Braselton names superintendent for water program

BRASELTON - Paul J. Mims was named Braselton's water superintendent.

Prior to being named, Mims worked in planning, permits, zoning and water department of Lincoln County, and since 1996, worked for the Jackson County Water & Sewerage Authority. He holds a Class III certified water operator license from the Georgia EPD.

Dentists donate for breast cancer

DULUTH - Over the past three years, $438,000 has been contributed to the Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation's Time Matters in the fight against Breast Cancer campaign, and funds were used to upgrade mammography machines with the latest digital technology.

Since the inception of the Brighter Smiles for Brighter Futures program in 2001, more than $550,000 has been raised for cancer-related initiatives.

In 2007, funds will be used to help open a dedicated mammography screening center on the campus of Gwinnett Medical Center - Duluth. Gwinnett dentists will participate by donating their bleaching services in exchange for a $250 tax-deducible donation to the Time Matters campaign, plus a minimal kit fee.

The dentist receives no compensation for the treatment. The campaign will run from Jan. 15 until April 30.

For a complete list of participating dentists, call the GMC Foundation at 678-442-4634 or visit (click on Foundation, then Brighter Smiles).

Bank closes on state's largest capitalization ever

LAWRENCEVILLE - Rockbridge Commercial Bank, a subsidiary of Rockbridge Financial Holdings Inc., closed on the largest bank capitalization in the state's history - a record $36.6 million. The funds were raised through a private placement and actually exceeded the original amount sought by $6.6 million.

The bank will target commercial clients seeking

$1 million to $5 million in typical primary credit needs for working capital and expansion as well as real estate. Rockbridge will offer small to mid-sized companies a unique mix of personalized, consultative services and the use of proven, state-of-the-art technologies.

Board members for the bank living in Gwinnett County include John Collins, David Hanson and Charles Lipman.

Collins is the chief executive officer of Assuris, a company that provides information technology compliance programs to assist financial institutions with security management. Hanson is president of the SyncroFlo product line for Spotswood Parker and Lipman is CEO of DiversiTech Corporation, an international manufacturer of products for the air conditioning industry.

The bank is located at 5607 Glenridge Drive, Suite 100, Two Premier Plaza in Atlanta.

Insurance office helps in toy drive

DULUTH - Amica Insurance's local office in Duluth recently sponsored the B98.5-FM Toys for Tots drive and collected more than 2,500 toys.

The drive was held at three Toys 'R' Us locations in the area, including Pleasant Hill in Duluth, where Amica employees volunteered the entire day.

Gwinnett Gab appears in the Thursday and Sunday editions of the Gwinnett Daily Post.