The Adler Group Inc., a Silver Spring-based publisher of...

NEWS IN BRIEF

April 20, 1992

The Adler Group Inc., a Silver Spring-based publisher of newspapers and directories, acquired the Corridor Real Estate Journal from Journal Two Publishing Inc. in Alexandria, Va.

Jack & Jill Ice Cream Co. in Bensalem, Pa., bought the ice cream vending machine division of West Dairies Inc. in Spring City, Pa.

EA Engineering, Science and Technology Inc., a Hunt Valley-based professional services firm, relocated its New England operations to the Sharon Commercial Center in Sharon, Mass., near Boston.

Solarex Corp., a manufacturer of power products that convert sunlight into electricity, relocated its corporate and eastern region headquarters to Frederick at 630 Solarex Court.

Kudos

Joseph F. Viar Jr. was elected president of the George Mason University Century Club, a non-profit membership organization for regional business leaders. Mr. Viar is founder and president of Viar & Co., an Alexandria-based provider of environmental services.

Zanvyl Krieger will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters degree at the Johns Hopkins University commencement ceremony on May 21. Mr. Krieger is an attorney with Weinberg & Green in Baltimore, former owner of Gunther Brewery and former part-owner of the Baltimore Orioles and Baltimore Colts.

Heritage Oldsmobile in Owings Mills won a dealership recognition award from the Oldsmobile division of General Motors.

Magco Inc., a Jessup-based roofing company, won second place in a competition sponsored by JPS Elastomerics, a Northampton, Mass.-based manufacturer of roofing products. Magco was honored for its re-roofing of Wilde Lake Middle School in Howard County.

Norris Ford in Baltimore won a customer satisfaction award from the Ford Motor Co.

Anne Arundel Trade Council won an Award for Communications Excellence from the American Chamber of Commerce Executives Communications Council for the Anne Arundel Trade Council Membership Directory.

Nick Sarlanis was given the GRI designation from the Realtors Institute of Maryland. Mr. Sarlanis is an associate broker for RE/MAX Advantage Realty.

John H. Snyder Associates Inc., a Crofton-based advertising and public relations agency, won two Awards of Excellence from the Baltimore chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators. The agency won the awards for a public relations campaign designed for Hardee's Restaurant Tree-Mendous program and for a self-promotion brochure for the agency.

Montgomery General Hospital in Olney received a certificate of appreciation from the Montgomery Hospice Society.

Morgan Financial Group in Lutherville was honored by Lincoln National Life Insurance Co. as the top 1991 seller of group insurance.

Harkins Builders Inc. in Silver Spring was ranked 21st nationally in a housing starts leaders report by Professional Builder & Remodeler.

New accounts

York International Corp. in York, Pa., won a $9 million contract to provide air conditioning and building automation systems for the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio.

Chauncey's Chili, a Davidsonville-based producer of chili, awarded marketing contracts to International Marketing Consortium in Baltimore for domestic and European markets and International Bridge in Silver Spring for the Japanese and Pacific Rim countries.

Quantex Corp. in Rockville won a Small Business Innovative Research Grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to continue research on a new digital radiography system.

Optelecom Inc. in Gaithersburg won a $250,000 contract from the U.S. Army Missile Command to develop the manufacturing technology for fiber-optic gyroscopes.

McShane Group in Baltimore produced a corporate graphic identity program for Kara Brook & Associates and Case Communications in Ellicott City.

North Charles Press in Baltimore is doing printing work for the following clients: Baxter Healthcare Corp.; J.E.K. Enterprises Inc.; Johns Hopkins Medical Book Center; NOVA Pharmaceutical Corp.; Maryland Public Television; Wilmer Eye Institute; and the Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital.

The Bomstein Agency, a Washington-based advertising agency, is representing Stuart Homes.

International Visitors Center of Maryland won a $122,000 grant from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Information Agency for a monthlong entrepreneurship program for 15 international visitors.

Training To Go in Ellicott City is producing a document and billing system for Records Research Inc. in Towson.

Mitchell & Associates Inc., a marketing and advertising agency in Owings Mills and Bethesda, is representing First Digital Hearing Aid Centers in Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania.

Public service

Dr. Carol M. Abromaitis was elected to the board of trustees at Mount de Sales Academy in Catonsville. Dr. Abromaitis is a member of the Loyola College English Department.

Winchester Homes in Calverton is providing one million seedlings over the next three years to the state's Tree-Mendous tree-planting program.

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