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Buyers should ready for loan limits

Lower home-loan limits for guaranteed loans backed by the Federal Housing Administration, or FHA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac go into effect Saturday.

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


Mission statements do not always drive performance

Recently an experience at a local coffee shop reminded me that company mission statements and the performance of employees do not always mesh. If the words in the mission statement are not a living, breathing part of the work place culture – they are all for naught.

September 27, 2011 | Jana Adkins | Business Columns


Navy launches first Quallion lithium-ion battery into orbit

One of Quallion's lithium-ion batteries was scheduled to be launched into orbit this morning sometime between 7:49 and 8:59 a.m. by the U.S. Department of Navy.

September 27, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Stay Green holds annual employee appreciation day

Employees and their families attended Stay Green's fourth annual employee appreciation day at the Saugus Speedway on Saturday evening. Attendees rode a Ferris wheel, played on a rock-climbing wall, and dined on an assortment of refreshments.

September 27, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


MannKind plans debt offering

MannKind announced Friday it is planning a debt offering to secure $370 million to meet ongoing costs associated with the development of an insulin drug and the completion of its production plant in Danbury, Conn.

September 25, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Driven to the (Pop)Top

In 2004, dreamer John Allen began fulfilling his childhood dream.

September 25, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


MannKind plans debt offering

MannKind announced Friday it is plans a debt offering to secure $370 million to meet ongoing costs associated with its inhaled developing insulin drug and completion of its production plant in Danbury, Conn.

September 23, 2011 | Jana Adkins | Local Business News


VIA panel discusses health care

A discussion on health care and health care reform, led by a group of panelists from the medical community, was the focus of the Valley Industry Association's luncheon Tuesday.

September 23, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Homeownership still part of the ‘American dream’

Seventy percent of Americans still said homeownership is part of the "American dream," according to Trulia, the online residential real estate search engine.

September 23, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Residential building permits up more than 36 percent

Residential building rebounded in August, the Los Angeles/Ventura Chapter of the Building Industry Association of Southern California reported Thursday.

September 23, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Lennar third-quarter earnings fell, but stocks rise on positive results

Lennar Corp. reported Monday that its third-quarter net earnings fell to $20.7 million, compared with $38.1 million in the same period in 2010. Year-to-year shares fell 31 percent to 11 cents per share from 16 cents a year ago.

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


A press for expansion

The owner of AK Printing is a man with several goals.

September 17, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Business Editor | Local Business News


Home sales rise in August

Home sales rose sharply in the Santa Clarita Valley during August, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors reported off Thursday.

September 17, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Latino group celebrates its first year

The Santa Clarita Valley Latino Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its first anniversary this month with an awards and entertainment program Sept. 23 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia hotel.

September 16, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Fatburger readies for opening

Fatburger is coming to town, and the Santa Clarita WorkSource Center is holding a recruitment event Friday at 10 a.m. for job-seekers.

September 15, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


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Audi dealership under construction

After a delay of more than a year, Audi is finally preparing to move into Santa Clarita, according to an executive with the Keyes Automotive Group.

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


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


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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