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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


Bankers launch ‘Valencia Initiative’

A group of local bankers from Wells Fargo have introduced a new initiative for the Santa Clarita Valley.

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


On deck for Deluxe expansion

Drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1986, Michael A. Alvarez Jr., of Santa Clarita, said he took his signing bonus and created a tax shelter to start a company. Over time, he made inroads into the studio entertainment market.

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


Wine bar opens

Pour d'Vino Wine Lounge and Bistro, a restaurant for patrons to enjoy a wide selection of wines, held its grand opening in Lancaster on Thursday.

November 19, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Chamber talks commerce

A panel of experts spoke about a wide array of business-related topics Thursday at the SCV Chamber of Commerce's "Biz Development Panel."

November 18, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Santa Clara Valley Bank names Knight leader

Cheryl L. Knight has been appointed president and CEO of Santa Clara Valley Bank, the bank reported Tuesday.

November 18, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Locally produced movie wins 3 awards

While long-time Santa Clarita Valley resident Daniel Veluzat is generally busy operating the Veluzat Motion Picture Ranch for outside film and television productions, from time to time, he also steps into the role of executive producer.

November 16, 2011 | 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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