members of the Middleburg Business & Professional Association to the March Biz Buzz, where members noshed on new menu items from the Gold Cup Wine Bar.

“This has been an incredible 60 days in an incredible community, and we are humbled to welcome you,” said Mars. “The depth of culture in Middleburg is amazing and the unbelievable support of this community has been extraordinary.”

Middleburg is an exceptional place simply due to the character and community driven spirit of those who live and work here. MBPA welcomed new members Kerry Dale from Another Blue Moon and Kaitlyn Ahalt and Margaret von Gersdorff from Premiere Promotional Products, while Michelle McNaughton from the Playroom was recognized for her Random Acts of Kindness, and Sam Salmon and the entire team from Northwest Federal Credit Union received a hearty cheer for their Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Award.

The Member Survey results resulted in great input and ideas, according to MBPA President Punkin Lee, who thanked everyone for returning the surveys so that MBPA “can keep moving forward and keep things fun, interesting, and innovative.”

“You asked for more ways to be involved,” said Lee. “So, we have more ways for everyone to participate!”

A monthly calendar of events will make its return beginning in April. Please email your event name, date, time, and location to Katy Carter at info@visitmiddleburgva.com by 5 pm on Sunday, March 20, 2022, to make the deadline for the printed version. Each printed calendar will contain a QR code that you simply scan with your phone, which enables everyone to access an up-to-date Events Calendar. Member participation will make this endeavor a success, so please reach out to Katy.

Visit Middleburg is working away at growing social media presence and there is no better resource than the members of our community! Please send your #MiddleburgMoment photos to Katy at info@visitmiddleburgva.com. The best way to share our town with the world is through the eyes of the people who live and work here. Each person brings a unique perspective that helps tell the story of Middleburg.

The Winter Sidewalk Sale (February 18-20,2022) was a success, despite frigid temperatures and gale force winds that sent 30-plus balloons into the treetops outside of Journeymen the day prior to the sale!
MBPA and the Town of Middleburg will be partnering to bring quarterly workshops on an array of topics. If you have an idea for a workshop, please contact a Board Member.

Ali MacIntyre from the Town announced the opening of Tremolo Bar at 19 E. Washington St, which offers coffee, cocktails, wine, small bites, and brought to Middleburg by Jarad Slipp of Knead Wine, as well as the return of the Fox’s Trail, which runs March 11-27, 2022. The brainchild of Sean Martin of Boxwood Estate Winery and Natalie Rose of Lost Barrel, The Fox’s Trail encourages additional business during traditionally slower times of the year. The Town has taken over its planning and implementation going forward. Click here for all the details on this fabulous event!

The Town of Middleburg is seeking responses to its recent small business survey. If you haven’t received the survey, please contact Ali McIntyre.

The MBPA-Windy Hill Foundation Mask Drive is ongoing through March 15. While most of the world is starting to get away from mask wearing, many of Windy Hill’s residents still need masks for doctor’s appointments. Please bring new KN-95 masks at Journeymen, 2 West Federal Street, Middleburg through March 15.

In an exciting and fun turn of events, Certified Humane sponsored door prizes for the evening! Natalia Femia of Lost Barrel and Kevin Nodianos from Northwest Federal won the drawing for Certified Humane swag bags, which included gift cards to Safeway, Harris Teeter, and Food Lion, which carry products that bear the Certified Humane stamp. Certified Humane, a Middleburg non-profit organization, the goal of the program is to improve the lives of farm animals by driving consumer demand for kinder and more responsible farm animal practices. When you see the Certified Humane Raised and Handled® logo you can be assured that the food products have come from facilities that meet precise, objective standards for farm animal treatment.

Punkin took pause for a moment to remember the wonderful people who have departed our community in the last month: Mary Woodruff, Mark Snider, Eura Lewis, Monte Gibson, and Kathy Fisher. With his cancer in remission, Middleburg Police Officer Tim Thorpe, who has protected the Town’s people and businesses for years, has taken early retirement to enjoy more time with his family. The presence of these individuals will be missed!

The rest of March and into April is increasingly busy in the Burg! Please be sure to stay in the loop and make sure that info@visistmiddleburgva.com is included in your email contacts. This will help ensure MBPA communications are not relegated to your spam folders.

The MBPA Biz Buzz is a monthly networking event held on the second Tuesday of the month, except in January. These events bring local business owners and professionals together to network, provide local businesses with an opportunity to showcase their facilities and services, and help to spread the word about interesting news and events in the Middleburg community.