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Sinai Hospital in Baltimore is in the midst of a three-year, $30 million renovation project. The four-floor addition will expand the radiology, pathology and neurology departments, and provide more operating room space.

Maryland Department of Economic and Employment Development, Office of Tourism Development, gave $50,000 to the 1990 Kunta Kinte Commemoration and Heritage Festival that is being held in Annapolis through next Monday. About four events a year receive funds from the Super Event Funding Program, which is given to events that have potential to generate long-term tourism for the state.

Maryland Polish Regional Training Center received a federal grant of $13,700 to fund a visit by nine newly elected Polish officials who will study government administration, management, fiscal planning, land use and environmental protection during their stay in Maryland. The money came from the United States Information Agency under the Sister Cities International program.

Blumenthal, Wayson, Downs & Offutt, an Annapolis law firm, was named the Maryland representative in a 50-state coalition, called The National Resource Center for State Laws and Regulations, that will monitor and report on new taxes, laws and regulations that affect business.

Beretta U.S.A. Corp. in Pocomoke City will receive a $3.03 million package of financing to purchase a plant and equipment for manufacturing handguns. A portion of the financing will be used to expand the company's plant in Accokeek.

Moore Business Forms Inc. bought 8.3 acres of land to build a one-story, 108,000-square-foot distribution building in the Meadowridge Business Park in Howard County.

The George Hyman Construction Co. in Bethesda completed construction of the Kaiser Permanente Technical Services Building in Silver Spring. The 42,000-square-foot facility was designed by Paul Temples Associates in Fairfax, Va.

Dash In Food Stores in La Plata acquired 12 Little Sue stores in the Tidewater area of Virginia.

F. Daniel Cathers and Associates

Inc., an architectural planning and interior design firm, changed its name to Cathers & Associates.

Greenhorne & O'Mara Inc. in Greenbelt is registered with the Resolution Trust Corp. so it can now provide engineering audits of reclaimed properties.

Questar Properties Inc. in Baltimore is developing a 84,300-square-foot shopping center, Dogwood Station, on a 15-acre site in Woodlawn. Scheduled to open next summer, tenants include The Food Place, Pizza Hut and a dry cleaner.

Schmitz Press in Baltimore is installing a Kodak Signature color proofing system that can simulate actual press conditions and produce a two-sided proof.

Loyola Federal Savings and Loan Association in Baltimore is financing a portion of the $17 million renovation of Lake in the Woods, an apartment complex for low- and moderate-income families in Lansdowne.

Public Service

The American Red Cross, Central Maryland Chapter, has created a CEO Program to improve blood donation by employees of local businesses. Richard Sullivan of the investment firm Ferris, Baker and Watts was named chairman.

Gordon, Feinblatt, Rothman, Hoffberger & Hollander, a Baltimore law firm, established a speakers program that will send attorneys and other members of the firm to speak at civic and community groups, professional associations and business organizations.

College of Notre Dame of Maryland appointed the following trustees: James W. Constable, attorney, Wright, Constable & Skeen; James F. Knott, president, James F. Knott Development Corp.; Ackneil M. Muldrow II, president and CEO, Development Credit Fund Inc.; Catherine M. O'Connell, president, Province Corp. in Wilton Province, Conn.; Michaelita Quinn, president, Stanley H. Kaplan Educational Center Ltd. in New York; and Charles W. Shivery, vice president of corporate finance, treasurer and secretary, Baltimore Gas & Electric Co.

Ernst and Young Foundation donated $4,015 to the University of Baltimore Educational Foundation. The gift matches contributions made by university alumni working at the accounting firm, and will support the Ernst and Young Chair.

The Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore elected the following trustees: Anne Lawrence Deering, Jennie Lee Williams Fowlkes, C. Godfrey Jacobs, Edmond J. Moran Jr., Philip J. Rauch and Stephen D. Shawe. The school also named Peter Baily faculty representative; Suzanne Wailes Obrecht ex officio president of the Alumnae Association; Wendy Rosen ex officio president of the Parents Association; Constance James Fitzpatrick and Anita and Nathaniel Prentice chairmen of the annual giving campaign.

