Systems Integration Group Inc. is opening an office in Jakarta, Indonesia, to design and install telecommunications and data systems for the Republic of Indonesia.
Essex Corp. in Columbia and James Madison University is forming a Center for Crisis Prevention on the university campus in Harrisonburg, Va.
Chefs Expressions, a Timonium-based caterer, is opening a ballroom and meeting facility in Hunt Valley.
Barry Blau & Partners Inc., an advertising agency in Towson, won four awards from the Direct Marketing Association of Washington.
JoAnne Zawitoski was named a member of the U.S. delegation to a convention of the Liability of Operators of Transport Terminals in International Trade that was held in Vienna, Austria, in April. Ms. Zawitoski is a partner in the Baltimore law firm Semmes, Bowen & Semmes.
Comfort Inn Gold Coast Hotel in Ocean City was named one of 32 nominees for the Inn of the Year award by Choice Hotels International.
DuWayne Peterson Jr. was named Lattanze Center Information Systems Executive of the Year at Loyola College in Baltimore. Mr. Peterson is retiring in June as executive vice president for Operations/Systems and Telecommunications at Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc.
American College of Bankruptcy inducted the following from the 4th Judicial Circuit into the Fellows Class of 1991: Nathan B. ++ Feinstein of Piper & Marbury and chairman of the Business Bankruptcy Committee of the American Bar Association; Harvey M. Lebowitz of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston; and Sanford A. Harris, of Weinstock, Stevan & Harris.
Alvin L. Miller, partner in charge of McLean, Koehler, Sparks & Hammond's accounting and audit department, was named to the Villa Julie College Advisory Committee.
Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce appointed Kevin G. Byrnes, president of Chase Bank of Maryland, to the board of directors.
University of Baltimore announced the following chairs of annual giving campaigns: Jana Howard Carey, partner with Venable, Baetjer & Howard, for the School of Law; Robert Schaefer, executive vice president with First National Bank, for the Merrick School of Business; Shirley E. Marcus, director of the Baltimore City Department of Social Services, for Gordon College; Richard Pridgeon, principal with Nardone, Pridgeon and Co., for the accounting program.
Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf, Hendler & Sameth is underwriting a portion of the costs for the program "Washington Week in Review" on Maryland Public Television.
The Fillmore Group Inc., a Baltimore-based information technology consulting firm, recently added the following clients: The World Bank, Smithsonian Institution, IBM Federal Sector Marketing and United States Information Agency.
Kasco Chesapeake Builders Inc. won a contract from Continental Realty to build a 70,000-square-foot building in the Owings Mills Commerce Center.
SmithMead & Goldberg, a Baltimore-based public relations, advertising and marketing firm, is providing public relations work for Princess Royale, a hotel and condominium complex in Ocean City.
Open for business
Charles A. Neustadt opened a management consulting firm at 127 W. Lee St. in Baltimore.
Affairs of the Heart, a party planning and consulting company, was formed by Diane White at 7904 Jody Knoll Road in Baltimore.