Local companies are taking advantage of the rapid advances in technology, changing the way their employees work and go to work - and they're saving money doing so.
It starts as an idea, a passing thought that comes back around. A discussion ensues, usually in one brain but sometimes between two or more. What is being talked about is an idea for a new business.
By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor HobbyTron, a retailer of remote-control toys and airsoft guns, is having fun in its new home. Relocating its headquarters to the Valencia Industrial Center last year, the company more than doubled the amount of square footage it previously occupied at its San Fernando location. And last month, the company opened a retail store in addition to its warehouse operations for online sales. HobbyTron reports it has been able to ...
In the spirit of "it takes a village," a loosely formed group of four local business people got together last year to help local residents build the careers they were seeking.
Newhall Land announced Thursday that James "Jim" C. Bizzelle will join its management team as senior vice president of community development.
After home construction nearly came to a halt in the past few years, local builders are once again headed back to work sites.
Newhall Land Development Inc. announced today that James "Jim" C. Bizzelle will join its management team as senior vice president of community development. His responsibilities will include forward planning and entitlement issues for both Valencia and the planned community west of Valencia, Newhall Ranch. He replaces Steve Zimmer, who retired earlier this year. Formerly with Pardee Homes Los Angeles and Ventura counties division, Bizzelle served as vice president of community development. He also brings more ...
One of the smartest things a small-business owner can do is take the time to back up company data and files before some kind of emergency, or worse yet, disaster, strikes.
Editor's note: CORRECTS first name of Calvin Hedman. A local Certified Development Company, SoCal CDC, has received certification approval from the Small Business Administration, enabling it to connect small business owners and banks to provide SBA 504 commercial real estate loans to small businesses. Founded in 2010 by Silverio Robledo and Paola Macchiavello, the SoCal CDC is a not-for-profit organization focused on stimulating economic development by helping to meet the financing needs of small ...
Political candidates who don't face primary opposition are much more likely to win election than those who do, a longtime strategist said Tuesday, because they're able to move toward the center of the political spectrum. Addressing a luncheon of Valley Industry Association members Tuesday, Dan Schnur said the single greatest indicator of failure in an election campaign is a primary challenge. "Every president who has faced one has lost the election," said the director of ...
The residential construction landscape has shifted from single-family homes to multifamily projects, builders and officials with trade associations say.
A shift of regulations intended to prevent lending companies from influencing - or worse, inflating - home values during the appraisal process nearly put an entire industry of people out of work during the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, according to industry experts.
A unique golf-training program, Scratch Golf Accelerated, opened its doors this week in Santa Clarita for players of all skill levels.
A family's passion for creative cooking turned into a mother-daughter business enterprise, The Poached Pair.
ESolutions, a Web-design company with a storefront, opened in Saugus nearly 10 years ago. The company works with businesses across the country, but it has a very strong customer base locally, according to owner John Duncan. Offering customized Web-based services, eSolutions has partnered with many local companies to provide commerce solutions for their businesses. Customized solutions A local aerospace company needed a system that would allow three-way communication between the owners of an aircraft, the ...
Operating Santa Clarita-based Deckers Electric since 1999, Owner Randy Deckers said business is probably up 10 percent this year.
H2scan of Valencia is currently working on a final offer of equity in exchange for a new round of financing, and the firm is very close to releasing a new technology, said founder Dennis Reid.
Just in time for the Amgen race to roll into town, Vittoria, an Italian cycling shoe maker, relocated its warehouse from Ohio to Santa Clarita in mid-March, the company announced.
A local business teamed up with a business organization to help one lucky Santa Clarita Valley business with a $20,000 makeover.
A Van Nuys company is relocating its firm to Santa Clarita, said an executive for the company.
While the planned California high-speed rail isn't expected to arrive in the Santa Clarita Valley for 20 to 30 years, homeowners are already being held hostage to what some call a boondoggle and others say is a step into the modern transportation era for the state, some local residents say.
A Taste of Canyon Country is bringing together local restaurants, chamber members and their guests Wednesday evening, May 15 at the College of the Canyons eastside campus from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
AMG & Associates Inc., a Santa Clarita-based general contractor, has been awarded a $17-million contract; the largest since the company opened, said a company spokesman.
College of the Canyons is hosting the second of two job and career fairs at its Canyon Country campus Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
An Irish-themed sports pub is coming to Santa Clarita, moving into the space vacated by Game Day Sports Grille & Bar on The Old Road when it closed for business Jan. 7, 2013.
Starting next month, home buyers who get FHA-backed loans will have to buy mortgage insurance throughout the life of their mortgage.
At 8 a.m. local time on Monday, a rocket-powered flight of the world's first commercial "spaceline," by Virgin Galactic, owned by Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group, ended in a smooth landing in the Mojave Desert.
A large red-tailed hawk swoops down overhead through the many native oak trees that provide part of the natural landscape – and shade – on three local movie ranches doing business in Sand Canyon.
AMS Fulfillment is hosting another Toms warehouse shoe sale this weekend.
Santa Clarita Valley March home prices hit their highest levels since mid-2010 when homebuyer tax credits were offered to stimulate the housing market.