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2019 Small Businesses of the Year

The Cobb Chamber of Commerce named Otter’s Chicken as the 2019 Small Business of the Year at the Chamber’s First Monday Breakfast, presented by LOUD Security Systems and S.A. White Oil Company.

Otter's Chicken is a family-friendly, sports-themed restaurant that strives to serve the absolute best chicken around, at a fair price and in a fun atmosphere. Since opening their doors nine years ago, every menu item is hand-breaded and prepared to order. All of Otter’s ingredients are sourced locally and are prepared fresh. Signature items, such as their batter and popular Otter Sauce, are homemade. Otter’s mission is to serve high-quality food at a reasonable price, while making lasting connections within their community.

“We believe that if we treat our employees the right way, they will treat our customers the right way,” said Will Peterson, owner. “We use that basic philosophy to make all of our decisions regarding our team.”

One way Otter’s Chicken outshines its competition is through its partnerships with local schools and non-profits, such as Still, Kemp and Cheatham Hill Elementary Schools; youth sports programs and community clubs; and numerous other local schools and organizations. Through these non-profit contributions, Partners in Education programs have benefited from sales percentage gifts, homeless mothers and children at Cobb Street Ministries have received meals and numerous elementary, middle and high school groups and teams have been served.

As the Chamber’s 2019 Small Business of the Year, Otter’s Chicken will compete in the state’s small business of the year competition.


2019 Top 25 Small Businesses of the Year

Congratulations to the following companies who were recently named the 2019 Top 25 Small Businesses of the Year:

  •  AquaGuard Foundation Solutions
  •  Mills Specialty Metals, LLC
  •  Artisan Custom Closets
  •  North Georgia Staffing
  •  Assured Comfort Heating Air & Plumbing
  •  Otter's Chicken
  •  Brookwood Christian School
  •  Poole's Pharmacy
  •  Deluxe Athletics
  •  DeNyse Companies
  •  Roam Innovative Workplace
  •  DynamiX
  •  SpeedPro Imaging Marietta
  •  Elder Law Firm
  •  Three-13 Salon, Spa & Boutique
  •  The Employment Law Solution:
     McFadden Davis
  •  Tom + Chee Kennesaw
  •  Fulfillment Strategies International, Inc.
  •  Vertisys
  •  Georgia Trade School
  •  Williamson Bros. Bar-B-Q
  •  InPrime Legal
  •  Yalo!
  •  The Marietta Local

2019 Businesses to Watch

The Businesses to Watch are Cobb’s brightest business stars and up-and-coming businesses—achieving incredible growth while launching just 3 years ago or less. Congratulations to the following companies:

  • About You Family Medicine
  • Afonza
  • Gator Pizza, LLC
  • Governors Gun Club Kennesaw
  • Little Red Bird Gifts