This week I sat down with Tobie Chandler, Office Administrator at the Blairsville-Union County Chamber of Commerce. Tobie is a top-notch office professional unlike any other! Here are her responses to some of our candid questions.
When did you start working with the Chamber?
I was fortunate to begin working at the Blairsville-Union County Chamber of Commerce on April18, 2011.
Tell us your favorite thing you do in your position?
My favorite thing to do in my position is EVERYTHING! I enjoy the daily variety of my job. Whether I am working with Chamber members, visitors, planning events, or writing our e-newsletters, there is always a good balance in my workload. If you really pressed me for ONE thing, I would say sharing the abundant beauty and activities our County offers to visitors.
Tell us about your most embarrassing Chamber moment?
My most embarrassing moment at the Chamber actually happened only a few weeks after I began my employment. I was processing incoming payments and had separated my check pile from my “stub” pile. As I was shredding all the stubs, I accidently picked up from the wrong pile and shredded a $2,000 check! Eeek! Ever since then I have been terrified of shredders!
What would people reading this be surprised to know about you?
Some people might be surprised to know that my favorite hobby is crochet. I cannot tell you that I’m very good at it, but I still love it! For me, crochet is a great way to relax in the evenings and I really enjoy seeing my finished projects.
When you aren’t working, what do you like to do?
When I am not working my passion is my family. Having a young daughter is like the whole world being new again. Just walking down our dirt road is an adventure through her little eyes which makes it an adventure to me too! Wherever I am and whatever I’m doing I am a happy woman if my daughter and husband are accompanying me.
I can be reached by phone at 706-745-5789 or email at email@example.com.