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Nominees Announced for 2017 VIA Awards Nominations were announced for the Valley Industry Association’s 2017 VIA Awards to be presented at the VIA BASH gala on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia. Winners will be announced at the Oct. 27, 2017 gala. The Connie Worden-Roberts Volunteer of the Year Award This is awarded to an individual who has demonstrated strong support of the organization through committee involvement or chairmanship, member recruitment, fundraising and/or the creation of increased visibility for the organization. THE NOMINEES ARE: -- Hillary Broadwater, QM Design Group -- Jerry Buckley, College of the Canyons -- John Fortman, LBW Insurance & Financial Services -- Laura Kirchhoff, American Diabetes Association -- Connie McCoy, California Bank & Trust -- Sue Reynolds, William S. Hart Union High School District -- Chris Schrage, LBW Insurance & Financial Services -- Kim Thomson, Santa Clarita Valley Relocation Services VIA Rising Star Award This is awarded to a company that has shown substantial new growth and visibility through the development and launch of a new product or service, significant increases in job creation and/or building expansion. THE NOMINEES ARE: -- American Diabetes Association -- Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital -- InsideSCV Magazine -- Point of View Communications -- SCV Senior Center VIA Business of the Year Award This is awarded to a cornerstone VIA member business affiliated with VIA for no less than five years and has demonstrated consistent support not only for the organization but to the business community and the Santa Clarita Valley as a whole. THE NOMINEES ARE: -- Advanced Audiology -- Comfort Keepers -- Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital -- Jersey Mike’s Subs -- LBW Insurance & Financial Services -- Magazine of Santa Clarita/Elite Magazine 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. www.via.org PAGE 25