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Sprouts merges with natural foods chain

Sprouts Farmers Market announced Tuesday the merger of its natural-food grocery chain with Sunflower Farmers Market, an independent chain of 37 natural-food stores.

May 31, 2012 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


New homes sales rise

Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 3.3 percent in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 343,000 units, according to newly released data from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau.

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


Realtors react to Brown’s plan for mortgage money

Gov. Jerry Brown wants to take all of the money from April's $2.5 billion mortgage settlement to offset the state's multibillion-dollar deficit, according to his revised May 15 budget.

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


Company applies for trade status

Pursuing an ambitious project to benefit clients and grow its own business, AMS Fulfillment of Valencia is working on securing foreign trade zone, or FTZ, status.

May 27, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Recovery signs give encouragement to local Realtors

Multiple reports gave positive signs this week and showed a mounting strength in the resale and new home market, according to Santa Clarita Realtors.

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


Mending gear, fighting hunger

Alan Campos is driven to succeed – and wants to share the fruits of his success along the way.

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


Experts tout potential of international trade

The size of the company is not key to international, or cross-border, trading, said a panel participant at Tuesday's panel discussion on International Trade at the Valley Industry Association's luncheon.

May 17, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Signal offers video job ads

Employment ads in The Signal received a big face-lift Wednesday when the newspaper added multi-media features to its classified employment liner ads.

May 17, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Realtors await federal response

Santa Clarita Realtors are encouraged by recent efforts by lawmakers to slow the foreclosure process, but they say more help for homeowners is needed.

May 13, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Owners celebrate access to credits

In celebration of approval for the long-awaited expanded Santa Clarita Valley Enterprise Zone, nearly 100 people gathered at TPC Valencia on Thursday, exactly one month after final approval was received.

May 12, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Recovering home market stalls

Would-be homeowners and actual construction trends show the fracture in a recovering home market, according to a recent survey.

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


Agreement saves building-permit data

An agreement to continue the only collection and reporting of building-permit data in the state was announced this week by the Building Industry Association of Southern California.

May 10, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Snapshot shows signs of recovery

The economic snapshot report for February was released Tuesday by the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp., reflecting signs of local recovery amid some areas of economic activity that are still depressed.

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


Using the power of the masses to raise money

When the Jumpstart Our Business Startups, or JOBS, Act was signed into federal law last month, it modernized the means by which startup businesses can raise capital.

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


BizFed survey finds optimism

Los Angeles County business owners and executives report they are more optimistic about the economy this year. But plans for significant expansion or hiring are on hold over concerns about rising taxes, fees and growing government regulations.

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


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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


Auction firms accused of 'shill' bids

A growing trend of banks placing distressed homes up for sale with online auctions has left Santa Clarita Realtors crying "foul," claiming online auction sites are using "shill" bids to drive prices up.

June 14, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Family-owned pizza chain takes the compromise out of pizza

PizzaRev of Santa Clarita is but one of 11 locations the fast-casual chain pizzeria has opened since its inception in 2012, but it plans to rapidly ramp up by adding 12 more locations throughout the U.S. in the coming year, according to one of its executives.

June 09, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Elephant Bar calling it quits in SCV

The Elephant Bar restaurant on McBean Parkway in Santa Clarita is set to close Thursday night, a manager confirmed Monday.

June 09, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Santa Clarita may prove attractive to international companies

When Samsung opened its research and development audio lab this year, it was the first known Korean-based company to locate an operation in Santa Clarita.

June 01, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


UCLA to operate the Motion Picture and Television Fund medical centers

Beginning June 1, the Motion Picture and Television Fund health care centers, including the one on McBean Parkway in Santa Clarita, will operate under the UCLA Health System umbrella.

May 28, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


Roundtable: Startups and the Tech Space

When the SCVBJ invited a group of local entrepreneurs and startup CEOs to the table this month, we knew the conversation would not follow the regular, orderly pattern of most industry professionals.

May 28, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


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