September 2018 The Sparta Ambassador fdg Welcoming Businesses, Unifying the Community, Creating Possibilities. Professional Development: Provide the most effective training and management practices for members, their employees and the community. Keep the member- ship and community abreast of important information and trends that may affect business and industry. Serve as a vehicle for the membership to share best practices and address common concerns. Workforce Development: Engage the membership and the school district in business/education collaborations that ensure a strong, well prepared workforce pipeline for the community. Help members establish strong partnerships to attract, retain and develop young professionals as our future business leaders. Community Events: Provide programs that unite the community with a sense of pride that can demonstrate to the surrounding area that Sparta is a choice location to live, work and play. Collaborate with civic and other non-profit organization to further program that target quality of life. Tourism: Through the tourism committee, develop marketing strategies that target a diverse population that would be attracted to our natural outdoor beauty. Continue to be a choice destination for outdoor enthusiasts by expanding opportunities to showcase our trail systems. Develop digital, social and web presence that reaches younger demographics.