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Brand Bank to celebrate 100 years

The Brand Banking Co. will mark its 100-year anniversary with a celebration in downtown Lawrenceville today.

Brand Bank is the oldest bank in Gwinnett.

Craig Meeks, Brand Bank senior vice president, said the event is a way to show customers, employees and business partners that the bank appreciates them.

The Brand Banking Co. grew from a small country bank to a financial institution with 187 employees and assets of more than $700 million. E.M. Brand founded Brand Bank in 1905. One son, C.H. Brand, was elected to the U.S. Senate and another, L.M. Brand, stayed and operated the bank along with his daughter, Louise, and son-in-law, Bartow Morgan Jr.