Send announcements to The Loudoun Connection, 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, e-mail to or fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is Friday, two weeks before the event. Photos/artwork encouraged. For more information, call Jennifer Lesinski at 703-917-6454. This free listing is reserved for activities and events that are open to the public at no or minimal cost.

Peter C. Burnett of Burnett & Williams, Personal Injury Lawyers, was awarded the 2006 Virginia Super Lawyer award by the legal community and a state-wide blue ribbon panel. Super Lawyers is an annual award for outstanding attorneys who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Burnett has been practicing law in Loudoun County since 1978, and has specialized in personal injury law since 1988 when he founded Burnett & Williams. Burnett is a member of the 7th District Disciplinary Committee of the Virginia State Bar, having served as its chair in 2002. He is the former chairman of the Judicial Nominations Committee of the Virginia State Bar and served on its Special Committee on Fee Dispute Resolution. He was elected president of the Loudoun County Bar Association in 1999. Burnett is a member of several associations and civic organizations.

The Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce is holding a business showcase breakfast, Thursday, July 13, 7:30-9 a.m., Belmont Country Club, 19961 Belmont Manor Lane, Ashburn. New member orientation follows. The Belmont County Club requires business attire. Tickets $15 for members in advance; $20 for members at the door and $25 for nonmembers. Registration and payment is required no later than Tuesday, July 11, 5 p.m. Visit to register online or e-mail or call 703-777-2176, Ext. 9025.

The Loudoun Chamber is holding an after-hours business mixer, Thursday, July 20, 5:30-7 p.m., Super Slow Zone, 2 Pidgeon Hill Drive, Suite 180, Sterling. Tickets $5 members, $10 nonmembers. RSVP to

The next Loudoun County Procurement's Buyer/Seller Information Exchange is Monday, July 24, 10:30 a.m., in the Lovettsville Room on the first floor of the County Government Center, 1 Harrison St., S.E., in Leesburg. The purpose of the informal session is to give area businesses the opportunity to meet the county's procurement staff and become familiar with the county's procurement process. Call 703-771-5142 or send an e-mail to

The Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce is holding a WIBA summer social, Wednesday, July 26, 6-8 p.m., Citibank, 504 East Market St., Leesburg. Includes wine and music. Cost chamber members $5, nonmembers $10. RSVP to

Tony H. Dawood, P.E., has joined the management team of Bowman Consulting's Leesburg office.

Dawood brings more than 23 years experience with the Loudoun County Sanitation Authority in water and wastewater engineering and planning. He has a B.S. in environmental engineering from Pennsylvania State University and he is a registered professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Greg Davidson, a mortgage consultant with Leesburg-based Severn Mortgage recently completed his certification requirements to receive his credentials as a Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist (CMPS). A CMPS is recognized as an expert in the area of mortgage planning, cash flow management and real estate equity management.