Press Release

Urbana University & Troy Area Chamber of Commerce Partner to Help Ensure Economic Prosperity


Sherry Mercurio
Director of Communications and Public Relations
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Urbana, OH (September 12, 2018)

Urbana University, a branch campus of Franklin University is proud to announce the expansion of its UrbanaWORKS employer partnership program through its newest partnership with the Troy Area Chamber of Commerce.

Through today’s announcement, Troy Area Chamber of Commerce members have access to a tuition discount to Franklin University and its branch campus Urbana University, as well as access to a generous scholarship for employee dependents to attend Urbana University as a full-time resident student.

Chamber members can use their tuition discount toward associate and bachelor’s degrees in programs such as business administration​​, public administration​​, accounting, HR, marketing,​​ IT and computer science​​. In addition, Troy Area Chamber of Commerce members can apply their tuition toward master’s and certificate programs such as the​​ Master of Business Administration​​, Master of Public Administration​​, and Master of Marketing and Communication.

With a growing portion of future jobs predicted to require highly developed talent, developing internal talent not only proves more cost effective, it maximizes employee satisfaction and performance while minimizing turnover and knowledge loss.

By providing financial access to education through its partnership with Urbana University, the Troy Area Chamber of Commerce adds to the area’s economic prosperity by arming its members create a highly engaged, more productive workforce to enhance organizational reputation, create or maintain a competitive edge, and boost the bottom line.

About the Troy Area Chamber of Commerce
The Troy Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit that for nearly 80 years has existed to support the local business community. Advocating for over 400 member businesses, the Chamber  engages with local, state and national elected officials to promote strong business practices.  Offering cost saving programs like energy and workers compensation discounts , as well as leadership programs and marketing opportunities to support the success of local business. 

About Urbana University - A Branch Campus of Franklin University

Urbana University, a branch campus of Franklin University, prepares students for successful and professional careers within a caring and supportive environment. Regionally well known for education and teacher preparation programs, Urbana was founded in 1850 and acquired by Franklin in 2014. Urbana’s 128-acre, residential campus nestled in heart of Ohio provides a background for students actively engaged in campus activities through 20 student-led academic, professional, performing arts, social and service organizations. Blue Knights athletics includes 17 NCAA Division II sports and three intercollegiate club sports. Urbana University is a division of Franklin University, which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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