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Grill celebrates in hot weather

Despite triple-digit temperatures, Stonefire Grill estimated 2,500 people came out to support the restaurant's fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and to celebrate the eatery's 10-year anniversary Sept. 26.

October 05, 2010 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Quick fix, fast finish

Driving as fast as 182 mph, Frank Cervetto endures gravitational forces greater than astronauts face when a space shuttle takes off. Shifting gears at neck-breaking speeds, he takes corners on racetracks banked steeply enough that the tracks would send ordinary drivers hurtling into concrete barriers.

October 02, 2010 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Boo! The billion-dollar Halloween industry

A good old-fashioned heart-pounding fright isn't just a fun end-of-October ritual; it also scares up billions up dollars in sales annually.

September 30, 2010 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Small-business boost

Whether it's helping a small-business owner build and grow a business, finding workers for a local company, one program helps brings both parties together.

September 29, 2010 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Barre hopping

An injury ended dancer and choreographer Richard Giorla's professional career.

September 28, 2010 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Plum Canyon developer sells remaining lots

More than 200 empty residential lots in Plum Canyon have changed hands, and the new owner plans to have homes built and ready to sell on the property by next summer, it was announced Monday.

September 28, 2010 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Serving the SCV

A new store in town catering entirely to Santa Clarita Valley tennis aficionados celebrates its grand opening today.

September 25, 2010 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Grill celebrates 10 years with fundraiser

In honor of the restaurant's 10-year anniversary, Stonefire Grill is hosting a community celebration Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to thank its customers for 10 years of loyalty.

September 22, 2010 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business EditorBusiness | Local Business News


Public flocks to the Orchard

So how does a mother of two sets of twins - all 3 years old or younger - spend her days?

September 21, 2010 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Masterson resigns from Chamber of Commerce

Ed Masterson stepped down as president and CEO of the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce, and longtime Chamber member Charlie Gill will take over until a replacement can be found, it was announced Wednesday.

September 16, 2010 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Lanfranco serves as The Signal’s classified advertising manager

Brad Lanfranco, classified advertising manager for The Signal, says that he loves this community. A local resident for 19 years, Lanfranco oversees automotive, recruitment, real estate and the rest of classified advertising at the newspaper.

September 15, 2010 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Temperate summer chills local business

Working a job at a historic Hollywood mortuary gave the Nicholas Aire Systems team more than a fright when the mortician informed the crew that one of the deceased was missing.

September 14, 2010 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Casting call for citizen journalists

The Signal's Business section welcomes community members to submit stories for publication that the writer believes will be of interest to readers at large.

September 10, 2010 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Citizen news gains momentum

As citizens witnessed commercial airliners fly into the twin towers at the World Trade Center in 2001, the use of citizen journalists exploded.

September 10, 2010 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Connect with LucyPhone

Late at night, in a dimly lit parking lot by LAX, the anxious mother awaited her young daughter's missing plane.

September 09, 2010 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


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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


SCV grill adapts to veggie customer base

As the second generation of Stonefire Grill owners came of age, and became involved in the Harrigan family's management of its seven restaurants, the youngest members made a daring move.

May 18, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Santa Clarita Valley businesses interviewed on local business climate

Members from three business organizations are personally visiting 100 companies of varying sizes and gathering data on the Santa Clarita Valley business climate to identify ways to help companies grow.

May 15, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


VIA’s B2B industry show serves up exhibitors and keynote speakers

Speakers delivered two distinctive messages to the business leaders attending the Valley Industry Associations' luncheon Thursday at its annual Business-to-Business industry trade show.

May 08, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


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


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


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