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Retro-inspired fashion retailer opens in SCV

When retailer Katie Echeverry, 39, began Unique Vintage Clothing Boutique out of her Burbank home 11 years ago, she had no experience or training in retail or fashion. But she has since become so successful that Echeverry just recently opened her second store at the Westfield Valencia Town Center.

September 16, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Chamber of Commerce reports ‘strength’

The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce is in a position of strength and growth, Chris Angelo, chairman of the board, announced at the chamber's annual membership luncheon Thursday.

September 14, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Designer competes in national contest

Environmental designer Diana Jess has worked on design hurdles for the National Museum of Liverpool, the Adler Planetarium and the Empire State Building – but her current challenge is competing against other entrepreneurs on Martha Stewart's American Made contest.

September 11, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Local company improves GPS

When you have an errant service person out on the streets or that expensive piece of machinery has been stolen from your place of business - who you gonna call? LiveViewGPS if you want real-time GPS tracking capabilities.

September 09, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Local home sales prices rose in August

Sale prices of Santa Clarita Valley homes rose in August, according to data collected by local Realtor Connor MacIvor with REMAX.

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


Consumer proposal met with Realtor opposition

A proposed rule by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to require mortgage lenders to provide home loan applicants with free copies of written appraisals, would have little effect on securing truer property values, local experts said.

September 06, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Law requires real estate brokers to have qualifications

Prior to Tuesday, any kind of college degree - biology for instance - would earn a person the right to become a real estate broker. A new law will change that and protect consumers in the process.

September 06, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Cleaner earns award for growth

ServiceMaster by Master and Sons, a disaster-restoration and residential and commercial cleaning company, was honored as the Franchise of the Year last week by Farmers Insurance officials who flew out from Memphis, Tenn.

September 04, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Flying solo in treatment of pets

Dr. Jaimie Ronchetto always imagined that she would open her own full service veterinary practice and now is making that dream come true by opening Cinema Veterinary Centre in late September.

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


Flextronics flexes its prowess

When NASA's rover, Curiosity, began to explore its new home on Mars last week, local electronics manufacturer Flextronics let out a sigh of relief.

August 30, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


New law requires Realty brokers to be qualified

Prior to Tuesday, any kind of college degree - biology for instance - would earn a person the right to become a real estate broker. A new law will change that and protect consumers in the process.

August 30, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Local store stands in for Midwest

Customers shopping at Bouquet Auto Parts last week may have found themselves in the middle of a setup for the filming of a TV commercial for Prestone Antifreeze/Coolant.

August 29, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


SCV home sale market hits a snag

Despite reports of rising home sales and median prices throughout California, the market hit a snag in the Santa Clarita Valley in July, according to a report released by the Southland Regional Association of Realtors on Friday.

August 24, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Retailer taps into 30 years of history

Showcased on the corner of Bouquet Canyon Road and Cinema Drive, a small business celebrated its 30th anniversary in Santa Clarita this month.

August 24, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Go ahead an’ jump

While "Jump, might as well jump, go ahead an' jump" might be a good theme song for the new indoor trampoline park, Jump 5150, which opened Saturday - it's doubtful Van Halen had this kind of recreation in mind when it created the song.

August 23, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


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Audi dealership under construction

After a delay of more than a year, Audi is finally preparing to move into Santa Clarita, according to an executive with the Keyes Automotive Group.

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


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


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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