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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.

  • 2020 Small Business of the Year

  • The 2020 Small Business of the Year award was presented to It's About Time Boutique at the 81st Annual Meeting & Quarterly Luncheon on February 9, 2021.

    Despite the struggles 2020 brought to businesses, It's About Time Boutique pushed forward, invoked their creativity, and made 2020 their best year to date. When the store was forced to close due to COVID-19, they responded with a stronger push for online sales, which netted $60,000 in revenue. Upon reopening, It's About Time added nearly $500,000 to the local economy over the next seven months.

    Over the years, It's About Time Boutique has garnered six People's Choice Awards for the Best Shop in Bartow County through the Cartersville-Bartow County Convention and Visitors Bureau. They were also named the largest retailer in the nation in 2020 for two designer lines, Southern Gates and Wrendale Designs.

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


  • It's About Time Boutique, 2020 Small Business of the Year
  • It's About Time Boutique, 2020 Small Business of the Year​