* Ginns, an office products and furniture company that is part of the BT Office Products USA group of companies, has changed its name to BT Ginns. BT Office Products USA is part of Buhrmann-Tetterode.
* Chesapeake Business Ledgers was recently formed by the partnership of Harford Business Ledger Inc. and Chesapeake Publishing Corp. It will publish both the Harford Business Ledger and Cecil Business Ledger.
* Schiller, Holinsky & Co., an accounting and business consulting firm in Owings Mills, named Simpson H. Gardyn, Michael Katz, Alan Z. Weinberg and Martin I. Yospa shareholders and directors. The firm was renamed Schiller, Holinsky & Gardyn.
* Maleson-Naylor, an Owings Mills-based marketing and communications company, developed a radio advertising campaign for the University of Baltimore, and is providing marketing services to International Golf Productions.
* Paragon Computer Services Inc., a computer consulting firm in Ellicott City, won a contract from W. C. Pinkard & Co. Inc., a regional commercial real estate company.
* Caras & Associates Inc., a Columbia-based consulting firm, recently signed consulting agreements with General Mills in Detroit; NADCO in Hazelton, Pa.; Curtis Bay Co. in Baltimore, NSK in Carlinda, Iowa; General Electric in Goldsboro, N.C. and Morgantown, West Va.; and Freightliner in Toronto.
* Len Duffy & Associates, a Towson-based logistics and proposal training company, won a contract to train employees at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Barstow, Calif.
* Maryland Industrial Partnerships, an organization in College Park that provides matching funds for scientific or technical research, appointed the following to the advisory board: Gerald C. Rescigno, engineering manager for Black & Decker Corp. in Towson; Al Wordsworth, president of Master Power Inc. in Westminster; Roger E. Drechsler, program manager for Maryland Industrial and Commercial Redevelopment Fund; and Dr. William Destler, chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland at College Park.
* Bank of Baltimore donated $30,000 to the endowment campaign of The Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust, a nonprofit organization that finds and counsels black students who want to attend one of 18 independent schools participating in the program.
* American Association of Nurserymen elected William E. Akehurst to the board of governors. Mr. Akehurst is president of Akehurst Landscape Service Inc. in Joppa.
* Monumental City Bar Association, an organization of African-American attorneys who live or practice in Baltimore, elected Dana C. Peterson president. Ms. Peterson is partner in the Baltimore law firm Whiteford, Taylor & Preston.
* Southern Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing named Barbara Heller chairperson of the telecommunications task force. Ms. Heller is dean of the University of Maryland School of Nursing.
* Maryland Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives appointed Nicholas G. Greaves president. Mr. Greaves is president of the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce.
* Optical Society of America named Frederick Davidson fellow for his contributions to optical communication systems and the measurement of photon statistics. Mr. Davidson is professor of electrical and computer engineering, Johns Hopkins School of Engineering. * Marion Joyce was named Communicator of the Year by the Washington Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators. Ms. Joyce is an account supervisor for Adams Sandler Inc., a public relations and advertising agency in Baltimore and Rockville.
* Chapel Valley Landscape Co. in Woodbine won four environmental improvement awards from the Landscape Contractors Association MD-DC-VA for landscape installation and maintenance projects in Virginia and Maryland.