In Business

IN BUSINESS

August 16, 2008

Awards

* DLA Piper received the Law Firm Diversity Award from the Council on Legal Education Opportunity. The firm is recognized for its excellence in diversity and dedication to building a more diverse legal profession.

* Eyre Bus, Tour & Travel, headquartered in Glenelg, was named as the 2008 Operator of the Year by the International Motor Coach Group.

Mergers

* Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson, Baltimore-based consulting engineers has merged with Kupper Associates of New Jersey. The new firm will service markets from New Jersey to Florida and West Virginia.

On the board

* League for People with Disabilities announced the election of Jesus Sierra as the chair of its board of directors.

Open

* Katz Insurance Agency announced the opening of its eighth office on Wise Avenue in Dundalk.

* Budeke's Paints & Decorating opened a 3,500-square-foot store on Dobbin Road, Columbia.

Organizations

* Gregory Horne, a leasing associate with Manekin LLC, was named to the Next Generation Advisory Council of the Corporate Facility Advisors International.

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