Business of the year
W.R. Grace & Co. and Richard H. Pettingill, senior vice president and partner at Casey & Associates, were named business and business person of the year by the Howard County Chamber of Commerce at its annual meeting.
The company was cited for its support of Careerscope, the Columbia Forum, the Columbia Foundation and the Family Life Center.
For the past six years, Pettingill has served on the Board of Directors of the chamber as vice president of education, treasurer, first vice president and president.
Eyre honors clients
Eyre Bus and Travel of Glenelg recently honored its "Top 100" clients with a luncheon at its headquarters.
Each client was recognized with a plaque from company President Ronald L. Eyre and Vice President J. Thomas Eyre.
Kayla pursues award
Kayla Advertising, a Columbia-based advertising specialty distributor, has entered one of its promotions for the Pyramid Award, which is presented to to suppliers demonstrating a promotion that meets or exceeds a client's objectives.
Kayla promoted a national company's local employee assistance center to a target group of over 350 human resource directors.
Bradford gets 4 stars
Bradford Federal Savings Bank has been awarded a four-star rating by Bauer Financial Reports, a bank research and rating firm.
The rating, based on financial data filed with federal regulators on Dec. 31, 1991, indicates that the bank's adjusted tangible capital is between 6 and 9 percent of tangible assets, that there are no excessive delinquencies or repossed assets and that the bank operated profitably.
Rotary, Wilde Lake team up
Columbia Patuxent Rotary formally initiated a business partnership with Wilde Lake High School with a ceremony at the Columbia Hilton last month.
What began as club members volunteering individually as mentors during the 1991-1992 school year coalesced into a drive for more official commitment by the organization.
Plastic surgeons met
Meeting Planners Inc., a Columbia-based meeting management firm, recently coordinated the four-day Plastics and Aesthetic Surgical International Conference in Baltimore.
The conference was attended by 100 surgeons from here and abroad to study facial rejuvenation techniques.
PR firm picked
Sarah Pick Associates, an Ellicott City-based public relations and marketing firm, has been retained by the Columbia office of TransDesign, an Atlanta-based manufacturer and marketer of home and office furnishings.
SPA has also been awarded a contract with Mail Marketing Services of Savage to provide a national media campaign directed toward retailers.