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London chain to install Micros cash registers

Micros Systems Inc. officials announced that Whitbread PLC, a London-based restaurant and brewery chain, will install about $6 million of its computerized cash registers in more than 300 restaurants and hotels.

The equipment will be manufactured at Micros Systems' plant in Beltsville and installed over the next two years, said Peter J. Rogers Jr., director of marketing.

Introduced in 1989, the touch-screen, computerized system is used in more than 15,000 locations worldwide, according to Micros Systems, a public company that is majority-owned by Westinghouse Electric Corp. in Pittsburgh.

Micros Systems, with 550 employees, has seven regional sales offices in the United States, six European subsidiaries and a support office in Singapore.

Whitbread will add the equipment at 280 Beefeater Restaurants & Pubs, 14 Country Club Hotels and eight T.G.I. Friday's restaurants in England, Wales, Scotland and northern Ireland.

The machines allow servers to take orders faster and more accurately than noncomputerized cash registers, Mr. Rogers said.

Group plans to develop Ohio business park

A partnership including Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. Inc. Chairman Willard Hackerman plans to develop a $120 million, 3 million-square-foot business park outside Cleveland.

The group, which also includes waste hauler Browning-Ferris Industries of Ohio and the Coral Co., intends to complete the 253-acre Glenwillow Business Park in 1998. BFI also owns an additional 265 acres which is expected to be developed.

1st Financial elects 2 vice presidents

The board of First Financial Corp. of Western Maryland announced the election of Kenneth W. Andres as executive vice president-chief lending officer and R. Craig Pugh as executive vice president-operations.

First Financial is the holding company for First Federal Savings Bank of Western Maryland. First Federal Savings is a federally chartered savings bank with 11 offices in the Cumberland area, including Hagerstown, Hancock and Frostburg.

Mr. Andres was formerly senior vice president and chief lending officer of Johnstown Savings Bank of Johnstown, Pa., and will be relocating to the Cumberland area. He has 28 years of banking experience and held posts with Equibank of Pittsburgh, Pa., and United States National Bank of Johnstown, Pa.

Mr. Pugh has been employed at Johnstown Savings Bank for 20 years, where he served most recently as senior vice president-operations. Mr. Pugh also will relocate to the Cumberland area.

St. Ambrose official to chair conference

Eileen Gillan, marketing coordinator at the St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center in Baltimore, has been appointed conference chairwoman by the Maryland Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.

Ms. Gillan will chair the third annual Non-Profit Conference this spring.

The conference is sponsored by the Public Relations Society, Baltimore Public Relations Council and the Maryland Association Non-Profit Organizations.

Anthem co-founder on trade group board

John C. Weiss III, managing general partner of Anthem Capital L.P., has been elected to the board of governors of the National Association of Small Business Investment Companies, a national trade association.

Mr. Weiss is a co-founder of Anthem Capital, a Baltimore-based venture capital fund.

S. Pagnotti opens firm to plan events

Sandy S. Pagnotti has opened the Pagnotti Planning & Event Co., specializing in corporate meetings, conferences, trade shows, fund-raisers and special events.

Ms. Pagnotti, director of special events at Johns Hopkins Children's Center until 1989, has spent the past few years organizing charitable events as a volunteer. She will focus on corporate clients in her new venture. Her first client was Nyquist Inc. of Baltimore.

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