Middleburg plans seminar series to address digital literacy gap

— Middleburg business owners looking to expand their online presence will have an opportunity to participate in a series of seminars aimed at addressing digital literacy. Jamie Gaucher, Middleburg’s Business and Economic Development Director, announced the workshops at the Middleburg Business and Professional Association’s monthly Biz Buzz networking event, held May 8 at Sonabank.

“One of the gaps that I’ve seen in the short time I’ve been here is really around what I refer to as digital literacy, how do people engage business via a digital medium,” Gaucher said.

The trainings will be led by Chris Bernard, who heads e-commerce for Lou Lou Boutiques and Creme de la Creme.

The Middleburg Business and Professional Association will also be hosting a job fair on May 16 at the Middleburg Community Center from 1-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Businesses interested in participating should contact Jamie Gaucher at jgaucher@middleburgva.gov or 540-687-5152.

Other upcoming events include:

  • Hill School Auction (May 12)This year’s auction is called “A Cosmic Celebration” and is chaired by Bridget Wilson.
  • Art in the Burg (May 19)Over 20 local and regional artists will be offering their artwork for sale along Madison Street in the center of town.
  • Hunt Country Stable Tour (May 26-27): Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the grandeur of some of the finest equestrian facilities known to the world!
  • Upperville Colt & Horse Show (June 4-10): During this week, the nation’s top ranking hunters and jumpers will compete alongside the local ponies, sidesaddle ladies and racing  Jack Russell Terriers.

Also of note from the meeting: Nature Composed will be re-opening in its new location at 12 S. Pendleton St. (previously occupied by The Corner Garden) on Mother’s Day and Middleburg Millwork has added a new and improved kitchen design and cabinetry service.

If you want to connect with other Middleburg business owners and professionals, please join us at the next Biz Buzz, to be held June 12.