Recipients were named for prestigious awards presented by the Valley Industry Association at the VIA Bash on Friday at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.
In addition to an evening of entertainment, the organization celebrated the diversity and accomplishments of its members.
Awards are given to members of distinction deserving in one of three categories.
Hillary Broadwater, president and creative director of QM Design Group, was awarded the Connie Worden-Roberts Volunteer of the Year Award.
The VIA Rising Star was awarded to the SCV Senior Center, and Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital was named VIA Business of the Year.
Above photo: Via Business of the Year honorees Jonathan Miller, Marlee Lauffer and Patrick Moody of Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital. Lisa Odom, Michael Little and Andrew Sevanian of Poole & Shaffery, LLP (presenters). | Photo: Michael Asmar, Joie de Vivre Photographie.
Proceeds from the event benefit the VIA Education Foundation’s Connecting to Success program, a privately funded half-day conference offering important workplace readiness skills to high school students. This signature program now trains more than 2,500 high school juniors annually from all area high schools in the William S. Hart Union High School District.
Sponsors for this year’s event included Gold level sponsor Nola Aronson’s Advanced Audiology.
Silver level sponsors included QM Design Group, SCV Relocation Services, City of Santa Clarita, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, College of the Canyons, Logix Federal Credit Union, The Strategy Partners, Henry Rodriguez State Farm, Thrivent Financial, Wintrust Mortgage, Burrtec Waste Industries, Chiquita Canyon, Courier-Messenger, Inc., FivePoint, Mission Valley Bank, Poole & Shaffery, LLP, and Southern California Edison.
Special thanks to media sponsors The Magazine of Santa Clarita/Elite, Signal Multimedia, SCVTV, and InsideSCV, along with production sponsors SOS Entertainment and Point of View Communications.
Teresa Todd, Point of View Communications, presented the Connie Worden Roberts Volunteer of the Year Award to Hillary Broadwater with QM Design Group. | Photo: Michael Asmar, Joie de Vivre Photographie
Nola Aronson, Advanced Audiology, presented the VIA Rising Star Award to Kevin MacDonald, SCV Senior Center. | Photo: Michael Asmar, Joie de Vivre Photographie
For more information, contact the VIA office at email@example.com or phone 661-294-8088.
About the Valley Industry Association (VIA)
The Valley Industry Association of Santa Clarita represents business interests throughout the Santa Clarita Valley. VIA provides its members – industrial, commercial and service companies – the opportunity to collaborate on a broad range of business issues. In addition to being a legislative advocate, VIA serves as a one-stop shop for relevant business information, supports local educational initiatives, and provides networking opportunities. Visit www.via.org.
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