Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce Partners With Athens State University as First Chamber Learning Partner, Benefiting All Chamber Members

Dateline: August 14, 2023 – Athens State University is pleased to announce that it has entered into a new learning partnership with the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce, its first chamber learning partner. Benefits of learning partnerships include a 10% tuition discount on all classes, waived application fee, and complimentary evaluation of previously earned educational credits and training/professional certifications/portfolio for consideration of transfer credit. These benefits will extend to the parents, spouse, and children of the learning partner employee/member, including the employees of over 800 Decatur-Morgan County Chamber member organizations.

Founded in 1931 by the late Barrett C. Shelton, the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce serves as an advocate for business. The Chamber’s membership includes more than 800 businesses and industries, the majority of which are small to mid-sized businesses. The ultimate goal of the Chamber is to make Decatur-Morgan County a better place to live, work, and play.

“We are proud of the evolving partnership we have with Athens State University, sharing similar missions to improve our community through education, workforce development, and business growth,” said Decatur-Morgan County Chamber President & CEO Crystal Brown. “This learning partnership, which is a tuition discount program, will provide a valuable recruiting tool for our more than 800 Chamber members and allows us another way to connect our Chamber members and their employees to educational opportunities. We appreciate Athens State University’s commitment to investing in the future of our community and developing an additional pathway to achieve a higher education.”

The Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce joins a list of other corporate partners that can be found at

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