President Paula Padgett

Owner of Alpha Drug Testing

Providing Workplace and Individual Drug & Alcohol Testing, DNA Paternity & Relationship Testing, and Background Check services. As a Drug Test Consultant, Paula can also assist companies with creating a company policy and implementing a Drug Free Workplace Program.

Paula is a graduate of the State University of West Georgia. She was employed for over 25 years with the UICI companies and served as Vice President in their Georgia and Oklahoma City divisions.

Paula is actively involved in the local communities and previously served 7 years on the Board of Directors of the Towns & Union Counties Habitat for Humanity affiliate.  Besides servicing as the current President of Tri-State Business Women Paula also sits on the Board of Directors of the Union County Family Connection, the Union County Anti-Drug Coalition, and the Southern Highlands Employer Committee.

Years Strong
Members and Growing
Different Businesses

Benefits of Membership

  • Be a part of a group that gives back to the community
  • Have the opportunity to be a speaker at a Tuesday meeting
  • Promote yourself in the TSBW member table at the Civic Center in Blairsville
  •  Automatically be a member of the Blairsville Union County Chamber of Commerce
  • Stay connected to the community through TSBW relationships
  • See educational programs that can benefit your business
  • Learn about community events & opportunities
  • Get support when starting a new business
  • Community visibility for you and your business
  • Mentor and network with others

Why Not Join Us?

Leadership — Education — Marketing — Support

Our vision and mission is to support one another in continuing success through education, networking and marketing.

If you are a woman in business in Union or a surrounding county in the Tri-State area, there is a place for you to receive support, gain leads, learn and spread the word of your practice or business in the area.

Meetings are held every Tuesday at G & G Bakery – 262 GA Hwy 515, Blairsville and begin promptly at 8:00am.  If you want breakfast please arrive a few minutes early to order your breakfast.  Feel free to join us any Tuesday morning.

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I have joined TSBW a year ago and have enjoyed spending my Tuesday mornings with this wonderful, diverse group of ladies. I have learned ways to grow or improve my business as well as heard from many community leaders or organizations. I would recommend this group to any woman in business looking to expand her… read more

I have been a member of Tri-State Business Women almost from the beginning.  It has been fun and interesting to see how it has changed and grown over the years.  I have met so many new women and made so many friends.  Learning from others in the group has benefited me personally and professionally.  I encourage any woman… read more