Lanham Engineering Firm

Named Business of Year

The Prince George's Chamber of Commerce announced the Lanham engineering firm Loiederman Soltesz Associates Inc. as Business of the Year at its annual business awards brunch last Thursday at Martin's Crosswinds in Greenbelt. Other awards were given to consulting firm T. Curtis & Co.; Rising Generations Early Learning Center Inc.; T. J. Elliott's Restaurant; Andre Lynch, president of technology company Ingenium Corp.; and Jacqueline Sales, president of the engineering and technology firm Hazmed.

University Expands

MBA Offerings In China

The University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business has announced plans to launch two new MBA programs in China. The first, scheduled to begin next November, is an 18-month executive MBA program in Shanghai. The second is a customized MBA for Otis Elevator China, a 7,000-employee corporation. That program, in partnership with China's University of International Business and Economics, is scheduled to begin this month. The school of business currently has an executive MBA program in Beijing.

The announcement was made Oct. 21 in Shanghai, where Howard Frank, dean of the business school, traveled with Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) on an Asian economic development mission.

Work Started on Buildings

Near Cheverly Metro Stop

Manekin LLC of Columbia has started construction on two multipurpose buildings at Cabin Branch Distribution Center in Landover, near the Cheverly Metro Station. The buildings have nearly 200,000 square feet. Tropicana Product Sales has leased 28,000 square feet in one of the buildings. The developers are Pacific Realty Associates L.P. of Portland, Ore.

-- Compiled by ARUNA JAIN

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