Kidde Consultants, an engineering consulting company in...


Kidde Consultants, an engineering consulting company in Baltimore, changed its name to KCI Technologies Inc. Jack Kinstlinger is president.

North Arundel Hospital, Chemical Dependency Unit, created an Intensive Outpatient Program for recovering, chemically dependent patients.

Careerscope, a non-profit career counseling agency in Columbia, is offering orientation sessions Feb. 5, 12, 20 and 26 at 5485 Harper's Farm Road. For information, call 992-5042.

Me and My I. D., a Capitol Heights-based company, is producing cloth labels to identify any possession a child might have. For information, call 329-3057.

Dynamix, a Baltimore-based music service, released two series of fitness tapes. Mark Hoffman is the creative producer and Jody Roberts is the managing director.

East Coast Pictures, a Baltimore-based studio facility, is the site for a two-minute thriller about professional stuntmen by Gentlemen and Scholars Productions, a Baltimore-based film production company.

Disclosure Inc., a Bethesda-based provider of information retrieval and delivery services, acquired Bechtel Information Services Inc. from Bechtel Corp. in San Francisco. Disclosure Inc. is a subsidiary of VNU Business Information Services Inc. in New York.

Former steelworkers for Continental Can in Baltimore can call 800-950-3130 to find out if they are eligible for a share of a $415 million settlement fund. The fund was established by the courts to compensate employees who were fired and denied pension benefits.

Open for business

Corridor Brokerage Services Inc. opened at 8821 Columbia 100 Parkway in Columbia. The commercial real estate brokerage company is owned by Mickey Abrams, Michael Glick, Neil Katz, Michael Weinman and Melvin Weinman.

Public service

Maryland Cooperative Extension Service provides a free financial counseling service 1 p.m. -3:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Liberty Family Resource Center at 8737-B Liberty Road. For information, call 887-0400.

Signet Bank pledged $20,000 for the building campaign for Our Daily Bread, a soup kitchen in Baltimore, and gave $1,000 to help build the Joseph House Village in Wicomico County, a facility for the homeless.

Junior Achievement of Central Maryland is raffling off a car and all-purpose vehicle to raise $130,000. The organization is selling 2,000 raffle tickets for $65 each. For tickets, call 744-8087.

Warren L. Hamilton was appointed to the Harford County Board of Estimates. Mr. Hamilton is vice president of J. Vinton Schafer & Sons Inc., a White Marsh-based general contractor.

WGRX, a Baltimore Radio Station, organized a blood drive in Towson that netted 162 pints of blood in a "Rock and Roll up your sleeves" campaign.


Henry H. Lewis, president of his own contracting company, was named Business Person of the Year by the Reisterstown/Owings Mill/Glyndon Chamber of Commerce. The award is sponsored by Schiller, Holinsky & Co., an accounting and management consulting firm based in Owings Mills.

Jos. A. Bank Clothiers and Eisner & Associates in Baltimore won NoRMA Awards sponsored by the National Retail Merchants Association and the Newspaper Advertising Bureau.

Travel Agents International office in Baltimore won a regional award from the parent company in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Clarence W. Blount and Martin Resnick won Equal Opportunity Awards from the Baltimore Urban League. Mr. Blount is state senator for Baltimore City's 41st District and Mr. Resnick is president of Martin's Inc.

Inter-Continental Hotels and its advertising agency, Campbell-Ginn & Associates, won the prize for Best Hotel Advertising Campaign Worldwide and 45 other awards in a competition sponsored by the Hotel Sales and Marketing Association.

International Visitors Center of Maryland won an International Cooperation Award from the Delphi International Group in Washington.

National Hard Crab Derby and Fair, an annual event in Crisfield, was named one of 100 top events in North America by the American Bus Association.

Carl F. Beall was named a certified compensation professional by the American Compensation Association. Mr. Beall is a principal at Starkey, Beall & Co.

Modern World Media Inc., a Baltimore-based corporate video and film company, captured three awards at the Maryland Chapter of the International Television Association Video Festival.


Howard Community College is offering computer courses on spreadsheets, data base management and networking in February. For information, call 992-4808.

Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors School of Real Estate Inc. and the Maryland Chapter of the Appraisal Institute are offering an appraisal course. For information, call Deborah O'Laughlin at 462-2500.

Essex Community College is offering a series of courses that lead to Certified Financial Planner designation by the International Board of Standards and Practices for Certified Financial Planners. Classes begin Feb. 12. Essex is also offering a course about small business ownership that begins Feb. 7. For information, call 522-1533.

Dundalk Community College is offering real estate seminars throughout the spring. For information, call 285-9859.

University of Maryland University College Center for Professional Development in College Park is offering a Leadership Development Program Feb. 24-March 1. For information, call 800-888-UMUC, ext. 7157.

University of Baltimore is offering a course to prepare students for the Graduate Management Admissions Test. Classes begin Feb. 23. For information, call 625-3051.

Towson State University, College of Continuing Studies, is offering a course about retirement plans that begins Feb. 27 and a course about human resources and compensation administration that begins Feb. 28. For information, call 830-3126.

Trade organizations

Baltimore Paint and Coatings Association named Tom Lucas president. Mr. Lucas is southern area sales manager for Inland Leidy Inc.

Greater Baltimore WordPerfect Users Group elected to the board of officers: Chaim Yudkowsky, president; Chris Schauble, vice president; Jacob Casper, secretary; Jim Wancowicz, treasurer; Barbara Hufham, program planning; Robin DiPaolo, membership chairman; Shelley Brown, mailing & publicity chairman; Debbie Cochran, newsletter editor; Mark Ripper and Carolyn Woodie, members-at-large; and Eileen O'Brien and John Stolarz, bylaws.

Credit Research Foundation in Columbia is participating in a registry program sponsored by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy.

Professional Insurance Agents Association of Pa., Md. and Del. announced that A. L. Marks is retiring as executive vice president.

New accounts

Robert Feldman & Associates, a Bethesda-based advertising agency, is representing Legend Homes of Rockville.

Hospitality Services Inc., a design and consulting company for food-service facilities, is renovating 16 food-service operations for Westinghouse Corp. in Baltimore.

Arinc, an Annapolis-based communications company, is providing satellite-based communications services for Japan Airlines Co. Ltd.

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