Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its Excellence in Education award for teachers in the Baltimore County Public Schools. Nominations, which must be received by Feb. 28., should be sent to the chamber at 102 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Suite 402, Towson, 21204. For information, contact JoAnn Murphy at 887-4171 or Sharon Hack at 825-6200.

Fairhaven, a retirement community in Sykesville, is receiving the proceeds from a $8.29 million Carroll County Bond issue. The funds will be used to refinance an 11.5 percent commercial loan.

Open for business

Kiyul Independent Karate School opened at 8610 Baltimore-Washington Blvd. in Jessup. The school teaches Tang Soo Do, a Korean style of martial arts. Craig Conaway is master instructor and founder of the school.

Saga Design Inc., a furniture designer and manufacturer, relocated its showroom and manufacturing headquarters to 11422 Cronhill Drive in Owings Mills.

Public service

Pam Shriver was named honorary chairman of the Greater Baltimore Tennis Patrons Association. The association also named the following officers: Randal Etheridge, president; Brooke Gorman, vice president; David Sullivan, treasurer; and Lisa Robertson, executive secretary.

General Motors employees gave $11,500 to the Maryland Food Committee.

Mimi Azrael was named chair of the Lawyers' Campaign Against Hunger, a group that raises money for the Maryland Food Committee.


Johns Hopkins Bayview Research Campus in Baltimore won local and national awards from the National Association of Industrial Office Parks.

Benjamin G. Proctor Jr. was named Certified Property Manager of the Year by the Maryland Chapter of the the Institute of Real Estate Management. Mr. Proctor is senior vice president of Wallace H. Campbell & Co.

London Litho Services Inc. in Baltimore and Lebanon Valley Offset Inc. in Annville, Pa., won top awards in a Print Quality Competition sponsored by Printing Industries of Maryland and Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Alan S. Cooper will receive the National Brotherhood Award from the National Conference of Christians and Jews on Thursday. Mr. Cooper is the former president of the United Way of Central Maryland Inc.


University of Maryland Technology Extension Service is sponsoring free workshops the second Wednesday of each month. Upcoming topics are: Feb. 13, "World Class Manufacturing Systems for the 21st Century"; March 13, "Integration of Design and Manufacturing"; April 10, "Introduction of a Preventative Maintenance Program"; and May 8, "Laser Application in Manufacturing." Workshops begin at 7 p.m. at 618 W. Lombard St. in Baltimore. For information, call 328-3233.

Maryland Small Business Development Center Network, Central Region, offers these small business courses: Feb. 12, "Working Smarter from Home"; Feb. 14, "Employer's Rights and Responsibilities"; Feb. 19, "Increase Your Business Opportunities"; Feb. 20, "Liability Prevention"; Feb. 21, "Effective Advertising"; and Feb. 27, "Small Business Financing." For information, call 889-5772.

Trade organizations

Commercial Real Estate Women, Baltimore Chapter, elected the following officers: Janet C. Henry, president; Cynthia Berman, vice president; Brenda Bodian, recording secretary; and Margaret Allen, treasurer.

Eastern Baltimore Area Chamber of Commerce elected the following officers: John B. Gontrum, president; Donna M. Rolnick, first vice president; Janet L. Rafky, second vice president; and Joel Charkatz, treasurer. Elected to the board of directors were: Frank C. Barrett; Suzanne Beal; Pamela Bruno; Michael J. Dietz; Walter S. Dunsmore; Susan LeBuhn; Imelda Liberatore; Patricia K. Mullaney; Alfred W. Redmer Jr.; Peter S. Saucier; and Sharon C. Snyder.

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