Have questions about the Heartbleed bug?

You may have seen news stories about the “Heartbleed” bug, which has created software security vulnerability within websites using OpenSSL technology.

We are aware of this issue and completely understand your concern. At this time, Georgia Commerce Bank’s online systems have been tested and show no vulnerability to this bug. Georgia Commerce Bank does not run the affected OpenSSL software on our websites, and we regularly review our systems to address security issues. Multiple layers of security safeguards are in place to protect your information and financial assets.

As an individual consumer, you can help protect yourself and your personal information by using unique IDs and passwords on the various websites you visit, as well as adopting the following password security best practices:

  • Change your password frequently.
  • Use a password that contains at least eight characters.
  • Include, at a minimum, letters and numbers in your password.
  • Don’t leave passwords where others can find them.
  • Never share your password.

For more on how Georgia Commerce Bank protects you and what you can do to safeguard your account and personal information, visit Georgia Commerce Bank’s Resource Center.

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Dan Baker Elected President of Peachtree Corners Business Association for 2014

The staff of the Peachtree Corners office was recognized and presented with a Certificate of Appreciation for its continuing service and support of the Peachtree Corners Business Association.

Dan Baker, one of original organizers of the association, was also elected president for 2014.

“It has been a privilege to be involved with the business community in the Peachtree Corners area for the past 29 years. When I was asked to be one of the founding directors of the Peachtree Corners Business Association two years ago, I was eager to help in any way I could,” said Baker. “The association has now grown to include 167 member companies with some 380 representatives. As the newly elected president, I want to make sure we continue this growth and include all the businesses in Peachtree Corners.”

L to R,  Mary Ann Staff, Yana Ferguson, Debbie Campbell, Edwin Padgett and Dan Baker with Georgia Commerce Bank.  At podium, making announcement, is Michael McLaughlin, 2013 President of Peachtree Corners Business Association.

L to R, Mary Ann Staff, Yana Ferguson, Debbie Campbell, Edwin Padgett and Dan Baker with Georgia Commerce Bank. At podium, making announcement, is Michael McLaughlin, 2013 President of Peachtree Corners Business Association.

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Report of Organizational Actions Affecting Basis of Securities

Georgia Commerce Bank acquires Brookhaven Bank – see details here.

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Georgia Commerce Bank Tops Fundraising Goal for United Way of Greater Atlanta

Live United - United Way of Greater AtlantaGeorgia Commerce Bank is invested in making a positive and lasting impact in the communities where we do business. To that end, the bank partners each year with numerous nonprofit organizations, such as the United Way of Greater Atlanta, whose mission mirrors our own commitment to help strengthen communities, make them vibrant places to live, work and play and improve the quality of the lives of men, women, children, teens and families who call those places home.

Based on the success of 2013’s corporate giving, which netted $50,337 for the United Way of Greater Atlanta, Georgia Commerce Bank Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mark Tipton boosted this year’s fundraising goal to $60,000, expressing his confidence in the generosity and commitment of employees and leaders to meet the challenge. In the final tally, not only did we meet our goal but we surpassed it, raising $61,292 – topping last year’s giving by $10,955.

We are thrilled to know that the money raised will go a long way toward supporting the United Way of Greater Atlanta which works with almost 150 partner agencies in the 13-county Metro Atlanta region to get the funds where they are needed most.

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Georgia Commerce Bancshares, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Brookhaven Bank

Georgia Commerce Bancshares, Inc., the holding company of Georgia Commerce Bank, announced the completion of the acquisition of Brookhaven Bank after receiving all shareholder and regulatory approvals. This acquisition transaction creates a nearly $1 billion in assets banking franchise for Georgia Commerce Bank.

With the addition of the two former Brookhaven Bank branches on Clairmont Road and Johnson Ferry Road, Georgia Commerce Bank’s footprint expands to nine branches across metro Atlanta. Read More »

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