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An opportunity to Dream and Discover

Current and future small-business owners and entrepreneurs are invited to attend the 2011 Dream and Discover Entrepreneurs Conference on May 5, sponsored by the Small Business Development Center located at College of the Canyons.

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


New market offers name-brand discounts

A new full-service Hispanic supermarket has opened in Canyon Country.

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


Smith promoted to lead digital-interactive efforts

Kevin Smith has been promoted to director of creative and digital interactive at The Signal. The promotion, effective immediately, was announced Thursday by Signal Publisher Ian Lamont.

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


Poll: Renters ease restrictions

More than three-quarters of independent landlords say they would rent to someone who lost a home in foreclosure, assuming the applicant traditionally had good credit, according to a survey released Thursday by The National Association of Independent Landlords.

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


Designers of the modern workplace

Considering itself a student of the workplace, BKM Office Environments is a furniture and office-space planning company that will soon finish work on the new Children's Hospital Los Angeles set to open in July 2011.

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


Floral shop blossoms into sign business

After Debra Johnson Romero graduated from college, she took a job with a Boston-based florist on the recommendation of a friend. Having studied business management, Romero had never considered going into the floral industry.

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


VIA to host annual industry show

The Valley Industry Association announced this week its 2011 regional conference and industry show will be held at the Valencia Gateway Promenade center May 12. Up to 60 industry-show exhibitors will be at the industry show.

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


Allbright Paints it SMARTer

Coming from a home with a single mother on welfare, business owner Joshua Abramson of A. Allbright Painting is reaching out with his latest community program to give young people without fathers a chance to learn an employable trade.

April 10, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Nissan of Valencia quadruples sales

Nissan of Valencia has been smashing sales records. In fact, the all new dealership team quadrupled the number of average cars sold by selling 115 vehicles in March, breaking the auto store's average sales of 30-40 units per month under the previous ownership.

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


Rooms & Blooms to focus on Web sales

Rooms & Blooms is closing its brick-and-mortar store to focus on its wholesale and online retail business.

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


Doggie doors to close at Calgrove Kennels

After 40 years of caring for families' pets, Calgrove Kennels is closing its doors June 1.

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


Boost of energy for homes market

The bar on the standard for new home amenities just got raised. And KB Home raised it.

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


Moving through a quarter-century

Celebrating 25 years in business, locally owned and operated Camelot Moving and Storage moves everything from residents' personal belongings to Siegfried and Roy's treasured tigers.

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


Low pay and commuting cited as top job stressors

More than three-quarters of Americans report feeling stressed about something related to their job, according to a recent study conducted by Everest College's 2011 Work Stress Survey.

March 31, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Business editor | Local Business News


Low pay and commuting cited as top job stressors

More than three-quarters of Americans report feeling stressed about something related to their job, according to a recent study conducted by Everest College's 2011 Work Stress Survey.

March 30, 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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