March 2018 The Sparta Ambassador Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce partnership provides Professional Development discounts for members Western Technical College is offering a Critical Core Employee Skills Training Series in Monroe County. Classes will alternate between their Sparta and Tomah Campuses. (See attached flier.) When registering use promo code: ChamberSparta and save $45 per person on the cost of tuition. The Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce appreciates its partnership with Western, enabling us to bring valuable professional development at a reduced cost. The Wisconsin Safety Council will be offering a course on Defensive Driving at Wisconsin Manufacturing and Commerce Headquarters in Madison on April 5. This is a 4-hour instructor-led course that reinforces fundamental defensive driving strategies and motivates drivers to change risky behind-the- wheel behaviors and attitudes. The course provides participants with the basic understanding and techniques to avoid motor vehicle incidents and collisions and reduce traffic violations. Participants will acquire the knowledge to recognize potential hazards and learn coping techniques to handle speeding, distracted, impaired, aggressive and fatigued driving, and various traffic and road conditions. The cost of the course is usually $100, but Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce members can save $20 by using the promo code: Chamber. Register here: https://www.wmc.org/event/defensive-driving-4hour- madison/ .