*Inc . magazine presented Baltimore-based Barcoding Inc. with an Inner City 100 award as one of the top 100 inner-city companies in the nation. The local company, which specializes in automated data collection, was ranked 68th.
*The Residences at Bulle Rock received a Nationals regional award from the National Sales and Marketing Council for Best Landscape Design for a Detached Community.
*Robert W. Cannon, a partner in the Baltimore office of Saul Ewing, was named by the Maryland Bar Association's Real Property, Planning and Zoning Section as 2008 Distinguished Real Estate Practitioner of the Year.
*Devaney & Associates, a Baltimore public relations, advertising and marketing agency, signed Salt Tavern of Butchers Hill to its client roster.
*O'Brien & Gere, a Syracuse, N.Y.-based engineering firm, has opened an office in Hunt Valley to facilitate and support its growing Chesapeake Bay and Mid-Atlantic area municipal infrastructure projects.
*HBCS, a provider of accounts receivable management services to not-for-profit hospitals, opened a regional office in the Northgate Business Park in Salisbury.
*Financial Advantage Inc., a Columbia-based financial planning and investment management firm, moved to 5950 Symphony Woods Road.