In Business

IN BUSINESS

November 03, 2007

Awards

Susana SaCouto, Leslye E. Orloff and Patricia Chiriboga-Roby were honored for their work in the advancement of women's legal rights by the Women's Law Center of Maryland.

Joseph M. Oddis, president of Harbor Hospital, was presented with the CEO Quality Improvement Leadership Award by the Maryland Healthcare Education Institute in conjunction with the Maryland Hospital Association and the Delmarva Foundation.

The Health Facilities Association of Maryland honored several professionals and advocates in long-term health care. Stacey Radcliffe, administrator of Genesis Healthcare-the Pines in Easton, was named Administrator of the Year. Howard Sollins, a partner with law firm Ober Kaler in Baltimore, received its President's Award. Judy Schiavi, a partner at Schiavi Wallace & Rowe PC in Lutherville, received the Milton Moskowitz Excellence in Achievement Award. Stephen Allen, president of Xavier Health Care in Baltimore, was named Person of the Year. Sister Karen McNally, administrator of Stella Maris in Timonium, received a Special Recognition Award.

BioElectronics Corp. received the 2007 Economic Development Innovator of the Year Award from the Frederick County Office of Economic Development.

The University of Maryland Baltimore County's ACTiVATE program received a national 2007 Innovation Award from the Association of University Research Parks. ACTiVATE trains female entrepreneurs to take technologies developed at Maryland universities to market. In its first three years, ACTiVATE participants have evaluated 97 technologies from Maryland research institutions and formed 12 companies. The program also received a $50,000 grant from the Maryland Technology Development Corp.

Certifications

The Rock Spring Veterinary Clinic, located in Forest Hill, has been accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association.

Contracts

Quality Associates Inc. received a contract from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to digitize, index and consolidate documentation and materials at more than 20 FDA facilities nationwide. The five-year contract is valued at $20 million.

AAI, the Cockeysville-based division of United Industrial Corp., received a $4.5 million contract from the Air Force Special Operations Command for Advanced Boresight Equipment systems.

Openings

Travel Concepts will have a grand opening and open house at its new facility at 2120A Emmorton Park Road in Bel Air from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. Nov. 9.

Prass & Irving LLP, an intellectual property law firm, has opened its new office headquarters at 2661 Riva Road in Annapolis.

Garage, a Canadian-based retailer of teen girls fashions, has opened its first U.S. store at Towson Town Center, Fairmount Avenue and Dulaney Valley Road.

Reactive NanoTechnologies Inc., based in Hunt Valley, announced that it has opened its first European office in Munich, Germany.

Organizations

Jeff Truesdale, managing partner of Clark's Landing Boat Sales in Chester, has been named to the Boating Industry Task Force by Gov. Martin O'Malley.

Howard H. Moffet, an accountant with Gross, Mendelsohn & Associates, has been appointed president of the board of the Edward A. Myerberg Senior Center.

David Rosenklide, vice president of ABCO/ICS Insurance Services Inc., based in Reisterstown, has been elected chairman of the Insurance Agents & Brokers of Maryland Inc.

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