Loop Recruiting Named 2022 Georgia Small Business ROCK STARS Through Chamber Nomination

Posted By: Kathryn Freemon News Releases,

The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) announced its 2022 Small Business ROCK STARS and an Augusta area small business was named a winner. Congratulations to Jason Kennedy and Charlie Wall at Loop Recruiting. After being selected Augusta Metro Chamber’s 2021 Augusta’s Entrepreneur, Loop was nominated by the Chamber for the Georgia Small Business ROCK STARS award.


Six Georgia Small Business ROCK STARS were recognized for their unique and impactful work across their communities and the state through recorded videos, which feature GDEcD COO and Interim Deputy Commissioner of Global Commerce Brittany Young. The state’s Small Business ROCK STARS will also be featured on GDEcD’s Small Business Facebook and Twitter platforms throughout Georgia Small Business Week and highlighted by the Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA). Loop is the Region 7 - Augusta (Richmond County) winner and will feature a social media spotlight on Thursday, May 6. To view their individual blog post and featured video, please click here.


“Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, and our Small Business ROCK STARS truly illustrate the impact small businesses have on their communities,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “In diverse industry sectors and geographies, this year’s winners provide economic vitality, hope, and opportunities to Georgians across the state. We are excited to see where these companies go in the future, and I am thankful to the owners, and teams, who have worked tirelessly to make these companies into who they are.”


Small businesses make up 99.8% of all businesses in Georgia. The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Small Business team, along with the Georgia Economic Developers Association, created the Small Business ROCK STARS awards as a way to salute the risks, innovations, outreach, and impact of the state’s small businesses. Each of this year’s winners have fewer than 100 full-time employees, are involved in charitable programs in their communities, and were founded in the State of Georgia.


“As the majority of employers in Georgia, small businesses are vital to our economy and their local communities,” said GDEcD Deputy Commissioner for Global Commerce Brittany Young. “Operating a small business takes dedication, careful planning, and hard work, and we remain committed to helping small businesses across Georgia grow.”


For additional information about the Georgia Small Business ROCK STARS award, visit: georgia.org/rockstars.




Media Contact:

Kathryn Freemon, Communications Coordinator

Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce