Our Association

The Valley Industrial Association (VIA) is exclusively for manufacturers and those businesses in Northern Illinois which serve manufacturing in the Fox Valley area.  Our service area includes Kane, Kendall, Dupage and DeKalb counties and surrounding communities.  We are a regional trade association for manufacturers, providing an environment for companies to connect locally with their peers and gain insightful business practices from companies they trust.   We help manufacturers develop their staff and further their company culture by providing access to unique and relevant content and exclusive member services. We provide continuity and support, guidance and leadership development opportunities to our members.

The VIA, an independent non-profit association, was created to provide leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of our profession. Our strategic plan calls for continued work in the areas of diversity, education, and organizational excellence.

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March 2018

Thank you so much for signing in! We are so excited about our new VIA Website. It was a long time coming - and it has a long way to go! Don't be too judgmental here.   Our first goal was to go LIVE.  In the upcoming weeks and months you WILL see changes. They may be small and start slow... but the goal is to make this a GO-TO spot for our Members. 

Please come back frequently and check in. We will try to let you know when cool things are coming like white-papers and webinars on best practices and notes from some of our 9 Professional Peer Groups.   Please let US know what YOU want to see here. We are all ears. Everything we do is for you, our Members. 

 Best wishes, 
 Kathy Gilmore 


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