Sass & Associates

Regional Ledger

December 16, 1991

Sass & Associates of Annapolis has been selected as the advertising agency for Delsey Luggage Inc., a subsidiary of Delsey S.A., Paris, and for the Shops at National Place, an 85-store shopping center in downtown Washington.

With U.S. manufacturing facilities in Denton and distribution center and administrative offices in Jessup, Delsey isthe largest manufacturer of luggage and business cases in Europe andthe second largest worldwide.

In addition to its offices in the

United Kingdom and France Sass recently opened affiliate offices in six countries: Germany, Italy, Spain, Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden. The company is looking into offices in Australia and Japan.


At noon Thursday, free-lance photographer David W. Harp will present a program for the Annapolis/Anne Arundel County chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) at Carrol's Creek Cafe in Annapolis.

The presentation, "Photography and Public Relations," costs $15 formembers and $18 for non-members.

Information: 974-0997.


LensCrafters is offering a 15 percent discount to all American Red Cross volunteers and their families this holiday season.

The special offer will run until the end of the year at four Baltimore-Washington locations, including the Marley Station Mall store.


The Anne Arundel County Association of Realtors Federal Credit Union and the Maryland State Police are recruiting somefurry friends into the "Teddy Bear Troop."

The goal of the program is to equip local state police officers with teddy bears to use forsituations involving frightened or injured children.

The Realtorsare seeking donations of new 12-inch-tall or smaller teddy bears at their offices at 555 Benfield Road, Severna Park. The office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Information: 544-4554.


Schwartz Purcell Architects P.A. of Annapolis, in conjunction with John E. Harms Jr. and Associates of Pasadena, has been retained by the Calvert County Department of Planning and Zoning to develop a Town Design Master Plan for Huntingtown.

Huntingtown, originally located at the head of navigation of Hunting Creek, dates back to 1683 and survived being burned in the War of 1812. Today, the town serves as a small crossroads service center in northern Calvert County.


Special Effects, an Annapolis hair styling salon, has moved to Clock Tower Place at 1410 Forest Drive near Spa Road.

The move was made as part of an expansionof the salon, which was established in 1988. Special Effects offers a wide range of hair styling and related services, including hair coloring and tints, manicures, pedicures and waxing.


The Maryland Department of Economic and Employment Development recently announced that a photographic processing manufacturer, a joint venture of Graphtronics Limited of Canada and GPE of Italy, has opened a U.S. subsidiary in Anne Arundel County.

Graphtronics USA Corp. in Linthicum will serve as the parent company's sales, distribution and service center in this country.

The Maryland operation willsell and service a line of photoprocessing equipment and replacementparts manufactured in Italy and will eventually employ six people.


Hope House, a non-profit residential recovery facility for drug and alcohol addiction, has received donations of money from the following businesses and organizations:

The employeesof Computer Services; the Department of Legislative Reference in Annapolis; South River Ruritan Club in Edgewater; Apartment Blue Book ofAnne Arundel County; Katcef Bros. of Annapolis; and the Glen Burnie Moose Lodge.

The National Council of Jewish Women, Annapolis Section donated several bags of women's clothing.

Proceeds go toward operation and repairs at Hope House, which is in need of major renovations.

Hope House is offering a holiday service for local businessesand individuals who want to reduce the annual holiday hassle of shopping, wrapping, addressing and stamping.

For donations of $150, Hope House will accept a list of the names of 25 businesses' or individual's associates, friends or relatives and will mail out cards to each, with the message: "Happy Holidays. A donation has been giv

en in your name to Hope House by . . ." with the name of the business or individual in the space.

For $300, the group will send 50 cards; for $500, 100 cards.

To send donations, write to Hope House, P.O. Box 546, Crownsville, 21032.

Information: 923-6700.


The Greater Annapolis Chamber of Commerce has adopted a family for Christmas and is working with the Salvation Army to provide agood holiday for three small children in need.

Donations of food,clothes, toys and wrapping paper, as well as money, are being sought. Each child needs new socks, underwear, mittens and hats.

Information: 268-7676.

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