Pell Communications Inc. in Hunt Valley formed a...

NEWS IN BRIEF

March 30, 1992

Pell Communications Inc. in Hunt Valley formed a production company called Quay Productions Inc. to develop, market, produce and distribute paid television programming known as Infomercials.

The Kennedy Krieger Institute, a Baltimore facility that provides services for children with brain disorders, received a $580,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to establish a research training center for postdoctoral physicians and Ph.D scientists.

Kudos

Carlton Computer Support Services Inc. in Beltsville received a Supplier Excellence Award from Bell Atlantic. Carlton supplies Bell Atlantic with data processing and address list maintenance services for the distribution of telephone directories.

James W. Holls was named 1991 Young Engineer of the Year by the Washington, D.C. section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers. Mr. Holls is project manager, Traffic Engineering division, Whitney, Bailey, Cox & Magnani in Timonium and Harrisburg, Pa.

Steve Henderson received the Wine Marketing of the Year award from Restaurant Wine Magazine. Mr. Henderson is director of food and beverage for Omni Inner Harbor Hotel.

Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital in Baltimore was accredited by the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.

Trahan, Burden & Charles Inc., a Baltimore-based advertising and public relations agency, won five advertising awards in the Best in Baltimore advertising awards show.

Associated General Contractors of America, Maryland Chapter, won an Advance America Award from the American Society of Association Executives for the 1990 Christmas in April campaign that provided home repairs for needy and handicapped residents in Baltimore.

Open for business

Capital Portfolio Management Inc. opened an investment brokerage firm at the Deer Park Center in Timonium. John P. Cherney is chairman and CEO.

Nikirk and Associates, a provider of computer services, was opened in Braddock Heights by Martin Nikirk.

New accounts

Professionals On Request Ltd., a Baltimore-based marketing agent for baseball players and a promoter of baseball-related events, is coordinating a "Celebration of Baseball" event in Baltimore for the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association in Pittsburgh.

Marketing Resources, a Columbia-based advertising and marketing firm, is providing public relations services for Maryland Save Our Streams, a Glen Burnie-based organization working to clean streams and rivers in Maryland. Marketing Resources an Sarah Pick Associates in Columbia are jointly producing a public relations campaign for Successfully Speaking, an Owings Mills-based Speech and Language Pathology practice.

Damar Group, a personal computer training and consulting firm in Columbia, was hired by Mirror Images to publish its book, "Friends Alike & Different, A Book about Prejudice for the Young Child."

The Fillmore Group Inc., a Baltimore-based information technology consulting firm, recently completed an office automation plan for The Catholic Review, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Bonnie Heneson Communications, an Owings Mills-based public relations and advertising firm, is representing the following health care clients: The Vein Clinics of America; LaSalle Diagnostic Imaging; Ear, Nose & Throat Specialty Group; and New Perspective.

Nicholas & Associates, an employee benefit consulting firm in Ellicott City, was hired by Engineering Technologies Associates Inc., an engineering firm in Ellicott City, to provide administrative services for its employee retirement 401(k) plan.

Trade organizations

Defense Research Institute elected Robert E. Scott Jr. director. Mr. Scott is a partner at Semmes, Bowen & Semmes in Baltimore.

American Nurses Association appointed Dr. Barbara R. Heller its representative to the interim Board of Directors of the Computer-Based Patient Record Institute. Dr. Heller is dean of the University of Maryland School of Nursing.

Public service

Jacob and Annita France and Robert G. and Anne M. Merrick Foundations pledged $300,000 over three years to the University of Baltimore Educational Foundation to endow the Merrick School of Business, Center for Business and Economic Studies, which will be renamed the Jacob France Center for Business and Economic Studies.

Save-A-Heart Foundation elected the following chairs for a fund-raising event that will feature a performance by Natalie Cole on June 6 at the Lyric Theater in Baltimore: Philip Willen, president of PWA Group Ltd., general chairman; Melvin Desser, president of Hebrew Memorial, co-chairman; and Stanley Levinson, vice president of Sol Levinson & Bros. Inc., honorary chairman.

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