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Albertsons closing 2 Santa Clarita Valley stores

Two Albertsons supermarkets in the Santa Clarita Valley will close next month, company officials announced Tuesday.

January 14, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart district moves to new HQ

SANTA CLARITA - The William S. Hart Union High School District moved into new administrative headquarters Monday not far from its previous offices.

January 13, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hotel oversight assigned due to legal dispute

Two Santa Clarita hotels have been placed into receivership by the courts while a legal action is pending.

January 10, 2014 | Jana Adkins | Santa Clarita Valley News


City smashes all previous film records

A record number of film permits were issued last year in Santa Clarita - more than in any previous year, according to the city's film office.

January 07, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV still piquing interest of Laemmle Theatres

Laemmle Theatres and the city of Santa Clarita are still in talks to open an art house theater locally, but no concrete plans or dates are in place as of yet.

January 07, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


UPDATE: Ralphs to close 1 Castaic grocery store

The Ralphs supermarket on Castaic Road in Castaic will close its doors on March 7, a spokeswoman for the retail chain said Friday.

January 03, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita to open specialized business incubator

Putting an old building to new use, the city of Santa Clarita is turning the former Newhall Library into a business incubator specifically for creative and technology industries.

December 30, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Joining the Best in 2014

As the year comes to a close, it is appropriate to look back and ask why some businesses have survived and others went by the wayside; and to understand why some businesses have done well.

December 30, 2013 | By Ken Keller Brain Food for Business Owners | Business Columns


Ten Decisions for 2014

Most of the business owners I know are either finishing up a solid year and want to continue the good times into 2014, or they had a less than stellar year and want a different ending a year from now. Which is it for you?

December 30, 2013 | By Ken Keller Brain Food for Business Owners | Business Columns


Tipping the entrepreneurial scale

At age 21, Robert White is about to buy his first Santa Clarita restaurant – Tri Tipps on Newhall Ranch Road.

December 30, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Santa Clarita a hot filming destination

Filming in Santa Clarita was a blockbuster success in 2013.

December 26, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


2014 Industry Forecast: Information technology

Collin Lee, Vice President, Marketing

December 21, 2013 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


2014 Industry Forecast: Aerospace

Bill Barritt, Chief Financial Officer

December 21, 2013 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


2014 Industry Forecast: Filming in the Santa Clarita Valley

Mike DeLorenzo, president

December 21, 2013 | By Jana Adkins | Business Journal Stories


Molding Manufacturer Reinvents the Doggie Door

When the Schrey family –of Schrey & Sons Mold Company Inc. in Santa Clarita – set out to build a better doggie door for their family pets, they parlayed an already successful business into a multi-million niche business – Ideal Pet Products. At the time, there only two manufacturers of pet doors in the United States.

December 21, 2013 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


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Hotels get head to toe renovations

Two Santa Clarita Valley hotels got full facelifts for visiting travelers and longer-term guests.

April 13, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Kia dealer to lay off 40 employees

Forty employees of the Valencia Kia auto dealership are scheduled to lose their jobs in Santa Clarita on May 5, according to the California Employment Development Department.

April 11, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Samsung expanding into SCV

Samsung, one of the world's leading electronics companies, has selected Santa Clarita to open its new research and development lab, setting its sights on becoming an audio systems powerhouse.

April 07, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Lucrative tax credit offered to firms

After Gov. Jerry Brown put a stop to any new Enterprise Zone tax hiring credit for companies, he launched the California Competes Tax Credit program as an incentive to encourage business growth and higher-paying jobs.

April 06, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Solid Concepts to continue operating out of SCV

The sale of Santa Clarita-based Solid Concepts to Stratasys for $295 million is good news locally, according to an executive with Solid Concepts.

April 04, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


3D printing company Solid Concepts sold

Solid Concepts of Santa Clarita has agreed to be purchased by Stratasys for a total of $295 million, the two companies announced on Wednesday.

April 02, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Business Roundtable: Trusted Advisers

It takes more than throwing up a shingle, or building a sophisticated looking website, to build and grow a business.

April 02, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


Foreign Trade Zone benefits touted for local businesses

Touting the benefits of Santa Clarita's Foreign Trade Zone, the region's economic development entity sponsored a seminar in March for local businesses.

April 02, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


International electronics company opens research lab in the SCV

Samsung, one of the world's leading electronics companies, has selected Santa Clarita to open its new research and development lab, setting its sights on becoming an audio systems powerhouse.

April 02, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


MannKind readies for FDA approval

In a matter of days, MannKind Corporation of Santa Clarita will learn the Food and Drug Administration's decision regarding Afrezza - it's one of a kind diabetes treatment.

April 01, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


Purchase of local aerospace company is a good sign, says executive

The multimillion purchase of Santa Clarita-based Aerospace Dynamics International by Precision Castparts Corp. last week is a good thing for the company and the community, said an executive with ADI.

March 23, 2014 | By Jana Adkins | Santa Clarita Valley News


New Castic studio aims to inspire

Filmmakers Sanctuary Studio in Castaic - replete with more than 70,000 square feet of studio space - officially opened in February, said its studio head and General Manager, Steve Robertson.

March 22, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


City’s jobless rate dips in February

Like a ping pong ball, Santa Clarita's jobless rate has been bouncing along month to month - and true to form it dropped to 5.4 percent in February, according to a report from the California Employment Development Department on Friday.

March 21, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


ADI sold to company in Oregon

Aerospace Dynamics International in Santa Clarita has been purchased by Portland, Oregon-based Precision Castparts Corp. for $625 million.

March 20, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


SCV home prices continue to creep upward

Prices of existing homes increased slightly during February while home sales during the winter season slowed, according to numbers released Wednesday for the Santa Clarita Valley by the Southland Regional Association of Realtors.

March 19, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


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