LeeBrant Jewelers moves to new quarters

LeeBrant Jewelers, a fixture in Sandy Springs for 15 years, has moved into a new 15,000-square-foot, two-story building at 127 Perimeter Center West, about two miles from its former home at Abernathy and Roswell roads.

The new store offers an expanded showroom, private spaces for entertaining, a Rolex-designed service center, a Gem Institute of America-equipped gem laboratory, and a jewelry repair and custom design shop complete with a laser welder.

LeeBrant Jewelers sells traditional and contemporary fine jewelry, specializing in diamonds and other precious and colored stones set in gold, platinum or silver. The store also sells and services Rolex and other fine watches.

“Lee and I have been talking about owning our own building for years,” said Brant Bateman, who owns LeeBrant Jewelers with Lee Eskridge. “We wanted to have the latest innovations and full-service capabilities for fine jewelry sales, design and repair that there just wasn’t room for in our old store. We had outgrown our previous space, so the time was right.”

LeeBrant will initially use 12,000 square feet of the building and try to lease out the remaining 3,000 square feet, possibly to a high-fashion clothier.

Chamber plans business expo

The Sandy Springs/Perimeter Chamber of Commerce will hold its first business expo Friday, March 6, to provide its members and other businesses an arena to connect with hundreds of potential customers.

The business expo is expected to draw some 100 exhibitors at the Westin Atlanta North hotel, 7 Concourse Parkway in Sandy Springs. The hours will be 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Georgia Power Chief Operating Officer Tom Fanning will be the keynote speaker for the monthly Chamber breakfast from 8 to 9 a.m. Dale Matschullat, senior vice president/general counsel for Newell Rubbermaid, will be the keynote speaker for the VIP luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. There will be several seminars from 10 a.m. to noon.

Chamber members can purchase booth space for $300. The nonmember cost is $550. Sponsorship packages also are available, starting at $750 for a Silver Sponsor.

For more information, contact Lindsay Kling at 404-255-5351 or lindsay@sandysprings.org.

13th cardiologist joins practice

Piedmont Heart Institute Physicians at Perimeter has added cardiologist Richard Everette Browne to its medical team.

Browne has more than 10 years’ experience. He joins Drs. W. Stanley Arnold, Jaime Burkle, Victor Corrigan, Winston Gandy, Robert Hoff, William Knapp, William Knopf, Kenneth McGrath Jr., Stephen Prater, Nirav Raval, Lawrence Simpson and Stuart Toporoff.

Browne earned his medical degree from Boston University and completed his internship and residency through Harvard Medical School at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He then completed his fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at the University of Virginia Medical Center, where he was chief cardiology fellow. He specializes in diagnostic cardiac catheterization, heart biopsy, nuclear cardiology and consultative cardiology.

The office is at 1140 Hammond Drive in the Perimeter Town Center Office Park and is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.