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Santa Clarita firm to receive part of defense contract

A contract awarded to Raytheon by the U.S. Department of Defense on Wednesday also involves local aerospace company Woodward HRT of Santa Clarita.

February 02, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Store gears up for second location

First launched in 1979, and now with a chain of more than 4,600 company-owned stores across the country, AutoZone is opening its second Santa Clarita retail auto parts store.

February 01, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Jana Adkins: Bank branch adds a little beat to shake up the standard

I love it when I have a good experience with an innovative business, but honestly, I never expected to find myself in that situation while in a bank.

January 31, 2012 | By Jana Adkins | Business Columns


Gym reaches out to the SCV

Gold's Gym of Venice Beach fame is moving to Santa Clarita into the space vacated by the closure of Borders bookstore on Town Center Drive in Valencia.

January 29, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Defense to cut ties with spy planes

The Pentagon is discontinuing plans for a long-range, unmanned surveillance airplane used by the U.S. Navy and Air Force, officials announced Thursday.

January 27, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Parts maker recognized by Ford

AVK Industrial Products, a Santa Clarita-based threaded-fastener manufacturer for the automotive and aerospace industries, was awarded a Q1 certification from the Ford Motor Co. on Thursday. The Q1 designation is Ford's highest recognition of superior supplier quality.

January 21, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Steakhouse aims to be a fine choice

Larsen's Steakhouse is preparing to move onto Town Center Drive in Valencia and the owner of the upscale boutique eatery has already gutted the interior of the former South Point Argentine Grill.

January 20, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Vintners enjoy smoother process

A new state law making it easier for California winemakers to sell their wine online is making things easier for Santa Clarita-based Nuggucciet Cellars, according to the owners.

January 18, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Feds look to stabilize market

Federal regulators are reportedly very close to announcing a pilot program in an effort to stabilize the housing market. If the details are flushed out, government-owned foreclosures could be sold in bulk to investors as rental units.

January 15, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Local hotel names new interim manager

Martijn Sax is the new interim general manager for the Hyatt Regency Valencia hotel, replacing former general manager Chris Aldieri. Sax is with the Interstate Hotels and Resorts, a U.S.-based global hotel management company.

January 14, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Retailer wrangles new ranch abode

The Dollar General Corp. is leasing 439,000 square feet of warehouse space in the Tejon Ranch Commerce Center, joining IKEA, Famous Footwear and Caterpillar Inc. The announcement by Tejon Ranch Company and Rockeller Group Development Corporation was made Tuesday.

January 13, 2012 | For The Signal | Local Business News


Mayor works on jobs plan

Among the goals Mayor Laurie Ender outlined for 2012 are two initiatives to further support local businesses and the economy. Ender plans to continue to attract high quality jobs, as well.

January 13, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Country club to get upgrade

The Valencia Country Club in Santa Clarita entered into a lease and management agreement with Private Club Management LLC, a subsidiary of Fore Golf Partners, officials announced Monday.

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


Biz@Home expo tickets available

Admission wristbands are on sale and the lineup of educational seminars has been determined for the Biz@Home expo coming to the Hyatt Regency Valencia and Santa Clarita Conference Center on Feb. 18 and 19.

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


A look back on development

Like the fighter pilot that he once was, Bill Kennedy flew into and out of Santa Clarita having an impact on the business community in the years he was here.

January 08, 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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