Communications Electronics Inc. recently was awarded the distinctionof Medium Retail Business of the Year 1991 by the Baltimore County Economic Development Commission and Chamber of Commerce.
Company president Glenn D. Cassell of Hampstead received the award from James P. O'Connor, chairman of the Economic Development Commission Business Awards Committee.
Established in 1976, the Baltimore County-based firm is an independently owned and operated mobile communications company.
CEI is amaster distributor for General Electric and is the largest agent forCellular One in the greater Baltimore area with four authorized sales and service centers in the state.
Cassell is married and has four children, all of whom help in the business. He also serves on the board of director for Farmers and Merchants Bank.
STUDENT IS COMMENDED
Phillip Hurley of Sykesville, a senior at Mount St. Joseph High School, has been named a commended student in the National Merit Scholarship Program.
He is being honored for outstanding performance on the 1990 Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
Commended students are those who have shown exceptional academic promise by placing among thetop 5 percent of more than 1 million program entrants. Their scores,however, are slightly below the level required to continue in the 1992 competition for Merit Scholarships.
Hurley is the son of James Hurley and Constance Sapp.
SENIORS PICK OFFICERS
The Finksburg Senior Center recently installed its new officers for 1991-1992.
The officers, installed by Sharon Baker, client services supervisor for the Bureau of Aging, are: Margaret Duvall, president; Bernice Armetta, vice president; Ruth Buckingham, secretary; and Estella Spurrier, treasurer.
Council members are: Elizabeth Ibex, Evelyn Walter, Jeanne Dolle, Elsie Cornwell, Robert Jones and MarCeilia Somerville.
Committee chairpersons are: Marge DiPietro, Crafts and Sunshine; Evelyn Schillaci, Fun and Social; Charles Buckingham, Ways and Means; Bernice Armetta, Birthdays; and MarCeilia Somerville, membership.
The following persons have been elected to one-year terms with the Seniors in ActionRecreation Council: Grace Gladden, president; Dolores Steinbach, treasurer; Betty Limstrom, secretary; Bob Pepperney, trip chairperson; and Maxine Wilson, phone chairperson.
This countywide council is affiliated with the Carroll County Department of Recreation and Parks. The council is responsible for planning programs, trips and recreational opportunities for active, independent senior citizens, as well asadministering the recreation and or leisure programs.
Thanks go to those who served in the following capacities from the time of the council's inception in the fall 1989 through June 30, 1991, including:
Bob Pepperney, past president; Dolores Steinbach, treasurer; MaryTillman, past secretary; and Betty Limstrom, for coordinator.
Thecouncil's general meeting the second Tuesday of each month at the Horn and Horn Restaurant in 140 Village Shopping Center, is open to allcounty senior citizens.
The group meets for lunch at noon, followed by a business meeting at 1 p.m. and guest speaker.
Barbara Guindina, of the Department of Recreation and Parks, continues to serve as adviser to the council, and Dorothy Broadfoot is community coordinator.