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KB Home signs deal with Newhall Land

KB Home and Newhall Land inked a land-purchase deal Wednesday that will add dozens of lots to KB Home's development plans.

May 12, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Recent disasters give local company the ultimate test

Local resident Don Hubbard has been steadily building his business since 1991. With business partner Gil Moreno, the two have picked up high-profile clients along the way as they built WorkSafe Technologies of Valencia.

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


VIA to host SCV’s largest B2B show

The Valley Industry Association's 2011 Regional Conference and Industry Show scheduled for 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday blends Santa Clarita's largest business-to-business industry exhibitor show with keynote speakers and panel discussions on topics relevant to many in today's business community.

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


City earns nod for drawing commerce

While some cities are fighting huge budget deficits or teetering on bankruptcy, the city of Santa Clarita was recognized last week with two economic Award of Excellence honors at the annual California Association for Local Economic Development conference held in Sacramento.

May 04, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Nissan rolls out new eco-friendly wheels

The long-awaited Nissan LEAF, the first all-electric car to be sold in the Santa Clarita Valley, was handed over to new owner David Wang of Agua Dulce on Wednesday by Sean Brockett, finance manager of Nissan of Valencia.

May 04, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Annual conference delivers message to owners: ‘Act now’

"Act now" was the final message from keynote speaker Mark Schniepp, principal of California Economic Forecast, at the 2011 Economic and Real Estate Outlook conference.

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


Williams Homes looks to entice local buyers

Homebuilder Williams Homes recently constructed the Solstice community of townhomes on Avalon Drive in Santa Clarita. The houses offer suitable options for first-time homeowners, or those looking to downsize.

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


New codes connect consumers, business

It's the bar code of the future, but it's available today to print advertisers. It's an open door to multimedia advertising that offers every convenience to on-the-go consumers. And perhaps best of all, it's free.

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


City, dealers help pave way for sales

City officials and Valencia Auto Center business owners officially cut the ribbon on Creekside Road improvements Tuesday, culminating a city-business partnership aimed at drawing more SCV residents and other customers to Southern California's largest auto mall, where 23 different vehicle brands are sold.

April 27, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Writer | Local Business News


An opportunity to Dream and Discover

Current and future small-business owners and entrepreneurs are invited to attend the 2011 Dream and Discover Entrepreneurs Conference on May 5, sponsored by the Small Business Development Center located at College of the Canyons.

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


New market offers name-brand discounts

A new full-service Hispanic supermarket has opened in Canyon Country.

April 22, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Smith promoted to lead digital-interactive efforts

Kevin Smith has been promoted to director of creative and digital interactive at The Signal. The promotion, effective immediately, was announced Thursday by Signal Publisher Ian Lamont.

April 22, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Poll: Renters ease restrictions

More than three-quarters of independent landlords say they would rent to someone who lost a home in foreclosure, assuming the applicant traditionally had good credit, according to a survey released Thursday by The National Association of Independent Landlords.

April 22, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Designers of the modern workplace

Considering itself a student of the workplace, BKM Office Environments is a furniture and office-space planning company that will soon finish work on the new Children's Hospital Los Angeles set to open in July 2011.

April 21, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Floral shop blossoms into sign business

After Debra Johnson Romero graduated from college, she took a job with a Boston-based florist on the recommendation of a friend. Having studied business management, Romero had never considered going into the floral industry.

April 15, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


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UTAK Laboratories releasing 16 new quality control test materials

UTAK Laboratories has released more quality control materials for labs around the country to run tests on amphetamines, barbiturates, and benzodiazepines, a psychoactive drug.

July 29, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


UVDI forms partnership with multinational company

In a David and Goliath-like pairing, but friendly, Valencia'sUltraViolet Devices Inc. (David) formed a partnership with The Clorox Company (Goliath) in February. Together the small and the large companies joined forces to fight bacteria in hospitals throughout North America.

July 29, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


SCV Bank declares Q2 loss

Santa Clara Valley Bank released its second quarter results Monday, reporting a net loss of $2,000 for the period.

July 28, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Santa Clarita Valley June home sales dip

Home sales sputtered slightly in June, although the increasing number of existing homes listed for sale are beginning to pull the Santa Clarita Valley out of the "inventory drought" it had been in during the recession.

July 25, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Car slams into 4 parked vehicles in Valencia

A car slammed into four vehicles parked on the side of westbound Magic Mountain Parkway across from the Westfield Valencia Town Center on Friday.

July 25, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Newhall Lumber property sold

Local investors just closed escrow on the purchase of the familiar Railroad Avenue building in Santa Clarita that housed Newhall Lumber for 32 years.

July 19, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


UPDATE: Santa Clarita’s jobless numbers down 1.3 percent from last June

While the June unemployment rate in Santa Clarita crept up to 5 percent from 4.8 percent in May, the year-over-year rate for June fell a full 1.3 percent from last year's numbers, officials said Friday.

July 18, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clara Valley Bank sells for $15.3 million

Santa Clara Valley Bank has agreed to a sale agreement in the amount of $15.3 million.

July 17, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


SCV gets high marks from local businesses

While surveys of 75 companies in the Santa Clarita Valley revealed that most are in a growth mode, nearly half of those businesses also cited the need for improved Internet speeds to set the stage for future growth.

July 15, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Business Roundtable: Commercial Real Estate

As recovery continues in the industrial real estate space, several new projects are finally set to come on line with construction beginning as early as this year.

July 02, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


Real Estate Market Outlook: Retail Space

There are a lot more tenants chasing a lot fewer deals in the Santa Clarita Valley retail space, according to John Cserkuti, senior vice president with NAI Capital.

July 02, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


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 | Local Business 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


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