May 6, 1993
Snags may delay MNC annual meetingWarning to MNC Financial Inc. shareholders: When you write down the date of the annual meeting, keep an eraser handy.Delays in preparing the combined proxy statement for the meeting and the proposed sale to North Carolina-based NationsBank Corp. could delay the event from its tentative date of June 3, possibly until June 17.MNC spokesman Daniel Finney says the delay was due to an exchange of comments about the proxy between MNC and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
January 25, 1993
* Paul Jordan Photographers moved to 24 W. Pennsylvania Ave. in Towson from 14 Shealey Ave. in Towson. The studio is owned by Linda Rosenthal and Donna Shriver.* Jupiter National Inc., a publicly held venture capital firm in Chevy Chase, acquired the assets of the Custom Fabrics Division of WestPoint Pepperell, a textiles maker with plants in Alabama, Georgia and Iowa.* COMSYS Technical Services Inc., a Rockville-based placement company for computer professionals, opened an office in Englewood, Colo.
January 18, 1993
New positions* National Retinitis Pigmentosa Foundation Inc., based in Baltimore, named Heller An Shapiro director of affiliate management and training.* Almost Family, a provider of adult day care services, appointed Carole M. Klawanski director of the Lanham facility.* Manchester Inc., a human resources consulting firm, named Candice D. Mendenhall group vice president, greater Baltimore and Washington region.* Doubletree Hotels Corp. appointed Frank Leone general manager of the Doubletree Inn at The Colonnade, a hotel in Baltimore.
November 30, 1992
New positions* Wawa Inc., a Delaware County, Pa.-based chain of convenience stores, promoted Jim Shortall to area manager for Maryland, Delaware and the Delaware and Chester County areas of Pennsylvania.* Shawe & Rosenthal, a law firm in Baltimore, named R. Michael Smith associate.* Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maryland appointed Linda S. Benedict vice president of consumer services.* Long & Foster Realtors appointed Bob O'Conor associate in the Catonsville office and Lisa Baughman and Kelly Coleman associates in the Rosedale office.
February 6, 1991
Johnny Rockets, a West Coast restaurant chain that is fashioned in a 1950s theme, will open in the Harborplace Light Street Pavilion in the space formerly occupied by the Bun Penny Wine Shop.The 2,400-square-foot restaurant will seat 75 persons and operate around a soda fountain/grill centerpiece with counter and booth seating. Jukeboxes will play 1950s music for 5 cents. The menu will feature hamburgers, malted milk shakes homemade pastries and traditional fountain drinks.John Patrick Chalk of Owings Mills is the project architect.
November 19, 1990
Last year, the management team of Image Dynamics Inc., a Baltimore advertising and public relations firm, began to see harbingers of a more austere 1990.One sign: declining revenues for advertising and public relations firms in New England and New York, recalls Phyllis Brotman, Image Dynamics' chief executive officer. Also, trade publications were full of gloomy financial predictions, and it appeared that many companies were seriously weighing cuts in their 1990 ad budgets.Mrs. Brotman and the company's other four top managers decided labor reductions were in order.