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City fills business sponsorship position

The city of Santa Clarita has filled the sponsorship analyst position, left vacant in the past year, with James Kneblik.

December 07, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Rate hike goes to upgrades

Southern California Edison plans upgrades and maintenance on equipment in the Santa Clarita Valley now that a 5 percent rate hike has been approved, a spokesman said this week.

December 07, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sales tax to increase after approval of Proposition 30

Statewide sales tax rates increase a quarter of a percentage point on Jan. 1, 2013, but some local retailers say they don't expect it to have a big effect on shopper buying patterns.

December 07, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mini dealership coming to the SCV

A building permit has been issued by the city of Santa Clarita for the first phase of the new Mini Cooper of Valencia dealership to be located on Creekside Road, next to the Nissan of Valencia.

December 05, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Vons looks to fill dozens of job openings

A jobs recruitment event is set for 9 a.m. Friday at the Santa Clarita WorkSource Center, located on the College of the Canyons Valencia campus.

December 05, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Car restorer remembered

Mike Fennel's legacy may be seen by car aficionados as his extraordinary talent for bringing vintage cars back to life. But to family and friends, his sudden death on Sept. 19 signaled the loss of a man of integrity and passion.

December 04, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Group raises alarm over state energy policies

On the heels of a rate hike approval for Southern California Edison consumers, an independent state oversight agency on Monday expressed concerns about California's overall energy policies and how they affect ratepayers.

December 04, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Workforce developers to change

Expecting future funding cuts to WorkSource centers, the Los Angeles County Workforce Investment Board approved a series of reforms to ensure ongoing services are provided to the community.

December 02, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Signal AP


Realtors usher in new officers, economy

After making it through four years of a depressed real estate market, Mistress of Ceremonies Laura Langen opened the Southland Regional Association of Realtors annual installation dinner Friday night by greeting attendees with: "Welcome to Survivor 2012."

December 02, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Death of The Signal’s dash

Effective today, The Signal's website address has changed to www.signalscv.com.

December 01, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Water rates hiked for Val Verde and Acton

County supervisors have approved water rate hikes for residents of Val Verde and Acton in the Santa Clarita Valley, as well as for Malibu and the Marina del Rey.

November 28, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Home sales up in October

Despite the record low number of houses for sale on the market, persistent buyers drove October sales up 14.2 percent over the prior month and 23.3 percent over October 2011 in the Santa Clarita Valley.

November 28, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV Food Pantry meets community’s need year-round

The holiday season is the busiest time of the year for the SCV Food Pantry, says its executive director, Belinda Crawford.

November 27, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Employers, teachers share notes

While reading, writing and arithmetic may be the basic staples taught in schools across the nation, local educators learned recently there is an equally strong demand by employers for "soft skills" - the ones that aren't necessarily built into classroom drills or tangible enough to measure on a test.

November 25, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Businesses highlight local opportunities

What local educators did not expect to find when they visited several businesses for the Educators In Industry forum this month was the local jobs and career opportunities for students.

November 25, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Company looking for channel to build a talent pipeline

The jobs are here – and more will be coming – said the owner of Santa Clarita company Ronan Engineering, but the region needs a matchmaking service of sorts to find and attract employees with the right skill sets.

January 25, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


Santa Clarita's December jobless rate drops to 6-year low

Santa Clarita's jobless rate dropped to 5.3 percent in December 2013 - a rate not seen since 2008, when the entire nation began rapidly shedding jobs as a result of the recession.

January 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Realtors association: Home sales strong in 2013

As sales of condominiums posted strong gains in the Santa Clarita Valley and home prices continued rising in 2013, investors pulled back from the single-family home market, a Realtors association reported this week.

January 17, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Education has been key to its growth, local escrow company says

Independently owned and operated since 1998 by Jim and Anita Lombardi of Santa Clarita, Federal Escrow Inc. has been offering every type of escrow imaginable.

March 31, 2013 | By Jana Adkins | Business & Real Estate


Premier America Credit Union planning expansion

When members speak, Premier America Credit Union listens.

March 31, 2013 | By Jana Adkins | Banking & Finance


Two new auto dealerships opt to open in Santa Clarita

Santa Clarita is already home to the largest collection of automotive dealerships in Southern California, giving residents a wide selection from which to shop and buy locally. But two more dealerships announced last year they are opening for business.

March 31, 2013 | By Jana Adkins | Automotive


Chevy introduces the most new product in decade

Just like General Motor's iconic muscle cars that helped the brand revolutionize the market, Chevrolet is revved and roaring to the marketplace with more new products than the public has seen in a decade.

March 31, 2013 | By Jana Adkins | Automotive


AMS Fulfillment’s growth led to rapid-fire expansion

AMS Fulfillment's meteoric growth over the past decade led to the company's leasing of 13 different buildings scattered throughout the Santa Clarita Valley.

March 31, 2013 | By Jana Adkins | Industry


Auto repair shop thrives on good service

Dan Carpenter first opened his Santa Clarita automotive service in October 1988, specializing in the repair of Honda and Acura vehicles.

March 31, 2013 | By Jana Adkins | Business & Real Estate


Small business center launches restaurant startup program

The Small Business Development Center, hosted by College of the Canyons, offers a wide array of services, many at no cost to new and existing business owners.

March 31, 2013 | By Jana Adkins | Business & Real Estate


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