October 7, 2011
United Cerebral Palsy of Central Maryland, a nonprofit organization with locations in Arbutus and Halethorpe to support individuals with disabilities achieve independence and productivity, name these women to its board of directors: • Vanessa Jones, a Gwynn Oak resident, who works as a credentialing assistant program manager for the Maryland State Department of Education's Office of Child Care. She formerly held the position of education coordinator for the Baltimore City Child Care Resource Center Head Start.
October 7, 2011
Vinson Bankoski joined the community board of directors at the Arbutus Senior Center for a two-year term. He is the associate executive director at theCharlestown retirement community, where he oversees daily operations of the 110-acre campus, which is home to 2,100 residents. The Towson resident holds degrees from the Culinary Institute of America and Florida International University. He earned a Master of Arts in Aging Services from the Erickson School at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
April 11, 2009
On April 8, 2009, BIG EASY; devoted father of Dawn Tharp and her husband Scott; loving grandfather of Isabel and Joslyn; lifelong brother of Dan and Debi Shannahan; member of the National Alliance of Fat Boys since 1984 serving on the Board of Directors (for over 25 years) - gone, but never forgotten. Also survived by many dedicated friends. A service will be held at the Connelly Funeral Home of Essex, 300 Mace Avenue, on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Visiting hours on Saturday, 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Interment private.
January 15, 2009
The recession - or is it the Great Depression II? - continues to take its toll on the local arts scene. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra laid off five of its 67 administrative employees and changed one full-time position to part-time yesterday in an effort to reduce expenditures. Those moves, along with a decision not to fill certain open staff positions, will save the BSO about $500,000. "We can see that the economic downturn is going to be a lot more prolonged than we had expected," president/CEO Paul Meecham said.
January 11, 2009
In light of a shaky economy and increased volunteer leadership, the Annapolis Business Association has eliminated the paid position of executive director, which Clare Vanderbeek held since 2007. "We basically came together as a board and made the decision to eliminate the position," said Jessica Jordan, president of the association's board of directors and owner of Paradigm boutique on Main Street. "I think it is positive for the organization. ... I think we have a lot of momentum going, and we are making the decision to use our funds differently."
October 25, 2008
Awards * MGH, an Owings Mills-based marketing communications agency, received three certificates of excellence from Graphic Design USA for its work on behalf of Texas Instruments; Center for Eating Disorders, Sheppard Pratt; and Lee Read Jewelers. * Mary Sipes, senior sales manager of the Hyatt Regency Baltimore, was named by the National Academy Foundation as its Hospitality & Tourism Professional of the Year. On the board * United Cerebral Palsy of Central Maryland announced the appointment of Melissa Berge to a seat on its board of directors.