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Company gears up to mobilize veteran workers

A manufacturing firm preparing to relocate to the Santa Clarita Valley helps veterans make the transition from battlefield to the workforce, benefiting former warriors while helping itself.

December 29, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


No limit in the skies

When John Allen got around to fulfilling his childhood dream of securing a patent, he designed a car top cover to protect car interiors and reduce heat.

December 28, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Party company raises roofs

Billing itself as the "party specialist," SOS Entertainment of Santa Clarita is also specializing in one other arena - continuing to grow as a company.

December 24, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


VIA installs 2012 board members

Capping off its year, the Valley Industry Association installed its new 2012 chair and board of directors at the Valencia Country Club in Santa Clarita on Tuesday.

December 22, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Home sales continue upward

Industry numbers released this week reflect an increase in sales of both existing and newly constructed homes.

December 21, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Storefronts filled

Two new businesses, Total Woman Gym & Day Spa and Ulta Beauty, are moving into the remaining retail space vacated by Mervyn's in 2008, said Ben Jarvis, associate planner with the city of Santa Clarita.

December 20, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Firm makes new device for babies

Neotech Products released another new device last week designed to support life for some of the world's tiniest medical patients: premature infants.

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


FHA rule changes limit homebuyer options

When the Federal Housing Administration, or FHA, changed the loan approval guidelines for condominiums two years ago, many of the condo complexes that once were FHA approved no longer qualify for eligibility - leaving Santa Clarita home sellers and homebuyers in the lurch, said Mike Meena of Augusta Financial, a mortgage broker based in Newhall.

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


Fundraising? There’s an app for that

EdRover, the mobile application that partners businesses and schools with consumers to raise funds for education, has had a busy couple of weeks gathering Santa Clarita businesswomen together and being selected to compete in the Pepsi Refresh Project for a $25,000 grant.

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


Firm has plans to deal with distress

When the real estate construction and development business skidded to a virtual halt, Santa Clarita resident Matt Skinner said he returned to his roots of buying, fixing and selling distressed properties.

December 08, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Update spurs merchant worries

The Vons grocery store in Santa Clarita on Soledad Canyon and Sand Canyon roads has tentative plans to expand, causing small-business owners located in the shopping center to complain of raised rents and fears of being forced out.

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


Chamber asks for award nominations

The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce has opened nominations for its Small, Medium and Large Business of the Year awards for 2011.

December 03, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


City hosts seminar for businesses

More than 30 business owners and company representatives attended a one-hour "how to do business with the city" vendor outreach program at the Santa Clarita City Hall Friday.

December 03, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


SCV construction stands alone

While an apartment complex and three smaller developments accounted for the bulk of building permits issued around L.A. County, the Santa Clarita Valley continues to buck the statewide trend, according to the numbers released by the Los Angeles/Ventura Chapter of the Building Industry Association of Southern California on Nov. 22.

November 29, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Gains continue in home markets

Sales of existing single-family homes in the Santa Clarita Valley jumped 22.2 percent, while the California home sale market showed only modest increases of 3.1 percent in October.

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


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Company looking for channel to build a talent pipeline

The jobs are here – and more will be coming – said the owner of Santa Clarita company Ronan Engineering, but the region needs a matchmaking service of sorts to find and attract employees with the right skill sets.

January 25, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


Santa Clarita's December jobless rate drops to 6-year low

Santa Clarita's jobless rate dropped to 5.3 percent in December 2013 - a rate not seen since 2008, when the entire nation began rapidly shedding jobs as a result of the recession.

January 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Realtors association: Home sales strong in 2013

As sales of condominiums posted strong gains in the Santa Clarita Valley and home prices continued rising in 2013, investors pulled back from the single-family home market, a Realtors association reported this week.

January 17, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley 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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