D. R. Brasher, an architecture, planning and development consulting company, moved to the Equitable Bank Center, 10320 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 400, in Columbia.
Richard N. Pridgeon and Leonard C. Nardone, an accounting and consulting practice in Baltimore, changed its name to Nardone, Pridgeon & Co. The firm is located at 600 Baltimore Ave., Suite 205, in Baltimore.
Jane Bryant Quinn, a newspaper columnist, is to give the 1991 Frank R. Kent Memorial Lecture at the Johns Hopkins University on March 5. Ms. Quinn's lecture, "Staying Afloat: Your Money and the Economy After Iraq," begins at 8 p.m. in Shriver Hall on the Homewood Campus. The event is free to the public. For information, call 338-7157.
Ceil Ainsworth Inc., a New York-based designer of children's clothes, is moving its production operations to Bernco Inc., a manufacturer in Pocomoke City.
Poffel & Walker Inc., a Lutherville-based development company, broke ground on a 33,000-square-foot office building called the Greenspring Business Center in Timonium. The property is 50 percent pre-leased to the Terminal Corp. and Robert A. Kinsley Inc.
Philip Willen Associates Inc., a Pikesville-based public relations, advertising and marketing firm, changed its name to PWA Group Ltd.
Harkins Builders began the renovation of Mill Hill, a three-story building in Baltimore that is being converted into 43 units for elderly residents. Harkins is also building a new adjoining building for an additional 58 units. The project is owned by Bon Secours Hospital and is scheduled to be completed in December.
Quickee Offset Inc., a commercial printer in Baltimore, changed the name of its store at 2310 N. Charles St. to North Charles Press.Jesse Benesch & Associates, an interior design company based in Pikesville, changed its name to Benesch Gasser to recognize company President Keith Gasser, who has been with the company for 30 years.
Better Business Bureau of Greater Maryland Inc. is offering a free copy of "Tips on Tax Deductions for Charitable Contributions." To receive a copy, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Better Business Bureau at 2100 HuntingdonAve., Baltimore 21211-3215.
Railway Engineering Associates Inc. in Baltimore produced a program for IBM PC-style microcomputers called DYNSIM. It allows a designer of a rail vehicle to create a three-dimensional model of a design and simulate vehicle performance under various operating conditions.
George Mason University School of Business Administration in Fairfax, Va., formed an MBA Chapter of the Alumni Association. Paul Phaup, president of Samaritan Venture Fund, is president of the MBA Chapter.
Royal Princess Resort in Ocean City changed its name to Princess Royale Suites and Condominiums. The new toll-free phone number is 1-800-4ROYALE.
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North Arundel Hospital Professional Center opened a medical equipment retail store in the Pyramid Building at 1406 Crain Highway South.
Victoria's Secret Bath Shop opened at the Owings Mills Town Center.
Chesser Associates Inc., an audio and video company, opened at 49 Colony Hill Court in Baltimore. Dan Chesser is president and CEO, and Michael Posternock is vice president of marketing.
Normandy Health and Fitness Center is opening in March at 8488 Baltimore National Pike in Ellicott City.
Gloria Brennan Salon in the Pikesville Hilton Plaza is serving as a drop-off point for food that will be delivered to Harvest for the Hungry. The beauty salon delivered 270 pounds of food in January.
Wesley D. Blakeslee, an attorney in Westminster, was named chairman of the 1991 Law School Fund for the University of Maryland School of Law.
League of Women Voters of Baltimore City produced a guide to national, state and city elected officials. For a free copy, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the League of Women Voters, 2318 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218.
William T. Riley Jr. was elected president of the board of directors of St. Vincent Pallotti High School and Day Care Center Inc. in Laurel. Mr. Riley is managing partner of Reznick Fedder & Silverman, an accounting and business consulting firm in Baltimore.
Salisbury State University received a $120,600 grant to establish the Lower Eastern Shore Regional Technology Council. The grant came from the Maryland Department of Economic and Employment Development's Office of Technology Development.
Ann B. Ramsay was appointed to the board of trustees of Harford Community College. Ms. Ramsay is a retired school principal of Darlington Elementary School in Harford County.
Howard County Chamber of Commerce appointed the following: Sonny Croson and John Sundergill to the Economic Development Search Committee; Joseph Raxis to the Spending Affordability Committee; Roland S. Schimel to the panel that reviews the County Public Safety Administration; and Lynn Robeson new legislation liaison.