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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


Santa Clarita Valley: Home sales continue upward climb

SANTA CLARITA - After more than a year of falling inventory, Santa Clarita saw the first year-over-year gain in the number of homes listed for sale in July.

August 26, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Landscaper returns to roots

While most people are vacationing or enjoying the summer months, Santa Clarita resident Dan Blumel has had his hands full acquiring a division of a multi-national corporation.

August 25, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


New building remodeled for drive-through

Passersby wondered why a newer building in a relatively new Santa Clarita shopping center is being torn down.

August 23, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Bohemia meets flavored ice cream

Specialty retailer, Free People, announced it is opening its doors at the Westfield Valencia Town Center in Santa Clarita Aug. 23.

August 22, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Frankie’s, Sake Bistro closing

Two Santa Clarita rest-aurants that opened during the economic downturn are closing their doors in the Bridgeport Marketplace shopping center on Newhall Ranch Road.

August 22, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Does taxation equal stagnation?

Asking whether "California can really tax itself into prosperity" was the theme of keynote speaker George Runner's address Tuesday at the Valley Industry Association's luncheon.

August 21, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Braly is now a Poole & Shaffery partner

Attorney Hunt C. Braly has become Poole & Shaffery's newest partner, the law firm announced Tuesday at the Valley Industry Association's monthly membership luncheon.

August 20, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Hiring credits deadline looms

In June the California legislature took away what Santa Clarita considered to be an effective tool used in attracting businesses to the region – Enterprise Zones.

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


Jobless numbers edge up

Jobless numbers for Santa Clarita grew again in July, according to data released by the state's Employment Development Department.

August 17, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV locals honored with business leadership awards

SANTA CLARITA - The 2013 SCV Leadership Awards awards were delivered Thursday night at the Hyatt Regency Valencia hotel in Santa Clarita.

August 16, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Tenancy up at Town Center

An improving economy has helped drive more leases to shopping malls such as Santa Clarita's Westfield Valencia Town center.

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


OSH hardware is closing

The Orchard Supply Hardware Store in Santa Clarita is closing.

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


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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


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


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