Archive for February, 2010

Federal Reserve Bank Joins VIA!

February 15, 2010 Leave a comment

Life is very busy!  With that in mind, I hope all of you were able to observe President’s Day today to celebrate some of our country’s great leaders.   As well, I trust you also enjoyed a special Valentines Day over the weekend. 

Please be reminded that the February VIA luncheon is scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, February 16 , 11:45 a.m. at the Valencia Country Club.  VIA is pleased to host an excellent keynote speaker:

Robb Woldman, AAP
Western Regional ACH Sales Specialist
Senior Account Officer, Business Development
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Just a few space remain available for the luncheon so I encourage you to RSVP if you have not already done so. 

Please Click here to RSVP:

Lunch and the program are $40 for members.  Non-members may attend at the member price during the month of February!

I look forward to seeing you tomorrow.



Happy Birthday VIA!

February 10, 2010 1 comment

The Valley Industrial Association of Santa Clarita is 29 years old!

Incorporated on February 9, 1981, VIA has changed in many ways since its humble beginning.  Originally a group of just 20 companies from the Valencia Industrial Center, VIA was created to push forth critical transportation initiatives.  That group discovered almost immediately that their collective voice was far more successful than each were individually. What an incredible incentive to grow!

VIA has had many faces over the years – all responding directly to the needs of our members.  CEO Forums, member surveys, and regular personal contact with our members have kept us in touch with pressing issues for business and firmly invested in providing real value to our membership. VIA BASH events showcasing members and local industry clusters, B2B Industry Shows, the creation of the Valencia Learning Center (which later became the Employee Training Institute at COC), regular luncheons, the Website Contest, Connecting to Success, and VIA STAR are all part of VIA’s vibrant history and ongoing value for business.

In reflection, I think VIA’s truest value is and has always been its remarkable flexibility in serving its members.  The ability to review, reflect, evaluate and effect necessary change quickly is the trademark of a strong organization and one of VIA’s core philosophies.   I thank you for your ongoing support and your membership, and…..

Happy Birthday VIA!

Kathy Norris

Categories: Uncategorized

The inaugural VIA ROCKS! event did just that!

February 5, 2010 Leave a comment

VIA proudly hosted more than 75 attendees at VIA ROCKS!  last night, offering dozens of opportunities for folks to network and build new long term working relationships.  

Local companies searching for vendors and services,  VIA members and others looking to secure business to business relationships, skilled workers looking for new opportunities, and those searching for information about Santa Clarita and what the VIA organization has to offer all came out to celebrate and promote business success in 2010!  The evening also enjoyed the soft rock sounds of the band “Bad Weather.” 

A new quarterly event for the Valley Industrial Association, VIA ROCKS! is about making connections and has something to offer everyone.  Plan to join us at every VIA ROCKS! – be there to be a part of the solutions businesses need now!  

Special thank to our sponsors:  City of Santa Clarita, Custom Human Resource Solutions, LBW Insurance and Financial Services, Point of View Communications and The Courtyard by Marriott.


VIA February 2010 Luncheon

February 3, 2010 Leave a comment


VIA February 2010 Luncheon

February 16, 2010 – 11:45am – 1:00pm
Valencia Country Club, 27330 N. Tourney Road in Valencia
RSVP to 661.294.8088 or


VIA is pleased to host a very special speaker from THE FEDERAL RESERVE BANK:

Robb Woldman, AAP
Western Regional ACH Sales Specialist
Senior Account Officer, Business Development
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Mr. Woldman previously joined VIA in March of 2006 to offer us a clear understanding of
the functions, technology, process and future of the Federal Reserve Bank.  Since that time,
much has changed!

Join us on February 16th to learn how the banking system has been impacted from 2006 to date,
to receive a 2010 payments update and information on global payments trends as we enter
a new decade, along with pertinent banking topics of interest to all businesses.


February 2, 2010 1 comment

Hello All,

I’m very pleased and honored to be the first entry in the Valley Industrial Association’s blog – I invite you all to become regular readers.  I’m also excited to watch VIA off to such a strong start in 2010 with a variety of programs and events specifically designed to not only serve our membership and promote success and vitality for the SCV and beyond this year.   

This is a special year for VIA and for me as well – as VIA leads up to it’s 30th Anniversay in early 2011, I will celebrate 15 years with the organization this year.  I’d like to offer my personal thanks to all of you for your contributions to making VIA the vibrant business organization it is today.   I hope you will stay tuned.

Here’s to bright new possibilities in 2010! 

Kathy Norris

Categories: Uncategorized