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Asbestos Engineering Inc., an asbestos abatement company, moved from Phoenix to 2714 Hudson St. in Baltimore County.

JCB Credit Corp. was formed as a joint venture between JCB Inc. and G.E. Capital Corp. JCB Inc. is the North American subsidiary of a construction and agriculture machinery manufacturer based in the United Kingdom. Dan Cochran was named general manager of JCB Credit.

McNew Beverages in Elkridge was named the sole franchisee for Culligan bottled water in the Baltimore and Washington area.

Roberts Ryan and Bentley Inc., a Baltimore-based executive search firm, merged with Bonfield and Associates. Ken Bonfield was named practice leader.

Public Service

Frank, Bernstein, Conaway and Goldman, a Baltimore law firm, contributed $50,000 to the University of Baltimore Educational Foundation for the School of Law. Maryland is matching the gift with $12,500 through the Private Donation Incentive Program.

Baltimore Spice Co. donated $30,000 to the Chesapeake Bay cleanup program.

Tissue Banks International, a national network of 26 eye banks, appointed Bruce P. Sawyer chairman of the board. Mr. Sawyer is executive vice president of Barton Cotton Inc., a Baltimore company that produces direct-mail packages.

Rotary Club of Towsontowne elected Jane M. Brewar secretary. Ms. Brewar is a partner with Katz, Abosch, Windesheim, Gershman & Freedman, a Baltimore-based accounting firm.

The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory donated 18 pieces of surplus office furniture to Howard County non-profit organizations via the United Way Community Partnership of Howard County.

Trial Lawyers for Public Justice Foundation named Baltimore attorney Nicole Schultheis to the board of directors.

Trade organizations

Howard County Bar Association elected these officers: Michael A. Weal, supervisor of the District Court Division of the Howard County State's Attorney's Office, president; Hon. Lenore Gelfman, District Court judge, vice president; Thomas M. Meachum, treasurer, and James K. Eagan III, secretary, both with Wilkinson, Guida and Eagan; Louis P. Willemin of the Public Defender's Office and Fred. H. Silverstein members-at-large.

Open for Business

The Kellogg Collection, a home-furnishings retailer, opened at the Owings Mills Town Center.

The Imaging Center, a radiology facility, opened at 21 Crossroads Drive in Owings Mills.

Noel-Lane Commercial Real Estate Services opened offices at the Columbia Business Center on Dobbin Road. The firm was established by David C. Noel and Dennis J. Lane.

The Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center opened a medical center in Severna Park at the Valu Festival Shopping Center, 456-D Gov. Ritchie Highway.

Education

Greater Baltimore Committee and the University of Maryland Baltimore County Office of Continuing Education are sponsoring course on starting and managing a technology-based growth company on four consecutive Mondays, beginning today. For information, call 455-2336.

Essex Community College is offering four evening courses to improve listening and communications skills and an office skills refresher course. For information, call 522-1533 or 522-1338.

National Association of Investors Corp. is holding a course on stock selection at the Park School in Brooklandville on Oct. 13 and 20. For information call 997-1755.

Direct Marketing Association of Washington Educational Foundation Inc. is offering these courses in October: Strategic Planning in Direct Marketing, Database Marketing/Data Processing for Direct Marketers, Copywriting and Graphic Design for Direct Marketing Print Media and Fulfillment Management and Customer Service.

Dundalk Community College is holding a non-credit course in basic electricity and a course to prepare electricians for the national licensing exam. For information, call 285-9800.

Harford Community College and the Maryland Center for Environmental Training are sponsoring a series of courses on water and waste-water treatment technology. For information, call 836-4317 or 879-8920, Ext. 317. The college is also holding a small business seminar, a course on life and health insurance and computer courses. For information, call 836-4222 or 879-8920, Ext. 222.

Towson State University is holding these personal development courses this fall: Time Management; Specifics of Selling; Long-Range Planning for the Small Business Owner; Managerial Assertiveness Training; Power Negotiation for Business and Marketing Techniques for Non-Profit Agencies. The university is also offering several computer courses. For information, call 830-3532.

Anne Arundel Community College is holding classes on the following subjects: borrowing money; operating a small business; operating a bed-and-breakfast; security systems; negotiating and taxes for small businesses. For information, call 541-2325 or 721-6449, Ext. 325.

New accounts

Interior Artscapes, a Columbia-based residential and commercial interior design firm, is renovating the office for the vice president of finance for Baltimore Specialty Steels Corp.

RDA Consultants Limited, a Hunt Valley-based computer consulting firm, is providing accounting, manufacturing software and training services for Microlog Corp. in Germantown.

RMR & Associates Inc., a Rockville-based advertising agency, is representing Titan Software Corp.

Parks & Ottenheimer Advertising in Baltimore is representing Thomas Run Townhomes in Harford County.

Ball Advertising and Marketing in Lancaster, Pa., is representing Hawthorne Electric in Mount Joy, Pa.

The Bomstein Agency in Washington is providing advertising services for Ford's Theatre.

Kudos

The Comfort Inn Gold Coast in Ocean City was given the Gold Hospitality Award for maintenance and repair, housekeeping and front-office operations.

Christopher W. Kurz, chairman of McGill Development Co., has been named chairman of the United Way of Central Maryland's 1990 campaign in Howard County.

Harkins Builders, a contracting company, was named the No. 17 rental housing producer in the Professional Builder annual report on housing giants.

Harbor Court Hotel was named one of six "rising stars" in the hotel industry by the U.S. Association Executive, an industry newspaper. The competition honors hotels built within the last five years that are considered best by meeting planners and association executives.

The Home Builders Association of Maryland won these six awards at the National Association of Home Builders' Executive Officer's Conference: Magazine Communication to Members; Annual Education Program; Government Affairs Program; Membership Recruitment Program; Membership Retention

Program and Administrative Management Program.

The Public Relations Society of America accredited these members of the Maryland chapter: Ginger Mudd Galvez, Kathleen Lyons and Judy De Hass.

Alejandro Portes received a two-year $290,000 research grant from the Andrew Mellon Foundation to study the Caribbean's shifting pattern of urbanization. Dr. Portes is professor of sociology and international relations at the Johns Hopkins University.

LDR International Inc. in Columbia won a silver award in the 1990 Industrial Design Excellence Awards program sponsored by the Industrial Designers Society of America.

Denise Reardon was named a certified relocation professional by the Employee Relocation Council. Ms. Reardon is corporate relocation director for O'Conor, Piper & Flynn.

Emery Advertising in Hunt Valley won the International Award of Excellence by the Affiliated Advertising Agencies International Inc.

Holiday Inn Columbia was one of about 225 hotels to receive the Superior Hotel Award for 1990 from Holiday Inns.

Schlegel Maryland Inc., a manufacturer of automotive weather seals used by General Motors on its Corsica and Beretta cars, earned the General Motors Mark of Excellence Award.

Image Dynamics Inc., a Baltimore-based advertising and public relations firm, won two first-place and a second-place award in the 1989 Maryland/Delaware/District of Columbia Press Association's Affiliate Contest.

Diane P. Bria-Wharton, of the C.W. Amos & Co., passed her CPA

examination.

WPOC Radio in Baltimore was named Station of the Year -- large market category, by the Country Music Association.

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