Smart Beef, an Owings Mills-based producer and distributor of reduced-fat and reduced-cholesterol beef products is test marketing a line of beef products under its own name at Farm Fresh Supermarkets in the Baltimore area.
Soundprint, a national radio documentary series produced at WJHU Radio in Baltimore, sold a package of 31 programs to the British Broadcasting Corp. in London to be aired over the BBC's new Radio 5 channel.
Maple Leaf Securities in Rockville merged with Financial Service Corp. of Atlanta. The location at 6155 Executive Blvd. in Rockville will remain open.
The Gerard Co. in Hanover completed a tourism film and brochures for the National Park Service. The materials are about the Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor.
The Ramada Capital Beltway Hotel in Lanham is being converted to a Holiday Inn hotel. Renovations, which include a new fitness center, will be completed in early 1991. The hotel is owned and operated by Coakley & Williams in Washington.
United Cable of Baltimore has produced a 24-hour job hot line that is updated weekly. To hear available listings, call 889-2255.
Open for business
Provident Bank of Maryland opened branches at 6843 Loch Raven Blvd. in Hillendale and 8638 Liberty Road in Randallstown. William Englert is the Hillendale office manager, and Ray Askins
is the Randallstown branch manager.
Katz's Insurance Agency opened offices at 4305 Harford Road and at the Westside Shopping Center in Baltimore.
Sedgwick James, an employee benefits brokerage consulting company, opened an office in Columbia. Leslie Soforenko will head the office.
Manis & Wright Realty in Annapolis were named brokers for the South River Condominium at Heritage Harbour, an adult condominium commu
nity near Annapolis.
Edward Segal Communications in Washington is providing media relations services for Automated Office Products in Lanham.
W.B. Doner and Company, an advertising agency in Baltimore, is representing American Security Bank, a subsidiary of Maryland National Corp.
Penril DataComm in Gaithersburg signed a contract with US Sprint Communications Co. for transmission products to be used in the Public Data network operated by US Sprint.
SmithMead & Goldberg, a Baltimore-based public relations, advertising and marketing firm, is providing public relations and special events planning for The Alexander Companies in Baltimore.
Lanocha Construction Co. in Jarrettsville is rehabilitating a building at 924-26 E. Baltimore St. in Baltimore for the National Center for Pathological Gambling Inc.
Network Designs Inc., a Columbia-based computer-network company, designed a network and software package for The Traffic Group of Towson.
Crosby Communications Inc. in Annapolis is representing South River Condominium in Heritage Harbour near Annapolis.
Coldwell Bank and Commercial Real Estate Services was named the listing agent for Chelsea House in Crofton, an office building developed by Heritage Properties.
Baltimore County Police Foundation named the following officers: W. Ronald Banasz of Banasz & Associates, president; Warren J. Bayne of Westinghouse, vice president; Kenneth C. Holt of Dean Witter Reynolds, secretary; and O. James Talbott II of Mercantile Bankshares, treasurer.
Central Maryland Red Cross named the following to the Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Regional Blood Services Committee: Mary KeKuyper, chairman for a three-year term; Mrs. Vincent L. Carrado, Janet Dewar, Kathleen F. Wycoff, one-year terms; Alfred R. Himmelrich, Peter W. Tredick and David L. Hawk, two-year terms; Harvey Klein and Amalia Seiguer, ex-officio members.
United Way Community Services
gave scholarships to John Brandenburg and Andrea Ingram for the Leadership Howard County program. Mr. Brandenburg is president of the Columbia Housing Corp. and its subsidiary, the Perpetual Revolving Fund; and Ms. Ingram is executive director of Grassroots Crisis Center.
Easter Seal Society of Maryland Inc. named Paul Mark Sandler, senior member of the law firm Freishtat & Sandler, and Bill Rienhoff, managing director of Alex. Brown and Sons Inc., co-chairs of the 1991 Easter Seal Telethon VIP program for central Maryland.
Hamburgers Stores in the Baltimore area will be collecting money and coats for the homeless for the National Alliance to End Homelessness.
Lutherville Associates Financial Services Company is collecting toys and food items for the Salvation Army.
