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The Prudential, a provider and administrator of...


The Prudential, a provider and administrator of health benefits, consolidated its mid-Atlantic group operations to the Baltimore office, headed by Barbara B. Hill.

The MAXIMA Corp., a Lanham-based telecommunications and computer services company, acquired the Communications Resource Group Inc., a telephone service/product company in Columbia.

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

Migliara/Kaplan Associates, a market research firm, relocated its headquarters from Towson to Park Center Court in Owings Mills.

New Perspectives, a counseling and consulting group in Owings Mills, relocated to 6 Park Center Court at McDonogh Crossroads in Owings Mills.

Public Relations Counsel, a public relations, marketing and editorial services firm in Randallstown, changed its name to Waller Communications Ltd. Michael A. Waller is principal.

Both Ends Ltd., a card and gift shop on Cathedral Street in Baltimore, relocated to 516 N. Charles St. in Baltimore.

Carolina Fitness Equipment, a Charlotte, N.C.-based retailer of home and commercial fitness equipment, relocated its Timonium store to 9709 York Road in Cockeysville. Harkins Builders in Silver Spring was ranked the 26th largest residential builder in 1991 by Builder Magazine.

Scott Thompson of Pasadena, Baltimore/Washington territory manager for Kraft Foodservice, won the company's highest national sales award.

Robert W. Costos, vice president of Merrill Lynch in Baltimore, was named one of the top 10 outstanding brokers by Registered Representative Magazine, a trade magazine for the retail securities industry.

Montgomery County High Technology Council received the Friend of Career and Technology Education Award from the Career and Technology Education division of the Montgomery County Public Schools.

Karl Porter, a sales associate in the Sykesville office of Long & Foster Real Estate Inc., was recognized by the company as a multimillion dollar producer.

Benjamin Kuntz was honored by The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore for his work as chairman of the 1992 annual campaign. Mr. Kuntz is vice president of American Office Equipment Co.

Margaret Rome, a sales associate with O'Conor Piper and Flynn Real Estate, recently completed the Floyd Wickham Master's Sales Academy Training Program.

Joe Colligan of Abingdon was named sales professional of the year by the Thomas J. Lipton Co., an Englewood Cliffs, N.Y.-based producer of food, beverage and snack products.

New accounts

Hartt and Co., a Baltimore-based advertising and public relations agency, won a contract to provide public relations services in addition to the advertising work the agency is currently doing for Owings Mills Town Center.

Parks & Ottenheimer, a Baltimore-based marketing and advertising firm, is producing a radio campaign for Chesapeake Office Supply of Baltimore.

Clean Venture Inc. in Linthicum won a $133,127 contract from Maryland Environmental Service for the cleaning of the 14th Street storm drain system at the Dundalk Marine Terminal.

Crosby Communications, an Annapolis-based provider of marketing communications services, is developing a business marketing campaign for Store Systems, a company that provides cleaning, maintenance and construction services to retail stores.

Damar Group, a Columbia-based computer training firm, was hired by The Rouse Co. to teach employees how to use personal computer-based software.

Adams Sandler Inc., a marketing communications firm in Baltimore and Rockville, is providing public relations services to HealthPlus Inc., a regional health care organization.

Marketing & Design Inc. in Columbia is developing a corporate identity and image program for International Systems Development Corp., and marketing and public relations services for Absolutely Perfect Catering Co. in Columbia.

Marlene Prendergast & Associates Inc., an Annapolis-based public relations and marketing firm, produced a 12-minute video for The Bay Area Midwifery Center of Severna Park.

Trade organizations

Anne Arundel Trade Council named Tom Negri Business Leader of the Year. Mr. Negri is general manager of Loews VTC Annapolis Hotel and served as the first president of the Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Conference and Visitors Bureau. The trade council also presented environmental awareness awards to the Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis and Dixie Printing and Packaging Corp. in Glen Burnie.

International Association of Psychological Rehabilitation Services elected R. Scott Graham treasurer. Mr. Graham is president and CEO of ReVisions Inc. in Catonsville.

Maryland Association of Certified Public Accounts appointed the following Kamanitz, Uhlfelder & Permison employees to committees: J. Richard Block, Management and Advisory Services Committee; Scott H. Levy, Small Business Committee; and Allan C. Sanders, Health Care Committee. Joseph M. Schnitzer of the Baltimore law firm Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf, Hendler & Sameth, was named chairman of the Health Care Committee.

Public service

Daniel J. Altobello, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of Caterair international Corp., was elected chairman of the board of trustees for Loyola College in Maryland.

Anne Arundel Community College Board of Trustees elected Robert J. DiAiso chairman and Robert P. DeStefano vice chairman. Mr. DiAiso is managing director of LandTech Corp. and Mr. DeStefano is the founder of Sturbridge Homes.

The Jewish Community Center of Baltimore elected Bruce S. Hoffberger president and Myrna E. Cardin first vice president. Mr. Hoffberger is vice president of Maryland Insurance Group and Mrs. Cardin is executive director of the Maryland Association of Non-Public Special Education Facilities. Barbara W. Cahn, Michael R. Lapides, Joseph Meyerhoff II and Jon B. Singer were named vice presidents and officers on the executive committee, Neil H. Denchick was named treasurer and officer on the executive committee and Alyse L. Holstein was appointed secretary and officer on the executive committee.

The Columbia Forum, a non-profit educational organization, named Lai Jones to the board of directors. Ms. Jones is president of Marketing & Design Inc. in Columbia.

Open for business

Camelot Music opened in former Record World locations in Golden Ring Mall and Towson Marketplace.

The Public Relations Partnership was opened in Annapolis by Mary Jane Kolassa and Preya McMahon.

Sally Beauty Supply, a Denton, Texas-based distributor of beauty supplies, opened a store in the Grand York Shopping Center in Lutherville.

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