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Nursery celebrates its roots

Green Thumb nursery is celebrating its 41st anniversary today.

July 09, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Faith for infant clothes

The successful launch of a maternity clothing line inspired Valerie Bradford and Ayanna McLeod to open a second company geared toward infants and toddlers.

July 08, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Furniture store’s old-town feel

Nearly a decade before Santa Clarita became a city, and residents could drive from one end of town to the other and rarely see a traffic light, Consumers Furniture opened for business to serve local residents.

July 07, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


A Loop to keep companies flying

After 35 years in the aerospace industry, Bert Braché identified a niche market to help produce replacement parts for airplane owners/operators.

July 06, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Company steps in to help with college

Going to college today resembles something more like an obstacle course than a clear pathway to higher learning.

July 05, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Company pumps up the volume

Move over, "American Chopper." Long-time Santa Clarita business SoundMan Car Audio may one day soon be coming to TV with its own reality show.

July 03, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Initiative targets entertainment

The Small Business Development Center has launched another new program in support of emerging and small businesses.

July 02, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Prices, taxes cool this summer

Summer is finally heating up and along with it some good news for consumers.

July 01, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Jana Adkins: Auto racing provides many lessons needed to run a business

The best sales efforts in the world can be undone by weak operation support in a business.

June 30, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Business Columns


Student finds success fixing phones

When Andrew Richardson broke the glass display on his iPhone awhile back, he had to drive to an Apple repair store in Los Angeles for a repair that cost him $129. It cost him time and gas, too, he said.

June 30, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Local specialists work to fill void

Home buyers haven't had a monetary incentive or received a tax credit to buy a home since the federal and state government tax-credit programs expired last year.

June 29, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


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


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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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