Local companies are taking advantage of the rapid advances in technology, changing the way their employees work and go to work - and they're saving money doing so.
It starts as an idea, a passing thought that comes back around. A discussion ensues, usually in one brain but sometimes between two or more. What is being talked about is an idea for a new business.
By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor HobbyTron, a retailer of remote-control toys and airsoft guns, is having fun in its new home. Relocating its headquarters to the Valencia Industrial Center last year, the company more than doubled the amount of square footage it previously occupied at its San Fernando location. And last month, the company opened a retail store in addition to its warehouse operations for online sales. HobbyTron reports it has been able to ...
In the spirit of "it takes a village," a loosely formed group of four local business people got together last year to help local residents build the careers they were seeking.
Newhall Land announced Thursday that James "Jim" C. Bizzelle will join its management team as senior vice president of community development.
After home construction nearly came to a halt in the past few years, local builders are once again headed back to work sites.
Newhall Land Development Inc. announced today that James "Jim" C. Bizzelle will join its management team as senior vice president of community development. His responsibilities will include forward planning and entitlement issues for both Valencia and the planned community west of Valencia, Newhall Ranch. He replaces Steve Zimmer, who retired earlier this year. Formerly with Pardee Homes Los Angeles and Ventura counties division, Bizzelle served as vice president of community development. He also brings more ...
One of the smartest things a small-business owner can do is take the time to back up company data and files before some kind of emergency, or worse yet, disaster, strikes.
Editor's note: CORRECTS first name of Calvin Hedman. A local Certified Development Company, SoCal CDC, has received certification approval from the Small Business Administration, enabling it to connect small business owners and banks to provide SBA 504 commercial real estate loans to small businesses. Founded in 2010 by Silverio Robledo and Paola Macchiavello, the SoCal CDC is a not-for-profit organization focused on stimulating economic development by helping to meet the financing needs of small ...
Political candidates who don't face primary opposition are much more likely to win election than those who do, a longtime strategist said Tuesday, because they're able to move toward the center of the political spectrum. Addressing a luncheon of Valley Industry Association members Tuesday, Dan Schnur said the single greatest indicator of failure in an election campaign is a primary challenge. "Every president who has faced one has lost the election," said the director of ...
The residential construction landscape has shifted from single-family homes to multifamily projects, builders and officials with trade associations say.
A shift of regulations intended to prevent lending companies from influencing - or worse, inflating - home values during the appraisal process nearly put an entire industry of people out of work during the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, according to industry experts.
A unique golf-training program, Scratch Golf Accelerated, opened its doors this week in Santa Clarita for players of all skill levels.
A family's passion for creative cooking turned into a mother-daughter business enterprise, The Poached Pair.
ESolutions, a Web-design company with a storefront, opened in Saugus nearly 10 years ago. The company works with businesses across the country, but it has a very strong customer base locally, according to owner John Duncan. Offering customized Web-based services, eSolutions has partnered with many local companies to provide commerce solutions for their businesses. Customized solutions A local aerospace company needed a system that would allow three-way communication between the owners of an aircraft, the ...
Santa Clarita Valley March home prices hit their highest levels since mid-2010 when homebuyer tax credits were offered to stimulate the housing market.
A startup online marketplace that connects publishers with freelance journalists was created in the Saugus garage of its co-founder Bill Momary in 2009.
A retail center built just before the recession on the east side of Santa Clarita is beginning to fill up quickly, said an executive with The Plaza at Golden Valley.
Quallion's ongoing growth and expansion into new industries led the company to open a new location in Santa Clarita's Mann Biomedical Park on Monday.
Annexing the Santa Clarita Valley's movie ranches into the city, through the Movie Ranch Overlay Zone, brings an economic benefit to the city and local businesses.
Despite weaker job numbers in March, the jobless rates dropped slightly in Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County and the state of California.
The lack of available industrial space is leading to the loss of jobs at one local company, which was unable to secure enough space quickly enough to satisfy a major client.
Williams Homes announced its latest new home development on Wednesday, which is based in Santa Clarita.
Former Navy SEAL and Army Special Operations member, Richard Holt ofVentura, was one of more than 26 million Americans suffering from chronic back pain until one of his doctors recommended he take advantage of Boston Scientific's spinal cord stimulator innovation – the Precision Spectra Implant.
For years, Santa Clarita parents had little choice but to drive their children all the way to downtown Los Angeles to see a pediatric specialist, until nationally renowned Children's Hospital Los Angeles opened its 4,000-square-foot Valencia satellite office in March 2012.
The keynote speaker at the Valley Industry Association's luncheon on Tuesday said he was first introduced to the concept of lean manufacturing when his family had to make a decision between buying steel for their family operated business or putting food on the dinner table.
Boston Scientific received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval last week for its second generation Precision Spectra Spinal Cord Stimulator System, which controls pain.
In a sign that the economic tides are shifting, more companies are signing up for the College of the Canyons spring job fair than the college has seen since 2008, said a spokesman for the college.
Permits have been issued for a fashion accessories retailer to occupy a portion of the space where The Westfield Group had petitioned the city of Santa Clarita to locate a Walmart Neighborhood Market, said an official with the city.
The second Santa Clarita Valley BevMo store opens in Canyon Country April 26, said Josh Phaneuf, with BevMo.