Many attend VIA Bash to see recipients receive their award
The Valley Industrial Association (VIA) announced the recipients of this year’s annual VIA awards at their signature event, the VIA Bash, on June 22, 2007. This year’s recipients were Randy Moberg with LBW Insurance and Financial Services awarded Volunteer of the Year, The Loose Goose awarded Rising Star, College of the Canyons awarded Business of the Year, and a special Lifetime Achievement recognition awarded to Connie Worden-Roberts.
Each year VIA honors members of distinction at their annual recognition and fundraising event. Receiving VIA’s Volunteer of the Year award, Randy Moberg with LBW Insurance and Financial Services was recognized for his service throughout the year on various committees and boards.
The Loose Goose was honored as VIA’s Rising Star, an award that recognizes a business making significant gains in the past 12 months. Accepting on behalf of The Loose Goose was Peter Goossens, founder and executive producer of the Loose Goose Wine Festival, which realized a 260 percent gain in attendance at last year’s festival. Goossens announced the opening of the Loose Goose World Headquarters in downtown Newhall and the pre-launch of the Loose Goose Wine Society.
College of the Canyons received top honors as Business of the Year. College trustee Bruce Fortine acknowledged President Dr. Dianne Van Hook and all employees for their efforts, which contributed to the college’s success this past year.
Connie Worden-Roberts, a founding member of VIA who now chairs the transportation committee, was presented with VIA’s first Lifetime Achievement Award. Kathy Norris, VIA President and CEO, presented the award paying tribute to Worden-Robert’s contributions throughout the years in furthering the goals of the organization.
Recipients of the 2007 Valley Industrial Association Awards:
Volunteer of the Year:
Randy Moberg, LBW Insurance & Financial Services
The Loose Goose
Business of the Year:
College of the Canyons
The Valley Industrial 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.
For more information contact VIA at (661) 294-8088 or visit www.via.org .