Nominees Announced for 2017 – VIA Awards Celebrating the diversity and accomplishments of its members, the Valley Industry Association recognizes the contributions made within its ranks.

by | Sep 28, 2017 | Community

 Nominations were announced for the Valley Industry Association’s 2017 VIA Awards to be presented at the VIA BASH gala on Friday, October 27 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia. Each year, VIA celebrates the diversity and accomplishments of its members. Awards are given to those individuals and members of distinction deserving in one of three categories. Winners will be announced at the October 27 gala.
The Connie Worden-Roberts Volunteer of the Year Award
This is awarded to an individual affiliated with VIA and is a member in good standing for a minimum of two years and has demonstrated strong support of the organization through committee involvement or chairmanship, member recruitment, fundraising and/or the creation of increased visibility for the organization. This member will have been an active member of one or more VIA Committees for no less than two years, and have made major volunteer contributions to the organization.
The Nominees are:
• Hillary Broadwater, QM Design Group
• Jerry Buckley, College of the Canyons
• John Fortman, LBW Insurance & Financial Services
• Laura Kirchhoff, American Diabetes Association
• Connie McCoy, California Bank & Trust
• Sue Reynolds, William S. Hart Union High School District
• Chris Schrage, LBW Insurance & Financial Services
• Kim Thomson, Santa Clarita Valley Relocation Services
VIA Rising Star Award
This is awarded to a VIA member for no less than 12 months, this company will have shown substantial new growth and visibility through the development and launch of a new product or service, significant increases in job creation and/or building expansion.
The Nominees are:
• American Diabetes Association
• Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital
• InsideSCV Magazine
• Point of View Communications
• SCV Senior Center
VIA Business of the Year Award
This is awarded to a cornerstone VIA member business affiliated with VIA for no less than five years and has demonstrated consistent support not only for the organization but to the business community and the Santa Clarita Valley as a whole.
The Nonimees are:
• Advanced Audiology
• Comfort Keepers
• Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital
• Jersey Mike’s Subs
• LBW Insurance & Financial Services
• The Magazine of Santa Clarita/élite Magazine
For more information, contact the VIA office at or phone, 661-294-8088.




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