Montgomery High Technology Council received a $250,000 grant from the Maryland Department of Economic and Employment Development to establish a Suburban Maryland Technology Council, with headquarters in Rockville to provide services in Prince George's and Frederick counties.
Telecommunications Techniques Corp. in Germantown renamed its French subsidiary, Telecommunication Techniques France.
Maryland Center for Physical Therapy in Baltimore created a Neurological Services Division.
Columbia-FreeState Health System is expanding into Frederick County, and is opening a primary care medical center and an Individual Practice Association for physicians in private practice. The primary care facility will open for business at the West
Frederick Medical Center on Jan. 1.
Mullen & Nesbitt, a Washington accounting firm, merged with BDO Seidman, an accounting and consulting firm in Washington. Robert J. Mullen Jr. and James C. Nesbitt were named partners with BDO Seidman.
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Progressive Networks Inc. opened a cable installation and computer consulting company at 6618 Harford Road, Suite 100 in Baltimore.
Budd, Burke & Associates opened a certified public accounting firm at 9515 Deereco Road in Timonium.
Ethna Hopper Associates opened an educational counseling company at 24 N. Washington St. in Easton. Hank Spire, former (( headmaster of West Nottingham Academy in Colora, heads the company.
Meeting Planners Inc., a company that specializes in association and corporate meetings, opened an office at 7116 Rivers Edge Road, Suite 110, in Columbia. Bobbie McAdam is president.
US Business Interiors, a Steelcase/Stow & Davis office furniture dealership, opened a sales office distribution center at 4621-A Boston Way in Lanham. William Rice and Don Griesdorn are principal owners.
Robert S. Holland Design opened a graphic design company at 2914 Evergreen Way in Ellicott City.
Hospitality Services Inc., a Baltimore-based service design and consulting firm, is designing the renovation of the kitchen for Meridian Nursing Center/Corsica Hills in Centreville.
Hartt and Co., a Baltimore-based public relations and advertising agency, is providing public relations services for the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy's 150th anniversary.
Oldham & Seltz, an architectural and interior design firm in Washington, is designing the interior space for the law firm, Keller & Heckman.
Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. of Maryland gave $1,600 to Towson State University's student scholarship fund.
American Lung Association, Maryland board of directors, named Steve Carley, president and chief executive officer of Fair Lanes Bowling Centers Inc., Scott Becker, senior manager at Ernst and Young and Georgia Goslee, a Baltimore attorney and radio talk show host, directors-at-large.
Human Resources Inc., a staffing agency based in Annapolis, opened a speakers bureau for companies and associations concerned with human resource issues. For information, call Tim Schaffer at 224-3666.
George D. Edwards II was named to the board of trustees for the Maryland Historical Society. Mr. Edwards is president of Hottman Edwards Advertising Inc.
James W. Zug, managing partner of Coopers & Lybrand, was elected to the Goucher College Board of Trustees.
Friends School of Baltimore announced the following appointments: Karen Williamson, 1990-91 Annual Fund chairwoman; Lucille Hughes Wagner, director of alumni; and Eileen S. Goldgeier, 1990-91 Alumni Annual Fund chairwoman.
Osborne A. Payne was named vice president of the board for The Christopher Columbus Center of Marine Research and Exploration, a marine research and educational complex proposed for the Baltimore Inner Harbor. Mr. Payne is president of Broadway-Payne Inc., an operator of four McDonald's restaurants in Baltimore.
Eastern Baltimore Area Chamber of Commerce is holding a Home and Health Expo Oct. 26-28 at Eastpoint Mall during mall hours. For reservation information, call Judy Rosasco at 282-9100.
Tom O'Hara was elected president of the Greater Summer Hill Association. Mr. O'Hara is a sales associate in Timonium for O'Conor, Piper & Flynn Realtors.
Stanley I. Mopsik was elected treasurer of the board of directors of Very Special Arts-Maryland. Mr. Mopsik is executive director of The Children's Guild Inc. in Baltimore.
The Johns Hopkins University named the following to the board of trustees: C. Michael Armstrong, chairman of the IBM World Trade Corp. in New York; David H. Bernstein, chairman of Dutyfree International in Glen Burnie; Louis M. Giangiulio of Morgan Stanley in New York; John F. Ruffle, vice chairman of J. P. Morgan & Co. of New York; and Wendell A. Smith, a partner in the law firm Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith, Ravin, Davis and Bernstein in Woodbridge, N.J.
Signet Bank in Baltimore pledged $100,000 to the CollegeBound Foundation and $5,000 to the Ed Block Courage Awards for professional football players.