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New economic development director named for Troy University

Lynne Firmin George is the University's new Director of Economic Development and the IDEA Bank.

Lynne Firmin George is the University's new Director of Economic Development and the IDEA Bank.

Lynne Firmin George has been named Director of Economic Development and the IDEA Bank at Troy University.

George joined the University staff in 2018 as corporate relations coordinator and is an adjunct professor of Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management in the Sorrell College of Business.

Lynne Firmin George

She holds a Master of Business Administration…

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IDEA Bank has open house to give community, businesses a taste of the center for development

Troy University Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr. helps cut the ribbon on the newly renovated and working IDEA Bank on the Square in downtown Troy.

Troy University Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr. helps cut the ribbon on the newly renovated and working IDEA Bank on the Square in downtown Troy.

Troy University’s IDEA Bank and the Small Business Development Center at Troy University hosted an open house and ribbon cutting on Friday, April 9 as a way to introduce the communities in the Wiregrass to what both can offer the area.

The IDEA Bank, located on the Square in downtown Troy in a former bank…

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IDEA Bank is spurring student entrepreneurs in Troy Bank & Trust Entrepreneurship Program

Troy University students are growing their businesses through the Troy Bank & Trust Entrepreneurship Program and supported by the IDEA Bank.

Troy University students are growing their businesses through the Troy Bank & Trust Entrepreneurship Program and supported by the IDEA Bank.

For eight Troy University students, the IDEA Bank on the square in downtown Troy is an important building block for their start-up businesses.

The students – all part of the Troy Bank and Trust Entrepreneurship Program at Troy University – earn a minor in entrepreneurship and come from all academic majors, not just business-related ones….

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Small Business Development Center has new director

Troy University's IDEA Bank on the Square in downtown Troy is home to the Small Business Development Center at Troy University. (TROY photo/Mark Moseley)
 

Juliana Bolivar has been named director of the Small Business Development Center at Troy University.

Juliana Bolivar Sanchez

She joins the TROY team with a background in small business development, operations, brand development and marketing.

“Juliana brings energy and experience to the SBDC that will enable Troy University to better serve small businesses in our area,” said Walter Givhan,…

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