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Jana Adkins: Using process management to increase efficiency

When building operation units at companies, a technique called "process management" is often employed.

August 11, 2011 | By Jana Adkins General Business | Business Columns


Economic Development Corp. to host health care reform event

SCVEDC

August 09, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Business editor | Local Business News


SCV economy on rise

The recently released Santa Clarita Valley Economic Snapshot reflected some positive economic signs.

August 09, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


A celebration of new developments

Lennar's latest home development, Aria at West Creek in Valencia, was part of the celebration last week when Newhall Land handed out prizes and brought in 10 gourmet-food trucks to people touring two new home developments.

August 07, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Lancaster cuts to build

Eager to regenerate growth in the building industry, the city of Lancaster moved to reduce and delay development fees to spur construction and urged other communities in the region to quickly follow suit.

August 06, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Hundreds show up for job fair

More than 300 people met with employers at the Santa Clarita WorkSource Center's job fair Friday.

August 06, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


KHTS organizes D.C. lobbying trip

Modeled after the annual trip to Sacramento, KHTS AM-1220 is organizing the first-ever local citizens and business organizations lobbying trip to Washington, D.C.

August 04, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


The business of making the news

News moves very fast, and quick decisions are made on what to do with an abundance of information flooding media outlets daily.

August 03, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


The one-stop metal shop

Some say Earl Bayless is lucky.

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


KB, Lennar open doors for a visit

Opening its third new-home development in Valencia, Tom Di Prima, executive vice president with KB Homes, said the homebuilder is seeing a recovery in some of the top markets - Valencia being one of them.

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


Jana Adkins: Training critical in all aspects of taking care of business

Our dog ate our sofa.

July 28, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Business Columns


Preparation for a space odyssey

Although NASA's space-shuttle program has come to an end, private businesses will continue to soar above our atmosphere. And tonight, Vivace-Spacetron of Valencia is celebrating their newly designed international spacecraft transporter.

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


A premium for coverage

The four principals of Petersen International Underwriters of Valencia are traveling to London in September to launch the celebration of their upcoming 30th year association with Lloyd's of London in 2012.

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


Damaged businesses up and running

Boarded up but not closed, the businesses damaged last week, when a sheriff's deputy crashed his car into a commercial building on Soledad Canyon Road, are open for business.

July 26, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local bank readies for celebration

Mission Valley Bank is celebrating its 10th anniversary in July. To mark the occasion, the bank is donating $10,000 to nonprofit organizations in the Santa Clarita Valley area.

July 21, 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


Santa Clarita may prove attractive to international companies

When Samsung opened its research and development audio lab this year, it was the first known Korean-based company to locate an operation in Santa Clarita.

June 01, 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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