Toys R Us has opened a two-level store near Owings Mills. The store, with the addition of a basement level, is 10,000 square feet larger than the chain's typical store.
United Way of Central Maryland has established a scholarship fund in the name of Carole B. Baker at Anne Arundel Community College. The scholarship is to be awarded annually to a displaced homemaker. United Way also is offering year-round leadership training to all Central Maryland non-profit organizations. For information, call 547-8000, Ext. 277.
Noble Steed Associates created a public service announcement for Associated Black Charities. The 30-second spot will be used to raise funds and gather help.
College of Notre Dame of Maryland has installed a chapter of the
national business honorary society.
The Avendt Group Inc. moved to 2525 Riva Road, Suite 120, Annapolis.
Ferranti Healthcare System of Hunt Valley has been selected by Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle to provide patient accounting and collecting systems.
University of Maryland University College Center for Professional Development is offering the following courses at the Center of Adult Education: GMAT Workshop, Jan. 7-15; GRE Workshop, Jan. 9-23; Social Documentary Film: Part II, Jan. 12-Feb. 2. For information, call (800) 888-UMUC, Ext. 7157.
Howard Community College is offering the following computer courses: Introduction to the Personal Computer, Jan. 7 and 9 and Jan 26; Introduction to Microcomputer Applications, Jan. 16, 18, 23 and 25; Introduction to MS-DOS, Jan. 8, 10, 15 and 17; Windows Software, Jan. 15 and 17; Introduction to WordPerfect, Jan. 8, 10, 15 and 17, and also Jan. 12 and 19; Advanced WordPerfect, Jan. 28, 30, Feb. 4 and 6; Desktop Publishing with WordPerfect, Jan. 24 and 26; and Introduction to Ventura, Jan. 12 and 19. The college is also holding Capacity Planning and Production Activity Control Jan. 29-March 12 and Materials Requirement Planning Jan. 29-March 12. For information, call 992-4808. Introduction to Real Estate Appraisal will be held Jan. 16-May 1. For information call 964-4944.
Anne Arundel Community College is holding a course in Embedded Systems Programming in C, which teaches how to program a microprocessor chip using C programming language, Monday and Wednesday evenings this spring. For information, call 541-2433.
Community College of Baltimore is offering Commercial Drivers Licensing training for truck and bus drivers in January, February and March. For information, call Mark Goldman at 396-1816.
Dundalk Community College is holding courses for the Commercial Drivers License monthly from January to June. For information, call Pat Richie or Linda Smith at 285-9863.
Essex Community College is offering the following microcomputer courses: Advanced Lotus Macros, Jan. 10-31; Introduction to Database Management, Jan. 8-22; Advanced dBase IV, Jan. 9-23. For information, call 522-1533.
Open for business
Empress Software Inc. of Greenbelt has opened a West Coast office in San Jose, Calif., in the heart of Silicon Valley.
Blockbuster Video has opened a store in the new Elkridge Corners Shopping Center, at U.S. 1 and Montgomery Road in Howard County.
Murray Cellular Associates Inc., a specialist in mobile communications, opened at 6305 York Road, Suite 30.
City Wide Management, owner and manager of the Village of Chartleytowne in Reisterstown, has donated $20,000 to the American Red Cross to express thanks for its assistance when a tornado severely damaged the complex in October.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Washington, a non-profit organization that grants the wishes of children suffering life-threatening illnesses, has elected Larry E. Walker to a second term as president.
Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce has elected five members to its board of directors: John J. Pauliny, John W. Schaller, Martha A. Smith, DiAnne Y. Thompson and Donald W. Thurlow.
Christmas in April, a non-profit organization that repairs the homes of the elderly and low-income and handicapped people, has named as president, Clare Miler, senior public affairs representative of Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.
BEDCO Development Corp., a private, non-profit organization that operates under the auspices of the Baltimore Economic Development Corp., has elected William E. Carlson to its board of directors.
Arthritis Foundation, Maryland Chapter, elected these local businessmen to its board of directors: Frank Bender, Tim Brown, Don Loftus and Alan Ingraham.
Essex-Middle River Chamber of Commerce elected Tom Juliano to its board of directors.
Signet Bank presented the first check from the Tornado Relief Fund to the Community Crisis Center in Reisterstown.
Winchester Homes Inc. of Bethesda donated furniture and home furnishings to shelters for the homeless, senior citizen centers and foster children's group homes in the Washington area.
Marley Station Shopping Center donated 26 poinsettia plants to North Arundel Hospital.