Genstar Stone Products Co. in Hunt Valley, in a joint project with the state and federal governments, is testing new asphalt materials and techniques on a two-mile area of U.S. 15 in Frederick. When introduced in Europe, the new asphalt mixture cut down on ruts and cracks caused by high traffic volume and weathering.
Ramada Inn has taken over the former Holiday Inn at 8712 Loch Raven Blvd. in Towson. Farid Randhawa is general manager of the newly remodeled 122-room hotel.
George Gunn was named engineer of the year by the Consulting Engineers Council of Metropolitan Washington.
The Blue Chip Enterprise Initiative named Fullwood Foods Inc., Omega Enterprises and INTEC-International Technology Underwriters the "Maryland blue chip enterprises" for 1992.
Sturener and Klein, a telephone marketing agency in Rockville, won a Telephone Marketing Excellence Award from the Direct Marketing Association.
Keith Gallagher, assistant professor of computer science at Loyola College, won a $49,530 grant from the National Science Foundation for his computer software research.
University of Baltimore announced the following fund-raising appointments: Robert A. Frank, managing director with Alex. Brown & Sons, chairman for the Merrick School of Business 1992 Campaign; Morton Goldman, managing partner with Grant Thornton, chair of the 1992 Campaign for the accounting program; Peter Ward, partner with Bernstein, Sakellaris & Ward, chair of the 1992 Campaign for the School of Law; and J. C. Shay, manager of special projects for the Maryland Port Administration, chair of the 1992 Campaign for the Yale Gordon College of Liberal Arts.
L. Gordon Packaging, a box manufacturer in Baltimore, won eight packaging awards in a competition sponsored by the National Paperbox and Packaging Association.
Susan D. Pierson, a physical therapist at Comprehensive Rehabilitation in Glen Burnie, received the Maryland State Jaycee Award for Outstanding Community Involvement for her participation in the Maryland Summer Special Olympics.
The Johns Hopkins University School of Continuing Studies won two awards of excellence from the
National University Continuing Education Association's Division of Marketing and Promotion for advertisements produced by Adams Sandler, an advertising agency in Rockville.
Dana Sugrue of Scholarship Plus in Gambrills was licensed by Educational Services of America Inc. to offer scholarship and grant matching guidance for high school and college students.
Ray Ulatowski of ERA English Realty in Ocean City won the company's 1991 Top-Producing Associate Award.
James R. Eyler, chairman of Miles and Stockbridge, a Baltimore law firm, has been named chairman of the board of trustees for the Severn School in Severna Park. Mr. Eyler will serve as president for the 1992-93 term.
David D. Gilliss, an associate at the Baltimore law firm of Niles, Barton & Wilmer, has been elected to the board of governors of the Maryland State Bar Association.
Richard B. Silberstein has been elected president of the Baltimore Chapter of the American Society of CLU & ChFC, the local arm of a national society of insurance professionals.
The board of directors of Carroll Haven Inc. elected the following members to a three-year term: Joseph Beaver, president of Union National Bank; James Bosley, vice president of Farmers & Merchants Bank of Fowblesburg; Suzanne Lee, director of development at the Carroll County General Hospital; and Arthur Riley, co-owner, Washington Heights Pharmacy. The following have been elected officers for the 1992-1993 year: David Pratt, president; Joseph Shields, vice president; Ken McDonald, treasurer; and Edna Abelson, secretary.
The Howard County Chapter of the Home Builders Association of Maryland awarded $500 scholarships to two students at Howard County School of Technology's Construction Trades Program: Jennifer Myers and Anthony Peake.
Open for business
CSX Intermodal's trucking subsidiary, CMX, has opened new terminals at Columbus, Ohio, Evansville, Ind., and Portsmouth, Va.
ERIS Enterprises Inc. was opened at 5457 Twin Knolls Road, Suite 406, in Columbia by Clare E. Carey, Sandra J. Crowley, Deborah S. Dobson and Lawrence E. Nash, who acquired the
training and development division of Louden Associates Inc. The firm also named Mauricio A. Velasquez director client relations.
Nyammin's Karibi Kafe, a Caribbean restaurant, is opening next month in Brown's Arcade at 322 N. Charles St. in Baltimore. Deborah and Michael Reed are the owners.
Senior Connections Inc., an elder care consulting company, was opened by Beth Scovill at 4 Brickford Lane in Pikesville. Smeallie, Orrick and Janka Ltd., a Baltimore-based architecture firm, won a design contract for the New Windsor Middle School in Carroll County. Located on about 30 acres, the 83,000-square-foot building will accommodate 600 students.
Freed and Associates, an advertising agency in Baltimore, is representing Ski Liberty and Ski Roundtop.
Schwarz Purcell Architects in Annapolis was hired to design the renovation of Pinkney Hall on the St. John's College campus in Annapolis.
Maryland Society of Association Executives elected the following officers: president, Janet Stidman Eveleth, director of communications for the Maryland Bar Association; president-elect, Esther Rae Barr, executive director of the Maryland Academy of Family Physicians; vice president, Kay Kittle Boyer, president of Boyer Associates; treasurer, Nicholas Greaves, executive director of the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce; and secretary, Maureen Schwartz, president of Credit Union Insurance Corp.