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September 10, 1995

MECU wins award for 'Best of Show'

Municipal Employees Credit Union of Baltimore Inc. won the Phil Davies Best of Show award and seven other honors during the 1995 Credit Union Executives Society's Strategic Marketing Conference in Boston.

In addition to the first place Coordinated Campaign which won best of show, MECU took first and second place for newsletters/4-color or more, award of merit for annual reports, second and award of merit for point of sale posters, and first for direct mail/single item.

Gerstung to move school, headquarters

Gerstung Inc. is moving its gymnastics school and headquarters to the Becton Dickinson building at 1400 Coppermine Terrace. When renovations are completed this fall, the 42,000-square-foot building will house a 6,000-square-foot main gym and 10 additional studios, multi-purpose areas and party rooms, according to owner Siegfried Gerstung.

Steven G. Ziger of Ziger/Snead Inc. and William Meyers II of Meyers & Affiliates Inc. are the architects and R. Fred Obrecht of Obrecht-Phoenix is the general contractor.

Engineers group names new officers

C. Richard Lortz, a partner with Whitman, Requardt & Associates of Baltimore, has been installed as president of the Consulting Engineers Council of Maryland for 1995-96. The council's new vice president is Thomas E. Mohler, a project development manager with Greiner Inc. of Timonium. Moritz "Bucky" Bukowitz, president of Timonium-based E-B-L Engineers, is secretary. The treasurer is Douglas F. Suess, partner-in-charge of the building and marine structures department at Whitney, Bailey, Cox & Magnani of Towson.

Firm gets contract with Computer Aid

Goldberg Hodes Strouse Communications LLC of Towson was named public relations and marketing agency for Computer Aid Inc., a Rosedale information systems consulting firm.

College launches accounting program

University of Maryland University College has launched a new accounting curriculum for the fall 1995 semester, tailored for working professionals who want to pursue studies part-time, on weekends or evenings.

The new accounting concentration also will help students who want to sit for the CPA exam in Maryland.

The new curriculum was prepared in response to area employers, who said accounting programs need to be enhanced to prepare students for careers in various fields and organizations.

Courses in the new curriculum will develop students' skills in computerization, international accounting and effective written and oral communication.

University of Maryland University College is one of 11 degree-granting institutions of the University of Maryland System. It specializes in providing bachelor's and master's degree programs for the professional work force.

For more information call 301-985-7000.

Center names new associate director

Dale G. Busch has been named associate executive director for the Baltimore Jewish Community Center, effective Sept. 15.

Ms. Busch brings 25 years of experience, having served the Jewish communities in New York, New Jersey and Cincinnati. She has worked for the past five years as director of the Educational Alliance West in New York City, a social service agency providing educational and cultural programs to the Jewish community.

The JCC is an educational, cultural and recreational agency of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore.

Presbyterian Homes names pastor to board

Presbyterian Homes Inc. has appointed the Rev. Chang Ho Kim to the Board of Directors of Glen Meadows Retirement Community, in the Glen Arm area of Baltimore County.

Mr. Kim has been ordained by the Baltimore Presbytery for two and a half years. He founded and is the pastor of the Salt and Light Presbyterian Church in Baltimore.

The Glen Meadows community consists of 101 apartments, 114 patio homes and a 16-bed nursing facility. The community was purchased by Presbyterian Senior Services, a nonprofit corporation formed by the Presbytery of Baltimore and Presbyterian Homes Inc.

Naden/Lean wins firm of future award

The 1995 Accounting Firm of the Future award has been presented to Baltimore-based Naden/Lean, certified public accountants and business consultants.

The award is presented annually by Accounting Technology Magazine and Acute, a national association that promotes the use of computer technology within the accounting profession. It recognizes an accounting firm showing the most innovation in computer technology.

Naden/Lean was selected for its innovative use of the computer as a profit center and a marketing tool. Computer applications have also helped the firm achieve new levels of efficiency in scheduling, billing, auditing, budget analysis and payroll, as well as tax research and planning.

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