Company will relocate HQ to Norcross

LAWRENCEVILLE - A company recognized as a leader in Internet solutions for the health care industry will relocate its corporate headquarters to Norcross from Tucker.

National Electronic Attachment will bring 28 jobs to the county immediately and expects to hire at least one person every month for the next two years.

"We are excited to welcome NEA to Gwinnett County," Commission Chairman Charles Bannister said. "NEA brings high-paying jobs in an important targeted industry to Gwinnett, and we share their confidence that the county can supply them with the talent and pro-business environment to support their growth."

The company offers systems designed to make the process of insurance submissions and processing as easy as possible for the patient, the dental office and the insurance payer.

"We are pleased that NEA chose Gwinnett County as a part of their long-term growth strategy," said Melanie Brandt, Chamber business development manager. "They decided on Gwinnett as the location for their expanded office space almost immediately, for a variety of reasons including convenience to where many of their senior executives live. Providing an environment where people can work closer to their homes, while still finding a supply of key talent and resources to be successful, is win-win for everyone."

NEA has recently signed contracts to provide services to Solstice Benefits Inc. and BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee.

Xerox Corp. expands into audio-visual

NORCROSS - Xerox Corporation will expand into the audio-visual market with its launch of Xerox Audio Visual Solutions, previously known as Southern Business Communications in Norcross, a subsidiary of Global Imaging Systems Inc.

Xerox Audio Visual Solutions has integrated thousands of classrooms with AV products, including more than 5,000 classrooms in Gwinnett County Public Schools. Xerox Audio Visual Solutions has provided GCPS with ceiling-mounted projection systems, sound reinforcement technology and wall-mounted system controls, as well as SMART Board interactive white boards.

"From the classroom to the board room, we have grown to a leading provider of the most advanced and innovative AV solutions," said Dan Boylan, president of Xerox Audio Visual Solutions. "By leveraging the value of the Xerox brand and its close association with simplifying how work gets done, we will find new ways to integrate our combined technology with the needs of our customers."

Xerox Audio Visual Solutions will continue to operate independently as a Global Imaging Systems company with its own U.S. marketing strategies and sales initiatives. It has been providing audio visual equipment and systems to the education, commercial, military and government markets since 1981.

Delta Community Credit Union to open in Snellville

SNELLVILLE - Delta Community Credit Union will celebrate the opening of its newest in-store retail branch at noon Tuesday in the Kroger at Presidential Commons in Snellville.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will mark the opening of Delta Community's fourth in-store retail location, joining branches currently located inside Kroger grocery stores in Suwanee, Buford and Canton. The Snellville location with be the 17th Delta Community branch in the metro Atlanta area.

The Snellville branch is inside the Kroger at Presidential Commons Shopping Center, 1670 Scenic Highway N. in Snellville. The branch hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Delta Community Credit Union is Georgia's largest credit union. For more information, visit www.

CO leak cause for alarm

NORCROSS - High carbon monoxide readings at a Norcross-area apartment complex became a major inconvenience Thursday night for families staying there.

Firefighters responded to a carbon-monoxide alarm about 6:30 p.m. in a single building at The Retreat at Arc Way Apartments. On scene, crews found elevated CO readings in a second building, said Fire Department spokeswoman Capt. Thomas Rutledge.

Though the source of the CO hasn't been determined, firefighters were able to shut off the gas supply to the building and reduce the hazard, Rutledge said. No injuries were reported.

Occupants of 10 units in the 4045 building were given the option to stay in their apartment - with no gas or hot water - for the night, or to seek temporary housing with friends and family, Rutledge said.

Contact with a maintenance representative was established just before 10:30 p.m., and the scene was turned over to them, Rutledge said.

Loganville teen wins world pageant

LOGANVILLE - Loganville High School freshman Kayla Watson recently won the title of International Junior Teen in an Orlando pageant that featured young girls from the Unites States, Canada, Jamaica and the Caribbean. Watson is a junior varsity competition cheerleader at Loganville High. In addition to winning the International junior teen crown, she also won college scholarship money.

Loganville mayor Ray Nunley publicly recognized Watson at Thursday's city council meeting, congratulating her on winning the title and on being an honor roll student every year since she started school.

Dance party planned for DVD release

DULUTH - To celebrate the Tuesday release of "Hannah Montana the Movie" on DVD, Gwinnett Place Mall has planned a hoedown dance party.

From 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the mall's center court, kids can learn Disney Channel star Hannah Montana's dance moves and play themed games. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 770-476-5160 or visit

Fire chief thanks American Legion

Chief Danny Roberts presented a plaque to Ruby Mitchell and to the American Legion for their donations to the new fire station that recently opened in Loganville. The American Legion donated a flagpole to the new facility, and the auxiliary unit of the Legion donated an ice machine.