Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Nash and Masino are in the delegation.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
A group of Gwinnett government and business leaders is on a nine-day trip to China to recruit international businesses, according to a media report. Gwinnett Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash and Gwinnett Chamber VP Nick Masino, a former Suwanee mayor, are in the delegation that plans to represent the United States in the 10th annual Chongqing Hi-Tech Fair, according to the Gwinnett Daily Post. "Business recruitment on a global level is vital to maintaining Georgia's competitive edge," said state Sen. Don Balfour of Snellville, who also is part of the delegation. "The delegation's top priorities are to build relationships with Chinese business leaders and create economic ties that will strengthen our community as a market for global trade…
Saturday, February 4, 2012
The firing of the arresting Suwanee officer means the Gwinnett solicitor does not have enough evidence to proceed with the case.
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Saturday, February 4, 2012
A Gwinnett prosecutor has decided to drop the driving under the influence charge against Gwinnett Chamber VP Nick Masino, due to lack of evidence. The case came apart because of the dismissal of the arresting Suwanee police officer. Masino, a Suwanee resident and former mayor of Suwanee, was arrested last August on Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road after his vehicle was observed swerving between lanes. Initially, an off-duty officer spotted Masino's vehicle swerving on I-85, and phoned Suwanee police. Masino did not finish a field sobriety test and subsequently was booked into the Gwinnett Detention Center. He also was charged with texting while driving and improper lane change. Those charges also have been dismissed. Masino told the arresting …
Friday, January 27, 2012
Government and business leaders turn out Friday to start the 33-acre development near I-85.
Updated Jan. 28, 2012 The Suwanee area was high in the thoughts of Gov. Nathan Deal on Friday ... and at other times too. He was on hand on Satellite Boulevard near I-85 for a groundbreaking for Mitsubishi Electric's new heating and cooling division. And he will be carrying good thoughts about the area back to the Capitol. "There has been so much growth in Gwinnett County that people think there's no opportunity to expand," Deal told Suwanee Patch after the groundbreaking event. "This shows that is not the case at all." The new 550,000 square foot facility is expected to bring about 200 six-figure jobs, and also will keep Mitsubishi Electric in its current facility, nearby on Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road. The company relocated to Gwinnett …
Saturday, December 17, 2011
The Gwinnett State Court appearance is over his arrest in Suwanee in August.
Gwinnett Chamber VP Nick Masino is scheduled to appear in Gwinnett State Court in Lawrenceville on Tuesday in a case arising from his DUI arrest in Suwanee in August. Masino, a Suwanee resident and former Suwanee mayor, is to appear before Judge John Doran, according to Gwinnett court records. The case was moved from Suwanee Municipal Court. Masino was arrested after his vehicle was spotted swerving by Suwanee Police on Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road the night of Aug. 3. Earlier, an off-duty officer saw Masino's vehicle swerving on I-85 and contacted Suwanee Police, according to arrest recors. Masino declined to complete a field sobriety test at the arrest scene and was taken to the Gwinnett Detention Center, where he was released on bond. …
Friday, December 2, 2011
Former Suwanee mayor is 'very happy' about the dismissal.
A Gwinnett Superior Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit by developers Settles Bridge Farm LLC against the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce and VP Nick Masino over a failed 2008 land sale in Suwanee. The lawsuit was filed in June by a development group led by former homebuilders Brad Williams and David Bowling. The plaintiffs said that Masino, a former Suwanee mayor, tried to abort a land deal between the developers and Notre Dame Academy of Duluth. "I'm very happy, and I know the chamber is as well," Masino said Friday morning of the order by Judge Dawson Jackson. "I had said all along in statements to my attorney that 100 percent of the reasons for the lawsuit was fabricated." The lawsuit alleged that Masino, who left office in Suwanee in …
Monday, October 3, 2011
Masino, a former Suwanee mayor, has matter moved from Suwanee Municipal Court
Gwinnett Chamber VP Nick Masino has had his DUI arrest case moved to Gwinnett State Court in Lawrenceville, according to officials. Masino, a former mayor of Suwanee, was arrested in August by Suwanee Police after his vehicle was spotted swerving on Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road. Suwanee Police were alerted by an off-duty Suwanee police officer who spotted Masino's vehicle swerving on I-85 as he exited, according to the arrest record. Masino was jailed briefly after refusing to finish a field sobriety test. A spokesperson for the Gwinnett County Solicitor's Office, which acts as a prosecutor in such cases, said no court date is set for Masino, and that there is no timetable for handling the case. The matter initally was in Suwanee Municipal …
Friday, August 5, 2011
Masino, a former Suwanee mayor, was arrested for DUI late Wednesday.
Gwinnett Chamber VP Nick Masino apparently was back on the job Friday, after an arrest on DUI charges late Wednesday in Suwanee. Masino's Twitter account (@nickmasino) contained several posts dated Friday related to Gwinnett business. He could not be reached for comment via phone or email relating to the arrest by Suwanee Police. Masino, mayor of Suwanee from 2000-07, was jailed at the Gwinnett Detention Center late Wednesday; Suwanee Police observed his vehicle swerving on I-85 and later Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road before he pulled over to a Zaxby's restaurant. He did not complete a field sobriety test and was handcuffed and taken to jail. He was released on bond shortly after. The next stop for the arrest matter would be either Suwanee …
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Nick Masino, also a former Suwanee mayor, jailed and released on bond after his vehicle was initially observed on i-85.
Nick Masino, an executive with the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce and a former mayor of Suwanee, was booked into the Gwinnett Detention Center on Wednesday shortly after 10 p.m. on charges that include Driving Under the Influence. Masino, of a Yosemite Court address in Suwanee, was released on bond just before midnight Wednesday, jail records show. His vehicle initially was spotted swerving on I-85 South near the Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road exit by an off-duty Suwanee Police officer, who radioed dispatch, according to police records. Masino could not be reached for comment Thursday. Jim Maran, president and CEO of the Gwinnett Chamber, was in a meeting Thursday and unavailable for comment, chamber officials said. The arrest was made at the …
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
David Bowling is listed as registered agent for Settles Bridge Farm LLC.
Gwinnett County homebuilder David Bowling is listed as the registered agent for the legal entity that is suing former Suwanee Mayor Nick Masino and the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce over a failed land deal. The Georgia Secretary of State's office confirmed Bowling's involvement Monday. Limited Liability Companies in Georgia are required to register with that office. Bowling is a partner in Williams & Bowling Builders, which officially lists a Snellville address. His office number could not be reached Monday. Bowling's business partner, Brad Williams, also could not be reached for comment. It is not known whether Williams is also part of Settles Bridge Farm LLC, which filed a lawsuit last week in Gwinnett County Superior Court. The lawsuit …
Friday, June 10, 2011
Lawsuit filed over aborted property sale for Notre Dame Academy in Duluth. City Manager Marty Allen says he, not Nick Masino, sent e-mail about new school site to city officials.
Friday, June 10, 2011
Suwanee City Manager Marty Allen said Friday that Suwanee officials knew of a Duluth school's desire to build in the area in 2008 before speaking with former mayor Nick Masino about the matter. Allen said he had a discussion with Masino in 2008 involving Notre Dame Academy. But Allen said that language attributed to Masino in the matter in a recently filed lawsuit against him is "not true." Masino, now an executive with the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, could not be reached Friday to comment on a Gwinnett County Superior Court lawsuit that reportedly accuses him of improperly passing along proprietary information that resulted in an aborted land sale. The lawsuit was filed by Settles Bridge Farm LLC over now cancelled plans by Notre Dame …