Four new members elected to MBPA Board
— The election results are in, and four new members have been elected to serve on the Middleburg Business and Professional Association’s Board of Directors for a two-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2020.
The election results were announced as part of MBPA’s Biz Buzz networking event, held Nov. 12 at Atlantic Union Bank. The new members include Kari Bowman of Salamander Resort & Spa, Gene LeCouteur of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Michelle McNaughton of West Federal Retail, and Samia Salmon of Northwest Federal Credit Union. Punkin Lee of Journeymen Saddlers was also re-elected to the board.
The evening was catered by Tutti Perricone of Back Street Catering, with beer provided by Old Ox Brewery.
Other business news of note announced at the meeting included the closure of Wisdom Gallery, which will now be the home of a new community shop. David Ladd has left the Middleburg Plaza, but that space will now be occupied by Another Blue Moon.
Another closing of note: Tom Hays will be closing his jewelry shop on S. Madison Street by the end of the year as he prepares to retire. That’s good news for holiday shoppers this year, as Thomas Hays & Son Jewelers is having a going-out-of-business sale.
Also coming soon to Middleburg: board certified orthopedic surgeon Charles Carroll is moving into a space behind the Red Horse Tavern. Wild Hare Cider will also be moving into a space at 17 E. Washington St. next to Greenheart and hopes to open by Thanksgiving.
Middleburg Business and Economic Development Director also noted recent coverage of Middleburg in the History in High Heels blog, which highlighted businesses such as Goodstone Inn & Restaurant, Boxwood Winery, Market Salamander, Middleburg Common Grounds, Mt. Defiance Cider Barn, the National Sporting Library & Museum, Hunter’s Head Tavern, Red Fox Inn & Tavern, and Salamander Resort & Spa.
Upcoming events of note include:
- Andre Pater Talk & Book Signing at the National Sporting Library & Museum (Nov. 15): Join us as Pater recounts his journey into art and the creation of his new book of original work “A Matter of Light, the Art of Andre Pater.” After Pater’s discussion of his creation and a short Q&A with those who were part of the process, the artist is available for a book signing of his latest work.
- “Nothing Beats Old-Time Radio!” at Emmanuel Church’s Parish House (Nov. 17): Get ready, Middleburg! “The Golden Age of Radio” is coming back by popular demand! The “At The Parish House” performing arts series of Middleburg’s Emmanuel Church is bringing back two favorite old-time radio shows that were popular from the 1930s through the 50s, and even into the early 60s. This local Loudoun theatre troupe of actors will make them come to life with their voices and sound effects. Lots of laughter and drama!
- Middleburg Humane Foundation Meet & Greet at Old Ox Brewery (Nov. 17): Come meet the animals of Middleburg Humane Foundation at Old Ox Brewery from 12-3 p.m.! They will have great kittens and dogs, plus great beers provided by Old Ox! There will be raffle prizes provided by Loyal Companion!
- Community Thanksgiving Dinner at the Middleburg Community Center (Nov. 21): The Middleburg Community Center brings you a traditional Thanksgiving dinner! This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by Nov. 14 to 540-687-6373 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Windy Hill Foundation’s “Casablanca” Gala at Salamander Resort & Spa (Nov. 23): We are so excited to welcome back Doc Scantlin and his Imperial Palms orchestra to the stage on Nov 23rd at Salamander Resort & Spa. For more than 35 years, legendary zany bandleader Doc Scantlin and his Imperial Palms Orchestra have been thrilling audiences around the world with their sophisticated celebration of the music and style of the early Jazz Age and Swing Era.
- Small Business Saturday (Nov. 30): Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses across the country. Founded by American Express in 2010, this day is celebrated each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
- Town of Middleburg Christmas Tree Lighting (Dec. 6): On Friday evening, join us at the foot of our town Christmas tree in the Pink Box Garden for a heartfelt evening program that includes the invocation, caroling, and, of course, the illumination of the tree!
- Christmas in Middleburg (Dec. 7): Join us for a Christmas experience like no other! The day includes Breakfast with Santa, a craft fair at the Middleburg Community Center (9 a.m.-3 p.m.), the Middleburg Hunt and Hounds Review at 11 a.m., and the Christmas parade at 2 p.m. For more information and to purchase your parking tickets, please visit christmasinmiddleburg.org.
We’ll see you at the next Biz Buzz, which will be held Dec. 10 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Emmanuel Episcopal Church’s Parish House and will include our annual award ceremony.