Veteran Gwinnett banker Dianne F. Clancy has joined Georgia Trust Bank as first vice president and commercial lending officer. Clancy will serve in the bank's Buford location. Clancy began her banking career in 1968 as a teller with Gwinnett Federal Bank and has served in both retail and commercial positions during her career.

Sherrel Wilson was recently presented as 2005 Volunteer of the Year by the Emory Eastside Medical Center Auxiliary. She has been an Auxiliary volunteer since 1994 and served in several areas of the hospital, with her most recent position being in the Auxiliary Volunteer Office. Also, Dr. Laurence M. Lesser, cardiologist on staff at Emory Eastside Medical Center and co-founder of the Gwinnett Community Clinic, was presented with a donation of $3,000 for the clinic by the Auxiliary.

H.J. Enck, founder of Buford-based consulting firm Commissioning and Green Building Solutions Inc., recently spoke at the The Greenbuild International Conference & Expo in Atlanta, sponsored annually by the U.S. Green Building Council. Among the firm's projects showcased at the conference: Winship Cancer Institute, a health and research facility that has achieved 17 percent energy savings and 60 percent water savings.

Jackson Hewitt Tax Service at 5345 Jimmy Carter Blvd. in the Gwinnett Horizons shopping plaza. The new Norcross office opened the second week of January.