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Business Digest

June 21, 1999

Manekin LLC leases Gateway park buildings

Manekin LLC has leased its three-building Gateway Crossing 95 project in the Columbia Gateway Business Park. The 106,900-square-foot facility is situated at 6630, 6640 and 6650 Eli Whitney Drive.

Manekin developed, constructed and leased the buildings and is now managing them.

Space has been leased by Corvis Corp., Photo Effects, McBee Associates, Edy's Grand Ice Cream and Zimmer Reed Associates.

Amerix Corp. expands into renovated building

Amerix Corp. has expanded into new space in Columbia, bringing the total space the company occupies in Howard County to more than 300,000 square feet.

The company's newest location is a 180,000-square-foot building on Stanford Boulevard. The building has been renovated to provide space for a second Amerix call center and the Amerix Institute -- the company's in-house training center.

Amerix is a debt management program-processor and service provider to the credit counseling industry.

The company negotiates with creditors on behalf of consumers, designs systems to receive payments from consumers and disburse funds to creditors, and provides customer service and data for credit counseling agencies.

The company expects to employ more than 2,000 people by the end of the year.

People

Melissa Arnold has been promoted to the position of group marketing and tour manager with the Howard County Tourism Council. As manager of the Visitor Information Center in Ellicott City since 1997, she created "The Hauntings of Ellicott Mills" Ghost Tours.

Deborah Lilly has been promoted to the position of vice president of corporate diversity at Giant Food. She was director of fair employment. She will lead the company's corporate diversity, community affairs and fair employment programs. She and her husband, John Clutts, live in Columbia. Stephen W. Neal, formerly vice president of corporate diversity, has been named vice president and zone director. He will be responsible for the operations of one-third of the company's 174 stores in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Tamara M. Cursey has been promoted to vice president for acquisition, development and construction lending for The Columbia Bank, a full-service commercial bank headquartered in Howard County. She joined the bank in 1994 as a credit analyst and officer in the acquisition, development and construction lending division, and was promoted to assistant vice president last fall.

Susan Rapaport, of the Columbia law firm Rapaport & Skalney LLC, has been selected as president of the Howard County Business Wom@@hyphen@@en's Network, effective July 1. She currently serves as director at large.

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