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8/10/2020 SBOY
Three-13 Salon, Spa & Boutique Named 2020 Small Business of the Year

Today, the Cobb Chamber named Three-13 Salon, Spa & Boutique the 2020 Small Business of the Year at the its Small Business of the Year Awards event, presented by LOUD Security Systems and S.A. White Oil Company.

Three-13 Salon, Spa & Boutique recently celebrated 46 years as trailblazers in the beauty salon industry providing a world-class, full-service experience. The Marietta-based salon and spa is proud to offer a complete staff of highly-trained service professionals, and complete hair extension and spa departments. Three-13 has built a brand and culture that boasts the qualities of innovation, integrity, and quality—and remain committed to professional services and client satisfaction.

With a motto of “Be Your Best You,” Three-13 welcomes in partners, employees and customers from every imaginable background with open arms. They also host an annual “Angels of Life” event, which has raised awareness and $560,000 over the past nine years for The Georgia Transplant Foundation, an organization near and dear to managing partner Lester Crowell, whose own two heart transplants have given him new life and determination.

Committed to innovation, creating a welcome atmosphere and working closely within their community, partners Lester Crowell Jr., Marian Crowell, and Joseph Tony Lacey are excited for the future of business in Cobb County.

As the Chamber’s 2020 Small Business of the Year, Three-13 Salon, Spa & Boutique will compete in the state’s small business of the year competition. 

Competitive Application and Selection Process

To be considered for the Top 25 Small Businesses of Year, each hopeful submits an application to the Cobb Chamber. The applicants must prove an increase in sales or unit volume, provide examples of innovation, discuss adversity and challenges, and thoroughly detail their community involvement. Applications are analyzed and considered by a group of independent community business leaders and affiliates of the Small Business Administration.

After all of the submitted applications are judged and rated, five finalists are selected based on their numerical score. The five finalists are then put through a second step in the application process – a site visit by a panel of judges. The visit is meant to be a fresh, in-person opportunity to present the ideals, practices, values and day-to-day operations discussed in their initial application.

2020 Top 25 Small Businesses of the Year

The Cobb Chamber honored the following Top 25 Small Businesses at the 2020 Small Business of the Year Awards:

  • All Roof Solutions
  • Artisan Custom Closets
  • Brookwood Christian School
  • CFO Navigator
  • CROFT & Associates
  • Deluxe Athletics, LLC
  • Digital Yalo
  • DynamiX
  • Eclipse Networks, Inc.
  • Fulfillment Strategies International, Inc.
  • Georgia Trade School
  • Governors Gun Club
  • id8 Agency         
  • InPrime Legal
  • Janice Overbeck Real Estate Team
  • K. Mike Whittle Designs Inc.
  • Manay CPA, Inc.
  • Mills Specialty Metals, LLC
  • The Partnership of Atlanta, Inc.
  • Ruby-Collins, Inc.
  • Southeastern Engineering, Inc.
  • Stablegold Hospitality, LLC
  • Three-13 Salon, Spa & Boutique
  • Vertisys
  • Win-Tech, Inc.

Small Business Hall of Fame

The 2019 Small Business of the Year, Otter’s Chicken, was also honored during the awards program. The reigning small business of the year is inducted into the Small Business Hall of Fame, which includes all county and state winners of the Small Business of the Year award from Cobb County since 1982. The full list of Small Business Hall of Fame honorees can be found at


2020 Businesses to Watch

In order to recognize the impressive accomplishments of many new Cobb businesses, the Cobb Chamber expanded its Small Business of the Year program to include the Businesses To Watch awards presentation. These are businesses that have launched less than three years ago and have already achieved substantial growth. The 2020 Businesses To Watch are:


  • The Auto Accident Attorneys Group
  • BaseCamp at Kennesaw Mountain
  • Chinese Southern Belle LLC
  • Studio Bungee

Sponsors for the 2020 Small Businesses of the Year awards included Marquee Sponsor, Superior Plumbing; Presenting Sponsors, LOUD Security Systems and S.A. White Oil Company; Award Sponsor, Fifth Third Bank; Business to Watch Sponsor, Polk Group; Hall of Fame Sponsor, UGA Small Business Development Center at KSU; Gold Sponsors, Cadence Bank, Dalziel Employment Law, Gardner Groff and InfoMart; Silver Sponsors, Corporate Environmental Risk Management and The Service Fort; Host Sponsor, Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre; Catering Sponsor, Delaware North; Production Sponsor, Next Page Event Services; and Tables Sponsor, Peachtree Tents & Events.