Georgia Names 4 Small Business ROCK STARS

Today officially kicks off Georgia Small Business Week, and we are excited to recognize our 2017 Small Business ROCK STARS!

These businesses exemplify what it means to not succeed in doing business in Georgia and take their growth to the next level. This year, four outstanding small businesses rose to the top and display Georgia’s commitment to remaining the most pro-business state in the nation.


Ecolink Inc. | DeKalb County

In business for 25 years, Ecolink Inc. is an industrial chemical manufacturer and distributor with an environmental mission of fewer and safer chemicals for workers and their communities. They were among the earliest pioneers in formulating chemicals with citrus terpene oil (citrus fruit skins) as alternatives to toxic and hazardous chemicals.


Atlas Turf International | Troup County

Atlas is the source for the highest quality warm season turfgrasses around the world. Extensive experience in the golf industry, knowledge of worldwide distribution channels, relationships with the leading turf experts, and alliances with the world’s premier golf associations give Atlas an unparalleled position in the global turfgrass market.


Atlanta Movie Tours | Fulton County

Since 2012, Atlanta Movie Tours has been providing a whole new way to see the city for visitors and locals alike. Their Tour Guides are experienced actors who have worked on set, giving you fascinating behind-the-scenes stories about productions like Captain America: Civil War, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, The Hunger Games franchise and The Walking Dead.


Sweet Grass Dairy | Thomas County

Sweet Grass Dairy produces high-quality, flavorful milk cheeses that are a true expression of their unique terroir. They utilize a New Zealand rotational grazing method and uphold the highest level of humane animal husbandry.

Georgia’s more than 650,000 small businesses have a huge impact in every community in our state.” -GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson

“These companies keep our economy thriving and help Georgia maintain its status at the No. 1 state in the nation in which to do business,” he said. “This is an incredible opportunity to put a spotlight on Georgia’s small businesses and highlight some of our fastest growing companies. It is an honor to congratulate this year’s winners for their hard work and dedication.”

We are proud of our 2017 Small Business ROCK STARS! Read the full press release here.

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