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Report: Jobs, housing gains slow, but positive

Jobs and housing are cited as leading indicators of a recovery, both segments showing hints of positive growth in the Santa Clarita Valley, according to a March economic report.

June 07, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Businesses required to meet new recycling law

Free recycling containers for businesses are available from the city of Santa Clarita, in partnership with Burrtec Waste Industries, to help businesses comply with a new state law.

June 05, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Clarice’s celebrates 25 years

Located in Santa Clarita for 35 years, Clarice's Cake and Candy Supplies current owner celebrated her 25-year anniversary as owner Saturday.

June 05, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Private firm buys Embassy Suites

The Embassy Suites Valencia hotel was sold May 17, according to General Manager Ron Carter.

May 31, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Sprouts merges with natural foods chain

Sprouts Farmers Market announced Tuesday the merger of its natural-food grocery chain with Sunflower Farmers Market, an independent chain of 37 natural-food stores.

May 31, 2012 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


New homes sales rise

Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 3.3 percent in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 343,000 units, according to newly released data from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau.

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


Realtors react to Brown’s plan for mortgage money

Gov. Jerry Brown wants to take all of the money from April's $2.5 billion mortgage settlement to offset the state's multibillion-dollar deficit, according to his revised May 15 budget.

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


Company applies for trade status

Pursuing an ambitious project to benefit clients and grow its own business, AMS Fulfillment of Valencia is working on securing foreign trade zone, or FTZ, status.

May 27, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Recovery signs give encouragement to local Realtors

Multiple reports gave positive signs this week and showed a mounting strength in the resale and new home market, according to Santa Clarita Realtors.

May 25, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mending gear, fighting hunger

Alan Campos is driven to succeed – and wants to share the fruits of his success along the way.

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


Experts tout potential of international trade

The size of the company is not key to international, or cross-border, trading, said a panel participant at Tuesday's panel discussion on International Trade at the Valley Industry Association's luncheon.

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


Signal offers video job ads

Employment ads in The Signal received a big face-lift Wednesday when the newspaper added multi-media features to its classified employment liner ads.

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


Realtors await federal response

Santa Clarita Realtors are encouraged by recent efforts by lawmakers to slow the foreclosure process, but they say more help for homeowners is needed.

May 13, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Owners celebrate access to credits

In celebration of approval for the long-awaited expanded Santa Clarita Valley Enterprise Zone, nearly 100 people gathered at TPC Valencia on Thursday, exactly one month after final approval was received.

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


Recovering home market stalls

Would-be homeowners and actual construction trends show the fracture in a recovering home market, according to a recent survey.

May 11, 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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