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VIA to host annual industry show

The Valley Industry Association announced this week its 2011 regional conference and industry show will be held at the Valencia Gateway Promenade center May 12. Up to 60 industry-show exhibitors will be at the industry show.

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


Allbright Paints it SMARTer

Coming from a home with a single mother on welfare, business owner Joshua Abramson of A. Allbright Painting is reaching out with his latest community program to give young people without fathers a chance to learn an employable trade.

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


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


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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


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


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