* Research Support Instruments, based in Hunt Valley, has...

News in brief

November 29, 1993

* Research Support Instruments, based in Hunt Valley, has acquired the Airdyne product line of spin balancers from the MRC Chamberlain Corp.

Koren Furniture has announced the expansion of its Route 40 showroom to more than twice its original size.

Treasury Management Association has endorsed proposed legislation to remove barriers to interstate and intrastate branching by depository financial institutions.

Doubletree Inn at the Colonnade has unveiled its latest entry in exotic hotel accommodations -- the Cheetah Suite, decorated in a jungle motif to herald this endangered species.

New accounts & contracts

Paragon Computer Services of Ellicott City, has been chosen to provide consulting services to Allied Signals computer-aided engineering center in Columbia.

David Ashton & Co., Ltd., a Baltimore-based design firm, was awarded a contract by the Atlanta Braves to provide identity, graphic and environmental design programs for the conversion of the Atlantic Olympic Stadium to a ballpark following the 1996 Summer Olympics.

Open for business

Red Hot & Blue featuring Memphis-style pit barbecue and blues music opened at 402 S. Jefferson St. in Frederick. It is the zTC seventh location in the Baltimore-Washington area and the 14th nationally for the 4-year-old restaurant chain.

Good Impression Printer, a commercial and social printing company in Randallstown, has expanded its operations and moved to 9631-A Liberty Road.

Public service

Genesis Jobs Inc., a volunteer business-religious partnership to place nonprofessional, entry level workers, named the following to its steering committee: Robert M. Coulbourn III, president; James Boxley Cooke, vice president; Raymond R. Lang, secretary and Michael Hegarty, treasurer.

* American Cancer Society, Maryland division, announced that Dale Springer of McCormick & Co., has been named a chairman of the board of directors.

* Marsha Manekin has been named a development associate and college adviser to The Collegebound Foundation.

Christopher J. Strauch of the accounting firm of Coyne & McCLean Chartered, has been selected to serve on the board of the Glenwood LIFE Counseling Center, a nonprofit substance abuse rehabilitation facility.

Kudos

Glass, Jacobson & Associates; Kamanitz, Uhlfelder & Permison; and McLean, Koehler, Sparks & Hammond, three Baltimore-area accounting firms, were each presented a 1993 Digest 50 Award, designating it as one of the top 50 accounting firms in the nation.

* Darlene B. Hoeck, a word processor and software specialist, has been named as Temporary of the Year-1993 for Mary Kraft & Associates.

* Adam Sandler has been awarded the gold award for its Saint Joseph Hospital ad by the Sunday Magazine Advertising Conference.

* The Collateral Group of Baltimore was given a Certificate of Merit, for outstanding packaging design on behalf of its client McCormick/Shilling, by the Art Directors Club of Washington.

David C. Briggs has received a district manager of the month award from The Baltimore Life Insurance Co.

John Koker, a waiter at the Lowes Annapolis Hotel, has been selected by the Restaurant Association of Maryland as server of the year.

Nathan Johnson, assistant manager of the Brooklyn office of Katz Insurance Agency has been awarded the company's "Go the Extra Mile Award" for teamwork and exceptional customer service.

On the board

Baltimore-Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce announced the first-term elections of Richard Chaney, Allen Cornell, Wayne Fallin, Tony Marva and Patrick Mutch to seats on its board of directors. Also re-elected were: Timothy Abell; Thomas Lynch, Jr. and John Miller.

* Careerscope has added David D. Murphy to its board of directors.

* Air-Cure Environmental Inc. announced the election of Richard J. Heckmann, of United States Filter Corp., to a seat on its board of directors.

Baltimore Harbor Endowment named Frank Ayd, Carolyn Boitnott, Rebecca Barber, Robert Berman, William R. Blank, Terry T. Brown, Gary Dewey, Stanley Fine, Daniel P. Henson III and Brian Rutledge to its board of directors.

Trade organizations

Robert S. Permison, administrative partner of KamanitzUhlfelder & Permison, was appointed to the accounting and auditing committee of Accounting Firms Associated, and international CPA network.

Vince Pecora of Essex Community College has been named as co-chairperson of the Delaware-DC-Maryland Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.

* Alison Valez Lane has been elected president of Alliance of Black Women Attorneys.

* McPherson Enterprises, of Towson, has been named to membership in the National Asphalt Pavement Association.

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