Giant Food, of Landover, recently was honored as Retailer of the Year by the Maryland Food Bank. Giant donated more than 1.4 million pounds of food to the hunger relief organization during 2010 – the most of any in-kind supporter.
Better Business Bureau | Greater Maryland recently presented five businesses with its Torch Award for Marketplace Excellence. The award pays tribute to businesses that demonstrate high standards of honesty and integrity toward customers, employees, shareholders and their community. The five companies are: Main Street Oriental Rugs, of Ellicott City; Prometric Inc. testing services, of Baltimore; River Crest Design Build, of Annapolis; Merritt Properties, of Baltimore; and Chesapeake Telephone Systems.
Stevenson University has hired two new executives. Barry Dunkin has joined the Office of Career Services as director of industry initiatives for the School of Graduate and Professional Studies. He had been associate director of the University of Baltimore’s Career Center. Previously, he was a career counselor for the Community College of Baltimore County and Archbishop Spalding High School in Severn. He holds a master’s degree in administration from Morgan State University and one in counseling from Johns Hopkins University. Dunkin is a member of the Baltimore Regional Initiatives Taskforce and has served on the Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce Board since 2002. John “Jamie” Myers has been appointed director of alumni relations. Myers spent 10 years at Loyola Blakefield as associate director of development and head of alumni relations, and has worked as an associate producer at WBAL-TV in Baltimore. He is a graduate of Loyola Blakefield and Frostburg State University.
Adam Van Bavel has joined ZBest Executive, of Glen Burnie, which provides ground transportation. Van Bavel started his career working in the finance industry and later transitioned to nonprofits. He has worked for MassMutual, First Horizon, National Fidelity Mortgage, the Maryland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Live Baltimore and Special Olympics Maryland. Van Bavel also has taught social media marketing classes for the Tech Council of Maryland and the Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations, and served on boards of technology, health and community organizations.