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Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Launches Enhanced Educational Partnership with DeVry University

 
by: Cameron Andrews
Posted: April 7, 2021

 

LONG BEACH...The Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has renewed its partnership with DeVry University as an education provider for the Chamber’s members. Since 2018, the Chamber has partnered with DeVry to offer education benefits program to the representatives (employees) of the member companies, to attend DeVry University or its Keller Graduate School of Management at a group tuition rate. 

The Chamber’s partnership with DeVry University aims to encourage continuous learning among employees of the Long Beach Area Chamber member organizations, helping to equip Long Beach’s leaders and future leaders to advance their education and prepare to grow into the next level in their career. 

DeVry and its Keller Graduate School of Management offer various certificate and degree programs in which member employees can enroll with a group tuition savings. Whether the ambition is to learn more about accounting or earn a Master’s degree in Business, Chamber member organization employees can pursue their professional and academic goals, developing new skillsets at the same time.

“DeVry University is an accredited university with a rich heritage in technology and founded on the basis that hands-on, applied learning advances education,” said Laura Knapp, center dean at DeVry University’s Long Beach campus. “We are proud to work with Long Beach Area Chamber member organizations to extend these education benefits to their employees. With our year-round academic calendar and online and hybrid modalities, students will be able to balance work, life and school, gaining new insights and knowledge they can apply to their job or career.”

The Long Beach Area Chamber is known for its unwavering commitment to providing businesses with leadership, education, and advocacy so that the Long Beach business community and overall economy continue to thrive and grow in the 21st century. Their key areas of focus include economic development, public policy, community development, member services, and political action. 

Jeremy Harris, Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce President/CEO stated, "Our partnership with DeVry University is an excellent opportunity for our entire membership to advance in their educational goals. DeVry has been a valued partner and member for over 25 years, and we greatly appreciate the Center Dean, Laura Knapp, for offering such a wonderful opportunity to Chamber members."


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