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16.09.2020 18:45 Age: 41 days

Forsyth County Chamber and University of North Georgia Partner to Support Local Businesses


The Forsyth County Chamber and the University of North Georgia (UNG) have joined forces to provide pro bono consultations to Forsyth County businesses in a new initiative called Profs for FoCo.

Profs for FoCo aims to help business owners and their management staff navigate the constant and changing challenges of doing business in this time. The program matches a UNG Mike Cottrell College of Business faculty member with a business leader for short consulting appointments. These conversations aim to address each business’ most critical needs- all at no charge.

At this time, more than twenty professors have signed on to the program with areas of expertise ranging from digital communication to small business financing.

“The Mike Cottrell College of Business is uniquely positioned to serve as a resource for businesses in our region and beyond,” according to Dr. Mary Gowan, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Dean of the College. “In fact, in the midst of the uncertainty faced by so many for profit and not-for-profit organizations around us, we believe that it is our responsibility to share our expertise in ways that will help these organizations navigate their way forward. Doing so creates a win-win situation for our region and opens doors for further engagement with the college.”

UNG is one of Georgia’s largest public universities. With more than 100 programs of study, it was ranked one of the top 25 public universities in the South by the U.S. News & World Report.

“Profs for FoCo clearly demonstrates the level of partnership that exists between Forsyth County’s educational institutions and the private business sector,” commented James McCoy, President & CEO of the Forsyth County Chamber. “We are excited to elevate this partnership to a new level with this program.”

The Chamber’s mission is to advance positive business growth and community partnerships to promote a superior quality of life in Forsyth County.

For more information about the Profs for FoCo program and/or to set up an appointment, please visit www.profsforfoco.org or e-mail the Forsyth County Chamber’s Vice President of Community Engagement, Laura Stewart, at lstewart@focochamber.org.