In Business


August 09, 2008


*Paul D. Edmeades, president of Edmeades & Stromdahl Ltd. Architects/Planners in Bel Air, has been named vice chairman of the Maryland State Board of Architects. The board licenses architects in Maryland and issues architectural work permits.

*E. Scott Johnson, chair of the intellectual property practice at Baltimore-based law firm OberKaler, was elected chair of the Maryland State Arts Council. His one-year term will end in July.


*Northwoods Restaurant in West Annapolis said it will close Aug. 16 after 23 years in business because of the downturn in the economy. Russell Brown is owner and head chef at the restaurant, which has won numerous national and local awards. Brown said he is unsure of his future plans but hopes to stay in the Annapolis area and in the restaurant business.


*Katz Insurance Agency, based in Baltimore, opened a new office in Dundalk at 7730 Wise Ave., Suite B. It is the agency's eighth office. Hal R. Katz was named manager of the office.


*The Maryland Technology Development Corp. (TEDCO) has for the fifth consecutive year been ranked as the nation's most active seed/early-stage venture capital investor by Entrepreneur magazine. TEDCO did a total of 19 deals in 2007. TEDCO is a state agency that invests in emerging technology businesses and provides technical assistance.

New name

*Target Logistic Services changed the name of its Baltimore facility to Mainfreight to reflect the company's new global parent.

On the board

*John R. Penhallegon, a lawyer at Cornblatt, Bennett, Penhallegon & Roberson in Baltimore, was named to the board of the International Association of Defense Counsel, which serves members in corporate and insurance defense law.

*Fred Lissauer, vice president of global export business development at spice maker McCormick & Co., was named chairman of the TowsonGlobal Advisory Board. TowsonGlobal is Towson University's incubator for startup companies looking to sell products and services abroad and for foreign companies looking to market their products and services in the Mid-Atlantic region.

*The Maryland Association of Firearms Retailers has been incorporated as a nonprofit trade and lobbying organization. Officers are Carl Roy II, president, of Maryland Small Arms Range in Upper Marlboro; Fred W.J. Kirchner, vice president, Fred's Firearm Service in Chestertown; Lou Klein, treasurer, Lou's Sporting Goods in Bowie; Carol Wink, secretary, of Wink's Sporting Goods in Princess Anne; and Bruce Altschuler, board member of Cobalt Research in Columbia.


*Siquis Ltd., a full-service advertising and design firm, has opened Apparition Studio, a digital photography studio, at 1425 Clarkeview Road, Baltimore.

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