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Technology clears path to film

The ability for anyone with talent to shoot and produce a movie has multiplied with the advances in technology, leveling the playing field for those who want to enter the movie-making business.

January 02, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Buying a ‘flipped home?’ Buyer beware

When the Federal Housing Authority announced an extension of the anti-flipping waiver through 2012 this week, Sam Heller with Keller Williams VIP Properties praised the action but also issued a warning: buyer beware.

December 31, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Sears and Kmart stores to be closed

Sears posted 80 of the 100 to 120 stores it will be closing as a result of the poor performance of the company's overall retail sales, particularly during the 2011 holiday season where store sales fell below 2010 numbers.

December 30, 2011 | Jana Adkins | Local Business News


Manufacturer leaving the SCV

Nubs Plastics Inc., a manufacturer and subcontractor of precision molded plastic components, is relocating from its Valencia headquarters to Vista and merging with existing subsidiary Progressive Molding Inc.

December 30, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


FHA extends flipping waiver through 2012

The Federal Housing Authority is extending the waiver of its anti-flipping regulations through 2012 in an attempt to stabilize home values, the agency announced Wednesday.

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


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


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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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