The Blairsville-Union County
Chamber of Commerce

is a nonprofit, membership-based organization of local business people and individuals who work to promote the business-friendly environment of our community. Governed by a board of directors, the Blairsville-Union County Chamber coordinates the talents and energies of business, industry and individuals to make our county a better place to live, to work and to visit.

Meet our Staff & Board

The Blairsville-Union County Chamber is led by an elected Board of Directors who set the policies for the organization. A professional staff implement the Board’s policies and objectives on a day-to-day basis. Contact our staff for further information on working, living, or visiting Blairsville-Union County and the surrounding area.

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    Chris Collins

    CHAIR

    Carter Insurance & Investments

    706-745-7359

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    Chris Wadle

    IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR

    Lamin-x Protective Films

    706-955-0677

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    Daniel Liberatore

    CHAIR

    Chick-fil-A – Owner/Operator

    706-745-0515

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    Tony Dyer

    TREASURER

    South State Bank
    Senior Vice President

    706-258-4066

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    Michael Gay

    SECRETARY

    Union General Hospital, Inc.

    706-745-2111

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    Lamar Paris

    SOLE COMMISSIONER

    Union County Government

    706-439-6000

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    Mitch Griggs

    Union County Development Authority

    Union County Development Authority

    706-745-4500

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    David Murphy

    Union County Board of Education

    Assistant Superintendent

    706-745-2322

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    Darren Harper

    Downtown Development Authority

    Union County Government

    706-439-6000

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    Jody Atkins

    Dixie Confexions, LLC

    Owner/Operator,
    Dixie Confexions, LLC

    762-448-9077

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    Dana Nelson

    Coldwell Banker High Country Realty

    Coldwell Banker High Country Realty

    706-745-3500

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    Jim Conley

    City Mayor

    City of Blairsville

    706-745-2000

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    Cory Payne

    Advanced Digital Cable, Inc.

    Advanced Digital Cable, Inc.

    800-343-2579

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    Buck Levins

    Support Member

    Support Member

    706-439-6027

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    Kitty Mauzy

    United Community Bank

    United Community Bank

    706-439-2185


Chamber Staff

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    Steve Rowe

    President

    706-745-5789

    president@blairsvillechamber.com

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    Crystal Wagner

    Director Operations & Marketing

    706-745-5789

    crystal@blairsvillechamber.com

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    Sheila Freeman

    Information Specialist

    706-745-5789

    info@blairsvillechamber.com

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    Jessica Walker

    Membership Coordinator

    706-745-5789

    jessica@blairsvillechamber.com

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    Randi Stewart

    Events Coordinator

    706-745-5789

    randi@blairsvillechamber.com


The Blairsville-Union County Chamber Ambassadors 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 membership@blairsvillechamber.com.

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    Missy Mashburn

    Ambassador Chair

    Mountain Home Health Services

    706-745-5101

    Missy Mashburn is the community liaison for Mountain Home Health Services. She has worked in home health for 28 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 26 years and they have been blessed with two stepsons and a daughter-in law, Matthew, Katie and Adam. Missy has three wonderful grandkids, Chloe, Max and Iris.

    Her hobbies include reading and outside activities. She loves spending time with her grandkids. Missy's favorite place to be is at the beach--ANYWHERE-ANYTIME.

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    Chris Cote

    Blue Hills Entertainment, Owner


    Owner of Blue Hills Entertainment which provides DJ services for all occasions. He 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.

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    Teressa Grzelak

    Live Your Magic, LLC, Life Mastery Consultant


    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 that 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! Email Teressa at TeressaGrzelak.LifeMasteryConsultant.com to learn more about how you can achieve your dreams a create a life you absolutely love living!

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    Darryl Flake

    House of Prayer Interdenominational Church, Inc., Associate Pastor/Education Director


    Darryl has been employed as a Pastor at House of Prayer Church in Blairsville since October 1999. He enjoys singing, serving in the local church and community, fishing and hunting. He has been a follower of Jesus Christ since he was 8 years old and is a Tampa Bay Buccaneer fan.

