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By Gus G. Sentementes, The Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2012
Hundreds of computers, monitors, pieces of office furniture and digital design tools were auctioned Tuesday in Timonium to raise money for creditors of defunct Big Huge Games and its Rhode Island parent company, 38 Studios LLC. Traces of a one-time creative environment remained on the fifth floor of a Timonium office building as people bid on hundreds of video games, game consoles, pingpong and pool tables, and stereo and audio equipment. "This was a great place to work," quipped Matt Greenberg, a Baltimore County resident who was looking to buy furniture.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | February 2, 2013
Judith L. Colligan, a Howard County activist whose work included putting an end to human trafficking, aiding city children through Agape House and founding a meditation group, died Jan. 19 of heart failure at her home in Columbia. She was 71. "Judy had lots of energy and was very, very vivacious," said Ruth Ellen Hellyre, a Columbia resident and friend of 35 years. "She was always considerate of other people and very dedicated to acting on what she believed. " "Judy died at the top of her game and with her boots on. And that's what she would have wanted," said Normale Doyle, a retired Social Security Administration computer systems analyst and neighbor.
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By Leslie Cauley | April 8, 1991
On paper, designing an office looks as easy as rearranging a living room. Put a few desks here, a few chairs there, throw in a trash can, a computer table and a few filing cabinets and, voila, you're done. Right?Wrong.Experts say too many people overlook the basics of office design when setting up their home or commercial offices -- and wind up paying dearly for it later in comfort, productivity and cold hard cash. The trick, they say, is trying to accommodate technology -- faxes, printers and computers -- and people without forsaking the day-to-day efficiency of either.
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By Gus G. Sentementes, The Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2012
Hundreds of computers, monitors, pieces of office furniture and digital design tools were auctioned Tuesday in Timonium to raise money for creditors of defunct Big Huge Games and its Rhode Island parent company, 38 Studios LLC. Traces of a one-time creative environment remained on the fifth floor of a Timonium office building as people bid on hundreds of video games, game consoles, pingpong and pool tables, and stereo and audio equipment. "This was a great place to work," quipped Matt Greenberg, a Baltimore County resident who was looking to buy furniture.
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July 26, 2004
Tangires named controller at Glenelg Country School Jhan S. Tangires has been named controller, a newly established position, at Glenelg Country School. She will be responsible for the school's business office personnel, administration of its pension and benefits programs, financial operations and the annual audit. Tangires, who graduated from McDaniel College in 1983 with a degree in business administration and economics, has been serving as the school's accounting manager. Zagorin joins staff at National Business Products Jeffrey Zagorin, a Columbia resident with more than 20 years' experience in sales, has been hired as a sales executive with Columbia-based National Business Products.
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June 11, 2001
New positions Braniff is named CFO of Cedar North America Cedar Inc., a global consulting, applications and outsourcing firm with headquarters in Baltimore and London, named Edward Braniff chief financial officer of Cedar North America responsible for all financial, information technology and legal operations. He was formerly chief operating officer and chief financial officer of Global TeleExchange. A resident of Bethesda, he is a law graduate of Seton Hall University and he also holds an M.B.A.
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By Dan Morse and Dan Morse,SUN STAFF | September 22, 1995
A Howard County agency charged with helping the poor plans to spend about $2,000 per bureaucrat on office furniture.As part of its planned move from the Howard County District Court building in Ellicott City to Columbia's Gateway Center, the county Department of Social Services wants to spend as much as $280,000 in state funds for 138 modular desk stations.The department has 143 full-time employees, not all of whom will use the desk stations. The extra stations will be used for future staff expansions.
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By ELIZABETH LARGE and ELIZABETH LARGE,SUN STAFF | September 8, 1996
Old cases for new componentsWhen is a computer center more than a computer center? When it's an antique English bowfront armoire converted by Gaines McHale Antiques & Home to home-office use. The concept is simple: office furniture that doesn't look like office furniture, but fits in seamlessly with a home's decor.The piece's interior panels are replaced with modern substitutes, to accommodate a computer. The handcrafted conversions can be reversed to restore the furniture to its original state.
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By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,SUN STAFF | December 22, 1995
Westinghouse Electric Corp. agreed yesterday to sell its Knoll Group, which manufactures office furniture, for $565 million in cash.Knoll, which is one of the country's largest manufacturers of office furniture, is to be acquired by Warburg, Pincus Ventures L.P., an affiliate of E. M. Warburg, Pincus & Co., a New York-based financial services organization.The sale is expected to be completed in the first quarter.Westinghouse disclosed earlier this month that it planned to sell the defense operations of its Linthicum-based Electronic Systems division and another unidentified unit to help pay down its debt from its $5.4 billion acquisition of CBS Inc.Yesterday's transaction indicates that the Maryland-based defense arm of Westinghouse might bring more money than some analysts first thought.
