60 Seconds With Candace Boothby

by Clay Neely


Candace Boothby, President and CEO, Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce

Do you have your own personal business philosophy?

First, I strongly believe in stepping out of my comfort zone in the way I approach challenges. If I get too comfortable that makes me really uncomfortable. I try never to settle for “good enough” and push for the best possible result in any task. I think it’s so important to build relationships and to surround myself with good people. I like the saying “It’s not your aptitude that determines your altitude; it’s your attitude.”

What’s the best business lesson you’ve learned?

This might sound a little trite but it’s important for me to remember it daily. Always, always put forth your very best effort in every job and pay attention to details. I’m notorious for reminding my staff that “the devil is in the details!” As an example, the Newnan-Coweta Chamber was awarded Five Star Accreditation by the U.S. Chamber this year, putting us in the top 1 percent of all chambers nationally. This was the result of many community and chamber leaders over several years doing the best job possible as a team. We could never have accomplished this without drilling down to the core of a multitude of business practices and today, our chamber has been recognized as a peak performing organization.

What do you enjoy most in your spare time?

Since I don’t have too much spare time while I’m working, I like to travel to exotic, interesting places when I can. I have a group of fun friends and family who also love to travel and together we’ve been to numerous domestic locations as well as Alaska, China, and Ireland and are really looking forward to going to Tuscany, Italy, next March. It’s just fantastic.

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