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By Robert Hilson Jr. and Robert Hilson Jr.,SUN STAFF | December 24, 1996
Barbara G. Balter, who with her husband founded an engineering consulting firm in the basement of their home and who later was hailed as one of the country's leading businesswomen, died of cancer yesterday at her Pikesville home. She was 68.From 1982 until she became ill last year, she was chairman and president of the Robert B. Balter Company -- Geotechnical Environmental Engineers in Owings Mills. The firm was named ** for her late husband.The firm was founded in 1963 as Robert B. Balter Soil and Foundation Consultants and was operated for many years from the basement of their Northwest Baltimore home.
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June 18, 2014
I believe that Jon Weinstein will provide the best leadership for Howard County Council District 1. First, Jon is fully committed to supporting the Howard County school system and the excellent police and fire departments. His commitment is clearly evidenced by the endorsements he received from the Howard County Education Association, the Howard County Police Officers Association and the Howard County Professional Fire Fighters. Additionally, Jon's background as a small business owner gives him firsthand knowledge of the issues faced by the business community.
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January 18, 2004
Robert Lee Bethke, founder and president of PRB Associates, an Eastern Shore manufacturing consulting firm, and a Vietnam War veteran, died of lung cancer Jan 11 at Memorial Hospital at Easton. He was 54. Mr. Bethke was born in Baltimore and raised in Highlandtown. He was a 1968 graduate of Polytechnic Institute and studied manufacturing management at Antioch College while working at Maryland Glass Co. He enlisted in the Army in 1971 and served as a ranger with the 82nd Airborne Division in Vietnam.
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By Mark Newgent | January 28, 2014
The revelations of the secret audit of Xerox State and Local Solutions' operation of Baltimore's speed camera system showing the company had error rates 40 times higher than what city officials were telling the public, should prompt a review of speed cameras in other jurisdictions, including the state.  In June 2010, the same company, then known as ACS State and Local Solutions, won the contract to operate the pilot program for the Maryland SafeZones Program.  Xerox acquired ACS that same year.
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By Laura Sullivan and Laura Sullivan,SUN STAFF | September 14, 1998
Leonard H. Rosenberg Jr., president of a management and consulting firm, died Friday morning of a heart attack while on business in South Carolina. He was 49.A Reisterstown native, Rosenberg was highly regarded for his knowledge of management systems, which lured national firms to his company, L. H. Rosenberg & Associates Inc. He founded the firm, which also developed computer systems, in 1984.Before then, he owned and operated Property & Systems Services Inc., a management company dealing in residential, parking and commercial properties, for five years.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 26, 2012
Ralph William Townsend, a retired computer and systems expert, died Sunday of heart failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Columbia. The longtime Columbia resident was 82. Mr. Townsend was born and raised in Fitchburg, Mass., where he graduated in 1947 from Fitchburg Senior High School. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1948 and worked as an air traffic controller until being discharged in 1952. In the 1950s, he worked for McDonnell Douglas Corp. In the early 1960s he joined Rockwell International, where he was assigned to the Apollo lunar spacecraft program.
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,Sun reporter | June 17, 2008
William J. Mooney Jr., a certified public accountant who was a partner in a Baltimore tax and advisory firm, died of a heart attack Friday at Union Memorial Hospital. He was 59. Mr. Mooney was born in Baltimore and raised in Govans. He was a 1966 graduate of Calvert Hall College High School and earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Mount St. Mary's College, now university, in Emmitsburg, where he graduated cum laude in 1970. He remained an active alumnus at St. Mary's and had been a member of the university's President's Council.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,SUN STAFF | March 20, 1997
Small, urban businesses can grow by capitalizing on the advantages of the inner city, rather than counting on government subsidies.That's the essence of an economic development strategy gaining momentum across the country and taking hold in Baltimore through a management consulting firm created and run by local business people.The newly formed Baltimore Advisors Inc. hopes to help promising, city-based businesses become more competitive by tapping the expertise -- and pocketbooks -- of partners from the corporate world.
BUSINESS
By From Staff Reports | May 10, 1994
A federal judge has dismissed two lawsuits filed by the consulting firm of Booz Allen & Hamilton Inc. last year that alleged fraud and negligence by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maryland and eight of its directors.The lawsuits, part of a tangle of litigation involving the health insurer, were filed in response to an earlier action brought by Blue Cross against Booz Allen. In that lawsuit, Blue Cross had alleged that the consulting firm misled it about the status of the insurance company's computer system and about a Booz Allen study on executive pay.Booz Allen retaliated with litigation of its own, suing Blue Cross and its directors separately and alleging that they withheld crucial information from the consulting firm.
