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A workforce without walls

Local companies are taking advantage of the rapid advances in technology, changing the way their employees work and go to work - and they're saving money doing so.

June 28, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Ken Keller: Birth, growth and sustained business success

It starts as an idea, a passing thought that comes back around. A discussion ensues, usually in one brain but sometimes between two or more. What is being talked about is an idea for a new business.

June 26, 2011 | By Ken Keller | Business Columns


Locals store expands work, play

By Jana Adkins

June 26, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Helping each other grow

In the spirit of "it takes a village," a loosely formed group of four local business people got together last year to help local residents build the careers they were seeking.

June 25, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Newhall Land gets new V.P.

Newhall Land announced Thursday that James "Jim" C. Bizzelle will join its management team as senior vice president of community development.

June 24, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Builders bet on home market

After home construction nearly came to a halt in the past few years, local builders are once again headed back to work sites.

June 24, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Bizzelle joins Newhall Land management team

Newhall Land Development Inc. announced today that James "Jim" C. Bizzelle will join its management team as senior vice president of community development.

June 23, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


‘Cloud’ offers businesses a cushion

One of the smartest things a small-business owner can do is take the time to back up company data and files before some kind of emergency, or worse yet, disaster, strikes.

June 23, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


CORRECTED: Loans to help businesses expand

Editor's note: CORRECTS first name of Calvin Hedman.

June 22, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Strategist: Easy primaries equal wins

Political candidates who don't face primary opposition are much more likely to win election than those who do, a longtime strategist said Tuesday, because they're able to move toward the center of the political spectrum.

June 22, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Home building turns to multifamily

The residential construction landscape has shifted from single-family homes to multifamily projects, builders and officials with trade associations say.

June 21, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Appraisers regulated out of commission

A shift of regulations intended to prevent lending companies from influencing - or worse, inflating - home values during the appraisal process nearly put an entire industry of people out of work during the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, according to industry experts.

June 19, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Center’s doors swing open

A unique golf-training program, Scratch Golf Accelerated, opened its doors this week in Santa Clarita for players of all skill levels.

June 17, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Gourmet and family-fresh

A family's passion for creative cooking turned into a mother-daughter business enterprise, The Poached Pair.

June 16, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Local solutions for worldwide companies

ESolutions, a Web-design company with a storefront, opened in Saugus nearly 10 years ago.

June 15, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


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Articles By Author - Jana Adkins


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


High speeds drive local stunt driver’s film business

What started as a one-car and camera operation in 1986 has grown into a full-fledged Santa Clarita business serving the film industry.

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


SCV home sales increase as seasonal spring sales pick up

Both single-family home and condominium sales increased in the Santa Clarita Valley in March compared to February sales, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors announced Monday.

April 21, 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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