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Lending changes shape a new housing market

Editor's note: Last in a three-part series analyzing the housing market in the Santa Clarita Valley.

February 16, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Stabilized market may be sign to sell

Editor's note: Part 2 of a series analyzing the housing market in the Santa Clarita Valley. Today's installment looks at local trends in the housing market and experts' advice for those contemplating selling their homes.

February 15, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Economy needs housing to recover

Editor's note: Part 1 in a series analyzing the housing market in the Santa Clarita Valley.

February 13, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Local medical provider helps injured employees

U.S. HealthWorks Medical Group provides medical care and claim management to companies whose employees have experienced work-related injuries.

February 09, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


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.

February 06, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


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 businesses during the brutally harsh economic period, during the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce's quarterly luncheon Thursday.

February 05, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


What book inspires you?

Have you read a book that inspires you in business and life? A book or story that stirs you to become a better business owner, leader or person? A book that shows you how to build a solid foundation and grow your business? Or a book that you feel enhances leadership skills? Tell us about it.

February 02, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Local VP has game-changing role

Imagine sitting down with family and friends two Sundays from now one of the most-watched television events of the year, the Super Bowl, and the game-changer isn't necessarily which team scores the most touchdowns.

January 30, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Developers break ground on green-friendly buildings

When many people hear the phrase "industrial building," visions of large, dark, aesthetically tasteless structures come to mind. The new Avalon Business Center in the Valencia Commerce Center plans on changing that image.

January 28, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Landscape company stays green in climate

Stay Green Inc., a family-run company, began in the garage of Richard and Charlene Angelo's San Fernando Valley home in 1970, with one truck, a handful of residential customers and a vision for providing the best landscape services anywhere.

January 21, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Updated: A charitable ride on red carpets

A new star escorted dignitaries at the 68th annual Golden Globe awards ceremony last weekend, adorned by eco-friendly fabrics such as luxurious suede and accessorized by cork, bamboo and recycled jute materials.

January 19, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


A look at the Row: Valencia BMW

Editor's note: First in an occasional series on local dealerships and their automotive manufacturers' unique histories.

January 16, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Entrepreneurs, training key to closing job gap

Many new jobs can be created by technology innovations, according to a University of California, San Diego study.

January 13, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Local group gets new look on the Internet

The Valley Industrial Association launched its new website Tuesday, coincidentally released on the date written numerically as 1-11-11. The debut of the new site is timed to coincide with the organization's 30-year anniversary next month.

January 12, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Local firm keeps pay rolling

Long gone are the days when business owners issued handwritten paychecks and pay stubs to employees.

January 09, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


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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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