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What a VIA Membership can Do for You!


Valley Industrial Association (VIA), has been serving the industrial community of the Fox Valley since 1902!  Guided by the following Vision and Mission Statements, the VIA continues to provide excellent resources and professional development opportunities for every function within an industrial environment:


Vision Statement

The Valley Industrial Association will be recognized by our manufacturing members as an integral resource contributing to their ongoing success.


Mission Statement

The VIA will add value to its member companies by providing strategic resources and educational and networking opportunities that help our members meet or exceed their business objectives.


Although a silent partner, the VIA accomplishes its mission by providing:

  • Annual wage and salary survey with a regional perspective

  • Human Resource policy and practices surveys

  • Local Business Conditions Surveys

  • Member to member surveys

  • Relevant and timely educational and training seminars

  • Training grant awards, when available, to its manufacturing members

  • Regular Professional Development programming for:

      Human Resource Professional, Safety, Marketing & Sales, Financial Leadership, IT Professionals, Operations in Manufacturing, Women in Manufacturing, Engineering Professionals & Executive Forum exclusively for industrial company owners, CEO, Presidents or General/Plant Managers.

  • Hosting annual events that encourage networking with your peers, regional business leaders, & legislators:

  • Golf Outing & Top Golf Outing

  • Economic/Industry Related Breakfast

  • Business After Hours Events & New Member Events

  • Spark Awards

  • Culture Day

  • Providing training and industry related seminars:

  • 7 Seminars for Supervisors

  • HR Legislation Updates

  • ISO Updates & Auditor Training

  • Leadership Development

  • Lean Manufacturing

  • OSHA 10 Hour & Updates on Regulations


  • Opportunities to promote your company:

    Company listing and link on our website

    New member welcome listing in our quarterly E-zine  THE VOICE

    Company listing and advertising opportunity in our annual directory THE SOURCE

    Additional opportunities for membership E-Blasts, and marketing partner sponsorships


    Membership in the VIA provides you with the chance to make valuable contacts with local manufacturers and regional business leaders in order to stay on top of issues and trends that have an impact on your business. 


Leadership Training ~ 

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Class Begins July 9, 2019