PeopleJoy Diamond, owner and operator of Place in the Sun...

BUSINESS NOTES

August 18, 1996

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Joy Diamond, owner and operator of Place in the Sun in Ellicott City and Mount Airy, was elected president of the Suntanning Association for Education, a trade association, at the 10th anniversary National Convention in Las Vegas. Diamond has been in the indoor tanning business for almost 13 years in Central Maryland, operating two salons with a total of 23 tanning units.

Walter Crayton has earned his GRI designation as a graduate of the Realtors Institute of Maryland. Crayton began his real estate career in 1981 and continues to be a multimillion-dollar producer with the Ellicott City office of Century 21 Forty West.

Thomas E. Fisher, formerly of Covington Buick, has been named general manager of Columbia Pontiac Buick GMC by president Richard H. Shepherd Jr. The auto dealership, the second in Columbia, is on McGaw Road between Snowden River Parkway and Dobbin Road.

David M. Abramson has joined JP Foodservice Inc. as senior vice president and general counsel and has resigned as president of the firm, Levan, Schimel, Belman and Abramson. Abramson has served as a member of the JP Foodservice board of directors since August 1994. JP Foodservice is a distributor of food and related products to restaurants and other institutional food service establishments in the mid-Atlantic, Midwestern and Northeastern regions.

Ken Mays, president of Mays & Associates, an Ellicott City-based advertising, marketing, design and public relations firm, recently received an award from the Equal Business Opportunity Committee of Howard County Economic Development Authority. Mays was recognized for a speech on marketing trends.

Thomas B. Saathoff has been named golf professional and general manager at the Timbers at Troy golf course. Saathoff comes from PipeStone/Mound Golf Clubs in Miamis-burg, Ohio, where he was general manager and golf professional. He was tournament director for the LPGA World Match play for two years, 1990-1991. He also coordinated the purchase of more than $1 million in merchandise for the 1989 PGA championship.

Pub Date: 8/18/96

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