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MRIS employees raise $4,000 at MS Society...


MRIS employees raise $4,000 at MS Society walk

More than 30 employees of Metropolitan Regional Information Systems Inc., the multiple listing database used by real estate brokers, raised $4,000 last month at the Multiple Sclerosis Society's fund-raising walk in Frederick.

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic central nervous system disease with symptoms ranging from fatigue and numbness in limbs to paralysis and loss of vision. According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, twice as many women as men have the disease and symptoms occur most often between ages 20 and 40. About 333,000 people in the United States have the disease.

MRIS, based in Rockville, employs 110 people and operates one of the nation's largest online real estate networks, serving 28,000 licensed agents, brokers and appraisers in the mid-Atlantic region.

News in brief

The Mortgage Bankers Association of America and Freddie Mac announced a joint program to increase minority representation in the real estate finance industry. The "Path to Diversity" program will promote internships for minority students and provide scholarships to minority professionals to attend MBAA's School of Mortgage Banking.

L. I. Square Corp., the developer of the Residences at the Ritz-Carlton Inner Harbor, said it has selected Rita St. Clair Associates of Baltimore as the interior design firm for its planned 97 luxury residences and shared living spaces on the waterfront.

On the move

Coldwell Banker Steven Realtors said the following sales associates recently joined the Bel Air/Festival Mall office: Tom Vogelgesang, Theresa Green, Michael Fulton, Kelli Hopkins, Kimberly Noll, Paul Belbot and Candy Myers. The following associates joined the Ellicott City office: Lee Williamson, Michael Carrigan, Anthony Hamlett Sr., William Harrison, Deb Zgraggen and Pat Wheeler.

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