United Cable of Baltimore provided study materials to accompany a presentation of the movie "Glory" at city schools. The film and materials supplement lessons about blacks involved in the Civil War.
Goucher College in Baltimore received a $30,000 grant from the Jessie Ball duPont Religious, Charitable and Educational Fund to support two faculty members for the next four years.
Baltimore Urban League elected the following to the board of directors: * Marcellus Alexander, vice president and general manager of WJZ-TV.
* Maynard Derricks, president of the Baltimore Urban League.
* Joseph S. Hall, vice president of Industrial Relations for the Johns Hopkins University.
* Robert Keller, executive director of the Greater Baltimore Committee.
* G. Lou Magsamen, director of planning and staffing for Johns Hopkins Hospital.
* Frank C. Robey Jr., administrative officer for Baltimore County Executive's Office.
* Joseph Smith, director of external affairs for C&P; Telephone.
* Roslyn Smith, manager of Human Relations for Westinghouse Electronic Systems Group.
* Joseph Tiernan, vice president of corporate affairs for BG&E.;
* Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, director of the Maryland Student Alliance for the Maryland Department of
* Diana Zinda, vice president of advertising for The Baltimore Sun.
% Elected officers are:
* Kenneth J. Miller, chairman.
* Alice Pinderhughes and George W. Johnston, vice chairs.
* Luddy Hayden, secretary.
* Tammy Peace, assistant secretary.
* Helen Barnes, treasurer.
* William C. March, assistant treasurer.
Steven A. Gershman was named to the board of directors for the Columbia Festival of the Arts. Mr. Gershman is managing director for the Washington office of Katz, Abosch, Windesheim & Freedman, a Baltimore-based public accounting firm.
Property Owners Association of Greater Baltimore is selling a manual about residential rental properties. Cost is $12.95 plus $2.50 for postage. For information, call 727-1324.
AT&T; gave computer equipment valued at $750,000 to the University of Maryland Cancer Center to create a system for gathering research data.
Richardson, Myers & Donofrio Inc., a Baltimore-based marketing and communications agency, donated 55 trees to William H. Lemmel Middle School. Students from the school planted the trees on the school grounds and will study what trees contribute to the environment.
Joseph C. Maguire Jr. was named Voice of Democracy Committee vice chairman for the Baltimore Chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mr. Maguire is a librarian for Katz, Abosch, Windesheim, Gershman & Freedman, a Baltimore-based accounting firm.
David Uhlfelder was elected to a second term as president of the Pikesville Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Uhlfelder is a senior partner with Kamanitz, Uhlfelder & Permison, a Baltimore-based accounting firm.
Kathleen Harmeyer was named to the Junior Achievement Board of Directors, Baltimore County Chapter. Ms. Harmeyer is president of ExperTech and associate of the Burkhardt Group.
Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. donated $3,000 to Maryland Homes for Handicapped Inc.
Jerold C. Hoffberger was named chairman of the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute Advisory Council.
James W. Zug, managing partner of
Coopers & Lybrand, was elected to the Goucher College Board
Larry Doyle of F.L. Anderson Co. in Baltimore received a Distinguished Distributor Award from mine Safety Appliance Co., manufacturer of equipment used by firefighters.
Maryland Magazine, published quarterly by the Maryland Department of Economic and Employment Development, won the following awards: Best Regional Lifestyle Magazine by Magazine Week; a bronze Gold Ink Award for printing and production from Publishing and Production Executive; and a Bronze Award for Best Cover from Magazine Design & Production.
David A. Dresner, office managing partner for Price Waterhouse,
was honored by the Central Maryland Red Cross.
Jitender P. Dubey, an animal microbiologist, was named Beltsville Area Scientist of the Year by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agriculture Research Service.
Uri Avin, director of planning and zoning for Howard County, received an award from the Maryland Chapter of the American Planning Association.
BWI Airport Comfort Inn received the Gold Hospitality Award from its franchiser, Choice Hotels International.
Soundprint, a radio documentary series produced at WJHU in Baltimore, won a first place award for news documentary in the Armstrong Awards for the program, "Ten Years After the Revolution: The Nicaraguan Contras."
Maryland Chapter of the Federal Bar Association won a chapter activity award from the national Federal Bar Association.
