“Through the Valley Industrial Association, we have had many opportunities to train and grow and develop our employees. And networking is also an extremely important part of the VIA. One of the nice things about the networking opportunities is that they are available at many different levels of the organization; from the CEO to the Shop floor individual.”
Rich Hoster, President, Smith & Richardson, Inc.
Join us as we celebrate the Accomplishments of our member companies through the SPARK Awards Program. March 15, 2018.
One of our classes that we have been offering for over 20 years in partnership with Waubonsee Community College!
NEW Refreshed content including Time Management for Supervisors added!
Members enjoy many benefits including networking opportunities, discounts on events and industry resources. Join us today!
In 2017 the VIA helped to coordinate over 800 tours of our member companies. We work with groups like VALEES, DAOES, and other area Education for Employment offices, schools and groups to help our members make connections. Every year we coordinate tours surrounding Manufacturing Day (MFG DAY), which is a national effort to increase public awareness of careers in Manufacturing. Our VIA tour day is as near to that day as possible. This year MFG DAY will be on October 5th. We recently added a 2nd day in April that was well received!
Save the date of April 25 for a VIA Spring Tour Day. Please join us as we coordinate another round of tours to help our members meet their future workforce for 2018! Email us for information!