D. R. Brasher, an architecture, planning and...


D. R. Brasher, an architecture, planning and development consulting company, moved to the Equitable Bank Center, 10320 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 400, in Columbia.

Richard N. Pridgeon and Leonard C. Nardone, an accounting and consulting practice in Baltimore, changed its name to Nardone, Pridgeon & Co. The firm is located at 600 Baltimore Ave., Suite 205, in Baltimore.

Jane Bryant Quinn, a newspaper columnist, is to give the 1991 Frank R. Kent Memorial Lecture at the Johns Hopkins University on March 5. Ms. Quinn's lecture, "Staying Afloat: Your Money and the Economy After Iraq," begins at 8 p.m. in Shriver Hall on the Homewood Campus. The event is free to the public. For information, call 338-7157.

Ceil Ainsworth Inc., a New York-based designer of children's clothes, is moving its production operations to Bernco Inc., a manufacturer in Pocomoke City.

Poffel & Walker Inc., a Lutherville-based development company, broke ground on a 33,000-square-foot office building called the Greenspring Business Center in Timonium. The property is 50 percent pre-leased to the Terminal Corp. and Robert A. Kinsley Inc.

Philip Willen Associates Inc., a Pikesville-based public relations, advertising and marketing firm, changed its name to PWA Group Ltd.

Harkins Builders began the renovation of Mill Hill, a three-story building in Baltimore that is being converted into 43 units for elderly residents. Harkins is also building a new adjoining building for an additional 58 units. The project is owned by Bon Secours Hospital and is scheduled to be completed in December.

Quickee Offset Inc., a commercial printer in Baltimore, changed the name of its store at 2310 N. Charles St. to North Charles Press.Jesse Benesch & Associates, an interior design company based in Pikesville, changed its name to Benesch Gasser to recognize company President Keith Gasser, who has been with the company for 30 years.

Better Business Bureau of Greater Maryland Inc. is offering a free copy of "Tips on Tax Deductions for Charitable Contributions." To receive a copy, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Better Business Bureau at 2100 HuntingdonAve., Baltimore 21211-3215.

Railway Engineering Associates Inc. in Baltimore produced a program for IBM PC-style microcomputers called DYNSIM. It allows a designer of a rail vehicle to create a three-dimensional model of a design and simulate vehicle performance under various operating conditions.

George Mason University School of Business Administration in Fairfax, Va., formed an MBA Chapter of the Alumni Association. Paul Phaup, president of Samaritan Venture Fund, is president of the MBA Chapter.

Royal Princess Resort in Ocean City changed its name to Princess Royale Suites and Condominiums. The new toll-free phone number is 1-800-4ROYALE.

Open for business

North Arundel Hospital Professional Center opened a medical equipment retail store in the Pyramid Building at 1406 Crain Highway South.

Victoria's Secret Bath Shop opened at the Owings Mills Town Center.

Chesser Associates Inc., an audio and video company, opened at 49 Colony Hill Court in Baltimore. Dan Chesser is president and CEO, and Michael Posternock is vice president of marketing.

Normandy Health and Fitness Center is opening in March at 8488 Baltimore National Pike in Ellicott City.

Public service

Gloria Brennan Salon in the Pikesville Hilton Plaza is serving as a drop-off point for food that will be delivered to Harvest for the Hungry. The beauty salon delivered 270 pounds of food in January.

Wesley D. Blakeslee, an attorney in Westminster, was named chairman of the 1991 Law School Fund for the University of Maryland School of Law.

League of Women Voters of Baltimore City produced a guide to national, state and city elected officials. For a free copy, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the League of Women Voters, 2318 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218.

William T. Riley Jr. was elected president of the board of directors of St. Vincent Pallotti High School and Day Care Center Inc. in Laurel. Mr. Riley is managing partner of Reznick Fedder & Silverman, an accounting and business consulting firm in Baltimore.

Salisbury State University received a $120,600 grant to establish the Lower Eastern Shore Regional Technology Council. The grant came from the Maryland Department of Economic and Employment Development's Office of Technology Development.

Ann B. Ramsay was appointed to the board of trustees of Harford Community College. Ms. Ramsay is a retired school principal of Darlington Elementary School in Harford County.

Howard County Chamber of Commerce appointed the following: Sonny Croson and John Sundergill to the Economic Development Search Committee; Joseph Raxis to the Spending Affordability Committee; Roland S. Schimel to the panel that reviews the County Public Safety Administration; and Lynn Robeson new legislation liaison.

Charles W. Shivery, vice president of corporate finance and secretary of Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., was elected chairman of the advisory board of the Salvation Army.

Jim Gabriel and Jim Fox were elected to the board of directors for the Maryland Food Committee. Mr. Gabriel is director of finance for Associated Catholic Charities, and Mr. Fox is vice president and general manager of B-104 radio in Baltimore.


Dot Bucharewicz of Baltimore received the most outstanding newcomer award from Enesco Corp., an Elk Grove Village, Ill.-based giftware and collectibles company.

Bendix Field Engineering Corp. in Columbia received a U.S. Savings Bonds National Honor Roll Award for its 1990 employee savings bonds campaign.

Kim Hutchinson received the 1990 Leadership Award from the Maryland Chapter of the American Association on Mental Retardation. Ms. Hutchinson is coordinator of the supported employment program at Carroll Haven, a provider of services for people with developmental disabilities.

Frederick Wastewater Treatment Plant was honored as the most improved municipal wastewater treatment plant in the mid-Atlantic states in 1990 by the Environmental Protection Agency. The facility was designed by Greenhorne & O'Mara, an engineering consulting firm in Greenbelt.

Foster and Green Advertising in Baltimore won a gold award from the Advertising Association of Baltimore for a print campaign designed for Family and Children's Services of Central Maryland.

Globe ScreenPrint of Baltimore won two best-of-category honors and five awards of distinction from the Printing Industry of

Maryland and Southern Pennsylvania.

University of Maryland Medical Center won a first-place award for its annual report. The award was given by the Maryland Hospital Public Relations Society.

Lawrence A. Gordon, faculty member of the accounting department of the University of Maryland's College of Business and Management, was named the Ernst & Young Alumni

Professor of Managerial Accounting.

Lewis Hibbs of Lewis C. Hibbs Remodeling and Design and Gary Wheatley of Wheatley Associates Inc. earned the Certified Graduate Remodelor designation from the Home Builders Association of Maryland.

Betsy Frick was named 1990 Employee of the Year by Owings Mills Town Center. Ms. Frick is promotion assistant in the marketing department for the mall.

Jenni Furbay was named employee of the month by Fox 45/WBFF TV in Baltimore. Ms. Furbay is administrative assistant for production, public affairs, operations and engineering for the television station.

W. B. Doner & Co., a Baltimore-based advertising agency, won 18 first-place awards and a radio best-of-festival honor in the Mobius Awards competition. The Mobius Awards recognize advertising from around the world.

Stephen Kardon and Karen Subock, staff accountants with Katz, Abosch, Windesheim, Gershman & Freedman in Baltimore, passed the Maryland Certified Public Accountant Exam.

I. Richard Junk was honored by Anchor National Financial Services Inc. for service and leadership. Mr. Junk is a registered representative with Anchor.

Louis E. Hyman was ranked 10th in sales by Eastern region agents of Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co., which is based in Milwaukee.

Days Inn BWI Airport was nominated by Days Inns of America for the chain's Hotel of the Year award.

Larson Co., a Tucson, Ariz.-based company that designs simulated environments, won the Japanese government's MITI Secretariat Commercial Trade Council Award for its work in designing the Tokyo Bay Aquarium. Larson is also completing the African Plains Exhibit at the Baltimore Zoo and has designed several exhibits at the zoo, its Children's Zoo and the National Aquarium in Baltimore.

Wardell Fisher was named employee of the month by Admiral Envelope & Printing Co. in Baltimore.

Richardson, Myers & Donofrio Inc., a Baltimore-based marketing communications agency, won nine awards from the Chesapeake Chapter of the National Agri-Marketing Association for agricultural-related communications.


Harford Community College and the Harford County Chamber of Commerce are co-sponsoring the 1991 Harford Leadership Academy to help Harford County residents prepare for leadership roles in business, civic and nonprofit organizations. Classes meet Thursday mornings March 28 through June 13 on the college campus. Deadline for application materials is March 8. For information, call 836-4376 or 879-8920, ext. 376.

