Smart Beef, an Owings Mills-based producer and distributor of reduced-fat and reduced-cholesterol beef products is test marketing a line of beef products under its own name at Farm Fresh Supermarkets in the Baltimore area.
Soundprint, a national radio documentary series produced at WJHU Radio in Baltimore, sold a package of 31 programs to the British Broadcasting Corp. in London to be aired over the BBC's new Radio 5 channel.
Maple Leaf Securities in Rockville merged with Financial Service Corp. of Atlanta. The location at 6155 Executive Blvd. in Rockville will remain open.
The Gerard Co. in Hanover completed a tourism film and brochures for the National Park Service. The materials are about the Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor.
The Ramada Capital Beltway Hotel in Lanham is being converted to a Holiday Inn hotel. Renovations, which include a new fitness center, will be completed in early 1991. The hotel is owned and operated by Coakley & Williams in Washington.
United Cable of Baltimore has produced a 24-hour job hot line that is updated weekly. To hear available listings, call 889-2255.
Open for business
Provident Bank of Maryland opened branches at 6843 Loch Raven Blvd. in Hillendale and 8638 Liberty Road in Randallstown. William Englert is the Hillendale office manager, and Ray Askins
is the Randallstown branch manager.
Katz's Insurance Agency opened offices at 4305 Harford Road and at the Westside Shopping Center in Baltimore.
Sedgwick James, an employee benefits brokerage consulting company, opened an office in Columbia. Leslie Soforenko will head the office.
Manis & Wright Realty in Annapolis were named brokers for the South River Condominium at Heritage Harbour, an adult condominium commu
nity near Annapolis.
Edward Segal Communications in Washington is providing media relations services for Automated Office Products in Lanham.
W.B. Doner and Company, an advertising agency in Baltimore, is representing American Security Bank, a subsidiary of Maryland National Corp.
Penril DataComm in Gaithersburg signed a contract with US Sprint Communications Co. for transmission products to be used in the Public Data network operated by US Sprint.
SmithMead & Goldberg, a Baltimore-based public relations, advertising and marketing firm, is providing public relations and special events planning for The Alexander Companies in Baltimore.
Lanocha Construction Co. in Jarrettsville is rehabilitating a building at 924-26 E. Baltimore St. in Baltimore for the National Center for Pathological Gambling Inc.
Network Designs Inc., a Columbia-based computer-network company, designed a network and software package for The Traffic Group of Towson.
Crosby Communications Inc. in Annapolis is representing South River Condominium in Heritage Harbour near Annapolis.
Coldwell Bank and Commercial Real Estate Services was named the listing agent for Chelsea House in Crofton, an office building developed by Heritage Properties.
Baltimore County Police Foundation named the following officers: W. Ronald Banasz of Banasz & Associates, president; Warren J. Bayne of Westinghouse, vice president; Kenneth C. Holt of Dean Witter Reynolds, secretary; and O. James Talbott II of Mercantile Bankshares, treasurer.
Central Maryland Red Cross named the following to the Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Regional Blood Services Committee: Mary KeKuyper, chairman for a three-year term; Mrs. Vincent L. Carrado, Janet Dewar, Kathleen F. Wycoff, one-year terms; Alfred R. Himmelrich, Peter W. Tredick and David L. Hawk, two-year terms; Harvey Klein and Amalia Seiguer, ex-officio members.
United Way Community Services
gave scholarships to John Brandenburg and Andrea Ingram for the Leadership Howard County program. Mr. Brandenburg is president of the Columbia Housing Corp. and its subsidiary, the Perpetual Revolving Fund; and Ms. Ingram is executive director of Grassroots Crisis Center.
Easter Seal Society of Maryland Inc. named Paul Mark Sandler, senior member of the law firm Freishtat & Sandler, and Bill Rienhoff, managing director of Alex. Brown and Sons Inc., co-chairs of the 1991 Easter Seal Telethon VIP program for central Maryland.
Hamburgers Stores in the Baltimore area will be collecting money and coats for the homeless for the National Alliance to End Homelessness.
Lutherville Associates Financial Services Company is collecting toys and food items for the Salvation Army.
United Cable of Baltimore provided study materials to accompany a presentation of the movie "Glory" at city schools. The film and materials supplement lessons about blacks involved in the Civil War.
Goucher College in Baltimore received a $30,000 grant from the Jessie Ball duPont Religious, Charitable and Educational Fund to support two faculty members for the next four years.
Baltimore Urban League elected the following to the board of directors: * Marcellus Alexander, vice president and general manager of WJZ-TV.