South Valley Industrial Collaborative Summit set for November 13

The fourth annual South Valley Industrial Summit will be virtual this year and will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 13.

SVIC chairman of the board Bruce Nicotero announced that speakers scheduled to date include keynote speakers Melanie Hellwig-White, president of Hellwig Products, and Lance Hastings, president of the California Manufacturers & Technology Association.

Attendees will be able to choose from 10 breakout sessions during the event and can watch them online later at their convenience. Break-out session speakers include Assemblyman Devon Mathis; Brett Sutton, managing partner of Sutton Hague Law Corporation; Eric Osterling, general manager of the Greater Kaweah Groundwater Sustainability Agency; and Shelly Little, president of Personnel Solutions Unlimited, discussing best practices of recruiting during COVID. 

“We have been pleased to see our Summit draw more attention each year and offer discussion topics that educate and inform,” Nicotero noted. “The virtual aspect is new and challenging, but making the presentations available online means we reach more people at their convenience, which is a plus.”

There is no fee for participating via Zoom, but organizers are encouraging sponsorships of the sessions to cover expenses. Sponsors will be given the opportunity to speak briefly at the beginning of their sponsored session.

To register, visit For further information about sponsorships, contact Bruce Nicotero at [email protected] or visit

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