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Key Calif. Industry Lacks Unified Voice

Scores of trade associations operate in California to support industries, except in one area – filming.

August 27, 2013 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


Business Roundtable: Film Industry

With 10 movie ranches, four studios and a record number of 2013 filming days, local film industry experts agree that Santa Clarita deserves its new moniker: Hollywood North.

August 27, 2013 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


Fight or Flight?

Nearly 100,000 jobs have been lost in California's filming industry since 2000, according to state statistics.

August 27, 2013 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


Santa Clarita Valley: Home sales continue upward climb

SANTA CLARITA - After more than a year of falling inventory, Santa Clarita saw the first year-over-year gain in the number of homes listed for sale in July.

August 26, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Landscaper returns to roots

While most people are vacationing or enjoying the summer months, Santa Clarita resident Dan Blumel has had his hands full acquiring a division of a multi-national corporation.

August 25, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


New building remodeled for drive-through

Passersby wondered why a newer building in a relatively new Santa Clarita shopping center is being torn down.

August 23, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Bohemia meets flavored ice cream

Specialty retailer, Free People, announced it is opening its doors at the Westfield Valencia Town Center in Santa Clarita Aug. 23.

August 22, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Frankie’s, Sake Bistro closing

Two Santa Clarita rest-aurants that opened during the economic downturn are closing their doors in the Bridgeport Marketplace shopping center on Newhall Ranch Road.

August 22, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Does taxation equal stagnation?

Asking whether "California can really tax itself into prosperity" was the theme of keynote speaker George Runner's address Tuesday at the Valley Industry Association's luncheon.

August 21, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Braly is now a Poole & Shaffery partner

Attorney Hunt C. Braly has become Poole & Shaffery's newest partner, the law firm announced Tuesday at the Valley Industry Association's monthly membership luncheon.

August 20, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Hiring credits deadline looms

In June the California legislature took away what Santa Clarita considered to be an effective tool used in attracting businesses to the region – Enterprise Zones.

August 18, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Jobless numbers edge up

Jobless numbers for Santa Clarita grew again in July, according to data released by the state's Employment Development Department.

August 17, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV locals honored with business leadership awards

SANTA CLARITA - The 2013 SCV Leadership Awards awards were delivered Thursday night at the Hyatt Regency Valencia hotel in Santa Clarita.

August 16, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Tenancy up at Town Center

An improving economy has helped drive more leases to shopping malls such as Santa Clarita's Westfield Valencia Town center.

August 15, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


OSH hardware is closing

The Orchard Supply Hardware Store in Santa Clarita is closing.

August 12, 2013 | By Jana Adkins | 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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