Small Business Person of the Year

Each year at the Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet, a local business member is honored as the Small Business Person of the Year. This award is made in recognition of the outstanding contributions by an entrepreneur in our community.

The Small Business Person of the Year Award recognizes a business leader who owns and operates a for-profit company that employs 50 or fewer full-time employees, bears principal responsibility for operations, who has experienced recent business growth, and who is involved in the development and growth of the Greater Dalton community. The application for the Small Business Person of the Year Award will be available in the fall.

2021 Winner: Krista Long

Owner, Raspberry Row

Chairman's Award

This award is presented by the Chairman of the Executive Board to a volunteer who demonstrated commitment to the Chamber during their year of service and this award is presented at the annual banquet.

2022 Winner: Zab Mendez (North Georgia National Bank) for his passion for helping others and being of service to others. Zab is always willing to help and is a true community leader and an asset to our community. 

Diplomat of the Year

The Chamber Diplomat of the Year is awarded annually to the Diplomat who has exhibited exceptional attendance and embodies the traits of a public relations ambassador. Diplomat of the Year is based on number of points acquired during the Chamber year and is awarded at our annual banquet. To participate in our Diplomat program, contact Beth Morrison at for more information. 

2022 Diplomat of the Year:
Purvi Patel (Dos Bros Fresh Mexican Grill)

Dalton Community Magazine

Welcome to Greater Dalton! Nestled along the I-75 corridor in the mountains of Northwest Georgia, this area is ideal for those who seek both metropolitan sophistication and small-town charm. We're the Floorcovering Capital of the World, and that means we're home to some big businesses. As you read this magazine, you'll also discover that our community offers a great deal more than that. All of these things come together to make Greater Dalton a unique place to live, work, play, and do business. Thanks for checking us out, and we hope you'll join us for a visit or a lifetime! 

Quality of Life

Click HERE for our Quality of Life 'directory' full of some of the reasons why Dalton/Whitfield is such a great place to live, work, and play!

You can also take a video tour of the City of Dalton by clicking HERE, or a video tour of Whitfield County by clicking HERE.