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July 24, 2000
Eye care chain opens office in Columbia Crossing Eye Care Centers of America has opened a Doctor's VisionWorld in Columbia Crossing. The office provides eye exams, sells frames and contact lenses, and treats eye diseases. Patients may schedule appointments or receive service on a walk-in basis. Eye Care Centers of America owns and operates more than 365 offices. Technology consulting firm has expanded operations The Ellicott City-based Paragon Computer Services/Paragon Smart Technologies has expanded into an adjoining building.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | July 26, 2013
Bel Air's Board of Town Commissioners recently honored a local business that occupies a unique niche in the world of health care. During the most recent town meeting on July 15, Mayor Edward Hopkins presented a proclamation to Lisa Limberger, founder and president of Healthcare's Information Edge Corp., an independent health care information systems consulting firm, whose headquarters is in the 200 block of Fulford Avenue. Hopkins said the proclamation would serve as "an official welcome" from the town.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | April 24, 2013
Baltimore's spending panel on Wednesday unanimously approved $285,000 for city police to hire a Massachusetts-based consultant — the highest of five bidders — to recommend how the department should be run. Despite the protests of competing consultants and a city councilman, the city's Board of Estimates, which is controlled by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, voted 5-0 to hire Strategic Policy Partnership LLC, based in Martha's Vineyard, to...
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | April 1, 2013
Managers of West Baltimore's historic Lexington Market are looking for a consultant to help them plan a multimillion-dollar renovation to transform the market into a regional draw. Lexington Market released the call for consulting services on Monday and expects to pick a firm by September. The 231-year-old market wants a face lift that will make it into a "food destination" attracting a "broad mix" of customers, according to the request for consulting services. Owners want the renovation to make the market better looking inside and out, improve the flow of customers in the building, and for the consultants to give recommendations on whether to promote things like healthy eating.
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February 11, 2013
Let me get this straight. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake hires an out-of-state firm and pays them $460,000 to tell her that the city is facing a $750 million shortfall ("Report says city is facing nearly $750 deficit," Feb. 7)? And pensions are the biggest problem? Start by eliminating former Mayor Sheila Dixon's $83,000 annually. And if you're going to blow money on a consulting firm, at least find one in Maryland. Unbelievable! M. Trott
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | September 10, 2012
Michael Phelps may have retired from competitive swimming after the London Games, but his coach is adding on work: He has signed with TSE Consulting, a global firm that specializes in working with sports federations. Bowman, who shepherded Phelps' record-breaking Olympic career from start to finish, will join the company's Sport Performance division, TSE Consulting announced Monday. Bowman said he will consult with sports organizations and national governing bodies, analyzing their past performances and offering strategies on how to improve them.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2012
Edwin Charles Saiontz, a highly-regarded health care expert and co-founder of SHR Associates Inc., died Thursday of multiple organ failure at his Boynton Beach, Fla., home. The longtime Pikesville resident was 77. The son of a lawyer and a homemaker, Edwin Charles Saiontz, who was known as Ed, was born in Glen Rock, Pa., and raised in Woodmoor. After graduating from Forest Park High School in 1953, he worked for Nation-Wide Check Corp. in Glen Burnie while studying at night at Baltimore Junior College and later at the University of Baltimore, where he earned a bachelor's degree in business.
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January 12, 2004
Sarah Pursell joins firm as small business consultant Sarah Pursell has joined the PCA Group as small business consultant for the Columbia-based company. Pursell was formerly employed by the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service as an accounting clerk. She is enrolled in the nonprofit management certificate program at the Johns Hopkins University. The PCA Group is a regional accounting and consulting firm that provides tax, financial and insurance services to businesses, trade associations and nonprofit organizations.
BUSINESS
December 7, 1992
New positions* Aerosol Monitoring & Analysis Inc., a Hanover-based environmental consulting company, named E. Rush Barnett vice president and director of training and Joseph A. Coco vice president and technical director.* Schiller, Holinsky & Co., an accounting and business consulting company in Owings Mills, named Simpson H. Gardyn, Michael Katz, Alan Z. Weinberg and Martin I. Yospa shareholders and directors of the firm.* Pear, Fagan & Bormel, a Laurel-based accounting firm, named Anna E. R. Huyett, Mario F. Maresca and Jill M. Mooty partners.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 26, 2012
Ralph William Townsend, a retired computer and systems expert, died Sunday of heart failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Columbia. The longtime Columbia resident was 82. Mr. Townsend was born and raised in Fitchburg, Mass., where he graduated in 1947 from Fitchburg Senior High School. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1948 and worked as an air traffic controller until being discharged in 1952. In the 1950s, he worked for McDonnell Douglas Corp. In the early 1960s he joined Rockwell International, where he was assigned to the Apollo lunar spacecraft program.
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by Annie Linskey | January 9, 2012
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Monday that Silver Spring-based Acentia will move its headquarters to Fairfax County where the company will invest $3.1 million and create 60 new jobs. "Fairfax County gives us access to the highly-skilled technical staff and management consultants we need to continue to provide essential services to our customers," said Todd Stottlemyer, the CEO of Acentia in a statement. McDonnell, a potential GOP vice-president, said in statement that he "warmly" welcomes the Maryland company to his state.
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