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Business Digest

May 03, 1999

U.S. Foodservice announces agreement with colleges

U.S. Foodservice, with headquarters in Columbia, has entered into a prime vendor relationship with the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education and its 118 member colleges.

The agreement calls for U.S. Foodservice to supply food and related products to the organization's affiliates -- historically and predominantly black colleges and universities. In return, U.S. Foodservice will support the association's national conference and president's meeting and begin an incentive program involving scholarship funds for students attending the colleges.

The company will also provide at least one internship a year for students enrolled in these institutions.

Lewis Hay III, an executive vice president and chief financial officer at the company, has resigned to become president of a newly formed company. Hay will remain a member of the board of directors of U.S. Foodservice.

Gerry Megas, formerly vice president and chief accounting officer, has been named senior vice president and chief financial officer.

Columbia fitness center expands building again

Colosseum Gym & Fitness, a personal training and fitness business in Columbia, is expanding its 7,600-square-foot facility by 2,000 square feet to provide room for exercise and cardiovascular equipment.

The space will allow the Colosseum, which has a strict membership limit, to increase its available membership openings by 100 slots.

This is Colosseum's fifth expansion in six years.

People

Stuart Rotter has been named vice president for network technologies at Amerix Corp., and Raul Vera has been named vice president of applications development. They will build upon Amerix's information systems in the company's call center and document processing. The Columbia-based company is a debt management program processor to the credit counseling industry.

Christopher A. Montcalmo has been named branch manager for The Columbia Bank at the Village of Cross Keys in Baltimore. He was formerly a financial specialist with First Union National Bank in Lutherville. The Columbia Bank, a full-service commercial bank with its headquarters in Howard County, is the banking subsidiary of Columbia Bancorp, a Columbia-based holding company. The bank operates 14 branch offices in the Baltimore area.

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