The Chamber Ambassador Program is a membership outreach and retention program designed to involve and inform all Chamber members. Ambassadors are volunteers who, on behalf of the Chamber, make good will calls to encourage strong continuing membership and active support of Chamber programs. Our select group of Ambassadors attend Chamber events such as dedications, ribbon cuttings, and Business After Hours socials, and enjoy the benefits of continued networking opportunities and close involvement with the community.
If you are interested in being an Ambassador, please contact the Chamber at 706-745-5789 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alysia Hargus, Ambassador of 4th Quarter 2020
Phone: 706-994-9711Alysia Hargus has been a member of the Blairsville - Union County Chamber of Commerce since 2013 , serving as a Chamber Ambassador for the Blairsville - Union County Chamber of Commerce since 2016 and served as Ambassador Team Leader for three years. Alysia is a professional photographer, operating Alysia Hargus Photography. Alysia’s photography services include portraits, sports photography, concert photography and commercial projects. Alysia is active in the community, as well. She is a member of Tri-State Business Women, Mountain Networking Referral Group, and serves as Publicity Officer for the Union County Saddle Club.
Keltsey Lee is one of the Internal Care Coordinators at Comfort Keepers of Blairsville, GA. Keltsey has a passion for caring for people. She knows that care is not “one-size-fits-all” and understands the need to tailor care needs for every situation and every person. In 2014 Keltsey joined the Comfort Keepers team as a caregiver in the field. In 2015 she assumed a full-time role in the office and in 2019 she moved forward as the lead ICC. The role of Internal Care Coordinator allows Keltsey to be in direct contact with clients, employees, marketing and part of the recruitment team. Keltsey acts as a liaison between clients and staff. She is also part of their recruiting team and works part of the time in our Franklin NC office.
Keltsey is a life-long resident of Union County and resides here with her husband, Brandon. When not working, Keltsey enjoys hiking, kayaking and spending time with her family in our beautiful Union County and surrounding areas.
Phone: (706) 835-1385
Ginny Gurley, Ambassador Emeritus
Phone: (706) 745-2151
Phone: (706) 835-2607
Crystal Potter is the External Care Coordinator and LPN at Comfort Keepers of Blairsville, GA. She has been with Comfort Keepers since 2011. Crystal began her role as the ECC in 2019. As an ECC, her job entails developing and maintaining professional relationships with referral sources and potential clients. She also works closely with the Internal Care Coordinators at Comfort Keepers to ensure the best client experience and care.
Originally from Florida, Crystal moved to north Georgia in 1992 and has been in Union County since 2000. She has two children, Gavin and Karson, and enjoys any time she spends with them. She enjoys kayaking, camping, and spending time with friends and family.
Phone: (706) 835-3960
Shannon Larsen is a (mostly) lifelong resident of Union County and has been in the medical sales and marketing field for most of her career. She is currently the Volunteer Coordinator for Homestead Hospice based out of Blairsville. As Volunteer Coordinator, she is responsible for the recruitment and retention of Hospice Volunteers for 9 counties in North East Georgia.
Shannon is a devoted mother to 15 year old Ethan and 11 year old Ashlynn and a rambunctious Band and Cheer mom, respectively. She also serves as the Band Booster Treasurer. She loves the outdoors, and you will likely find her on the weekends taking advantage of our beautiful surroundings hiking, camping or kayaking with her kids and dear friends.
Phone: (404) 919-0537
An inspiring leader and creative problem solver with a passion for people and a vision for creating experiences that will produce long-term positive results for individuals, groups and teams. Adaptable team player who looks to understand everyone’s needs in a challenging situation then find a win-win solution. An energetic motivator and diplomatic negotiator who positively influences others to achieve results
Phone: (706) 745-8097Sharon Davis, a retired educator, is currently a realtor with Grits & Tackle Realty in GA and Appalachian Mountain and Lake Properties, LLC in NC. She has been a member of the Chamber since she and her fiancé moved to the beautiful North Ga Mountains to be near her only grandchild. Sharon is an alumni of Leadership Union and involved in Blairsville’s Kiwanis Club. She looks forward to serving in her community as an ambassador to this wonderful small town in the mountains!
