20th anniversary celebrated in style


MOVERS AND SHAKERS: Next Thursday at Marriott's Hunt Valley Inn, members of the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce will gather for a 20th anniversary celebration. It's also a special evening for our Guy Friday, Charles E. "Ted" Herget, who will be installed as the chairman of the board of directors.

Nick Greaves, chamber president, wants his members to know they've landed one of General Motors' top execs, J. T. Battenberg III, to speak on "Total Quality: The Road Back to Leadership and Excellence." Reserve your $65 tickets by calling Margie Rock at 825-6200.

WELL DONE: Lots of inside stories and good-natured ribbing highlighted the Advertising and Professional Club's Herb Fried roast. Fried, CEO of the W.B. Doner agency, sat at a head table filled with friendly roasters and well-wishers. State comptroller Louis Goldstein was a funny emcee, often without meaning to be. Mayor Kurt Schmoke stopped briefly to present Fried with a proclamation. Lt. Gov. Mickey Steinberg also brought a proclamation but managed to stay for lunch. Sister Mary Cecilia, president of St. Joseph's Hospital, gave the invocation, and Ad Club president Sheldon Dagurt and former president Clarisse Mechanic had a plate for the honoree. Terri Ezrine, Comcast Television, and Kip Mandris, former Ad Club president, presented roses to Fried's wife, Nikki.

One of the best lines of the day came from Jim Dale, president of Doner, who told Fried the good news was the board of directors had been expanded, but the bad news was that Ed Hale was a new board member. Dale continued with a video presentation.

Pity poor Jim Fox, general manager of WBSB radio (B-104), who had to follow Dale's glitzy presentation. Although many of Fox's jokes scored a giggle, his pleas with the audience to laugh made him very popular. Arnie Kleiner, president and GM of WMAR-TV (Channel 2), and Bean Sibel, head honcho of Chaimson Food Brokers, rounded out the roasters, all of whom put on an entertaining show.

Guests included Fried's longtime assistant Beverly Shapiro; Rudy Miller, publisher of Family magazine and the new early morning news anchor at Channel 2; Louie and Alan Hoblitzell, old friends of Fried; Tom Marudas, Parkway/Swirnow; Cynnie and Peter Rosenwald; Koula Savvakis; Pam LaPides; Mildred Otenasack; Jake Embry; Henry Rosenberg and Tom Lattanzi, Crown Central; Roberta Fox; Edie Brown, Baltimore arena PR whiz; Carol Sibel; Herb Garten, attorney; Lois Rosenfeld; Marty Resnick; Frank Battaglia; Baltimore City Police Col. Joe Newman; Tim and Barbara Schweitzer; Stuart Christhilf; Dorsey Brown; and Joan McGill.

Pat Krongard told me she's having an interesting time as a new member of the advisory board for the National Women's Museum of Art, which has attracted a million members in just five years. Another old friend with whom I chatted was Bootsie Mandel, who looks fabulous, probably because she spends most of her time playing tennis and golf. She wanted me to mention the Edith Rosen Strauss Walk-A-Thon for kids this Sunday at Sinai Hospital. Proceeds go to Sinai's Pediatric Oncology Unit. You can register for the walk at 8:30 a.m Sunday morning.

HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE: That Baltimore County Executive Roger Hayden doesn't like to play second fiddle. Nope, the saxophone is much more to his liking, and county employees were "treated" to his brand of music at the 1991 kick-off of the United Way Campaign . . . Mollie Krichinsky Fishel, who is Barry Levinson's cousin, is putting together a reunion for members of the Emerande Coed Club. If you've ever been involved with this group, call Mollie at 484-4460, to make reservations for Nov. 10 at the Pimlico Hotel Restaurant. Tickets for dinner and dancing are $30.

0 BIRTHDAYS: Orioles coach Curt Motton, today.

Our Guy Friday

CLAIM TO FAME: Incoming chairman of the board of directors, Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce.

WORK LIFE: Easter Region CEO of C&B; Consulting Group, compensation and benefits consultants.

PASSIONS: Scuba diving and hunting.

HEROES: My father.

QUOTE: "My goal is to help make Baltimore County and the entire region a better place to live, work, play and do business."

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