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Store shifts to do-it-yourself repair

Many consumer habits changed during the past several years, and one of them is more people are making their own car repairs, reports a local auto parts retailer.

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


Builder buys home sites from local developer

Homebuilder D.R. Horton has purchased additional home sites in the Santa Clarita Valley from Newhall Land. The Texas-based builder already builds executive-style homes at The Preserve in Sand Canyon - a type of home local experts say is important to attracting owners and CEOs of companies to the region.

June 22, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Morton heading to Lancaster

A longtime Santa Clarita manufacturer announced Thursday that it's relocating to Lancaster, taking 200 jobs with it.

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


Startup discussion

Content is king, said a member of Pasadena Angels, a nonprofit that offers early-stage startup ventures working capital and business expertise.

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


Dollar Tree OK’d for Newhall retail center

A permit was issued for a new Dollar Tree retail outlet in a building that has remained vacant since the Stagecoach Plaza was first built in 2006 on Newhall Avenue at Carl Court.

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


Sub shop to donate profits

Three Santa Clarita Valley Jersey Mike's Subs sandwich shops are donating 100 percent of profits from their sales once a month to the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Health Foundation.

June 19, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Staff Writer | Local Business News


Wolf Creek readies for expansion

Wolf Creek Restaurant & Brewing Company's success with its boutique line of specially crafted, brewed beers has resulted in a big expansion of its operations into a 6,000-square-foot building in the Mann Biomedical Park in Valencia, according to the business owners.

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


Williams Homes expands projects in Ventura County

Santa Clarita builder Williams Homes has been busy building in Ventura Country, and plans to begin construction of single-family homes in Fillmore within 60 days.

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


The story behind the making of ‘Bro’

A chance meeting between two colleagues, a positive return on stock investments and a job interview led to two filmmakers attracting a veteran film actor, motocross professionals, major sponsors and a run of their movie at a major theater chain.

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


Local makeup artist preps talent

As if owning a local hair and makeup studio doesn't put enough on Sally Van Swearingen's list of things to do, last week she was called out to groom network broadcast announcers for the Kings Stanley Cup finals at Staples Center.

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


House passes repeal on device tax

The House passed on Thursday a bill to repeal a medical device tax, a move that biomedical company officials said would save jobs and keep manufacturing in the U.S.

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


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


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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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