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Trade center institute adds two directors

The World Trade Center Institute has named two new directors to its board: James P. Corcoran, treasurer of York International Corp., and Gary T. DiCamillo, president of Worldwide Power Tools, a division of the Black & Decker Corp.

Mr. Corcoran, a certified public accountant, has been treasurer of York International in York, Pa., since 1992. He served as treasurer of Griffith Laboratories Inc., based in Alsip, Ill., for two years.

As president of Worldwide Power Tools since 1993, Mr. DiCamillo oversees production of the company's power tools and accessories, electric lawn and garden products, and product service business.

The World Trade Center Institute has 240 members, including service sector and manufacturing firms that do business internationally or plan to expand to international markets.

Executive Think Tank for exchange of ideas

The Eastern Baltimore Area Chamber of Commerce and D.B. Riley & Associates are offering "Executive Think Tank," a program to help executives and business owners solve problems and discuss organizational issues.

Members will meet once a month to seek advice from colleagues. A site for the meetings has not been set.

Pat Winter, executive director of the chamber, said she hopes to create several groups of about 10 members each. Organizers said they will not put employees from competing companies in the same discussion group.

The cost is $675 for 10 months.

The first meeting will be held 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. March 1 at chamber headquarters, 2200 Broening Highway, Suite 102, Baltimore.

For information, call 631-9090.

Germantown company lands Navy contract

Telecommunications Techniques Corp., a Germantown subsidiary of Dynatech Corp., has won a three-year contract to supply the Department of Navy with test equipment.

The Navy will use the equipment to test shipboard and land-based communication systems. The agreement is potentially worth $5 million.

Telecommunications Techniques, founded in 1974, makes communications test products and employs about 700 people.

Corridor Commercial merges with V-3

Corridor Commercial Real Estate Group has merged with the Baltimore-based V-3 Group, a commercial real estate company. The firm will retain the Corridor name.

Corridor, which has offices in Owings Mills, Columbia and the Inner Harbor, will retain V-3's office at 1011 Calvert St. The firm, with nine employees, specializes in office, industrial and flexible markets.

The V3 Group, started in 1988 by Howard Shapiro and Mario VillaSanta, represented Leedmark in the sale of its 260,000-square-foot facility in Glen Burnie to Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Ryland Group adds Lesser as VP/counsel

Ryland Group Inc. has hired David Lesser as senior vice president and general counsel, to serve as the company's chief legal officer. He replaces Thurman Bretz, former senior vice president and corporate secretary of Ryland, who retired Dec. 31.

Mr. Lesser was executive vice president and general counsel for 10 years with the Riggs National Bank of Washington, D.C.

Before that, he practiced with the law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell, also in Washington. He earned his law degree from St. John's University School of Law.

Garrett is new partner in McGuire, Woods firm

Judson P. Garrett Jr., former Anne Arundel County attorney, has joined the Baltimore office of McGuire, Woods, Battle & Boothe as a partner.

Mr. Garrett's practice will focus primarily on representing counties, municipalities, special tax districts, state agencies and businesses serving or regulated by government.

A graduate of the University of Maryland Law School, Mr. Garrett has served as deputy attorney general of Maryland, chief legislative officer and staff counsel to former Gov. Harry Hughes, and as counsel to the Maryland General Assembly.

Hahn Graphics moves to Hunt Valley

Hahn Graphics Inc. has moved its headquarters from Timonium to Hunt Valley.

Helene Hahn, president of the 14-year-old firm, said the new layout will make the company more efficient.

The company, with 30 employees, does "pre-press" work -- preparing brochures, textbooks, product packaging and such for publication.

Filar affiliates with Triple Check

Donald A. Filar & Associates of Joppatowne has affiliated with Triple Check Income Tax Service, an income tax-preparation company in Burbank, Calif. Triple Check receives a royalty fee on new business generated by Filar & Associates.

Triple Check has 300 offices in 42 states, the Virgin Islands and London. Filar & Associates, founded in 1977, operates in Harford and Baltimore counties and Baltimore City.

Baltimore agency gets N.J. company as client

Richardson, Myers & Donofrio, Inc., a Baltimore-based marketing and communications agency, will provide advertising for Dialogic Corp. in Parsippany, N.J.

Dialogic, a publicly owned company with 500 employees worldwide, makes computer products, such as voice and fax mail, interactive voice response and automated ordering.

Advisory panel taps Morgan Financial exec

James G. Morgan, chief executive of Morgan Financial Group in Lutherville, was picked to serve on the Agency Head Advisory Committee, a group of executives from companies representing principal life insurance.

The committee, in its third year, will counsel the Bethesda-based Life Underwriter Training Council, an independent, nonprofit education and training organization.

Baltimore-based Morgan Financial provides financial services to individuals, businesses and associations.

Carpet retailers hire Freed and Associates

Carpet Fair Inc. and Bill's Carpet Warehouse Inc. have hired Baltimore-based advertising company Freed and Associates.

The carpet retailers, which had been using an out-of-state firm, said they wanted to give their work to a Baltimore company.

Freed will create and place television and print ads for seven Carpet Fair stores in Maryland and 17 Bill's Carpet Warehouse outlets in Maryland and Virginia.

Radio station drops financial advice show

"A Wealth of Advice," a weekly radio financial advice show, has been dropped by station WCBM-AM 680.

Co-host Drew Tignanelli will do a two-minute market report at 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, on WCBM instead of the weekly show.

Mr. Tignanelli and partner Chris O'Shea, who was co-host of the radio show, run a financial planning firm, Coordinated Assets, in Lutherville. The financial planners also publish a monthly newsletter, also called A Wealth of Advice.

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