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An ear for small businesses

More minds are better than one - and that's the chief concept behind the local business organization called Masterminds.

May 20, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Chamber names new board president for ’12

Chris Angelo was named incoming 2012 Chairman of the Board for the SCV Chamber of Commerce by the current chairman, Dana Cop.

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


SCV Chamber names new board chairman

Chris Angelo was named incoming 2012 Chairman of the Board for the SCV Chamber of Commerce by the current chairman, Dana Cop.

May 18, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Report: savings gap for pensions growing

The gap between promises states made for employees' retirement benefits and the money they set aside to pay for them is widening, according to an April report by The Pew Center on the States.

May 18, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Women entrepreneurs group opens new membership level

The Association of Women Entrepreneurs has announced a new membership level for businesswomen, the platinum level.

May 14, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Cycling race rolls into Santa Clarita

Nissan of Valencia, the official vehicle sponsor of the Amgen Tour of California, is offering local spectators a special $500 cash-back incentive when they purchase a car during the local stage of the state's premier bicycle race.

May 13, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


KB Home signs deal with Newhall Land

KB Home and Newhall Land inked a land-purchase deal Wednesday that will add dozens of lots to KB Home's development plans.

May 12, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Recent disasters give local company the ultimate test

Local resident Don Hubbard has been steadily building his business since 1991. With business partner Gil Moreno, the two have picked up high-profile clients along the way as they built WorkSafe Technologies of Valencia.

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


VIA to host SCV’s largest B2B show

The Valley Industry Association's 2011 Regional Conference and Industry Show scheduled for 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday blends Santa Clarita's largest business-to-business industry exhibitor show with keynote speakers and panel discussions on topics relevant to many in today's business community.

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


City earns nod for drawing commerce

While some cities are fighting huge budget deficits or teetering on bankruptcy, the city of Santa Clarita was recognized last week with two economic Award of Excellence honors at the annual California Association for Local Economic Development conference held in Sacramento.

May 04, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Nissan rolls out new eco-friendly wheels

The long-awaited Nissan LEAF, the first all-electric car to be sold in the Santa Clarita Valley, was handed over to new owner David Wang of Agua Dulce on Wednesday by Sean Brockett, finance manager of Nissan of Valencia.

May 04, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Annual conference delivers message to owners: ‘Act now’

"Act now" was the final message from keynote speaker Mark Schniepp, principal of California Economic Forecast, at the 2011 Economic and Real Estate Outlook conference.

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


Williams Homes looks to entice local buyers

Homebuilder Williams Homes recently constructed the Solstice community of townhomes on Avalon Drive in Santa Clarita. The houses offer suitable options for first-time homeowners, or those looking to downsize.

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


New codes connect consumers, business

It's the bar code of the future, but it's available today to print advertisers. It's an open door to multimedia advertising that offers every convenience to on-the-go consumers. And perhaps best of all, it's free.

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


City, dealers help pave way for sales

City officials and Valencia Auto Center business owners officially cut the ribbon on Creekside Road improvements Tuesday, culminating a city-business partnership aimed at drawing more SCV residents and other customers to Southern California's largest auto mall, where 23 different vehicle brands are sold.

April 27, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Writer | 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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