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Nissan of Valencia quadruples sales

Nissan of Valencia has been smashing sales records. In fact, the all new dealership team quadrupled the number of average cars sold by selling 115 vehicles in March, breaking the auto store's average sales of 30-40 units per month under the previous ownership.

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


Rooms & Blooms to focus on Web sales

Rooms & Blooms is closing its brick-and-mortar store to focus on its wholesale and online retail business.

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


Doggie doors to close at Calgrove Kennels

After 40 years of caring for families' pets, Calgrove Kennels is closing its doors June 1.

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


Boost of energy for homes market

The bar on the standard for new home amenities just got raised. And KB Home raised it.

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


Moving through a quarter-century

Celebrating 25 years in business, locally owned and operated Camelot Moving and Storage moves everything from residents' personal belongings to Siegfried and Roy's treasured tigers.

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


Low pay and commuting cited as top job stressors

More than three-quarters of Americans report feeling stressed about something related to their job, according to a recent study conducted by Everest College's 2011 Work Stress Survey.

March 31, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Business editor | Local Business News


Low pay and commuting cited as top job stressors

More than three-quarters of Americans report feeling stressed about something related to their job, according to a recent study conducted by Everest College's 2011 Work Stress Survey.

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


Royal Princess plans a luxury-filled return

Princess Cruises does more than build ships. The cruise company designs vacations for travelers who just want to leave their cares behind and sail the open seas to unique and exotic ports around the globe.

March 30, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Business editor | Local Business News


UPDATED: Local students honored by VIA

The Valley Industry Association honored local students Monday for creating new business products or services in partnership with one of the many companies who are a member of VIA.

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


Local leaders take Capitol advocacy trip

On the sixth annual pilgrimage to Sacramento, 73 representatives from the Santa Clarita Valley's business and community organizations trekked north Monday for two solid days of meetings with California legislators.

March 25, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


STAR consulting returns to roots

Ken Keller, the owner of STAR Business Consulting, announced he is returning his company to its original mission of growing top-line, or gross, revenues for clients. Keller also owned and operated the North Los Angeles County franchise of Renaissance Executive Forums.

March 25, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Locals recognize Women’s History Month with networking seminar

In perhaps a fitting tribute to Women's History Month, women entrepreneurs from the Santa Clarita Valley attended a presentation Thursday on how to network successfully to grow one's net worth.

March 20, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Small-business owners optimistic, report says

Small-business owners have an improved outlook on profits, hiring and capital expenses in 2011, according to a statewide report released Wednesday.

March 18, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Pet college moves to expand business

The Animal Behavior College relocated its headquarters to Santa Clarita this week, opening its doors Monday. The company was previously located in Northridge.

March 17, 2011 | By Jana Adkins | Local Business News


Local provides formal support

Tuxedo-rental shops dot the American landscape from storefronts to shopping malls, outfitting anxious wedding parties, nervous prom dates and adults seeking formal attire for business events.

March 13, 2011 | 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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