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VIA panel helps guide business owners

Santa Clarita business owners packed the Valley Industry Association's luncheon Tuesday to hear a panel of industry experts address the Affordable Care Act – ACA - which is now looming over every business owner's head.

September 18, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


AMS on upswing after client loss

When AMS Fulfillment in Santa Clarita was notified that it would be losing its largest client, Toms Shoes, earlier this year, the third-party order fulfillment company prepared to scale back - but, by September AMS found itself in a much stronger position than it had originally projected.

September 15, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Sunkist Growers to relocate headquarters in Santa Clarita Valley

SANTA CLARITA - Sunkist Growers, the oldest operating citrus cooperative in the country, announced Wednesday it is moving its headquarters from Sherman Oaks to the Santa Clarita Valley.

September 12, 2013 | By Jana Adkins | Local Business News


UPDATE: Sunkist Growers to relocate headquarters in Santa Clarita Valley

SANTA CLARITA - Sunkist Growers, the oldest operating citrus cooperative in the country, announced Wednesday it is moving its headquarters from Sherman Oaks to the Santa Clarita Valley.

September 11, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Car wash celebrates 25 years in Valencia

Creekside Road in Santa Clarita wasn't even connected to McBean Parkway when Valencia Car Wash first opened, said its owner Jeff Paul.

September 11, 2013 | Jana Adkins | Local Business News


Investment property sells for $6M

A 40-unit Santa Clarita apartment building sold for $5.93 million dollars after receiving multiple offers on the listing, reported Berzack Investment Property Advisors.

September 08, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Buyers snatching up new homes

Villa Metro, a new community in Santa Clarita built by The New Home Company announced it has sold 17 new homes within only two weeks of its grand opening Aug. 17.

September 05, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Fifth Jersey Mike’s set to open in SCV

Franchise owner Steve Youlios is opening his fifth Jersey Mike's Subs today at The Plaza at Golden Valley shopping center.

September 04, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Greenhouse Cafe closes doors

A Santa Clarita restaurant in business for 18 years was basically forced out of business over a demand for a $300,000 renovation, said its manager.

September 01, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


COC’s cinema department brings recently released art house films to campus

SANTA CLARITA - The Public Broadcasting System has reached out to College of the Canyons to screen some of its Point of View documentaries at the Valencia campus's auditorium, Humanities Division Dean Jennifer Brezina said this week.

August 28, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Turning vacant property around

Built as a retail shopping center with poor access to and from major streets and freeways in Santa Clarita, and opened in 2007 just prior to the economic crash, the Gateway Promenade center has been re-envisioned by Intertex Companies - and it's paying off.

August 28, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Despite State Filming Competition, SCV Collaborates

It's a competitive industry, but for at least the studios and movie ranches in Santa Clarita, there is an informal, collaborative atmosphere in place.

August 27, 2013 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


Key Calif. Industry Lacks Unified Voice

Scores of trade associations operate in California to support industries, except in one area – filming.

August 27, 2013 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


Business Roundtable: Film Industry

With 10 movie ranches, four studios and a record number of 2013 filming days, local film industry experts agree that Santa Clarita deserves its new moniker: Hollywood North.

August 27, 2013 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


Fight or Flight?

Nearly 100,000 jobs have been lost in California's filming industry since 2000, according to state statistics.

August 27, 2013 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


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Articles By Author - Jana Adkins


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


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


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


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