Buchbauer receives award

Peter W. Buchbauer, of Buchbauer & McGuire P.C., in Winchester, was awarded the Virginia State Bar Family Law Section’s highest honor, the Betty A. Thompson Lifetime Achievement Award.

The award recognizes a lawyer who has made substantial contributions to the practice and administration of family law in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Buchbauer, who founded his firm with James J. McGuire in 1995, is a frequent writer and speaker on domestic law topics.

He is a Fellow and current Virginia chapter president of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a Fellow and current first vice president of the U.S. chapter of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, and a member of the Virginia Family Law Coalition, which is a group of family lawyers that works with the Virginia General Assembly on family law legislation.

Buchbauer was nominated for the award by Carl J. Witmeyer of The Witmeyer Law Firm in Ashland.

Buchbauer graduated with great honors from St. John's University and American University's Washington College of Law. He is married to Jane Buchbauer, has four children and three grandchildren.

The award will be presented during the Section’s 35th annual Advanced Family Law Seminar on April 11 in Richmond.

Business symposium

Shenandoah University will host its annual Harry F. Byrd Jr. School of Businesss business symposium from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 29 in Stimpson Auditorium on the main campus in Winchester.

Keynote speakers will be entrepreneur and author Marilyn Tam and Chris Ullman, known as The Happy Whistler.

Tam is the former chief executive officer of the cosmetic company Aveda, former president of Reebok Apparel and Retail Group, and former vice president of Nike Inc. She is chief executive officer of Marilyn Tam & Company, an international speaking and consulting company. She is also the founder and executive director of the Us Foundation, a global nonprofit organization devoted to youth issues, education, the environment and conditions for peace.

Inc. magazine has named her one of the top 100 leadership speakers in the world. Her latest book is “The Happiness Choice.”

Chris Ullman, known as The Happy Whistler, delivers the afternoon address. He is a four-time international whistling champion, an inspirational speaker and the author of the book “Find Your Whistle.” He has performed at the White House for President George W. Bush and has whistled the National Anthem at major sporting events nationwide. 

He serves as director of global communications at The Carlyle Group, an investment firm based in Washington, D.C.

Break-out and networking sessions follow his presentation.

Regular admission is $95. Walk-ins are $110 per person. Group rates are $75 each for three people. Students attend for free. Information, registration: www.subusiness.org.

Chamber grant

The Luray-Page County Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center has announced it received a $10,000 “50 Years of Love” grant by the Virginia Tourism Corp., celebrating the anniversary of the Virginia is for Lovers tourism slogan.

The Chamber and Visitor Center will be creating its own, personal mobile LOVEwork, which will be displayed at events and 50 Years of Love logo napkins for its beer, wine and spirits partners.