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    Alysia Hargus

    Alysia Hargus Photography, Photographer

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    Cathy Wheeler

    Habitat for Humanity of Towns/Union Counties, Operations Manager


    Current Operations Manager of Habitat for Humanity, Towns/Union Counties, Inc., in Blairsville. She has been a Chamber Ambassador before, and was even the Chairperson of the Ambassadors for two years. Cathy's family owns The Vacuum Store, which has been a Chamber member for 21 years. She 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 Lake Chatuge Chamber of Commerce and also the Taste of the Mountains.

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    Keltsey Lee

    Comfort Keepers

    706-835-2607

    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 the Franklin, N.C. office.

    Keltsey is a lifelong 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.

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    Deanna Myers

    Edward Jones - Oleg Malyshev,

    Financial Advisor

    706-835-1385

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    Crystal Potter

    Comfort Keepers

    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.

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    Shannon Larsen

    Volunteer Coordinator - Homestead Hospice

    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 nine counties in Northeast 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.

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    Sharon Davis

    Realtor - Grits & Tackle Realty

    706-745-8097

    Sharon Davis, a retired educator, is currently a realtor with Grits & Tackle Realty in Goergia. 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! She recently just opened her own Bookstore, Book Bound Bookstore here in Blairsville.

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    Katie Mashburn

    Harry Norman Realtors-Blairsville

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    Gene Boyd

    Engagement Solutions LLC, Founder Engagement Solutions

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    Sharon Arnold

    United Community Bank, Union County, Marketing Assistant


    Sharon has worked at United Community Bank as a Customer Service Representative and has been with UCB for 22 years. She has lived in Blairsville for 26 years and is married to David Arnold, the General Manager at Panel-Built. She has 2 wonderful daughter’s, Alyssa is 23 and is attending college in Ogden, Utah. Her other daughter, Aladriel is 20 and she is attending college in Athens, GA. Sharon is a huge New York Yankee fan and have attended several baseball games in the big City with Aladriel (my Yankee buddy). She has 2 dogs, that are named after Yankee players, one is Matsui and the other is Joba!! Sharon enjoys running every day and her goal one day is to run the New York City Marathon. Sharon and her husband have a home on St. Simons Island, Georgia and that is where they like to spend our vacations and plan to retire and spend 6 months in Blairsville and 6 months at the beach.

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    Roberta Ford

    Mary Kay Beauty Consultant

    706-897-0245

    As previous Chief Administrator of Ford Security & Communications and Gift Baskets of Joy Owner and current business owner of Mary Kay Cosmetics, Roberta has 39 years of combined experience with marketing, sales and public relations. Roberta also currently works at Panel Built as well. She loves being involved in the community to meet new people, trying to promote Union County more and being involved with business’ in the community!

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    Sharon Penner

    Origami Owl, Independent Designer #3027

    770-789-2044

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    Kitty Mauzy (Board Member)

    United Community Bank

    706-439-2185


    Kitty is a native Floridian who retired from a 30 year banking career with BBVA Compass in Destin Florida, to relocate to the North GA Mountains, and start up a second career with United Community Bank as a Mortgage Lender She and her husband of 31 years bought a second home up in the mountains and kept finding it harder and harder to leave, so they decided to make it their Primary Residence. In her spare time - Kitty is an avid fisherwoman and has been practicing her freshwater fishing skills up here on the lakes of North GA……She also enjoys riding the mountain roads in her jeep with her husband looking for antique shops along the way. She is a Chamber Board Member and is the “Chair” of the Non Dues Revenue Committee. She is also the 2021 affiliate for the North GA Board of Realtors as well as a member of Mountain Network Referral Group. She enjoys going to Ribbon Cuttings and being an active member in the community.