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World Trade Center Institute is offering a series of three daylong workshops on the basics of international trade. The workshops will be held May 6, 13 and 20 at the Sheraton Towson Hotel. The cost is $125 per session or $325 for the series. For information, call Therese Yewell at 576-0022.

Anne Arundel Financial relocated to 1406-B Crain Highway South, Suite 303, in Glen Burnie.

Fairchild Communications Services Co. in Chantilly, Va., acquired the telecommunications assets of Telshare Associates in Philadelphia and the metropolitan Washington areas.

Foundry Street Gallery relocated from Savage Mill to the Owen Brown Shopping Center at 7290 Cradlerock Way in Columbia.


Joe Rogers of Suburban Tool and Manufacturing Inc. in Middle River was named a finalist from a group of fourth-year tooling and machining apprentices that will compete in an apprentice contest in Rochester, N.Y., sponsored by the National Tooling and Machining Association.

Char Richards won the 1991 Resident Branch Manager of the Year Award from Kelly Temporary Services. Ms. Richards is resident branch manager of the Baltimore office.

PaineWebber Inc., a national securities firm, named Marvin Fribush, senior vice president and investment executive in the Baltimore office, to the Chairman's Council, an award for the top 100 PaineWebber investment executives.

Princeton Sports, a regional sporting goods retailer, was named Southern Retailer of the Year by the United Ski Industries


Regis Hairstylists Salon in Baltimore won the Directors Award from the Regis Corp., a Minneapolis-based beauty salon company.

Margaret Kimble won the Meridian Employees Go All Out Award from Meridian Healthcare. Ms. Kimble is assistant activities director at the Corsica Hills Nursing Center in Centerville.

Amy L. Edwards won the Distinguished Member Award from Women in Government Relations Inc. for her work as the organization's general counsel and member of the board of directors. Ms. Edwards is a partner in the regional law firm Frank, Bernstein, Conaway & Goldman.

David Hibben of Relms landscaping in Annapolis was certified by the state as a Licensed Pesticide Applicator.

Eileen Munley of Ryan Homes was named Salesperson of the Year and Christopher P. Weymouth of Hall

mark Builders Inc. was named Rookie Salesperson of the Year by the Sales and Marketing Council of the Home Builders Association of Maryland in its annual awards competition.

AAA Maryland, an organization that has been rating establishments since 1963, gave the following area hotels and restaurants its Four Diamond Award: Baltimore Harbor Court Hotel and its restaurant, Hampton's; Peabody Court Hotel and its restaurant, the Conservatory; the Hyatt Regency Hotel; the Inn at the Colonnade; the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel; the Stouffer Harborplace Hotel; Loews Annapolis Hotel; and the Ocean City Coconut Malorie Hotel.

New accounts

BB&Y;, a Baltimore-based advertising and public relations firm, was hired by the State Employees Credit Union to work on a Maryland Vacation Giveaway Campaign to promote low-interest rates on car loans.

L. A. Lough Associates, an Ellicott City-based business and technological communications firm, is providing writing and editorial support services for the Benchmart Companies Inc.

William Amelia & Associates Inc., a Baltimore-based public relations firm, was hired as a consultant for the Baltimore County Fire Fighters Association's public awareness campaign.

Employee Assistance Program Services, an affiliate of Montgomery General Hospital in Olney, received a five-year, $295,000 contract with the USDA Agricultural Research Service.

Sass & Associates, an Annapolis-based advertising and marketing firm, is representing UMBRO U.S.A., a Greenville, S.C.-based soccer company.

Promisloff Casem Inc., a Rockville-based design and marketing communications agency, was hired by the following clients: Whitman's Chocolates of Philadelphia, Potomac Electric Power Co. and Inova Health System.

Public service

Baltimore City Life Museums appointed the following trustees to the board: Dr. Jai P. Ryu, professor of sociology, Loyola College; Kevin M. O'Keefe, president, Adams Sandler; William A. Kevit, branch manager of U.S. Marketing, International Business Machines Corp.; and Ann T. Gallant, president, Gallant Marketing Inc.

W. Reid Thompson was appointed to the Historic St. Mary's City Commission, an agency of the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. Mr. Thompson was chief executive officer of Potomac Electric Power Co. until his retirement from the company in September 1989 and is currently chairman of the board of Potomac Electric.

