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A line of remembrance

The two men bonded through illness - one, a young man in high school just beginning his life, the other a father and owner of a local retail store for men.

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


Major changes coming to Mimi’s

A second French revolution is coming, but the arena for this upheaval is Mimi's restaurant as it aims to offer diners many European dining experiences under one roof.

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


Zejoop, an event-planning app, takes first-place prize at event

Of the some 25 to 30 business pitches that were made at Startup Weekend Santa Clarita on Friday night, eight business ideas were selected and teams formed to focus on customer development, validating ideas, practicing LEAN Startup Methodologies and building basic viable products.

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


Startup movement hits SCV

Joining the ranks of a grass roots, global movement, the first-ever Startup Weekend Santa Clarita not only sold out, but doubled projected attendance this past weekend.

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


Local aerospace manufacturer wins award

The next time you see corporate business owners, star athletes or the rich and famous boarding a large private jet, just know, that Valencia-based TA Aerospace has manufactured some of the components for those Gulfstream jets.

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


Startup event kicks off Friday

SCV Startup is holding its Startup Weekend in a retail store front on Town Center Drive this weekend.

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


FHA relaxes rules slowing condo sales

The Federal Housing Authority recently backed off on some of the agency's restrictive rules that experts said were hurting the real estate market's recovery and hampering the selling and buying of condominiums.

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


The Westfield Group delays Walmart discussion

The Westfield Group has delayed discussion of design changes for a Walmart Neighborhood Market at the Valencia Town Center Patios area.

September 28, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Planning for college helps ease rising costs

When Peggy Stabile opened the doors on her college planning business for high school students and their families in September 2010, six families utilized its services.

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


Newhall pet groomer celebrates 25 years

By Jana Adkins

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


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


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Santa Clarita may prove attractive to international companies

When Samsung opened its research and development audio lab this year, it was the first known Korean-based company to locate an operation in Santa Clarita.

June 01, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


UCLA to operate the Motion Picture and Television Fund medical centers

Beginning June 1, the Motion Picture and Television Fund health care centers, including the one on McBean Parkway in Santa Clarita, will operate under the UCLA Health System umbrella.

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


Roundtable: Startups and the Tech Space

When the SCVBJ invited a group of local entrepreneurs and startup CEOs to the table this month, we knew the conversation would not follow the regular, orderly pattern of most industry professionals.

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


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


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


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