Architect Certified

BUSINESS PEOPLE

January 26, 1992

John E. Harms Jr. and Associates Inc. has announced the certification of Kimberly Smith as a registered landscape architect.

A native of the Philadelphia area, Smith is registered in both Maryland and Pennsylvania.

She received a bachelor's of science degree in landscape architecture from Pennsylvania State University in 1987 and is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the American Planning Association and the Foundation for Architecture.

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CAPTION: KIMBERLY SMITH

Earns certification

HENRY ELECTED PRESIDENT

Janet C. Henry, vice president of Legg Mason's Commercial Real Estate Services, has been elected president of the Baltimore chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women.

A resident of Columbia, Henry serves as a senior consultant to the Legg Mason Realty Group on elderly housing.

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CAPTION: JANET C. HENRY

Heads realty chapter

CPA OPENS OFFICES

Retha Valderas, CPA, has announced the opening of Valderas and Co. with offices in Columbia Corporate Park I.

Prior to opening her own company, Valderas was withErnst & Young as a member of the firm's entrepreneurial services group.

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CAPTION: RETHA VALDERAS

Opened her own company

PORIS NAMED MANAGER

Lester H. Poris of Columbia has accepted the position of manager of patient accounts at Montgomery General Hospital in Olney.

A certified patient accounts manager, Poris has been active in the Maryland Hospital Association and is vice president of membership for the American Guild of Patient Account Management, National Capitol Area chapter.

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CAPTION: LESTER H. PORIS

Named hospital manager

NURSE WINS AWARD

Joyce Harps, RN, has been chosen to receive the St. Agnes Hospital 1991 Vincentian Spirit Award of the Year.

The award, presented on amonthly and annual basis, was started in 1989 to recognize employeeswho exemplify the hospital's philosophy and values.

Harps, an Ellicott City resident, was presented with a vacation travel check.

ARTICLE PUBLISHED

An article by Lisa M. Berlin, president of Taking Care of Business, a Columbia-based management consulting service, was recently published in the November/December 1991 issue of Home-Run Business Newsletter.

The article, "You Already Own a Gold Mine -- Don't Forget Your Existing Customers," discussed ways to retain clients by improving customer service.

Berlin is scheduled to teach a course this month, "Managing a Business from Your Home," with Sarah Pick of Sarah Pick Associates at Howard Community College.

BEES NAMED MANAGER

Sherri Bees of Hampstead has been named by Rouse Contracting Inc. as operations manager.

Bees has worked for Townsports Inc. andCSX Transportation.

CENTURY HONORS SCHUKRAFT

Edwin C. Schukraft of Ellicott City was named a member of the Century Companies of America's 1991 Executive's Club.

Schukraft joined Century Companies in March 1971.

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