Purple Cherry Architects, of Annapolis, has received a Gold Award of Excellence from the Home Builders Association of Maryland Remodelers Council for a whole-house renovation. An evaluation team that consisted of remodeling contractors from around the Baltimore area reviewed all entries for unique and creative design approaches while overcoming challenges presented by the existing structure. The 6,000-square-foot home was completely renovated and the interior space was redesigned to suit the needs of a growing family.
Crosby Marketing Communications recently received two Web Health Awards, which honor the nation’s best electronic health programs and web-based tools for consumers, from the Health Information Resource Center. Crosby received the Silver Award in Microsites for ShorterERWait.com, an online and mobile application for St. Joseph’s Medical Center that allows prospective patients to check the hospital’s emergency room wait time from any location; and a Merit award in Websites for Ameritox.com, which provides information for clinicians, patients, workers comp and managed care organizations. Crosby provides integrated advertising, public relations, social media and interactive marketing for health care, government and advocacy/social causes. The firm has offices in Annapolis and Washington, D.C.
Kelli Miller, a CPA and senior manager at Weyrich, Cronin & Sorra, Chartered-Certified Public Accountants & Business Consultants, has completed the Business Volunteers Unlimited Board Leadership Program; through its board-matching program she has joined the board of Pastoral Counseling Services of Maryland. Miller joined the firm, which has offices in Lutherville, Bel Air, and Elkton, in January 2008 after serving several years at a national firm. BVU’s Board Leadership Program is committed to developing civic leaders and strengthening the community by training and matching qualified professionals onto the boards of local nonprofit organizations. Pastoral Counseling Services of Maryland is a nonprofit, community-based organization dedicated to strengthening emotional and spiritual health by providing counseling and psychotherapy services to individuals, couples, families, children and adolescents, as well as specialized services of addictions counseling, marriage preparation and other educational programs.
The Restaurant Association of Maryland’s Education Foundation recently elected officers for its board of directors: Michael Birchenall, editor and publisher of Foodservice Monthly, was elected chairman; Mary Ellen Mason, of Anne Arundel Community College, is vice chair; Steve Iampieri, of the Friendly Inn, in Ellicott City, is treasurer; Bryan Bernstein, of Saval Foodservice, in Elkridge, is secretary. Henry Pertman, of MICROS, in Columbia, is immediate past chairman. The Education Foundation helps those in the food service and hospitality industry with food safety and responsible alcohol service certification classes, scholarship programs and its school-to-career program, ProStart.