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  • Although Cartersville and Bartow County have a strong and impactful industrial base, the majority of jobs and investment in business in our community come from small business. The Small Business Council (SBC) is invested in the growth and development of small business through various programs, information, and offerings.

    The SBC partners with the Small Business Development Center through the University of Georgia to provide valuable seminars and lunch and learn programs on a variety of topics that can help small business owners run their business more efficiently and effectively as well as introduce them to resources available to help them succeed.

    View the website calendar for information on upcoming Chamber events. For more information, please contact the Director of Programs & Events.

  • 2023 Small Business of the Year

  • The 2023 Small Business of the Year award was presented to Nagel's Bagels at the 84th Annual Meeting & Quarterly Luncheon on February 6, 2024.

    In 2019, Rich and Kelly Nagel began baking their delicious bagels in their home. What started as a hobby for farmers markets soon turned into demand for local business. With determination, they built a certified commercial kitchen in their basement, sparking the journey that led to the creation of Nagel's Bagels as we know it today: a 3,600 square foot, full-service cafe and catering company. Their delicious bagels are baked fresh daily from scratch with quality ingredients, no preservatives, and nothing artificial.

    Nagel's Bagels has consistently shown exponential growth. This past year alone, they have successfully served more than 150,000 bagels, began opening 7 days a week, started offering catering, and added VW Bagel Bus events. It's no surprise that these accomplishments led to them receiving the prestigious Best of Georgia Regional Award in December 2023.

    Their accomplishments do not stop in the kitchen. Their community involvement and contributions to local charities showcase a commitment that goes beyond bagels. This past year, they have contributed an impactful amount in cash and in-kind donations to local charities, donated leftover bagels to local food drives, and have been active participants in the Cartersville community.

    Their mission is clear to make great tasting artisan bagels while creating an excellent customer service experience in an environment that will impact the community in such a way that every person feels seen, cared for, and fed. Congratulations again to Nagel's Bagels!




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  • Nagel's Bagels, 2023 Small Business of the Year
  • Nagel's Bagels, 2023 Small Business of the Year​