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Grill celebrates in hot weather

Despite triple-digit temperatures, Stonefire Grill estimated 2,500 people came out to support the restaurant's fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and to celebrate the eatery's 10-year anniversary Sept. 26.

October 05, 2010 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Quick fix, fast finish

Driving as fast as 182 mph, Frank Cervetto endures gravitational forces greater than astronauts face when a space shuttle takes off. Shifting gears at neck-breaking speeds, he takes corners on racetracks banked steeply enough that the tracks would send ordinary drivers hurtling into concrete barriers.

October 02, 2010 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Boo! The billion-dollar Halloween industry

A good old-fashioned heart-pounding fright isn't just a fun end-of-October ritual; it also scares up billions up dollars in sales annually.

September 30, 2010 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Small-business boost

Whether it's helping a small-business owner build and grow a business, finding workers for a local company, one program helps brings both parties together.

September 29, 2010 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Barre hopping

An injury ended dancer and choreographer Richard Giorla's professional career.

September 28, 2010 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Plum Canyon developer sells remaining lots

More than 200 empty residential lots in Plum Canyon have changed hands, and the new owner plans to have homes built and ready to sell on the property by next summer, it was announced Monday.

September 28, 2010 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Serving the SCV

A new store in town catering entirely to Santa Clarita Valley tennis aficionados celebrates its grand opening today.

September 25, 2010 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Grill celebrates 10 years with fundraiser

In honor of the restaurant's 10-year anniversary, Stonefire Grill is hosting a community celebration Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to thank its customers for 10 years of loyalty.

September 22, 2010 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business EditorBusiness | Local Business News


Public flocks to the Orchard

So how does a mother of two sets of twins - all 3 years old or younger - spend her days?

September 21, 2010 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Masterson resigns from Chamber of Commerce

Ed Masterson stepped down as president and CEO of the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce, and longtime Chamber member Charlie Gill will take over until a replacement can be found, it was announced Wednesday.

September 16, 2010 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Lanfranco serves as The Signal’s classified advertising manager

Brad Lanfranco, classified advertising manager for The Signal, says that he loves this community. A local resident for 19 years, Lanfranco oversees automotive, recruitment, real estate and the rest of classified advertising at the newspaper.

September 15, 2010 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Temperate summer chills local business

Working a job at a historic Hollywood mortuary gave the Nicholas Aire Systems team more than a fright when the mortician informed the crew that one of the deceased was missing.

September 14, 2010 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Casting call for citizen journalists

The Signal's Business section welcomes community members to submit stories for publication that the writer believes will be of interest to readers at large.

September 10, 2010 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Citizen news gains momentum

As citizens witnessed commercial airliners fly into the twin towers at the World Trade Center in 2001, the use of citizen journalists exploded.

September 10, 2010 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Connect with LucyPhone

Late at night, in a dimly lit parking lot by LAX, the anxious mother awaited her young daughter's missing plane.

September 09, 2010 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


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Newhall Lumber property sold

Local investors just closed escrow on the purchase of the familiar Railroad Avenue building in Santa Clarita that housed Newhall Lumber for 32 years.

July 19, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


UPDATE: Santa Clarita’s jobless numbers down 1.3 percent from last June

While the June unemployment rate in Santa Clarita crept up to 5 percent from 4.8 percent in May, the year-over-year rate for June fell a full 1.3 percent from last year's numbers, officials said Friday.

July 18, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clara Valley Bank sells for $15.3 million

Santa Clara Valley Bank has agreed to a sale agreement in the amount of $15.3 million.

July 17, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


SCV gets high marks from local businesses

While surveys of 75 companies in the Santa Clarita Valley revealed that most are in a growth mode, nearly half of those businesses also cited the need for improved Internet speeds to set the stage for future growth.

July 15, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Business Roundtable: Commercial Real Estate

As recovery continues in the industrial real estate space, several new projects are finally set to come on line with construction beginning as early as this year.

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


Real Estate Market Outlook: Retail Space

There are a lot more tenants chasing a lot fewer deals in the Santa Clarita Valley retail space, according to John Cserkuti, senior vice president with NAI Capital.

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


Real Estate Market Outlook: Office Space

The inventory of available office space in the Santa Clarita Valley has shrunk dramatically within the last three years, according to Ryan House, vice president with Jones Lang LaSalle.

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


Hedman Partners marks two decades of success

Hedman Partners' success can probably be counted by the number of firms it has helped to become successful.

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


Santa Clarita smashes filming records for the fourth year

Film permits issued by Santa Clarita were up 44 percent during fiscal year 2013-14, marking the fourth consecutive year of increased filming in the city, officials said Wednesday.

July 02, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


California releases list of firms getting tax credits

California released the final list of companies selected for the first allocation of tax credits under the Governor's 'California Competes' program.

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


College students design CNC machine for home user

The makers of an affordable CNC - Computer Numerical Control - machine for hobbyists found themselves with a landslide victory when they turned to the Kickstarter crowdfunding site to raise $10,000 to launch their idea.

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


Valencia Country Club part of sale agreement

The Valencia Country Club in Santa Clarita is part of a collection of 48 properties that have entered into a sale agreement between the seller, CNL Lifestyle Properties Inc. and the buyer, CF Arcis X LLC.

July 01, 2014 | By Jana Adkins | Local Business News


City’s jobless rate ticks up slightly

After unemployment in Santa Clarita plunged in April to 4.6 percent, the rate rose slightly to 4.8 percent in May, California's Employment Development Department reported Friday.

June 20, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia Studios is up for sale

Valencia Studios on Avenue Hall has been put up for sale.

June 20, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV home sales remain steady in May

Sales of single-family homes in the Santa Clarita Valley remained steady in May, while sales slowed in the San Fernando Valley, according to a report released by the Southland Regional Association of Realtors.

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


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