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A launchpad for dream job

Joe Brennan had just reached a period of calm in his life, when a recruiter contacted him about the most exciting job possibility he could ever have imagined.

March 25, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Discount program adds new features

After buying the 25Score discount-card company in late 2009 and bringing it back to life, Ed and Marlene Bernstein have now kicked the service up several notches by offering pharmacy savings and tickets to Broadway shows. And they also launched a new user-friendly website.

March 23, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Encouraging entrepreneurship

Local business owner Erick Arndt formed SCV Startup to unite entrepreneurs, mentors and money, fearing entrepreneurs would leave if venture capitalists and young business people didn't form connections.

March 23, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Bank expands with purchase

Since its inception in 2005, Encino-based California United Bank, or CUB, has steadily grown, and is now expanding its services with an agreement made to purchase Premier Commercial Bank in Anaheim and the hiring of local banker and Santa Clarita resident Dennis Johnson, according to bank officials.

March 17, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Local women share ideas, wine

Eight women gathered Tuesday night at a local business for the Women's Professional Network group, the second of two such groups for women entrepreneurs sponsored by the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce.

March 16, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


A Valencia service always on call

There are lots of stories every day from the Santa Clarita professional medical-answering service. In fact, there could be a book about those stories, according to one local employee.

March 11, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


99-cents store to open

A 99 Cents Only Store is moving into the retail store formerly occupied by the Do It Center on Valencia Boulevard in Santa Clarita, according to a company official.

March 10, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Tourism campaign seeks out San Diego, Phoenix

Launching a new tourism campaign to draw visitors to Santa Clarita, the city has already attracted significant traffic to its tourism website with the intention of luring out-of-towners to the area's local businesses, according to city officials.

March 09, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Still here after all these years

What goes around comes around, as the old expression goes After having been in business for 28 years, owner John Lee of Video Depot in Santa Clarita has seen all the independent movie-rental stores disappear while the chains took over the market, pushing the "little guys" out.

March 08, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Mortgage giant seeks billions

Mortgage giant Fannie Mae asked the federal government for nearly in $4.6 billion last week in aid, after taxpayers spent more approximately $150 billion on a 2008 bailout, and local Santa Clarita industry experts are weighing in on the subject.

March 07, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Dealership revs up during renovation

Residents driving down Valencia Boulevard may have noticed the construction under way at the Power Chevrolet of Valencia, but General Manager Chuck Coia wants the public to know it is still open for business and pricing cars lower to make room on its lot for new inventory.

March 06, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Magic dishes out team talk

Successful entrepreneur, American icon and NBA legend Earvin "Magic" Johnson advised members of the Santa Clarita business community to "over-deliver" and "not dilute (their) brand" as he spoke to more than 250 people at the VIA's lunch and B2B Industry Trade Show Thursday.

March 03, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Deliveries fresh from the farm

The 20-acre Capay Organic fruit and vegetable farm was founded in 1976 by Kathleen Barsotti and Martin Barnes, who were in on the ground floor of the early stages of the organic food movement. Today, the family-owned farm located some 90 miles northeast of San Francisco has grown to 300 acres.

February 26, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Developer calls for Palmdale, Lancaster to unite against Santa Clarita

LANCASTER - A prominent Antelope Valley developer called on Palmdale and Lancaster to merge into one city Friday and battle Santa Clarita for its jobs and industries.

February 24, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Home sales, prices rise

Sales of existing single-family homes and condominiums in the Santa Clarita Valley not only posted double-digit increases during January, but prices on single-family homes rose 4 percent from a year ago, reported the Southland Regional Association of Realtors, or SRAR, on Wednesday.

February 23, 2012 | 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


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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