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Talentbase Services, a provider of multimedia employment search assistance, moved from Eastport to Clock Tower Place on Forest Drive in Annapolis.

R. E. Michel Co., a Baltimore-based distributor of air-conditioning, heating and refrigeration equipment and supplies, opened a branch office in Providence, R.I. Roy Johnson is branch manager.

Ecological Restoration and Management Inc. has won a contract from J. D. Eckman Inc. to work on wetlands in Cecil County.

Kudos

Stouffer Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore and Choice Hotels International, a Silver Spring-based hotel chain, won Gold Key Public Relations Awards from the American Hotel & Motel Association. Stouffer won for its "Guest is King" program, and Choice Hotels won for its support for Desert Storm troops and their families through the $5 donated to the Red Cross for each hotel reservation made through the hotel's toll-free telephone number.

Wheatley Associates Inc., a remodeling company in Monkton, was named one of 50 top remodelers by Remodeling Magazine, and Kathy Wheatley, president, was named Remodeler of the Year by the Home Builders Association of Maryland.

PaineWebber Inc., a securities firm in Baltimore, named Marvin M. Fribush to the firm's Chairman's Council and Carole L. Oliver, D. Jeffrey Rice and Marie Van Deusen to the President's Council.

Christopher Leighton and Stephanie Sargent won the Stanley Sollins Memorial Awards from the Baltimore Jewish Council. Mr. Leighton, executive director of the Baltimore Institute for Christian-Jewish Studies and a Presbyterian minister, was honored for his work through the institute to dispel misconceptions and foster greater understanding between Christians and Jews. Ms. Sargent, a child welfare advocate for the Maryland Committee for Children, is a graduate of the Young Leadership program of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, co-chairman of the Young Leadership Council, and helped develop the Comprehensive Housing Assistance Inc. neighborhood cleanup project.

Cara Frank Design, a Baltimore-based graphic design firm, recently won awards from the Society of Publication Designers, the Art Directors' Club of Metropolitan Washington, Print Magazine and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.

Mather & Morgan Group Insurance Inc. in Lutherville was named top seller of group insurance by the Lincoln National regional group marketing office.

Jean Hobelmann Hurley of American Properties Inc. won an award for her $10.2 million residential sales volume from the Home Builders Association of Maryland Sales and Marketing Council.

Robert D. H. Harvey received the Milton Stover Eisenhower Medal for Distinguished Service from the Johns Hopkins University at the May 21 commencement. Mr. Harvey, retired chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Maryland National Bank and Maryland National Corp., was honored for his service in the Maryland business community.

Al Cooke, sales manager for the Columbia office of O'Conor, Piper & Flynn, was named Distinguished Sales Associate of the Year by the Howard County Realtors Association.

Margaretten Financial Corp. in Columbia named Chris Nieberlein of Westminster, Michael T. Evans of Columbia, Deanna M. Keith of Hanover, Dennis McLaughlin of Highland and Brad Watkins of Ellicott City to the company's Leaders Club for outstanding performance. The Towson office named Tim Geraghty of Bel Air, George Sheppard of Randallstown, Pete Spangler and Allen P. Woytowitz of Towson to the Leaders Club.

Burt Solomon, a Baltimore native who is White House reporter for the National Journal in Washington, won the Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency.

Nicole Fauter-Maxwell, financial services officer for Signet Financial Services in Baltimore, was named to the Kemper Executive Council by Kemper Sales Co. for her financial skills and customer service.

Noble Steed Associates, an advertising and marketing agency in Lutherville, won 10 National Healthcare Marketing Awards for work produced for Prudential Health Care System, Prudential Health Care Plan of the Mid-Atlantic, the Johns Hopkins Geriatric Center and the Johns Hopkins Asthma & Allergy Center.

RTKL Associates Inc. won an architecture award for The Manhattan, a 150-room hotel in Japan. RTKL won the award in the best hotel category in a competition co-sponsored the Pacific Coast Builders Conference and Sun/Coast Architect/Builder Magazine.

Sturner and Klein, a telephone marketing agency in Rockville, won the Telephone Marketing Excellence Award from the Direct Marketing Association.

New accounts

Penn Parking Inc. in Linthicum is managing two Baltimore-owned garages, the Redwood Street Garage at 11 S. Eutaw St. and the Lexington Street Garage at 510 E. Lexington St.

HealthPlus Inc., a Greenbelt-based health care organization, is providing insurance coverage for Baltimore County government employees.

Oak Contracting Corp. in Baltimore was named construction manager for the Western Middle School in Marriottsville by the Howard County Department of Education.

The Stern Agency, an advertising agency in Columbia, is representing Hyatt Regency Crystal City, A Special Touch and Suburban Service.

Swirnow Corp. in Baltimore was hired to provide a floor system for the 1,000-unit Henry A. Ford Homestead Village Retirement Community in Dearborn, Mich. The development is being built on the 40-acre estate that was the birthplace of Henry A. Ford.

Mitchell & Associates Inc., an advertising and public relations agency in Bethesda and Owings Mills, is representing Scheer Partners Inc., a commercial real estate brokerage firm, Capital Financial Group and H. Beck Inc.

L. A. Lough Associates in Ellicott City was hired by Career Advancers to provide writing and editorial services.

Nicholas & Associates, a regional employment benefit consulting firm, was hired by Interfacts Inc. in Columbia to provide administrative services for its 401(k) plan.

Trade organizations

National Council for Occupational Education elected Dr. Diane Troyer to the board of directors. Dr. Troyer is vice president of academic affairs and student services at Harford Community College.

National Association Of Credit Management in Columbia elected Ned Segal director of the eastern region. Mr. Segal is group credit manager for Procter & Gamble's Cosmetic and Fragrance Division in Hunt Valley.

The Purchasing Management Association of Maryland recently honored Ronald H. Zimmerman of Universal/Vinmar Lithographers for his service to the organization.

Public service

Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore elected the following to the board of directors: Joseph D. Antinucci, president of Martin Marietta Aero and Naval Systems; Henry A. Rosenberg Jr., chairman of the board and chief executive officer for Crown Central Petroleum; and Bailey A. Thomas, president and CEO of McCormick and Co. Inc.

Norman R. Augustine, chairman and chief executive officer for Martin Marietta Corp., was named chairman of the board of governors for the American Red Cross.

Housing America Trough Training Inc., an organization created by members of the Home Builders Association of Maryland, appointed Catherine Dobler, a marketing, advertising and public relations consultant and Hoyt Johnson, president of Rac John Communications, to the board of directors. Bottom Line Marketing and Promotions Inc. was opened in Havre de Grace by Doug Hall.

Nordhaus Research Inc., a national research firm, opened a regional office at 504 S. Hanover St. in South Baltimore to be managed by Karen Motyka.

Arnold B. Sherman opened a law office at 3 Bethesda Metro Center, Suite 750, in Bethesda.

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