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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


Local development gets new outreach manager

The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp. announced the hiring of Josh Mann on Thursday as the organization's new manager of business retention and marketing.

March 11, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Wallets may drown in high water bills

Santa Clarita businesses and residents are facing significant increases in their water fees over the next few years to cover the cost of building new water-filtration plants to reduce levels of the naturally occurring salt chloride in runoff from the Santa Clara River.

March 10, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


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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


City and college focus on supporting startup businesses

Designed to house specific kinds of startup companies that complement the region's growing entertainment industry, the downtown Newhall incubator being launched by the city of Santa Clarita and College of the Canyons is expected to open in October, said an official with the city.

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


SCV offers attractive benefits for foreign business investors

Six leaders from the Santa Clarita Valley accompanied Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich on a one-week trip to meet with business leaders and investors in China and Hong Kong. One of the meetings held included 40 to 50 potential investors who are interested in the U.S. market. The SCV Business Journal asked each of the local people in the delegation about their personal impressions, and the economic opportunities they see for the Santa Clarita Valley.

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


New medical device captures sounds of the lungs and heart

Entrepreneurs have designed a new medical device system that will help usher medical care into the 21st century using existing consumer technology that both lay people and professionals can easily access.

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


AMS Fulfillment bets on its success – and wins

When AMS Fulfillment of Santa Clarita learned it was going to lose its largest customer in 2013, the company planned for, and weathered, the storm. The company has just reported that within the space of months, it is already back in positive territory and operating in the black.

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


SCV housing market outpacing other regions

With an increase in the number of homes sold in April, and rising median prices, Santa Clarita is outperforming other regions, according to the Southland Regional Association of Realtors CEO Jim Link.

May 23, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Commercial real estate brokers recognized by EDC

Top-producing commercial real estate brokers in the Santa Clarita Valley were recognized by the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation on Thursday.

May 22, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV grill adapts to veggie customer base

As the second generation of Stonefire Grill owners came of age, and became involved in the Harrigan family's management of its seven restaurants, the youngest members made a daring move.

May 18, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Santa Clarita Valley businesses interviewed on local business climate

Members from three business organizations are personally visiting 100 companies of varying sizes and gathering data on the Santa Clarita Valley business climate to identify ways to help companies grow.

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


VIA’s B2B industry show serves up exhibitors and keynote speakers

Speakers delivered two distinctive messages to the business leaders attending the Valley Industry Associations' luncheon Thursday at its annual Business-to-Business industry trade show.

May 08, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


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