In Business

November 17, 2007


Phillips Edison & Co., a Baltimore-based owner and manager of community retail centers, bought the 79,187-square-foot Lassen Shopping Center in Susanville, Calif.


Mayo A. Shattuck III, chairman, president and chief executive of Constellation Energy Group, received the Loyola College Business Leader of the Year award at the Joseph A. Sellinger, S.J., School of Business and Management annual awards banquet.

Network 2000, a statewide organization that promotes the advancement of women professionals and executives, presented Mercy Health Services/Mercy Medical Center with its Business 2000 Award for its dedication to the advancement of women in the workplace, and its commitment to a productive and diverse work environment.

The Greater Baltimore Committee Bridging the Gap Awards, honoring minority-owned and women-owned firms, were recently presented. The winners for 2007 are: Mary Kraft & Associates, Mary Kraft, CEO, a woman-owned and operated staffing company; Heart & Soul Enterprises LLC, Edwin Avent, president, CEO and publisher of the nation's second-largest circulated African-American women's magazine; Modern Medical Products Inc., Ernest M. Soden III, CEO, company provided a vehicle for major area hospitals to do business locally while creating jobs and staying within their supply chains; Telecommunications Systems Inc., Maurice B. Tose, CEO, a publicly traded, multifaceted technology company; The Signature Group, Annie L. Burton-Byrd, CEO, a real estate management company; Deloitte & Touche, Bruce C. Arensmeier, partner, a financial management and counseling firm, demonstrated a solid focus on diversity initiatives; M&T Bank, Atwood "Woody" Collins III, president and COO, a regional bank committed to diversity and serving minority businesses.; Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse, Bill Struever, CEO, not only seeks out minority- and women-owned business contractors, but also helps develop these companies so they will be able to obtain additional work; Clark Construction, Peter C. Forster, CEO, and Banks Construction, Kenneth Banks, president, The Clark/Banks joint venture is working to construct Johns Hopkins Hospital's clinical building, a $560 million construction project in Baltimore. Currently, the new clinical building is the largest construction project in the state of Maryland and the largest health care project currently under way in the nation; University of Maryland Medical System, Edmond Notebaert, president and CEO, and Black Classics Press, W. Paul Coates, president, since 1997 Black Classics Press Digital Printing has worked in partnership with the University of Maryland Medical Center to deliver document reproduction services to the UM medical community.


BioElectronics Corp. of Frederick announced that Northern Optotronics Inc. signed an agreement to distribute its ActiPatch, a drug-free anti-inflammatory pulse therapy patch, to medical providers in Canada.

AAI Corp., a United Industrial Corp. subsidiary, was awarded a $2.3 million contract from the U.S. Army for training systems for the detection of improvised explosive devices. The contract was awarded by the Army's Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation based in Orlando, Fla.

Elkridge-based General Physics Corp., a subsidiary of GP Strategies Corp., received its 18th consecutive 100 percent award fee from the U.S. Air Force Arnold Engineering Development Center.


High Street Partners Inc., an Annapolis-based international consulting firm, has launched HSP Access America. The new service offers European, Asian and South American businesses expanding into the United States a streamlined way to establish and manage a subsidiary.


Susquehanna Bancshares Inc. completed its acquisition of Community Banks Inc. The 80 CommunityBank branches will change over to the Susquehanna name, bringing the total of Susquehanna Bank branches to over 230 in Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and New Jersey.


Forbes named TESSCO Technologies Inc. to its 2007 list of America's Best Small Companies. The Hunt Valley-based firm is a value-added provider of product and supply chain solutions for wireless systems.

Constellation Energy Group was named by BusinessWeek magazine as one of the 95 best places to start a career.


Diamond Eagle Graphics, a regional interior and outdoor signage and specialty banners firm, opened expanded offices on McCormick Drive in Glen Burnie.

Kohl's Department Stores announced the opening of its 16th Maryland store at 418 George Clauss Blvd., in Severn.

The Silver Diner opened in the Southwest A/B terminal at BWI-Thurgood Marshall Airport. The 6,000-square-foot restaurant will include an express "to-go" section.

Shoppers Food & Pharmacy held its grand opening yesterday at Mondawmin Mall, 2000 Gwynns Falls Parkway, in Northwest Baltimore.

Golf Galaxy opened its first Baltimore-area store yesterday at 6650 Marie Curie Drive in Columbia.


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