On Thursday, January 18th, the Town of Middleburg held its first Business-to-Business Expo at Salamander Resort to encourage area businesses to get to know each other and seek ways to collaborate.

Jamie Gaucher, our Business & Economic Development Director, and the town council members worked closely to launch this initiative. With the town becoming more of a destination and reliant on its visitors for retail and commercial success, making sure that everyone at Salamander knows about the local resources available for their guests to enjoy, and for town business owners to know about the amenities available at Salamander, makes great sense.

Likewise, the town has seen a lot of changes in the past few years. Sometimes, we’re just not aware of what’s new or different, and those resources might fit well with our own plans and initiatives.

Held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the retail, business and hospitality communities were well represented, offering participants a relaxed way to share information about themselves and their services.

Afterwards, Jamie expressed satisfaction with the success of the inaugural event. “I think this might well be more than once a year,” he said. “Next time, they’ll be many more people joining us.” ML

The B2B Expos are open to all companies with a business license in the Town of Middleburg who register to participate.