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Local provides formal support

Tuxedo-rental shops dot the American landscape from storefronts to shopping malls, outfitting anxious wedding parties, nervous prom dates and adults seeking formal attire for business events.

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


Local development gets new outreach manager

The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp. announced the hiring of Josh Mann on Thursday as the organization's new manager of business retention and marketing.

March 11, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Wallets may drown in high water bills

Santa Clarita businesses and residents are facing significant increases in their water fees over the next few years to cover the cost of building new water-filtration plants to reduce levels of the naturally occurring salt chloride in runoff from the Santa Clara River.

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


Jana Adkins: Change is a-coming to Business

After six months as business editor, I'm beginning to wear the job much more comfortably then when I "first tried it on."

March 06, 2011 | By Jana Adkins | Business Columns


When it's time to call in sick

Once reserved for marriage vows, "in sickness and in health" is also a common workplace practice for a majority of employees, according to a survey conducted for Accountemps.

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


Three cheers for heroes, hoagies and birthdays

Jersey Mike's Subs in Saugus celebrated its third anniversary Sunday by handing out free sandwiches and goodie bags to children. All visitors received a free home-baked cookie. The franchise owner opened a second food outlet in 2010.

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


In the business of getting ahead

Waiting until your senior year of high school to begin the college review and application process is not advised, experts say.

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


A look at the lay of the law

Running a business in California can feel like an obstacle course sometimes.

February 20, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Borders files for bankruptcy; Valencia store among those to be closed

Borders bookstore chain announced Wednesday it is filing for bankruptcy protection and will close about a third of its bookstores, including its Westfield Valencia Town Center store.

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


Lending changes shape a new housing market

Editor's note: Last in a three-part series analyzing the housing market in the Santa Clarita Valley.

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


Stabilized market may be sign to sell

Editor's note: Part 2 of a series analyzing the housing market in the Santa Clarita Valley. Today's installment looks at local trends in the housing market and experts' advice for those contemplating selling their homes.

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


Economy needs housing to recover

Editor's note: Part 1 in a series analyzing the housing market in the Santa Clarita Valley.

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


Local medical provider helps injured employees

U.S. HealthWorks Medical Group provides medical care and claim management to companies whose employees have experienced work-related injuries.

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


Off to The Ranch we go

A small residential cul-de-sac with 13 homes was recently built in the Santa Clarita Valley, and a mixed-use business district with 42 storefronts will soon be ready use for as well in the latest private enclave in Placerita Canyon.

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


SCV owners gather to talk surviving, thriving in a tough economy

Local business owners shared their secrets to not only surviving the recession, but growing their businesses during the brutally harsh economic period, during the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce's quarterly luncheon Thursday.

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


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Valencia Studios is up for sale

Valencia Studios on Avenue Hall has been put up for sale.

June 20, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV home sales remain steady in May

Sales of single-family homes in the Santa Clarita Valley remained steady in May, while sales slowed in the San Fernando Valley, according to a report released by the Southland Regional Association of Realtors.

June 19, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Auction firms accused of 'shill' bids

A growing trend of banks placing distressed homes up for sale with online auctions has left Santa Clarita Realtors crying "foul," claiming online auction sites are using "shill" bids to drive prices up.

June 14, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Family-owned pizza chain takes the compromise out of pizza

PizzaRev of Santa Clarita is but one of 11 locations the fast-casual chain pizzeria has opened since its inception in 2012, but it plans to rapidly ramp up by adding 12 more locations throughout the U.S. in the coming year, according to one of its executives.

June 09, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Elephant Bar calling it quits in SCV

The Elephant Bar restaurant on McBean Parkway in Santa Clarita is set to close Thursday night, a manager confirmed Monday.

June 09, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


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


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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