Heart association to honor Annapolis businessmanThe...

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July 13, 1998

Heart association to honor Annapolis businessman

The American Heart Association is honoring community leader George Benson of Benson Motors of Annapolis at its sixth annual Heart Ball on Nov. 14. Benson has worked and lived in the Annapolis community for more than 30 years and is a supporter of such causes as the American Heart Association, the Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation and the Rotary Club Foundation of Annapolis.

Benson sits on the boards of the Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation, Western Maryland College, Annapolis Bank & Trust and the Capital Campaign Committee of Cavalry United Methodist Church.

The 1998 Heart Ball will take place at Loews Hotel in Annapolis. Proceeds from the event will benefit the American Heart Association's work to battle heart disease and stroke.

Carolyn Middleton is chairwoman of the 1998 Heart Ball. Committee members include Mildred Biedenkapp; Leslie Byrne; Rene Cummings of Cruise Holidays of Annapolis; Karolyn Donner; Jennifer Dudley of the American Heart Association; Ninetta Gift of Crestar Bank; Marianne Googins of Yacht Interiors of Annapolis; Mary Clare Holder of Long & Foster; Susan Kee of Annapolis Bank & Trust; Paulette Oravec of Long & Foster; Teddi Schulman; and Kelly Sheridan of North Arundel Hospital Foundation.

Information: 1-888-514-5867, Ext. 530.

Names in the news

Town and Country Title Inc. of Severna Park recently appointed Carolyn Middleton and J. Peter Grippi as vice presidents of marketing. Middleton and Grippi will be responsible for Town and Country Title's development and marketing and conducting commercial and residential real estate settlements. Middleton has been chairwoman of the Heart Ball in Anne Arundel County for the past five years and serves on the board of the American Heart Association as chairwoman for Anne Arundel County, is the 1998 chairwoman for Easter Seals Cruise for Kids, and is a member of the North Arundel Hospital Auxiliary. Grippi, a resident of Anne Arundel County, brings more than 30 years of experience in the insurance industry to Town and Country Title. He has received more than 25 awards for his outstanding sales achievements.

Deborah D. Harne has been appointed office manager for Incoming Calls Management Institute, an independent think tank and provider of educational events on call-center management worldwide. Harne's new position will involve managing the company's day-to-day operations and developing process improvements. Her responsibilities will include supervising customer service staff and maintaining company facilities and database systems.

Pub Date: 7/13/98

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