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Happy Birthday VIA!

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

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  1. Randy Moberg
    February 11, 2010 at 5:08 PM

    I could not agree more. Well written. Of course, we will be 29 again next year, and the next, etc…

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