Campbell-Ginn & Associates, the advertising and marketing consulting firm based in Baltimore, was renamed The Campbell Group, Inc. and the marketing consulting branch has become a separate division named E. H. Ginn & Co., with Edward Ginn as president. The company is establishing Tierney & Co. Communications, a New York-based public relations division that specializes in travel and tourism, with Patricia Tierney as president.
Choice Medical Systems Inc., a Columbia-based health care consulting company, changed its name to Maxine Klane & Associates.
Professionals On Request Ltd., a Baltimore marketing agent for current and retired major league baseball players that is owned by Diane Hock, moved to 6813 Golden Ring Road, Suite 101 in Baltimore.
Genstar Stone Products Co. in Hunt Valley bought Midshore Paving Co. in Ridgley. Operating as a subsidiary of Genstar, Midshore Paving manufactures hot mix asphalt and provides paving and construction services to the Eastern Shore.
Penn Advertising of Baltimore won the Louis J. Appell Sr. award for Plant of the Year. This is the second year that the Baltimore office has won the award for sales, budget and occupancy excellence.
Dorothy Bucharewicz of Baltimore received the Most Outstanding Salesperson Award, Design Giftware division, from Enesco Corp., a gift and collectibles company based in Elk Grove Village, Ill. Marianne/Marianne Plus is opening a women's clothing store with junior to plus sizes in Westview Mall at the end of this month. The store will be next to the Bank of Baltimore.
Karen Renee Interiors, an interior design firm in Severna Park, was opened by Karen Chadrow.
Scott Grice Architects Inc. was opened in Columbia by Scott A. Grice, president, and Walter H. Branche III, vice president.
Red Hot & Blue, an Arlington, Va.-based chain of Memphis Pit Barbeque restaurants, opened a location at U.S. 50 and Old Mill Bottom Road in Annapolis.
McLaughlin Enterprises, a free-lance writing firm, was opened by Martha McLaughlin in Timonium.
Strategic Directions Inc., a marketing firm in Rockville, was opened by Ellen Cohan at at 11400 Rockville Pike, Suite 750.
Valderas and Co., an accounting firm in Columbia, was opened by Retha Valderas in the Columbia Corporate Park I.
Sarah Pick Associates, a public relations and marketing firm in Ellicott City, and The Meeting Planners, a Columbia-based special events planning firm, won a contract to coordinate ad publicize exemplary hiring policies for employing senior citizens in a publicity event this month that is funded through the Montgomery County Department of Family Resources.
Hottman Edwards, a public relations, advertising and marketing firm in Baltimore, is representing U.S. Design, a Lanham-based computer technology company.
Parks & Ottenheimer, a Baltimore-based marketing and advertising firm, is representing York Lincoln-Mercury Co. in York, Pa.
Potomac Pension & Benefit Company, a Towson-based consulting and administration firm specializing in employee benefit programs, is representing Hanover Capital Corp., a Baltimore-based venture capital firm.
JWP Enviro-Gro Technologies, a Purchase, N.Y.-based sludge management company, won a $34 million, 20-year contract from Baltimore to design, finance, build and operate a sludge pelletization plant at the Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant. JWP also operates a facility in Hagerstown.
Pell Communications Inc., an advertising agency in Hunt Valley, is representing Bell Service Companies, a Lansdowne-based distributor, contractor and maintenance company for flooring products.
Frederick County Builders Association elected John E. Morris to a two-year term on the board of directors. Mr. Morris is development engineering department head in the Rockville office of Greenhorne & O'Mara Inc.
American Council of Teachers of Russian elected Zita Dabars president. Dr. Dabars is a Russian teacher and director of Russian Language and Culture at the Friends School of Baltimore.
Washington/Baltimore Regional Association elected Edmund B. Cronin Jr., chairman and CEO of Smithy Braedon/ONCOR International, chairman and Hal Donofrio, president of Richardson, Myers & Donofrio, co-chairman. The association also appointed these directors: George Beall, managing partner of Hogan & Hartson; Susan A. Davis, chairman of the Susan Davis Companies; and Andrew P. Miller, partner with Dickstein, Shapiro & Morin.