Troy, Chamber partnership

Woody Woodside, president of the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce, signs the partnership with Lynn Chapman, Troy University’s Brunswick site coordinator.

The Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce recently entered into a partnership with Troy University that will allow the chamber’s members and employees to benefit from the educational opportunities offered at Troy’s Brunswick campus.

Troy University and the Chamber of Commerce signed a continued partnership to facilitate professional development and education of chamber members.

Troy University will provide tuition scholarships to all Chamber of Commerce employees, active members and the employees of active members, along with application fee waivers and transcript evaluation prior to application.

Woody Woodside, president of the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce, said Friday that these educational opportunities will benefit the local business community, as Troy offers many courses and degrees that can help local business members be successful.

“The more you’re educated, in this competitive environment and economy, the better,” he said. “We feel like it’s good to offer our business employees. It’s an opportunity that people should take advantage of.”

Troy University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, both in-class locally and online. Scholarships are applicable to all degree programs and certificate programs at all Troy University locations, including online offerings.

“One of the most exciting aspects of this partnership is that it provides the benefits for people who own or are employed by small businesses in our area who would not be included in a corporate partnership,” said Lynn Chapman, area coordinator for Troy University’s Brunswick site, located at 664 Scranton Road.

Troy University has been located in the Brunswick area for decades and has been an active member of the Chamber of Commerce and an active participant in many local events.

“Troy is honored to be able to bring this valuable opportunity to so many people who live and work in our area through this member-to-member benefit for the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce,” according to a press release.

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