Missy Mashburn - Ambassador Team Leader
Phone: (706) 745-5101
Missy Mashburn is the Community Liaison for Mountain Home Health Services. She has worked in home health for 29 years. Her passion is helping others and assisting patients and families to get the in home care needed to recover and rehabilitate at home.
She and her husband, Morris, have been married 27 years and they have been blessed with two step sons and a daughter-in law, Matthew, Katie and Adam. Missy has 3 wonderful grand-kids, Chloe Max and Iris.
Her hobbies include reading and outside activities. She loves spending time with her grand-kids. Missy's favorite place to be is at the beach--ANYWHERE-ANYTIME.
Phone: (706) 745-7101
Cathy is the current Operations Manager of Habitat for Humanity, Towns/Union Counties, Inc., in Blairsville. Cathy's family owns The Vacuum Store, which has been a Chamber member for 21 years. Two of her years serving as an ambassador have been as the Ambassador Team Leader. Cathy has a Bachelor's Degree in English/Secondary Education, and is a 2016 Graduate of Leadership Union. Through the years, she has been on the Board of Directors with Habitat, a volunteer with the Women's Enrichment Center, a softball coach with the Union County Rec Department, and a Sunday School Teacher. Currently, she is connected with the Downtown Development Authority, and acts as a liaison between Habitat and both Towns and Union Counties. She is on the Board of Directors of the Taste of the Mountains.
Paula Pendleton, Ambassador Emeritus
Phone: (706) 745-2606
Phone: (706) 897-0245
Roberta has been a Mary Kay Ind. Beauty Consultant for 23 yrs (She won't share her age but... over 50), She has used Mary Kay products for over 40 years. Roberta is also Ambassador for The Mary Kay Foundation.The MKF was founded in 1996, and its mission is two-fold: to fund research for cancers affecting women and to help prevent domestic violence. She is the Co-Founder of the Adopt-a-Grandparent Community Outreach program since 2013 and honored to be Ambassador for the Blairsville Union County Chamber of Commerce. When you purchase your skincare products and color cosmetics from her business you're purchasing from a direct sale business that is manufactured here the USA. That means her inventory is HER inventory and your purchase is directly from her - A LOCAL BUSINESS. We all know how important it is to support local businesses. Customer service has always been her number one priority. Treat yourself and call Roberta today to schedule your personal appointment 706.897.0245. Share Your Smile - You're Beautiful!
Phone: (770) 789-2044
Kitty Mauzy (Board Member)
Teressa Katherine Grzelak
As a certified LifeMastery Consultant with the Brave Thinking Institute: The Premier Training Center for Transformational Coaching, Teressa can help you create a life that you love living. Teressa specializes in helping individuals re-discover their dreams, their life purpose, accelerate their results and create a richer, more fulfilling life. For over 20 years in the healthcare field and over 15 years studying and implementing transformational success principles, and as a sought-after trainer/mentor, Teressa's coaching program helps men and woman breakthrough limitations and achieve greater results in health, relationships, vocation, money and time than they have known before. If you are looking to gain clarity, confidence, and achieve your next level of success, while enjoying the highest levels of fulfillment in life than Teressa's coaching program can, and will, get you there!
Owner of Blue Hills Entertainment which provides DJ services for all occasions, Chris has been in the entertainment business for over 25 years as a musician and DJ. He is also a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant and provides home health care to Union County residents through Amedisys Home Health Services.
Chris lives in Blairsville with his lovely wife, Ivy and son, Carson and is expecting another son in June 2021. They attend church at House of Prayer and enjoy participating in community events, hiking in the mountains and playing music together. Chris is honored to serve as a Chamber Ambassador and is dedicated to investing in the great area of Union County and the small town businesses.