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Efforts and opportunities

Morgan Stanley broker Andy Horowitz, 43, a married father of three, is busy planning the next chapter of his life. And for the Stevenson Ranch resident, this includes devoting more time to his clients, family and nonprofit endeavors.

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


Experts charge bill is controversial

One of the many 2012 California laws passed applying to common interest development, or condominiums, while possibly well-intended, also border on property right issues, say local experts.

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


A.G.: Homes deal to help thousands in California

State Attorney General Kamala Harris announced Thursday that the nationwide settlement with banks over foreclosure abuses could be worth up to $18 billion to Californians who were among those hardest hit by the crisis.

February 09, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCVEDC launches new small-business program

Small-business loans are now available through a partnership forged by the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp. and the Valley Economic Development Center. The SCVEDC announced on Tuesday that local businesses will have access to capital through the Small Business California Loan program.

February 08, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Law changes mortgage rules

In support of the real estate market, state senators voted Jan. 23 on a pair of bills that would offer protections to those hurt by the California mortgage crisis.

February 08, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


25Score rises to raise funds again

At one time, students from local schools would show up at your door selling annual coupon books for discounts at Santa Clarita businesses to raise funds for their athletic teams or extracurricular school programs.

February 03, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Santa Clarita firm to receive part of defense contract

A contract awarded to Raytheon by the U.S. Department of Defense on Wednesday also involves local aerospace company Woodward HRT of Santa Clarita.

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


Store gears up for second location

First launched in 1979, and now with a chain of more than 4,600 company-owned stores across the country, AutoZone is opening its second Santa Clarita retail auto parts store.

February 01, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Jana Adkins: Bank branch adds a little beat to shake up the standard

I love it when I have a good experience with an innovative business, but honestly, I never expected to find myself in that situation while in a bank.

January 31, 2012 | By Jana Adkins | Business Columns


Gym reaches out to the SCV

Gold's Gym of Venice Beach fame is moving to Santa Clarita into the space vacated by the closure of Borders bookstore on Town Center Drive in Valencia.

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


Defense to cut ties with spy planes

The Pentagon is discontinuing plans for a long-range, unmanned surveillance airplane used by the U.S. Navy and Air Force, officials announced Thursday.

January 27, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Parts maker recognized by Ford

AVK Industrial Products, a Santa Clarita-based threaded-fastener manufacturer for the automotive and aerospace industries, was awarded a Q1 certification from the Ford Motor Co. on Thursday. The Q1 designation is Ford's highest recognition of superior supplier quality.

January 21, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Steakhouse aims to be a fine choice

Larsen's Steakhouse is preparing to move onto Town Center Drive in Valencia and the owner of the upscale boutique eatery has already gutted the interior of the former South Point Argentine Grill.

January 20, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Vintners enjoy smoother process

A new state law making it easier for California winemakers to sell their wine online is making things easier for Santa Clarita-based Nuggucciet Cellars, according to the owners.

January 18, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Feds look to stabilize market

Federal regulators are reportedly very close to announcing a pilot program in an effort to stabilize the housing market. If the details are flushed out, government-owned foreclosures could be sold in bulk to investors as rental units.

January 15, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


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Company looking for channel to build a talent pipeline

The jobs are here – and more will be coming – said the owner of Santa Clarita company Ronan Engineering, but the region needs a matchmaking service of sorts to find and attract employees with the right skill sets.

January 25, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


Santa Clarita's December jobless rate drops to 6-year low

Santa Clarita's jobless rate dropped to 5.3 percent in December 2013 - a rate not seen since 2008, when the entire nation began rapidly shedding jobs as a result of the recession.

January 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Realtors association: Home sales strong in 2013

As sales of condominiums posted strong gains in the Santa Clarita Valley and home prices continued rising in 2013, investors pulled back from the single-family home market, a Realtors association reported this week.

January 17, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley 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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