Baltimore City Life Museums is offering classes for economically disadvantaged adults aged 55 years and over to teach the skills needed to work in a museum or other office settings. Classes meet three days a week from March 14 to May 16. Registration is through March 7. For information, call Lois Zanow at 396-9910.

Johns Hopkins University School of Continuing Studies is offering a course entitled "Mastering Correct English" starting Feb. 28 and one called "Building Word Power" starting Feb. 26. Both classes meet for eight weeks on the Homewood Campus in Baltimore. For information, call 338-8490.

Goucher Center for Continuing Studies is holding a seminar entitled "Computer Applications in Fund-Raising and Development" on Thursday evenings March 7 through April 18. For additional information, call 337-6200.

Baltimore County Public Schools, Office of Adult Education, is holding a course in pre-retirement planning that meets three Monday evenings starting Feb. 25 at Cockeysville Middle School. For information, call 887-4064.

Trade organizations

Eastern Baltimore Area Chamber of Commerce elected Joel B. Charkatz treasurer. Mr. Charkatz is a partner with Katz, Abosch, Windesheim, Gershman & Freedman, a Baltimore-based accounting and consulting firm.Property Management Association picked the following officers: Christoper Lee Sherren, president; Diane K. Ackermann, president-elect; Stephen I. Friedman, vice president; Larry D.Palmer, secretary; Barbara Ullmann, treasurer; and David W. Ballard, Margaret P. Bessette, Marcelle Donahue, Marilyn K. Feucht, Priscilla Manning Ford and Lawrence J. Gaffigan, directors. The association also presented the following awards: Stanley F. Reid, Alvin L. Sussman Award; Marcelle Donahue, PMA Property Manager of the Year Award; Patrick L. Price, PMA Associate Member of the Year Award; David W. Ballard, PMA Scholarship Award; Edward F. Donahue, PMA President's Award; and John Lloyd, PMA Associate Chairperson's Award.

Sales Promotion Club Inc. in Baltimore elected the following officers: Sheila O. Bertoldi, president; John Van Horn, vice president; Lisa Pontious, treasurer; and J. T. Mullin, secretary. Ted Prevost, Andy Mirable and Paul Riecks were named to the organization's board.

The Bond Club of Baltimore elected Michael B. Sledzik, David P. Marshall, David Brown, Bonnie King, William Boyd and James M. Hodges officers. Louis Akers, John Jaeger, Robert Oster, Michael Conn, Peter Schaeffer and Patrick Miller were named to the board of governors.

Baltimore Paint and Coatings Association elected Tom Lucas president. Mr. Lucas is Southern area sales manager for Inland Leidy.

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants named Jacob Cohen to its auditing standards board. Mr. Cohen is a director of Walpert, Smullian & Blumenthal, a regional accounting and management consulting firm.

Maryland Institute of Real Estate Management elected the following officers: Gene H. Novak, president; Beverly Schwink, president-elect; David M. Thomas, treasurer; Thomas E.Crostic, secretary; and Jeremy M. Sibler, Benjamin G. Proctor Jr. and Thomas D. Murphy, members-at-large.

New accounts

Rosse & Associates Inc., an advertising and marketing communications agency in Hunt Valley, is representing Gist-brocades Food Ingredients Division Inc., a developer and producer of food and beverage ingredients.

Bendix Field Engineering Corp. in Columbia is providing technical services for the Defense Nuclear Agency's Nevada Test Site.

Fillmore Group Inc., a Baltimore-based information systems consulting company, is developing an office automation plan for the Greater Baltimore Committee.

Crosby Communications Inc., an Annapolis-based marketing, advertising and public relations firm, is providing marketing communications programs for Sylmar Homes in Annapolis.

Hammerman Associates Inc., a Columbia-based microcomputer training and consulting company, is installing Novell microcomputer networks for Data Transformation Corp. in Silver Spring.

XTC Robert Feldman & Associates, a Bethesda-based advertising agency, is providing real estate marketing services for ELMCO Properties in Annapolis.

Adams Sandler, an advertising and public relations agency with offices in Baltimore and Rockville, is representing Jefferson

Savings and Loan Association of Warrenton, Va.

Godfrey Advertising in Lancaster, Pa., is representing York International Corp. in York, Pa., and Airflow Co. in Frederick.

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