Mitchell Lawyer was named Investigator of the Year by the Medical Eye Bank of Maryland. Mr. Lawyer, an investigator for Maryland's medical examiner, was honored for supporting programs encouraging eye donations.
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel won an Exemplary Voluntary Efforts Award from the U.S. Department of Labor for its programs to increase job opportunities for minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and disabled war veterans.
Chapel Valley Landscape Co. in Woodbine recently won the following awards from the Maryland, Washington and Virginia region of the Landscape Contractors Association for the following projects: commercial landscape installation at Dorsey's Search Village Center in Columbia; commercial landscape maintenance at Tysons International in Tysons Corner, Va.; residential landscape installation and maintenance for two homes in Potomac.
Communications Electronics Inc. was named Medium Retail Business of the Year by the Baltimore County Economic Development Commission and the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce.
Nick Motto, regional sales manager for Ellis Coffee Co. based in Philadelphia, was named Allied Member of the Year by the Restaurant Association of Maryland.
Larry Wilhelm was named Restaurateur of the Year by the Restaurant Association of Maryland. Mr. Wilhelm is president of Friendly Farms Inc., operators of restaurants in Westminster, Upperco and Edgewood in addition to a catering division.
Bonnie K. Heneson was named Woman of the Year by the Baltimore Regional Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners. Ms. Heneson is president of Bonnie Heneson Communications Inc., a public relations and advertising firm in Owings Mills.
Custom Telemarketing Services Inc. in Columbia won a Governor's Award as a successful small business in the product development category. The award was presented at a conference sponsored by the Maryland Small Business Development Financing Authority and the Maryland Chamber of Commerce.
Elizabeth K. Mayotte, director of the Columbia Center of The Johns Hopkins University, was chosen for the Leadership Howard County Program. The program helps develop plans for community improvement.
Open for business
Valu-Mart Inc. opened a discount department store in the Westside Shopping Center on Frederick Avenue.
Best Chevrolet/Geo opened an automobile dealership at 9400 Liberty Road in Randallstown.
Marcia Burgoon Associates, a marketing and public relations firm in Chester, is developing a promotional program for Vantage House, a life-care retirement home in Columbia.
Skyline Displays Inc. in Owings Mills provided displays for the Baltimore Industrial Show and the Baltimore Office Products Show at the Baltimore Convention Center.
The Stern Agency, an advertising agency in Ellicott City, is representing the Hyatt Regency Reston hotel in Reston Town Center.
Andy Butler, a Baltimore-based broadcast engineer, signed a consulting agreement with Skyrock Radio of Paris. Skyrock operates FM radio stations in 54 cities in France and also in Moscow.
Sass & Associates, an Annapolis-based advertising agency, is producing an advertising campaign for Bayside Marketplace in Miami.
Linden Advertising Inc. in Baltimore, is representing Pizza-Boli's, a home-delivery service in Baltimore.
Katherine S. McGuirk of Glen Burnie was named to a six-year term on the Anne Arundel Community College board of trustees. Mrs. McGuirk is a former teacher in area schools.
A. Newth Morris III of Severna Park was named president of the Anne Arundel Community College Foundation Inc. Mr. Morris is president of Dixie Printing and Packaging Corp. in Glen Burnie.
Stanton G. Ades was named to the board of directors of the Baltimore County General Hospital Foundation. Mr. Ades is the chief operating officer and executive vice president of NeighborCare Pharmacies Inc.
Sina McGimpsey Reid and Robert J. Kemmery Jr. were appointed to six-year terms on the board of trustees of the Baltimore County Community Colleges, an organization that includes Catonsville, Dundalk and Essex community colleges. Mrs. Reid is president of SMR Ltd., a corporation that operates fast-food concessions at Harborplace, Owings Mills Mall and Union Station in Washington, and executive vice president of Broadway-Payne Inc., an operator of several McDonald's franchises in the Baltimore area. Mr. Kemmery is principal of Eastern Vocational-Technical High School in Baltimore and a part-time instructor at Loyola College.
Sandra G. Sutherland, market manager for CSX Transportation, and David W. Meese, vice president and investment counselor for T. Rowe Price Associates, were named to the Board of Governors for Baltimore Goodwill Industries.
Baltimore Ronald McDonald House named Thomas J. Sullivan president and appointed Stephen J. Paterakis, Richard Felsenstein and Louise Jeanne Klein to the board. The Ronald McDonald House is a lodge for families of children with long-term illnesses, at 635 W. Lexington St. in Baltimore.
Peter J. Campisi, vice president and chief financial officer of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maryland, was elected to the board of directors of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation of Maryland.