Baltimore Jobs in Energy Project Inc., an organization that helps communities in the areas of energy, housing and jobs, elected J. Richard Block president and Marcus Pollock vice president. Mr. Block is a shareholder in the accounting firm Kamamitz, Uhlfelder & Permision and Mr. Pollock is staff evaluator for the U.S. General Accounting Office in Washington. The organization also elected the following to the board: Gloria Fallon, man

ager of the Provider Bill and Hospital Review Program for Intracorp; Josie Galczynski, president of Mermaid Construction

Co. Inc.; and Howard S. Kohn, president of the Chesapeake Group Inc.

Signet Bank gave $10,000 to the Neighborhood Housing Services of Baltimore, an organization that helps revitalize declining neighborhoods and provides affordable housing opportunities.

David Tucker was appointed executive director of the Columbia Forum, a non-profit community organization.

New Community College of Baltimore Foundation Inc. established the Wase Morris Lucas Jr. Memorial Educational Fund to provide scholarships and grants to students in financial need. The fund was established by Ms. Candace R. Lucas with a $500 contribution in memory of her son.

Open for business

Susan L. Willingham opened a business in Westminster offering public relations, writing, marketing and desktop design services.

Wise Automotive Service Inc. was opened at 1947 Greenspring Drive in Timonium by Jeff Wise.

First Preference Title Co. was opened at 100 Owings Court, Suite 5, in Reisterstown by Susie Blum.

Balboa Life & Casualty, an Irvine, Calif.-based provider of insurance programs, opened a sales office at 1090 Vermont Ave. N.W. in Washington. The office will serve the Maryland, Delaware, Washington, Virginia and West Virginia markets.

Crestline Industries Inc., a distributor of fire safety and environmental cleanup products, opened at 8 Ivy Bridge in Reisterstown.

Royal Stuart Homes opened an office in Greenbelt at 6401 Ivy Lane, Suite 102.

Trade organizations

Photo Marketing Association International named John L. Segall president-elect. Mr. Segall is president of Segall-Majestic Photography Inc. and Elegant Images Franchise Corp.

Delaware, District of Columbia and Maryland Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators elected Deborah A. Davis vice chairman. Ms. Davis is director of financial aid for Howard Community College in Columbia.

American Welding Society in Miami, Fla., gave Dr. A. Lesnewich of Severna Park its Silver Quill Editorial Achievement Award for his article, "How to Optimize Fabrication Costs with Welding," which was published in the November 1990 issue of the Fabricator.

Association of Human Resource Systems Professionals elected Freddye Silverman to a three-year term on the board of directors. Silverman is the director of Human Resource/ Payroll Systems for PHH Corp. in Hunt Valley.

Financial Executives Institute, Baltimore Chapter, elected Randal BTC M. Hoff of McCormick & Wild, president; Robert C. Badessa of Noxell Corp., vice president and treasurer; and Donald C. Abbott of SCM Chemicals, chapter secretary.

Maryland State Bar Association elected John H. Denick to the board of governors. Mr. Denick is a partner in the law firm Denick & Hyman in Baltimore.

American College of Trust and Estate Counsel elected Lynn Wintriss a fellow of the college. Ms. Wintriss is chair of the trusts and estates department at Semmes, Bowen & Semmes in Baltimore.

Home Owners Warranty Council named the following to the board of directors: John Kozelski of Village Builders, president; Bob Ward of Bob Ward Inc., vice president; Jim Piet of Masonry Contractors, secretary; and Bob Connelley of Atlantic Home Mortgage, treasurer.

Route 29 Chamber of Commerce in Burtonsville elected the following officers: Edward O'Hara, a certified financial planner in Silver Spring, president; Gary Bonnett of the Burtonsville law firm Bonnett and Morse, vice president and chairman of the board; Donna West, president of Focus Telecommunications Inc. in Burtonsville, secretary; and Donna Durrani, branch manager of First American Bank in Cherrytree Center, treasurer.

Transworld Advertising Agency Network appointed Jerome R. Davis eastern governor. Mr. Davis is president and chief executive officer of Davis & Phillips, an advertising and marketing firm in Norfolk, Va.

American College of Trust and Estate Counsel elected George K. Reynolds III a fellow of the organization. Mr. Reynolds is chairman of the estates and trusts department of Gordon, Feinblatt, Rothman, Hoffberger & Hollander, a regional law firm.

International Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus approved Rebecca Brasseaux Bruce and Kathleen M. Ratcliffe of the Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association for professional staff membership.

Chesapeake Chapter of the National Spa and Pool Institute named Marie Anderson executive director. Ms. Anderson is an account executive with Gray & Associates, an Annapolis-based association management and legislative consulting firm.

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