*The Tech Council of Maryland named Aquilent, a Web-based solutions integrator with headquarters in Laurel, Government Contractor of the Year and Hughes Communications, a Germantown-based broadband satellite systems provider, High Technology Firm of the Year.


*MGH, a Baltimore marketing communications agency, won four 2008 Hermes Creative Awards - one platinum, two golds and an honorable mention.



*The Hyatt Regency Baltimore was ranked as Maryland's top hotel by the Expedia 2008 Insiders Select List.

*Animal Medical Hospital of Belair Road was honored for 25 years of veterinary service by the American Animal Hospital Association.

New clients

*Media Works Ltd. added the Atlantic Automotive division of Mile One Automotive Brand and the Baltimore-Washington Medical Center to its client roster.

New name

*Madison Capital Markets LLC, a Baltimore-based merger advisory firm, has changed its name to Deal Metrics LLC with a focus on private equity investment and relocated to downtown Baltimore.

On the board

*Michael G. Devine, a retired partner of Arthur Andersen LLP and Deloitte & Touche, has been elected to a seat on the board of Martek Biosciences.


*The Kennedy Krieger Institute named Anthony T. Rogers, executive vice president of A&R; Development Corp., and Robert L. Wallace, president and CEO of BITH-GROUP Technologies, to its board of directors.

*Ian Parrish, president of the Investors United School of Real Estate, was appointed to a seat on the board of Jeremiah Housing Inc., a nonprofit that provides housing and other services to the elderly.