Freed and Associates, a Baltimore-based advertising and public relations agency, won an award from Retail Ad Week magazine for a print advertisement created for the Mano Swartz fur salon in Baltimore.
Lawrence A. Bearden, president of Comprehensive Search Corp. Baltimore, was named a Certified Personnel Consultant by the
National Association of Personnel Consultants.
Segall-Majestic, a Baltimore-based photographer, won the Employer of
the Year Award from the Schapiro Training and Employment Program, a non-profit agency in Baltimore.
Riparius Development Corp. received the 1990 First Award from the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks Literature Awards Program for a brochure about Riparius Center at Owings Mills which was designed by the Barton-Gillet Co. of Baltimore.
Omni Inner Harbor Hotel in Baltimore was rated as one of four finalists in a wine marketing competition sponsored by
Restaurant Wine Magazine, a trade publication.
Baltimore Pizza Crust Co. displayed its products at an international food and beverage exhibition last month in Paris.
Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors presented commercial real estate awards to the following: Warfield's and The Daily Record, Commercial/Industrial Affiliate of the Year; Coldwell Banker Commercial, Industrial Transaction; David I. Bavar and Patrick A.M. Miller of Kayne/Levin/Neilson/Bavar, Most Unusual Transaction; W.C. Pinkard & Co./Colliers International, Commercial Transaction; and Andrew J.A. Chriss of Manekin Corp., Commercial/Industrial Realtor of the Year.
Top Banana Advertising, Marketing & Design in Baltimore won awards from the Advertising Association of Baltimore and the National Composition & Prepress Association.
Howard Maleson, president of Maleson Advertising in Owings Mills, presented a paper on advertising in a down economy at the national conference for the Mutual Advertising Agency Network in New York recently.
Jean Mantegna, a human resource consultant with Yaffe & Co. Inc., was named a certified compensation professional by the American Compensation Association.
Building Owners and Managers Institute named Nancy Bellusci, Norman J. Bodani and Andrew T. Trachtman real property administrators.
Crosby Communications in Annapolis was named a national winner in Time magazine's Environmental Challenge advertising
Maryland Association of Realtors named Michael H. Yerman president. Mr. Yerman is president of the MYCOR Development Co.
Maryland Executive Suite Association was created recently to promote the use of shared offices and services. Ann Esposito, general manager of three ExecuCentre locations in Baltimore, is chairwoman; Bill Helfrich, owner of the Baltimore Headquarters Companies franchise, is president.
American Business Women's Association, L'Enfant Chapter in Washington, elected Phyllis Thomas Simmons
Woman of the Year. Ms. Simmons is a teacher for the Maryland School for the Blind in Baltimore.
Service Corps of Retired Executives, Baltimore chapter, elected as officers: William E. Kidd Jr., chairman; Dr. Allen V. Carter Sr., first vice chairman; William B. Phillips, second vice chairman; Benjamin S. Levin, secretary; and A. Victor Taylor, treasurer.
Mid Atlantic Staff Leasing Association formed recently with the following officers: Margaret Blunt, president; Tim Schaffer, vice president; Fred O'Fiesh, secretary; and Martha Gray, treasurer. For membership information, call Ms. Blunt at 858-8258.
International Iron and Steel Institute elected Walter F. Williams chairman. Mr. Williams is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Bethlehem Steel Corp.
National Advertising Agency Network, a trade association, accepted Freed and Associates, a Baltimore-based advertising and public relations agency, as a member.
Society for Marketing Professional Services, Chesapeake Chapter, named the following board members: Timothy S. Elliott of Cochran, Stephenson & Donkervoet, president; Ellen Meyer Breidenbaugh of Browne, Worrall & Johnson Inc., vice president; Sally L. Parker of Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson, secretary; and Robert S. Rosenfelt of Rosenfelt & Woolfolk Inc., treasurer.
Interstate Conference of Employment Security Agencies, Region III, elected Charles O. Middlebrooks to the board of directors. Mr. Middlebrooks is assistant secretary for employment training for the Maryland Department of Economic and Employment
American Sod Producers Association named Doug Barberry to the Board of Trustees. Mr. Barberry is vice president of Aldino Sod Farms Inc. in Churchville.