Susan Chandler (right) was recognized for her service to the community at Wednesday's
chamber meeting. Presenting the award was Jeff Mayo, chamber president.
The Sallisaw Chamber of Commerce honored Susan Chandler as its Member of the Month at Wednesday’s membership luncheon at the People Inc. Conference Center.
Chandler first came to Sallisaw in 1979 to manage her parent’s Sears Catalog store franchise until it was sold in 1988, and that’s when she began her 30-year career with National Bank of Sallisaw, working her way up from teller to new accounts rep to branch manager and finally vice president of consumer and mortgage lending at the time of her retirement in March of this year.
She was encouraged by other bank officers to become active in the community, and specifically with the local Chamber of Commerce. She is a longstanding member of the Sallisaw Women in Business organization, holding all offices; helped organize the local Relay for Life; and participates with United Way. She has served on the Sallisaw Education Foundation and participated as a teacher in the Junior Achievement Program. Chandler has also volunteered for Sallisaw’s Diamond Daze festival, and has helped her son organize the festival’s car show.
She and her husband, David, a 17-year-employee of the city’s maintenance department, have one son, Keith, owner of Chandler Collision Center, and two grandsons.
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