In Business

IN BUSINESS

December 01, 2007

Acquisitions

Whitmore Group, an Annapolis-based commercial and digital printer with additional plants in Millersville and Baltimore, purchased Potomac Printing of Annapolis, expanding its services to include short run offset printing services.

Awards

Warschawski, a Baltimore-based public relations and marketing agency, has been awarded 19 international MarCom Creative Awards by the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals for its work on behalf of clients including Athlete's Foot, Maggie Moo's and the U.S. Tennis Association. It received top honors for design work, media relations, e-newsletters, viral campaigns and strategic communications initiatives.

The National Council of Marketing & Public Relations presented the College of Southern Maryland with five medallion awards for marketing and public relations.

John Erickson, founder, chairman and chief executive of Catonsville-based Erickson Retirement Communities, was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Investment Center.

The Baltimore chapter of the American Institute of Architects presented Baltimore architectural firm Ayers/Saint/Gross with two awards of excellence for its architectural design of Duke University's new School of Nursing and comprehensive master plan for Vedanta University in India.

Contracts

Quality Associates Inc., based in Fulton, completed a centralized digital document storage and management system for the Bucks County, Pa., Domestic Relations Department.

ServicePower, Annapolis provider of service chain optimization software, was awarded a contract by Circuit City.

Foundations

The Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Charitable Foundation gave a $90,000 grant to Community Health Charities of Maryland to launch a comprehensive chronic disease management initiative in Maryland workplaces.

On the board

William B. Grant, chairman and chief executive officer of First United Corp. in Oakland, and William R. Roberts, president of Verizon Maryland Inc., have been named to the board of the Baltimore office of the Fifth Federal Reserve District.

Openings

Kid to Kid, a national franchise chain that buys and sells secondhand children's products, opened its first Maryland store at 556 Cranbrook Road in Cockeysville.

Homewood Suites by Hilton opened a 102-suite hotel on Halfway Boulevard off Interstate 81 in Hagerstown. The hotel is the first Hilton flag in Western Maryland and is managed by Bowman Hospitality & Convenience Inc.

Organizations

Nancy Fedich, president and CEO of Baltimore-based CIS, was named president of the National Credit Reporting Association board of directors.

Julie Ellsworth Cox, vice president for philanthropy at Sheppard Pratt Health Systems, was elected to the board of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy.

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