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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


Jana Adkins: Change is a-coming to Business

After six months as business editor, I'm beginning to wear the job much more comfortably then when I "first tried it on."

March 06, 2011 | By Jana Adkins | Business Columns


When it's time to call in sick

Once reserved for marriage vows, "in sickness and in health" is also a common workplace practice for a majority of employees, according to a survey conducted for Accountemps.

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


Three cheers for heroes, hoagies and birthdays

Jersey Mike's Subs in Saugus celebrated its third anniversary Sunday by handing out free sandwiches and goodie bags to children. All visitors received a free home-baked cookie. The franchise owner opened a second food outlet in 2010.

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


In the business of getting ahead

Waiting until your senior year of high school to begin the college review and application process is not advised, experts say.

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


A look at the lay of the law

Running a business in California can feel like an obstacle course sometimes.

February 20, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


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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


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


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