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Longtime local retailer announces plan to close

Caston's TV & Appliances of Newhall announced Monday it is closing its doors for good. The family-owned and -operated business first opened in 1967.

July 12, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Nursery celebrates its roots

Green Thumb nursery is celebrating its 41st anniversary today.

July 09, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Faith for infant clothes

The successful launch of a maternity clothing line inspired Valerie Bradford and Ayanna McLeod to open a second company geared toward infants and toddlers.

July 08, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Furniture store’s old-town feel

Nearly a decade before Santa Clarita became a city, and residents could drive from one end of town to the other and rarely see a traffic light, Consumers Furniture opened for business to serve local residents.

July 07, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


A Loop to keep companies flying

After 35 years in the aerospace industry, Bert Braché identified a niche market to help produce replacement parts for airplane owners/operators.

July 06, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Company steps in to help with college

Going to college today resembles something more like an obstacle course than a clear pathway to higher learning.

July 05, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Company pumps up the volume

Move over, "American Chopper." Long-time Santa Clarita business SoundMan Car Audio may one day soon be coming to TV with its own reality show.

July 03, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Initiative targets entertainment

The Small Business Development Center has launched another new program in support of emerging and small businesses.

July 02, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Prices, taxes cool this summer

Summer is finally heating up and along with it some good news for consumers.

July 01, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Jana Adkins: Auto racing provides many lessons needed to run a business

The best sales efforts in the world can be undone by weak operation support in a business.

June 30, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Business Columns


Student finds success fixing phones

When Andrew Richardson broke the glass display on his iPhone awhile back, he had to drive to an Apple repair store in Los Angeles for a repair that cost him $129. It cost him time and gas, too, he said.

June 30, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Local specialists work to fill void

Home buyers haven't had a monetary incentive or received a tax credit to buy a home since the federal and state government tax-credit programs expired last year.

June 29, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


A workforce without walls

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.

June 28, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Ken Keller: Birth, growth and sustained business success

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.

June 26, 2011 | By Ken Keller | Business Columns


Locals store expands work, play

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June 26, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


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SCV home prices continue to creep upward

Prices of existing homes increased slightly during February while home sales during the winter season slowed, according to numbers released Wednesday for the Santa Clarita Valley by the Southland Regional Association of Realtors.

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


Abandonded flag stirs man’s curiosity and passion

At first the apparent stick on the hilltop near his Santa Clarita house just intrigued Patrick McGill.

March 16, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Siblings with MS raising funds to help others

Experts say that while there's a higher risk that multiple sclerosis doesn't run in families, it is not yet proven - and that's the stance taken by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

March 13, 2014 | By Jana Adkiins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


City encouraged by economic conditions

Santa Clarita's jobless rate inched up slightly in January to 5.5 percent, up from 5.3 percent in December, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday.

March 08, 2014 | Jana Adkins | Santa Clarita Valley News


Experts forecast ongoing economic stability in SCV

There will be less economic uncertainty and stronger growth in the U.S. economy this year, said experts at the 2014 Economic and Real Estate Outlook Conference in Santa Clarita on Thursday.

March 06, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Financial incentives offered to businesses that move to the SCV

A new financial incentive is being offered to companies that relocate to the Santa Clarita Valley, the SCV Economic Development Corporation announced on Thursday.

March 06, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Business Roundtable: Educating the Workforce

Schools turn out future employees with specific skill sets – but can they think?

March 04, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Staff Writer | Business Journal Stories


Speculation surrounds sale of the Blue Cloud Movie Ranch

After a nearly two year absence from the market, Blue Cloud Movie Ranch in Santa Clarita is back up for sale, listed at $7.5 million.

March 04, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


Biomedical engineer launches company that quickly turns successful

Backed by 40 years of engineering experience in the biomedical industry, Gene Zamba first launched Cal Biomedical Research in Santa Clarita in 2011 as one of a handful of companies across the nation to take a medical device from point A to Z.

March 04, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


SCV’s January home sales slow

Following a statewide trend, sales of existing Santa Clarita homes slowed in January, according to numbers released by the Southland Regional Association of Realtors on Wednesday.

February 26, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Big retailers leave SCV

Three national retailers have closed their doors at the mall in Santa Clarita.

January 29, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tresierras grocery store departs downtown Newhall

After 32 years, Tresierras Supermarket in Newhall closed, according to the sign posted on the front of the grocery store.

January 29, 2014 | Jana Adkins | Santa Clarita Valley News


AMS to help support Filmtools

AMS Fulfillment has landed a new client that fits neatly into the region's film entertainment industry.

January 26, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Roundtable: Business Attraction and Job Growth

Attracting higher-paying jobs to the Santa Clarita Valley for local residents has been an ongoing goal of the city's economic development division and the SCV Economic Development Corporation. Part of that effort has included attracting the right companies to the valley, and helping existing businesses to grow. Companies are slowly emerging from the recession and, as our industry Roundtable participants alluded to, are feeling more confident about hiring again.

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


Medical care group has now expanded into multiple states

U.S. HealthWorks in Santa Clarita first entered the local market when it acquired two medical centers in 2009 that were launched by local physicians Dr. Larry Barnhart and Dr. Ralph Farinella.

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


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