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Veterinarian helps owners say goodbye

A veterinarian for 10 years, Jeanette Yamamoto launched Peaceful Pets as a personalized in-home concierge service for pet owners when it's time for them to say goodbye to their aged or terminally ill pets.

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


Local home sales steadily improving

In tracking signs of a recovering home market, more homes are selling in the Santa Clarita Valley than in most any other period in the past five years despite a record low inventory. And median prices of single-family homes are up.

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


Emporium of bittersweet memories

For 31 years, the owners of the Canyon Country bookstore, Paperback Emporium, lovingly stocked, sold and traded books for readers who still loved the feel and smell of holding a book in their hands while reading. At the end of October, however, in a bittersweet move, the retailer will be closing its doors forever.

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


Store aims to help small businesses

When Barry Singer first conceived of Your-MailBox-Store, he saw it as a special-concept store that could assist small businesses by offering services they rely on daily.

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


Retro-inspired fashion retailer opens in SCV

When retailer Katie Echeverry, 39, began Unique Vintage Clothing Boutique out of her Burbank home 11 years ago, she had no experience or training in retail or fashion. But she has since become so successful that Echeverry just recently opened her second store at the Westfield Valencia Town Center.

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


Chamber of Commerce reports ‘strength’

The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce is in a position of strength and growth, Chris Angelo, chairman of the board, announced at the chamber's annual membership luncheon Thursday.

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


Designer competes in national contest

Environmental designer Diana Jess has worked on design hurdles for the National Museum of Liverpool, the Adler Planetarium and the Empire State Building – but her current challenge is competing against other entrepreneurs on Martha Stewart's American Made contest.

September 11, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Local company improves GPS

When you have an errant service person out on the streets or that expensive piece of machinery has been stolen from your place of business - who you gonna call? LiveViewGPS if you want real-time GPS tracking capabilities.

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


Local home sales prices rose in August

Sale prices of Santa Clarita Valley homes rose in August, according to data collected by local Realtor Connor MacIvor with REMAX.

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


Consumer proposal met with Realtor opposition

A proposed rule by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to require mortgage lenders to provide home loan applicants with free copies of written appraisals, would have little effect on securing truer property values, local experts said.

September 06, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Law requires real estate brokers to have qualifications

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.

September 06, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


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


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City and college focus on supporting startup businesses

Designed to house specific kinds of startup companies that complement the region's growing entertainment industry, the downtown Newhall incubator being launched by the city of Santa Clarita and College of the Canyons is expected to open in October, said an official with the city.

May 28, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


SCV offers attractive benefits for foreign business investors

Six leaders from the Santa Clarita Valley accompanied Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich on a one-week trip to meet with business leaders and investors in China and Hong Kong. One of the meetings held included 40 to 50 potential investors who are interested in the U.S. market. The SCV Business Journal asked each of the local people in the delegation about their personal impressions, and the economic opportunities they see for the Santa Clarita Valley.

May 28, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


New medical device captures sounds of the lungs and heart

Entrepreneurs have designed a new medical device system that will help usher medical care into the 21st century using existing consumer technology that both lay people and professionals can easily access.

May 28, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


AMS Fulfillment bets on its success – and wins

When AMS Fulfillment of Santa Clarita learned it was going to lose its largest customer in 2013, the company planned for, and weathered, the storm. The company has just reported that within the space of months, it is already back in positive territory and operating in the black.

May 28, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


SCV housing market outpacing other regions

With an increase in the number of homes sold in April, and rising median prices, Santa Clarita is outperforming other regions, according to the Southland Regional Association of Realtors CEO Jim Link.

May 23, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Commercial real estate brokers recognized by EDC

Top-producing commercial real estate brokers in the Santa Clarita Valley were recognized by the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation on Thursday.

May 22, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV grill adapts to veggie customer base

As the second generation of Stonefire Grill owners came of age, and became involved in the Harrigan family's management of its seven restaurants, the youngest members made a daring move.

May 18, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Santa Clarita Valley businesses interviewed on local business climate

Members from three business organizations are personally visiting 100 companies of varying sizes and gathering data on the Santa Clarita Valley business climate to identify ways to help companies grow.

May 15, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


VIA’s B2B industry show serves up exhibitors and keynote speakers

Speakers delivered two distinctive messages to the business leaders attending the Valley Industry Associations' luncheon Thursday at its annual Business-to-Business industry trade show.

May 08, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Knowing when to quit

An entrepreneur hasn't been successful unless he or she has experienced at least one failure, said the owner of a former Santa Clarita-based party store.

May 03, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


KB Home plans 278 more homes in Santa Clarita

Builder KB Home is preparing to build 278 new homes in the Plum Canyon area of the Santa Clarita Valley, an executive with the company said Friday.

May 02, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Canyon Country gym closes abruptly

The Fitness Compound gym in Canyon Country has closed its doors abruptly, posting a hastily scribbled notice on its door apologizing to members and referring them to another fitness center.

May 02, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Business tax board opens office locally

The Board of Equalizationopened its newest office in Santa Clarita on Magic Mountain Parkway and Tourney Road in April.

May 02, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Boston Scientific expanding Parkinson’s studies

Boston Scientific is enrolling patients in two studies for its Vercise Deep Brain Stimulation System in patients with Parkinson's disease.

May 01, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


High-tech cleaning solution saves manufacturers money

CleanLogix of Santa Clarita uses its C02 water-free cleaning technology for manufacturing industries that require high performance and reliability in the manufacturing process of aerospace components, medical device parts and disc drive parts.

April 30, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


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