In Business

IN BUSINESS

November 24, 2007

Awards

Davis Calibration was presented with the Maryland Deal of the Year award by the Association for Corporate Growth in recognition of the Baltimore firm's acquisition of General Electric Co.'s instrumental services division.

Sodexho Inc., a Gaithersburg-based international food and facilities management services company, received the Corporate Social Responsibility Award for 2007 from the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce.

Katie Grove, a Coldwell Banker Owings Mills sales associate, was named Realtor of the Year by the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors.

Baltimore-based National Federation of the Blind received a 2007 Mayor's Business Recognition Award for civic leadership and outstanding community service.

Contracts

Emergent BioSolutions Inc. signed a three-year $400 million agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the purchase of 18.75 million doses of its BioThrax anthrax vaccine.

OPNET Analysis Inc.. a subsidiary of Opnet Technologies Inc. of Bethesda, won a $3.5 million contract from the U.S. Navy Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center and a $1.3 million contract from the Defense Information Systems Agency. Both are for continued work as prime software contractor.

Planned Systems International Inc. of Columbia received a contract from the Military Health System/TRICARE Management Activity to provide security analysis, network defense and computer lab support services.

Openings

Provident Bank opened its newest branch at 2000 Gwynns Falls Parkway in Northwest Baltimore.

Crestline Hotels & Resorts announced the openings of the Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton in Harbor East at 625 S. President St.

SECU Credit Union opened its 16th branch office at 8055 Jumpers Hole Road in Pasadena.

Sears opened a 24-000- square-foot Lands' End Shop in its store at Hunt Valley Towne Centre.

Events

A Charge Nurses educational session will be presented by Reality Based Management Dec. 4 at 8:15 a.m. at Radisson Cross Keys, 5100 Falls Road, Roland Park. The seminar has been approved for 5 1/2 continuing education credits in nursing. Cost is $169. Call 800-815-9379 or register online at: www.RBMSeminars.com.

Kudos

Constellation Energy Group was recognized as a top-50 Military-Friendly Employer by GI Jobs magazine. The award was given to the Baltimore-based utility and energy company for its efforts to recruit from the military and company policies toward employees in the National Guard and Reserve called to active duty.

New clients

Barb Clapp Advertising and Marketing in Lutherville added Carrollton Bank and Synchronicity Boutique to its clientele portfolio.

Organizations

Greater Baltimore Technology Council named as new members of the board: Timothy E. Askew president and chief executive of CSA Medical Inc.; Bob Blonchek, an executive vice president at e.magination; Tim Hodge, partner, Tydings & Rosenberg LLP; Paul H. Mauritz, an executive vice president with BreakAway Ltd.; and Carol Sholes, a vice president with SM Consulting.

The Y of Central Maryland appointed Baltimore Life Insurance Cos. Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer L. John Pearson as board chairman; and Gary Foss, GFoss Consulting LLC, and Jim McGill, chief financial officer of the Johns Hopkins University, as vice chairmen. Elected board members were: Mohannad F. Jishi, head of M&T Bank's commercial equipment financing business; Bonnie Phipps, president and CEO of St. Agnes Healthcare; and Maria Harris Tildon, vice president of corporate communications at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield.

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