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Posted: February 12, 2011 1:55 a.m.
Updated: February 12, 2011 1:55 a.m.

“SCV owners gather to talk surviving, thriving in a tough economy”
Local business owners shared their secrets to not only surviving the recession, but growing their business during the brutally harsh economic period at the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce’s quarterly luncheon. With a key focus on “partnerships” the chamber presented a business panel of local business owners and representatives from business advocacy organizations.
“Off to The Ranch we go”
A small residential cul-de-sac with 13 homes was recently built in the Santa Clarita Valley, and a mixed-use business district with 42 storefronts will soon be ready use for as well in the latest private enclave in Placerita Canyon. The residential-commercial districts are actually the proud new developments at The Ranch, a 56-acre Disney/ABC Studios production lot where countless movies have been filmed since 1959.

“Bank of Santa Clarita reports earnings”
The Bank of Santa Clarita reported its net earnings for 2010 noting increasing core earnings, strong growth in deposits reflecting a 27 percent increase during the year, and growth in total by more than 20.

“SBDC surveying small-business owners”
The Small Business Development Center, in conjunction with Small Business California, is conducting an annual survey of all California small businesses. The online survey is only five minutes. Survey responses are considered valuable in shaping the services offered by the SBDC to local businesses.

“Local medical provider helps injured employees”
Based on Valencia, U.S. HealthWorks Medical Group provides medical care and claim management to companies whose employees have experienced work-related injuries. It also offers urgent care to the community at large. The medical organization, founded 1995, has more than 130 medical centers in 13 states.

“Hiring activity sees steady upward trend”
A major online “job board” company sees a measurable, sustained job growth trend in 28 U.S. markets. Monster’s employment index identifies hiring trends by industry and occupation.


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