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April 09, 1995|By Deidre Nerreau McCabe

Constellation Real Estate acquires Van Scoyoc

Constellation Real Estate Group Inc. has acquired Van Scoyoc Associates Inc. of Arlington, Va., to help the company operate senior housing complexes.

Constellation has developed retirement communities in Annapolis, Pikesville and elsewhere in partnership with Sunrise Development Corp. and Colonial Manor Homes. The company has agreed to develop 14 new facilities with Sunrise, which is based in Arlington.

The acquisition of Van Scoyoc, which employs 28 people, will allow Constellation to manage the facilities it develops.

Formed in 1978, Van Scoyoc helps plan, develop, market and manage retirement communities. The company manages 2,100 units in seven states.

Constellation did not disclose the purchase price.

Constellation Real Estate, based in Columbia, is a subsidiary of Constellation Holdings Inc., itself a subsidiary of the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.

Performing Arts center hires Eisner & Assoc.

The Baltimore Center for the Performing Arts has hired Eisner & Associates Inc. to enhance its image and get more people to go to the theater.

The center, which produces plays at the Mechanic Theatre and Lyric Opera House, hopes the advertising agency will help "to make theater-going a little more of an exciting event," said Rebecca Katz, marketing director for the center.

"Baltimore is not a town that's predisposed to going to the theater."

Ms. Katz said she hopes more Baltimoreans think of plays as everyday alternatives to movies, clubs and even a night out for dinner.

In addition, the ad agency may help the center compete with the many theaters in the area, she said.

"Right now I think there is so much product in the market, and it's a small market," Ms. Katz said. "So how do we make ourselves stand out more?"

The first ads produced by Eisner are for the play "Stieglitz Loves O'Keeffe," now at the Mechanic.

Ms. Katz, who would not disclose the size of the account, said, "It was time to try something different."

Raytheon begins work on two power plants

The Raytheon Co. has received the go-ahead to start work on a contract to build two power plants, one in Cumberland.

Raytheon, based in Lexington, Mass., received the contract from AES Corp., a developer of power plants based in Arlington, Va.

The 180-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Cumberland, called Warrior Run, is being built in conjunction with Combustion Engineering Inc., a subsidiary of ABB Inc., which will supply generators for the project. The value of the project to Raytheon is $117 million. It is expected to be finished in 1999.

Parent company MRI honors Sales Consultants

Sales Consultants of Baltimore City was named the Office of the Year by its parent company, Management Recruiters International Inc.

MRI, a recruiting company based in Cleveland, has about 600 offices in the United States. Most, like the one in Baltimore, are franchises.

The award recognizes the most successful office, based on revenues and the number of people placed in jobs.

Development network offers services package

The Developing Business Network, a Baltimore-based organization that helps home-based and small businesses, is offering a network services package for $40 for start-up and home-based businesses.

The subscription includes a quarterly newsletter, monthly support group meetings with speakers and discussion groups. Business consulting services in banking, law, business planning, accounting, marketing, insurance and public relations will be provided below market prices.

For information, call Developing Business Network at (410) 347-0862.

Fair to aid female, minority entrepreneurs

The National Small Business Council and Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization will hold the 5th annual Procurement Opportunities Fair for small, minority-owned and female-owned businesses on April 18 at the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro.

The fair, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., is to explain new activities in the federal government that will affect their businesses.

The keynote address by U.S. Rep. Albert R. Wynn, scheduled for a.m., will be followed by eight seminars given by officers from 35 co-sponsoring government agencies. Seminar topics include: current legislation, international marketing opportunities, electronic commerce, prime contractor reform and budget trends.

For information call: (410) 381-8535 or (800) 333-6722.

Davis appointed to advisory board

Jeffrey E. Davis has been appointed to the Business Advisory Board of Physician's Practice Digest, the publication for physician members of the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland, the Medical Society of D.C. and the Medical Society of Virginia, among others.

Mr. Davis, a CPA, is director of the Health Care Services Group of Glass, Jacobson & Associates, certified public accountants and management consultants with offices in Columbia and Owings Mills.

Mr. Davis has advised physician practices in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area for the past 15 years, specializing in practice management issues.

Kevin Clark elected to nurserymen's board

Kevin Clark, yard/shipping supervisor at Chapel Valley Landscape Co., has been elected to the 1995 board of the Maryland Nurserymen's Association.

Mr. Clark is a 10-year member of the association and a member of the president's advisory council for the Maryland Institute for Agriculture and Natural Resources.

He is responsible for daily operations at the plant holding yard at Chapel Valley, which offers commercial and residential landscape consulting, design, installation, management and water management services. The firm is headquartered in Woodbine, Md., and has offices in Dulles, Va.

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