In This Issue • • • • • Introductions Member News From the Chief Executive Officer Event News News From Fort McCoy April 2017 The Sparta Ambassador Welcome to our New Media & Events Coordinator We are happy to announce that Holly Carlson accepted the Media and Event Coordinator position for the Chamber of Commerce. Her background includes an Associates degree in Photographic Imaging, a Bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing. Holly has professional background in event planning and relationship building. A word from Holly: Hello! I am a recent addition to the Sparta Area, after moving from Michigan with my husband and three children. I enjoy being outside with my family and puppy, hiking, and gardening. I am passionate about community and excited to bring new ideas to attract tourists, build relationships, and create memorable events to Sparta. Membership News We believe that by offering training opportunities, fostering strong partnerships and creating new opportunities, it is possible to enhance our city’s economic well-being. This is all made possible because of your support. Thank you again for putting your trust in the Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce. We have created an Online survey for you to fill out to help us improve our service to you. We will be sending one out and ask that you take a moment to give us your feedback. There is a great article available, “Why Join Your Local Chamber of Commerce”, describing the advantages of membership that I thought was worth checking out. It highlights just how important membership is to the consumer.