Fidelity Merit Title Co. was created as a result of a...

NEWS IN BRIEF

March 23, 1992

Fidelity Merit Title Co. was created as a result of a merger o Fidelity Title Co. Inc. and Merit Title Co. Lee M. Snyder of Fidelity and William L. Yerman of Merit will be general partners of the combined company, based at the Commercecenter located at 1777 Reisterstown Road in Baltimore. Fidelity Merit will also have branch offices in Bel Air and Severna Park.

Cache Finders Inc., a Savage-based property tax consulting company, now also provides residential real estate appraisals. John James Wenstrup is president.

Maryland Industrial Partnerships, an organization that supports scientific or technical research for product or process development designed to meet the needs of companies, is accepting applications for grants up to $70,000 that may be renewable for up to three years. The organization is located at the University of Maryland at College Park. The application deadline is May 1. For information, call 301-405-3891.

Kudos

Annie Louise Coleman was honored by Monumental Life Insurance Co. for achievement beyond her position and responsibility as a senior clerk in the Premium and Disbursement Processing Department in Baltimore. Ms. Coleman received $3,000 in AEGON stock, the parent company of Monumental Life Insurance.

Clark Keller Inc., an Annapolis-based advertising agency, received a nomination for a 1992 Addy Award for the graphic design of a Recording Industry Association of America announcement. Clark Keller also won an Award of Distinction for a brochure produced for Westinghouse Electronic Services Group.

Howard Community College in Columbia won three awards from the Community College Association for Instruction and Technology for video programs produced by staff members of )) the college's Cable Eight studio. Brenda Weghorst won a President's Award for documentary and Cheryl Magill won an Achievement Award for video production and an Excellence Award in video production.

David Hackney was named employee of the month by FOX 45 TV in Baltimore. Mr. Hackney is assistant chief engineer.

Timothy F. Cook, president of Velco Insurance Agency in Randallstown, was named 1991 Health Underwriter of the Year by the Maryland Association of Health Underwriters.

Public Relations Society of America announced that the following members of the Maryland and Annapolis chapters earned the accreditation designation: David Imre, vice president of public relations, Image Dynamics in Baltimore; Paul Fitzmaurice, director of communications and account executives, Image Dynamics in Baltimore; Karen Madigan, director of Corporate Communications, SCM Chemicals in Baltimore; John Billett, president of J.W. Billett & Co. in Columbia; John Lippincott, director of public relations, University of Maryland System; and Ann Sieling, public information officer, Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works.

Dr. Jaime Accinelli was named president of the Anne Arundel County Medical Society. Dr. Accinelli is chairman of the Department of Gynecology for North Arundel Hospital in Glen Burnie.

Robert Benjamin, program director for WHFS, a regional modern rock radio station, was named Commercial Alternative Program Director of the Year by The Gavin Report, a trade publication.

Gary Zorn was named February Employee of the Month by Admiral Envelope & Printing Co. in Baltimore. Mr. Zorn is executive vice president for Admiral.

Barry Blau & Partners, a direct response advertising agency in Towson, won first- and second-place Mobius Advertising Awards for materials produced for Riggs National Bank of Washington. The first-place award was for a mailing to real estate agents and the second-place award was for a series of monthly advertisements sent to prospective customers.

Fairchild Space and Defense Corp. in Germantown received an Award of Distinction from the U.S. Small Business Administration for Fairchild's subcontracting program for small disadvantaged businesses.

Globe Screenprint in Baltimore won nine awards at the 1992 Print Quality Awards Competition for Maryland and Southern Pennsylvania and two awards in the Golden Squeegee Competition.

Richard E. Hug won the 1992 Outstanding Volunteer Fund-Raiser Award from the National Society of Fund Raising Executives for his contributions to the United Way of Central Maryland, the National Aquarium in Baltimore, the Kennedy Institute, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Loyola College in Maryland. Mr. Hug is chairman of the board of Environmental Elements Corp. in Baltimore.

Fishback Associates Architects was opened at One Church Circle in Annapolis by Fred Fishback.

New accounts

Sarah Pick Associates, an Ellicott City-based public relations and marketing firm, is representing University Exchange Services in Gaithersburg and Caras & Associates, a management consulting company in Columbia.

Bomstein Agency, a Washington, D.C.-based advertising agency, is representing Miller & Smith, a homebuilder in the Washington area.

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