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Cleaner earns award for growth

ServiceMaster by Master and Sons, a disaster-restoration and residential and commercial cleaning company, was honored as the Franchise of the Year last week by Farmers Insurance officials who flew out from Memphis, Tenn.

September 04, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Flying solo in treatment of pets

Dr. Jaimie Ronchetto always imagined that she would open her own full service veterinary practice and now is making that dream come true by opening Cinema Veterinary Centre in late September.

September 02, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Flextronics flexes its prowess

When NASA's rover, Curiosity, began to explore its new home on Mars last week, local electronics manufacturer Flextronics let out a sigh of relief.

August 30, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


New law requires Realty brokers to be qualified

Prior to Tuesday, any kind of college degree - biology for instance - would earn a person the right to become a real estate broker. A new law will change that and protect consumers in the process.

August 30, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Local store stands in for Midwest

Customers shopping at Bouquet Auto Parts last week may have found themselves in the middle of a setup for the filming of a TV commercial for Prestone Antifreeze/Coolant.

August 29, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


SCV home sale market hits a snag

Despite reports of rising home sales and median prices throughout California, the market hit a snag in the Santa Clarita Valley in July, according to a report released by the Southland Regional Association of Realtors on Friday.

August 24, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Retailer taps into 30 years of history

Showcased on the corner of Bouquet Canyon Road and Cinema Drive, a small business celebrated its 30th anniversary in Santa Clarita this month.

August 24, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Go ahead an’ jump

While "Jump, might as well jump, go ahead an' jump" might be a good theme song for the new indoor trampoline park, Jump 5150, which opened Saturday - it's doubtful Van Halen had this kind of recreation in mind when it created the song.

August 23, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Partners hope to scoop into market

If all goes as planned, three years of planning is expected to pay off for local technology entrepreneurs Scott Berry and Allison Edwards when they open their first brick-and-mortar, all-natural ice cream shop The Whole Scoop in downtown Newhall.

August 19, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Builder optimism strongest in 5 years

The recently released results of two homebuilder surveys echo growing homebuilder confidence for newly built single-family homes.

August 17, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Startup event needs support

A 54-hour business startup event has been approved for Santa Clarita by the Seattle-based organization Startup Weekend, and the local organizers are looking for entrepreneurial support.

August 16, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Foreign trade zone status gained in SCV

After a nearly two-year certification process, AMS Fulfillment of Valencia has secured foreign trade zone status.

August 14, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Foreign trade zone status gained in SCV

After a nearly two-year certification process, AMS Fulfillment of Valencia has secured foreign trade zone status.

August 14, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Law creates two classes of homeowners

A 2012 law intended to protect the right of homeowners to rent their property creates two classes of homeowners in neighborhoods, property management experts say.

August 12, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


LAEDC: Cuts would cripple local defense firms

In response to potentially disastrous cuts to defense spending, the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. announced Thursday it has formed a strike team - the L.A. Jobs Defense Council - to urge Congress to act in the face of looming cuts set to take effect in January 2013.

August 10, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


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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


Education has been key to its growth, local escrow company says

Independently owned and operated since 1998 by Jim and Anita Lombardi of Santa Clarita, Federal Escrow Inc. has been offering every type of escrow imaginable.

March 31, 2013 | By Jana Adkins | Business & Real Estate


Premier America Credit Union planning expansion

When members speak, Premier America Credit Union listens.

March 31, 2013 | By Jana Adkins | Banking & Finance


Two new auto dealerships opt to open in Santa Clarita

Santa Clarita is already home to the largest collection of automotive dealerships in Southern California, giving residents a wide selection from which to shop and buy locally. But two more dealerships announced last year they are opening for business.

March 31, 2013 | By Jana Adkins | Automotive


Chevy introduces the most new product in decade

Just like General Motor's iconic muscle cars that helped the brand revolutionize the market, Chevrolet is revved and roaring to the marketplace with more new products than the public has seen in a decade.

March 31, 2013 | By Jana Adkins | Automotive


AMS Fulfillment’s growth led to rapid-fire expansion

AMS Fulfillment's meteoric growth over the past decade led to the company's leasing of 13 different buildings scattered throughout the Santa Clarita Valley.

March 31, 2013 | By Jana Adkins | Industry


Auto repair shop thrives on good service

Dan Carpenter first opened his Santa Clarita automotive service in October 1988, specializing in the repair of Honda and Acura vehicles.

March 31, 2013 | By Jana Adkins | Business & Real Estate


Small business center launches restaurant startup program

The Small Business Development Center, hosted by College of the Canyons, offers a wide array of services, many at no cost to new and existing business owners.

March 31, 2013 | By Jana Adkins | Business & Real Estate


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