The John J. Heyn Co., a residential...

The John J. Heyn Co., a residential and commercial building inspection company, was acquired by Pierce B. Dunn and Daniel D. Keiser.

UNICEF and the Maryland Retail Merchants Association are working together to promote and sell UNICEF holiday greeting cards. UNICEF funds a variety of children's programs worldwide including health care, primary education, clean water and sanitation and nutrition programs.


Trade organizations

American Association of Homes for the Aging elected James I. Melhorn secretary. Mr. Melhorn is president and chief executive officer of the Episcopal Ministries to the Aging Inc. and Fairhaven, a continuing care retirement community in Sykesville.


Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service elected the following to the board: Thomas Corey, assistant to the dean, University of Baltimore Law School; James Carbine, partner and litigation department chairman, Weinberg and Green in Baltimore; Darryl Fletcher, attorney in Baltimore; Charles Frey, partner with Offutt, Horman, Burdette & Frey in Frederick; J. Gregory Hannigan, attorney in Hagerstown; and Julie Mercer, vice president and director of corporate development for Eisner & Associates, an advertising and public relations agency in Baltimore.

National Association of Investors Corp., based in Royal Oak, Mich., re-elected Robert Tice chairman of the board of directors and elected Mary Ann Brown and Frederick Hamilton to the board of directors.

American Maritime Congress in Washington appointed Gloria Cataneo Rudman executive director.

Baltimore Pick Information Connection, a group for users of Pick, Information and Advanced Revelation data base management systems, elected the following officers: Devon Osborne, president, partner with Precision Data Services in Baltimore; Al Diem, vice president, owner of Advance Data Services in Baltimore; Glenn Randall, secretary, administrator of computer services for U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association; Steve Miller, treasurer, partner with Precision Data Services; Nizam Kettaneh, at large, director of finance and chief financial officer for the Baltimore Opera Co.; and G. Wayne Singley, past president, president of Automation Dynamics in Laurel.


Nancy Matthews-Gainer was named a member of the Institute of Residential Marketing of the National Association of Home Builders. Ms. Matthews-Gainer is president of Market Specific Sales Training Inc. in Ellicott City.

Eileen Marks was given the Robert Horn Memorial Award from the Pikesville Chamber of Commerce for her dedication and commitment to the community. Ms. Marks is director of admissions for Pikesville Nursing and Convalescent Center.

Michael A. Millemann received the 1991 Arthur W. Machen Jr. Award from the Maryland Legal Services Corp. Mr. Millemann is associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Law, an expert in constitutional law and civil rights litigation, and helped create the law school's clinical law program that teaches law students the human and legal skills to represent clients and provides legal services for those who cannot pay for legal representation.


The Fillmore Group Inc., a Baltimore-based information technology consulting company, received the 1991 Westinghouse Information Systems Advisory Council Award for its work to integrate the company's corporate electronic mail systems.

Dr. Richard J. Pappas, president of Harford Community College, received the District II Pacesetter Award from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations.

Maryland Motor Truck Association received the Summa Cum Laude Award from the American Trucking Association for its highway safety programs for Maryland businesses that operate or service trucks.

2nd Chance-Chesapeake, a Baltimore-based recycler of office paper, won the Louis B. Kohn Award for Employer of the Year by the Shapiro Training & Employment Program, an organization that trains and finds jobs for disabled adults throughout Maryland. Portraits South, a Raleigh, N.C.-based company that represents portrait artists, opened a location at 11524 Crows Nest Road in Clarksville. Julia Madden heads the office.

Changes Unlimited, a provider of counseling and education services, was opened by Ellen D. Carr at the Trellis Center, Suite 115, 10750 Hickory Ridge Road in Columbia.

Sunny's Surplus, based in Baltimore, recently opened stores at 6016 Old Silver Hill Road in District Heights and 13718 Baltimore-Washington Blvd. in Laurel.


New accounts

Linden Advertising in Baltimore is providing advertising, marketing and public relations work for Scardina Plumbing & Heating Inc. in Glen Burnie.

Robert Feldman and Associates Inc., a Bethesda-based marketing and advertising firm, is representing the following real estate developments: Fairways at Walden in Crofton for The Porten Companies; Beacon View in Annapolis for The Brinker Group; Kensington Ridge in Kensington for The Porten Companies; and Legend Creek in Drainsville, Va., for Legend Homes Inc.

HealthPlus Inc., a health maintenance organization in Greenbelt, recently won contracts with American Systems Corp. in Chantilly, Va.; IBM in Virginia, Maryland and Washington; PRC in McLean, Va., suburban Maryland, Virginia and Washington; and the Southland Corp. in Fredericksburg, Va., suburban Maryland and Virginia.

The Blum Group Inc., a Baltimore-based advertising agency, is handling the advertising and promotion for a film distribution and production company, Interstar Releasing in the Baltimore, Washington, Virginia and North and South Carolina markets.

Smith Mead & Associates, a Baltimore-based public relations, advertising and marketing firm, is developing a print advertising campaign for the Hirsch Eye Group, an ophthalmology practice in Havre de Grace, Fallston and Elkton.


Fast & Associates Inc., a Columbia-based advertising agency, is producing a marketing campaign for Comfort Avenue, a new type of shoe store being developed by Hahn Shoes. The agency is also developing a direct-mail campaign for the Harbor Court Hotel in Baltimore.

Philip Willen Associates Inc., a Baltimore-based provider of public relations, marketing, advertising and development services, is representing the Carroll County Dialysis Facility in Westminster and St. Catherine's Health Care Centers, a network of nursing homes in central and southern Ohio.

The Registry Inc., a Rockville-based provider of credit information, was named the authorized Maryland agent for TRW Business Credit Services for Maryland, Washington, Northern Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Freed and Associates, a Baltimore-based advertising agency, is representing Campus Communications Inc., a publishing company in Rosedale.

Hartt and Co., a Baltimore-based advertising and public relations agency, is promoting AIDSWALK 1992 in Central Maryland for the Health Education Resource Organization.

Barry Blau & Partners in Towson is providing marketing services for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. The agency is also producing a multimedia campaign and direct-mail promotion for MicroProse Software Inc., a developer and publisher of entertainment computer software.


Sass & Associates, an Annapolis-based advertising agency, is representing Delsey Luggage Inc., a subsidiary of Delsey S.A. based in Paris with manufacturing facilities in Denton and a distribution center and administrative offices in Jessup.

Hospitality Services Inc., a design and consulting firm in Baltimore, is designing the renovation of the food service area in the south dining hall at Kutztown University in Kutztown, Pa.