Greensboro, NC (April, 2016) - USConnect®, the nation’s premiere consortium of industry-leading independent food service companies, is please to announce that two of its affiliates have brought home awards from this year’s National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) tradeshow.

Scott Meskin, President of Black Tie Services, won the NAMA Industry Award for Operator of the Year. The NAMA Operator of the Year Award recognizes an individual who has exhibited the highest level of integrity, dedication, and leadership in the refreshment services industry. The recipient of this award has a penchant for innovation and embraces industry technology in their business and shows leadership within the industry and their community. Black Tie Services provides break room, dining, vending, micromarkets, office coffee and water services in Maryland and Washington, DC.

Joshua J. Rosenberg, President and CEO of Accent Food Services, won the NAMA Industry Award for Industry Person of the Year. The NAMA Industry Person of the Year Award recognizes an individual who has consistently exemplified the highest standards of professional excellence throughout his or her career in the refreshment services industry, has been active in leadership roles, and has been an inspiration to others. Accent Food Services offers office micro markets, coffee, water, vending, and office snacks for the Texas market.

Jeff Whitacre, USConnect’s President, says, “What is so extraordinary about Meskin and Rosenbergs’ awards is that USConnect® affiliates won two out of three of the industry’s highest awards: a clear sign of the caliber of USConnect’s affiliates and their leadership among foodservice organizations. USConnect® is not open to everyone; it is composed of a very select group of the very best food service companies in the country. Only after meeting the rigorous membership qualifications will a company be admitted to

USConnect®, and that selectivity shows with these prestigious awards for two of our affiliates.”

For more information about USConnect®, visit www.usconnect.biz. USConnect® is headquartered at 333 South Swing Road in Greensboro, NC.