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By Ross Hetrick and Ross Hetrick,Staff Writer | January 13, 1993
A self-styled "junkman" from Chicago has bought the M.P. Moller name -- venerated for more than a century for its pipe organs -- and plans to resume building the elaborate instruments in Hagerstown."
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | January 14, 2011
Frank Parsons Inc., an office-supply company that moved to Hanover two years ago with plans of expansion, said Friday that it is seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Its filing with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Maryland reported debts in the range of $10 million to $50 million, including more than $6 million in claims it is disputing. The firm, which calls itself the largest employee-owned company in the country focusing on office supplies, business products and technology equipment, estimated the value of its assets in the same $10 million to $50 million range.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | December 16, 2010
An outreach organization that has helped Baltimore's neediest for a decade has found itself without a headquarters after a recent fire. Jobs, Housing and Recovery Inc., a nonprofit that oversees homeless shelters as well as job training and rehabilitation programs, lost its administrative offices on East Oliver Street to a two-alarm fire Nov. 28. "Now we are a homeless provider without a permanent home," said Meg Ducey, development director....
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By EDWARD GUNTS and EDWARD GUNTS,SUN ARCHITECTURE CRITIC | February 6, 2006
It's one of those urban legends that sounds too good to be true but really is: Sherwin Mark walked into a furniture store to buy a chair and ended up purchasing the whole building. Now he's turned that building into the newest artists' colony in Baltimore's Station North Arts and Entertainment District, with painters, a silkscreen artist, a sculptor and the Trixie Little and Fluid Movement performance art groups among the tenants. The former Lombard Office Furniture building, a three-story structure at 120 E. North Ave. that has had previous lives as a car showroom and an auction house, is the building that caught Mark's attention.
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January 8, 2006
Hearings announced on schools budget The Board of Education has announced the dates for public presentation, review and input to the operating budget for the Carroll County Public School System for the 2006-2007 school year. Hearings will be held: Wednesday, at 5 p.m.: Presentation of superintendent's proposed fiscal 2007 budget, Board of Education meeting, Room 007, Board offices, 125 N. Court St., Westminster. Feb. 1 at 7 p.m.: Public hearing on superintendent's proposed fiscal 2007 budget, Linton Springs Elementary School, 375 Ronsdale Road near Eldersburg.
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July 26, 2004
Tangires named controller at Glenelg Country School Jhan S. Tangires has been named controller, a newly established position, at Glenelg Country School. She will be responsible for the school's business office personnel, administration of its pension and benefits programs, financial operations and the annual audit. Tangires, who graduated from McDaniel College in 1983 with a degree in business administration and economics, has been serving as the school's accounting manager. Zagorin joins staff at National Business Products Jeffrey Zagorin, a Columbia resident with more than 20 years' experience in sales, has been hired as a sales executive with Columbia-based National Business Products.
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By Alec MacGillis and Alec MacGillis,SUN STAFF | August 30, 2002
When Robert L. Bogomolny agreed to assume the presidency of the University of Baltimore after retiring from his executive position at a large pharmaceutical company, he knew he was in for a change. He might just not have realized how big. His new office is a small converted classroom in a former athletic club that looks out over the Jones Falls Expressway and the construction work on the Charles Street bridge. His office furniture - several weeks late in arriving - cost about $20,000, a third of what it cost to outfit his office at the headquarters in Skokie, Ill., of G.D. Searle & Co., the pharmaceutical giant where Bogomolny was general counsel for 14 years.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | January 14, 2011
Frank Parsons Inc., an office-supply company that moved to Hanover two years ago with plans of expansion, said Friday that it is seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Its filing with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Maryland reported debts in the range of $10 million to $50 million, including more than $6 million in claims it is disputing. The firm, which calls itself the largest employee-owned company in the country focusing on office supplies, business products and technology equipment, estimated the value of its assets in the same $10 million to $50 million range.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | August 19, 2002
When Staples superstores arrived in Howard County, it signaled tough times for Gary Porter's National Business Products Inc., a small business-supply store. But now Porter uses the competition to drive customers to him. The 13-year-old company developed a niche in scratched and dented office furniture that has helped it grow at a time when sales have declined or stagnated at other office supply stores, including Staples. Five years ago, furniture accounted for about 5 percent of his business, and office supplies the rest, Porter said.
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