December 09, 2006

The Association of Marketing & Communication Professionals honored two Baltimore-based marketing and public relations firms with International Creative Awards. Warschawski received 14 awards and MGH won seven awards in various categories.

New provider

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management approved Baltimore-based Spectra, a unit of UnitedHealth Group, as one of three providers of eye-care benefits to some 8 million government employees, retirees and dependents.

New contract

Redhead Cos., with headquarters in Ellicott City, has been hired by Baltimore architectural design firm Kann & Associates to handle branding, Web development and creative development and production services.


Regal Bank & Trust announced a branch opening at 10620 York Road in Hunt Valley.

Extra Innings is opening a baseball/softball indoor training facility today in Hagerstown, at 16038 Business Parkway.

The Crown & Thistle Tea Room opened in the new Sparks Village Shopping Center at 10 Fila Way. The tea room serves light luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and afternoon tea at 3 p.m.

First Watch, a breakfast-to-lunch chain, opened its first Maryland location at 1431 Reisterstown Road in Pikesville. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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