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Agreement saves building-permit data

An agreement to continue the only collection and reporting of building-permit data in the state was announced this week by the Building Industry Association of Southern California.

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


Snapshot shows signs of recovery

The economic snapshot report for February was released Tuesday by the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp., reflecting signs of local recovery amid some areas of economic activity that are still depressed.

May 09, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Using the power of the masses to raise money

When the Jumpstart Our Business Startups, or JOBS, Act was signed into federal law last month, it modernized the means by which startup businesses can raise capital.

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


BizFed survey finds optimism

Los Angeles County business owners and executives report they are more optimistic about the economy this year. But plans for significant expansion or hiring are on hold over concerns about rising taxes, fees and growing government regulations.

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


A little slice of salvation

When Curtis Platte and his three business partners took over a faltering Valencia franchise at the end of October 2011, they were surprised to find how many people didn't even know the pizzeria existed.

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


A workshop for builders

The Building Industry Association of Southern California wants to help make contractors aware of recent rule changes by offering a local lead-safe and certification class May 31 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Home Depot on Newhall Ranch Road in Santa Clarita.

April 28, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Lennar’s ‘home within a home’

New Lexington at RiverVillage homes, built by Lennar Corp., will be available starting May 5, according to company officials.

April 28, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


City Film Office reports another record increase

Film days in Santa Clarita are up in the first quarter of 2012, following on the heels of a record-breaking year in 2011.

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


Chamber hosts golf tournament

The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce held its 28th annual Oak Tree Golf Classic at TPC Valencia on Monday.

April 26, 2012 | By Jana Adkins | Local Business News


SCV sales post 6th straight gain

Sales of existing single-family homes in the Santa Clarita Valley have exceeded same-month sales from the prior year for the past six consecutive months, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors reported Tuesday, releasing its March figures. And gains in sales prices are being made, as well.

April 25, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Finding a house difficult in SCV market

When the employer of Tina Ham-Yoo's husband relocated him to Santa Clarita from Washington, D.C., the couple expected to buy a home in the area pretty easily. But the couple was in for a surprise.

April 24, 2012 | Jana Adkins | Local Business News


Finding a house difficult in SCV market

When the employer of Tina Ham-Yoo's husband relocated him to Santa Clarita from Washington, D.C., the couple expected to buy a home in the area pretty easily. But the couple was in for a surprise.

April 22, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


CEO: Changes help bank move forward

Recent changes at the Bank of Santa Clarita were made by the board of directors, said Frank Di Tomaso in response to questions about the departure of James Hicken and Kimberly Altobello, two of the bank's top executives.

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


Dream and discover conference calling on entrepreneurs

Current and future small business owners, students and community members are encouraged by the Small Business Development Center to think entrepreneurially and embrace their dreams at the 2012 Dream and Discover Entrepreneurs Conference.

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


Dealership gets a tune-up

Family-owned and operated Parkway Buick-GM-Cadillac is renovating its Santa Clarita dealership, in part to meet image requirements set by the auto manufacturers.

April 17, 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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