Signet Bank gave $10,000 to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's annual fund, $500 to Housing America Through Training and $2,500 to the Citizens Planning and Housing


Open for Business

Associates, a provider of resume writing, videotape interview training, personal video presentations and advertising copywriting and consulting services, opened an office at Shawan and York roads in Hunt Valley.

Hafner Associates Inc., a Rochester, N.Y., interior design and space planning company, opened a branch office at 1903 Stoneridge Court in Marriottsville. Kelly Cannon Tates is overseeing the local office.

Cartuche, an art, antiques and accessories store, reopened at ,, 511 N. Charles St. in Baltimore.

Matson Homes Inc., a Baltimore-based homebuilder, opened Section III of Valewood Estates, a residential development in Bel Air.

AVMaryland, a division of Audiovisual Washington Inc. based in Fairfax, Va., assumed the equipment sales, service and offices of Maryland Video Systems at the Patapsco Business Center in Linthicum.

Choices Entertainment Corp., a Baltimore-based chain of video and music stores, opened stores in Glassboro, N.J., and Providence, R.I.


Towson State University, College of Continuing Studies, is offering a non-credit course on financial planning. The course will be held Wednesday evenings, starting Oct. 24. For infor

mation, call 830-3532.

Essex Community College is offering courses at Loch Raven High School on financial planning, investments, tax shelters and cash flow. Essex is also sponsoring a Tuesday night course at Parkville High School about the secrets of buying and selling a house. For information, call 522-1533.

Harford Community College near Bel Air is offering five-day computer courses in the following areas: Introduction to PC DOS, Intermediate PC DOS and Advanced Lotus 1-2-3. For information about taking the courses for college credit, call 836-4222 or 879-8920, ext. 222. For non-credit registration information, call 836-4376 or 879-8920, ext. 376.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Continuing Studies, is offering a non-credit certificate program for real estate professionals. The classes meet one Saturday a month, starting Sept. 29, at the Hopkins Downtown Center. For information, call 338-8550. Hopkins is also presenting an eight-week lecture series on Applied Advertising Techniques that begins Sept. 27; a course on avoiding legal traps in advertising, on Wednesday evenings starting Oct. 3.; several computer courses; and a 13-week course on modifying foreign accents, at the Columbia Center that begins today. For information, call 338-8516.

New accounts

Gray, Kirk & Evans in Baltimore is providing public relations services for CGI Systems Inc., a software and service supplier in Pearl River, N.Y.

Fast & Associates Inc., a Columbia-based advertising agency, is developing an advertising program for the Maryland Science Center.

Coldwell Banker Commercial Real Estate Services was named sales agent for 55 acres of commercially zoned land in Howard County. The site is on the northeast corner of Interstate 95 and Route 175.

Edward Segal Communications in Washington is providing media relations services for George Mason University's Center for European Community Studies in Arlington, Va.


Barbara Chamberlain, an agent with Century 21 Volke Realty in Pasadena, received the Century 21 Pacesetter Award for sales and listing achievements.

Marlboro Square, a six-story apartment building in Baltimore, was chosen Best of the Mid/High Rise Apartments for structures completed before 1971 and then rehabilitated. The award was given to Columbia Design Collective, an architecture and planning firm, by the Apartment Builders and Owners Council, a committee of the Home Builders Association of Maryland.

Quality Inn Westminster won a 1990 Image Award for housekeeping and maintenance.

LDR International Inc., a planning, urban design, landscape architecture and graphic design firm in Columbia, won a merit award in the graphic arts award program sponsored by the Printing Industries of America.

Anne Arundel Commercial and Industrial Association gave its annual Excellence in Business awards to Charles Lamb, a founding partner of RTKL Associates; Francis E. "Skip" Gardiner Jr., president of Gardiner Realty and Development Co. and Gardiner and Gardiner Inc.; and Lynn Palmer, business development representative with the Anne Arundel County Office of Economic Development.

Crowder Design in Annapolis won first prize for a target marketing project it designed for First National Bank of Maryland. The prize was awarded by the Specialty Advertising Association International.

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