In Business

IN BUSINESS

March 24, 2007

Certifications

Judy E. Brown, senior vice president of patient care services at Howard County General Hospital, was named a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Contracts

The health care services division of Gaithersburg-based Sodexho was awarded a five-year, multimillion-dollar contract to provide integrated management services to the Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Stanford University School of Medicine and the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital to manage plant operations and maintenance.

Smiths Detection, an Edgewood-based unit of Smiths Group PLC, received a $19.25 million contract to supply hand-held chemical agent monitoring units for the Department of Defense. It follows a $9.5 million contract awarded in June.

Kudos

Gwendolyn D. Skillern, of Greenbelt, president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Black Accountants Inc., was named one of the 25 most influential black women in business by The Network Journal.

Openings

The Station North Arts Cafe Gallery opened at 1816 N. Charles St. It is the first new business to open in the newly designated arts and entertainment district since 2003.

Brett Lininger, former director of government relations for the Maryland Insurance Administration, opened Lininger & Associates, a government relations firm with headquarters in Annapolis.

Organizations

LeTip International announced that a chapter of the business networking group has been formed in Westminster and is under the direction of Mary Hradsky and Gerald F. Zoller.

R. Michael Menzies, president and chief executive officer of Easton Bank and Trust Co., has been elected vice chairman of the Independent Community Bankers of America.

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