Enterprise Foundation opens four new offices
The Enterprise Foundation, based in Columbia, has opened new offices in Denver, Newark, Portland and San Antonio as part of its Concentration Cities strategy, a program to promote large-scale community renewal in 15 cities nationwide.
Enterprise will work with local governments, nonprofit groups, businesses and philanthropic organizations to develop community and affordable housing programs for each city.
The Enterprise Foundation, a national nonprofit organization launched by James and Patricia Rouse in 1982, works with more than 500 community-based groups in 153 locations to provide quality, affordable housing.
The foundation provides neighborhood-based nonprofit groups with grants, loans, equity financing, technical assistance and training. To date, Enterprise has raised more than $1.2 billion in grants, loans and equity investments, which has helped provide more than 43,000 homes to 130,000 low-income Americans.
Downtown Partnership presents 14 awards
Downtown Partnership of Baltimore presented the 1995 Downtown Baltimore Awards to 14 businesses and individuals who provided creative solutions over the past year to help improve the quality of life downtown. Awards were presented to:
* BGE for taking a leadership role in brightening the city's skyline with new lighting;
* Shelter Development Corp. for adding colorful flowers and plantings;
* NationsBank for being the first to illuminate its building;
* Piper & Marbury for legal services;
* Louie's Bookstore Cafe for enhancing downtown culture with its First Thursday's;
* Charm City Concierge for enhancing the quality of work life;
* Baltimore City Police Department for addressing public safety needs;
* Walter Sondheim for advice and support of downtown projects;
* The Walters Art Gallery for the Sisley and Gauguin exhibits seen by more than 235,000 visitors;
* The Columbus Center for bringing "a new frontier of science" to downtown;
* The French Company for expanding the residential base with Mulberry Court apartments;
* R. Rex Rehfeld for his contributions to Downtown Partnership;
* The Greater Baltimore Committee for 40 years leadership in the region;
* Joan Davidson for innovative leadership and enthusiasm for downtown projects.
Downtown Partnership is a management organization working with businesses and city agencies to create a cleaner, safer and more prosperous downtown.
William Senft joins law firm in Towson
William W. Senft has joined Hodes, Ulman, Pessin & Katz as a partner heading the law firm's practice on creditors' rights and Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganizations. He will also continue his practice representing business owners and investors in mergers and acquisitions, business planning and equity and debt financing transactions.
Before joining the firm, Mr. Senft founded the Baltimore Mediation Center and the Senft Law Office with Louise Phipps Senft.
Hodes, Ulman, Pessin & Katz, headquartered in Towson, employs 21 attorneys and specializes in corporate partnership, commercial law, labor law, elder law and estate and tax planning.
Born Printing moves to 1125-C DeSoto Road
Born Printing Co. has moved to a bigger facility at 1125-C DeSoto Road in Baltimore.
The company, opened on Hanover street in 1937, later moved to Beason Street. The new, larger facility, complete with additional equipment, will allow the company's further expansion, said Michael Born, chief operating officer.
Schaefer will be spokesman for Score
Former Gov. William Donald Schaefer has agreed to be spokesman for the Baltimore Chapter of Service Corps. of Retired Executives (Score).
Mr. Schaefer will promote Score's activities on public service television spots, which were produced by Harry Kakel and Greg Massoni of WMAR-TV in Baltimore.
Score, which is affiliated with the U.S. Small Business Administration, is a volunteer organization in which retired executives act as counselors to assist small businesses.
CPAs offer brochures on small businesses
The Maryland Association of CPAs is offering brochures geared to starting and maintaining a successful small business.
Topics include: "The CPA as Advisor to a Small Business"; "Budgeting -- A Tool for Business Success"; and "Business Loans -- Securing a Loan for Your Company."
Individuals can obtain the free brochures by calling (410) 296-6250 or 1-800-782-2036.
Scurti opens law firm with two offices
Mark F. Scurti has opened a law practice with two new offices: the Court Square Building, at 200 E. Lexington St. in Baltimore and 623 Edmondson Ave. in Catonsville.
A graduate of the University of Baltimore Law School, he previously worked for the Baltimore law firm Sevel & Sevel. His practice will focus on consumer rights, bankruptcy, debt collection, domestic issues, custody and child support.
Trahan Burden gets 3 Andy Awards
Trahan, Burden & Charles Inc. of Baltimore received three Andy Awards for creative excellence, presented by the Ad Club of New York.
The agency was honored for its Maryland State Lottery television campaign and for its "Pizza, No Sausage" spot for Merry-Go-Round.
The Andy Awards began in 1964 for local print ads and has evolved into an international awards event for television, print, radio, video/cinema and direct mail.
3 Addy Awards given to Eisner & Associates
A campaign by Eisner & Associates created to increase attendance at the Baltimore Zoo was awarded three Addy Awards for District II, which includes Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Washington, D.C.
The three award winning ads from the District II competition will be entered in the National Addy competition. A ceremony to announce national winners will be held June 3 in Tampa, Fla.
Eisner & Associates is a marketing, advertising and public relations agency with offices in Baltimore and Washington.