*Saundra McKnight, a caregiver at the Chimes Group Home, has been named Maryland Direct Support Professional of the Year by the American Network of Community Options and Resources.
*Remodeling magazine named Fick Bros. Roofing & Exterior Remodeling Co. winner of a 2008 Big50 award for exemplary business practices, quality workmanship and customer service.
*Lockheed Martin and its Japan-based trading partner Itochu have been contracted to provide two additional biological aerosol warning systems to the Japan Ground Self Defense Force.
*Spherion Corp. announced that its temp-to-hire and direct hire personnel services office in Columbia has changed its name to Todays Office Professionals and will remain at 10630 Little Patuxent Parkway.
*Buffalo Wings & Beer said the sports-oriented restaurant has opened its ninth Maryland location at 7653 Harford Road in Parkville.
*The Maryland chapter of the National Association of Industrial & Office Properties has chosen Tom Ballentine as vice president for policy and government relations.
*The Greater Baltimore Committee elected Scott Allison, Thomas S. Bozzuto, Chester Burrell, Marilyn Carp, Louis R. Cestello, Mark R. Fetting, Stephanie C. Hill, John Keenan, Samuel A. Schreiber and Frederick M. Strader to seats on its board of directors.