Business In Brief - September 1, 2007

Deadline Wednesday for economic breakfast

Reservations are due Wednesday for the economic forecast breakfast Sept. 12 hosted by Wachovia Bank and Winthrop University College of Business Administration.

The event will be from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at The Palmetto Room, 135 E. Main St., Rock Hill. Mark Vitner, vice president and senior economist with Wachovia, will address issues surrounding global, national, regional and local economic trends.

Reservations can be made by calling 323-2186, Ext. 6274, or e-mailing

Jenkins named to post at First Citizens in York

YORK -- Martin Jenkins has been named relationship manager for First Citizens at 12 N. Congress St. in York, according to a company statement.

Jenkins is responsible for identifying and recommending products for individuals and small business customers. He joined First Citizens in 2005 as a mortgage banker. He has seven years of mortgage experience and 20 years experience as an account and sales manager for clients including Keebler Foods, Harris Teeter, and Winn-Dixie.

A native of York, Jenkins is an honors graduate of the University of South Carolina, where he earned a degree in business administration. He serves as co-chairman of the affiliate liaison committee for the Piedmont Regional Association of Realtors.

Lunch and learn Wednesday in Lancaster

LANCASTER -- The second session of "Lunch and Learn" for small business representatives will be at noon Wednesday at JoMars Restaurant.

The topic, "Basics of Advertising," will be led by Leigh Airington, advertising manager of The Lancaster News and Carolina Gateway. Cost is free except for the price of lunch.

Sponsor is the Small Business Council of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce. Reservations can be made by calling the chamber, (803) 283-4105.