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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 comes 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 Programs & Events Coordinator.

  • 2021 Small Business of the Year

  • The 2021 Small Business of the Year award was presented to Southern Cove at the 82nd Annual Meeting & Quarterly Luncheon on February 8, 2022.

    Jayson and Buddy Frederick started their business in 2017 selling Amazon return items on Facebook, at flea markets, and from the trunk of their car. What began as a humble operation with, at one time, only 16 dollars in their bank account, has now become a multi-million dollar business in the heart of downtown Cartersville.

    Southern Cove now carries a unique blend and vast array of gifts and apparel, including their own in-house designed clothing line, symbolized by the iconic lighthouse. 2020 was a record sales year for Southern Cove and 2021 saw approximately 40% additional sales growth. With that growth came a desire to support the community through increased employment and contributions to local non-profits, businesses, and school systems.

    The Southern Cove story is one of success through perseverance, determination, and the willingness to dream big.

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  • Ties to Tattoos: Managing Across Generations Lunch & Learn taught by Dr. Tina Brush.


  • Southern Cove, 2021 Small Business of the Year
  • Southern Cove, 2021 Small Business of the Year​