Business In Brief - August 15, 2007

Family Trust promotes four employees

Four employees have been promoted at Family Trust Federal Credit Union.

Chrissy Catoe, now assistant vice president and marketing manager, is a 2005 graduate of Winthrop University's graduate program. She started as a part-time teller with the credit union in 2000 and was promoted to marketing project specialist in 2003, to marketing officer in 2004 and to marketing manager in 2005.

Lauren Roberts, now compliance officer, is a 2004 Winthrop University graduate. She has earned compliance certification through Credit Union National Association and is attending a three-year Credit Union Management School. She joined the credit union in 2004.

Shannon Massey, now share drafts/accountant, has been with the credit union for eight years.

Miesha Wiley, now full-time marketing project specialist, has worked with the credit union since 2004. She is a 2005 graduate of Winthrop University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration.

Family Trust, which opened in 1957, has more than 30,000 members and six branches.

Paul Davis Restoration has new office location

Rodney Hicks, owner of Paul Davis Restoration and Remodeling of Rock Hill, has moved his office to 718 Albright Road.

The new location has 2,900 square feet for sales, administration and showroom space, along with additional areas for warehouse and storage. The office previously was located at 1051 Albright Road, Suite 105.

Paul Davis Restoration and Remodeling of Rock Hill has offered residential and commercial loss mitigation, reconstruction, and restoration services for more than 12 years. All Paul Davis technicians are certified through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification. For more information about Paul Davis Restoration, call 329-1140 or visit the Web site at

Reno appointed VP at Provident Community

Jim Reno has been appointed vice president and commercial relationship manager at Provident Community Bank, according to Ed Brock, York County market president.

Reno is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, where he received a Bachelor of Science in finance. He also is a graduate of the South Carolina School of Law.

Reno began his career in private law practice focusing on commercial and residential transactions. His banking experience began in 2003 with First Citizens Bank and recently with Clover Community Bank, where he was a commercial loan officer.

A Rock Hill native, Reno has served as a Rock Hill City Councilman since 1996. He is a member of the Rock Hill/Fort Mill Area Transportation Study; Downtown Rock Hill; Rock Hill Economic Development Corp.; and the York County Area Boy Scouts Council.

Chartered in 1934, Provident Community Bank has 10 banking centers in Union, Laurens, Fairfield, York and Greenville counties.

Countywide after hours event to be Thursday

YORK -- York Electric Cooperative and Family Trust Federal Credit Union will host a countywide business after hours from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the cooperative, 1385 E. Alexander Love Highway.

The event is open to chamber members throughout the county, including the Greater Clover, Lake Wylie, Greater York and York County Regional chambers of commerce.

For more information, call Aimee Pertuset at 324-7500.

U.S. trade deficit falls to four-month low

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. trade deficit declined to a four-month low even though imports from China hit an all-time high. Demand for Chinese goods has remained strong despite recalls of unsafe products this year.

The trade deficit dropped to $58.1 billion in June, a 1.7 percent decline from the May level, the Commerce Department reported.