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Auto sales up on Labor Day

While many people went out of town for the Labor Day weekend, a sizable number of local consumers went car shopping - and made purchases. Brisk sales dominated the weekend for the automotive dealers interviewed by The Signal.

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


Jana Adkins: Sit back and enjoy the ride of online customer service

Many people I know went on short getaway trips for Labor Day weekend. I, on the other hand, spent several hours in my pajamas, sitting in front of my laptop, while a technician repaired my computer - remotely.

September 08, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Business Columns


Boutique offers unique experience

Ma Maison, a gifts and home accents décor boutique, celebrated its eight-year anniversary last week.

September 03, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Firm offers ‘cloud’ of cover

The cloud that recently parked over Santa Clarita is not the atmospheric variety, but the newest generation of cost-effective business tools capable of supporting computer-network infrastructure, data backup and disaster recovery.

September 02, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Valencia Corporate Center purchased

Pacific Office Properties Trust Inc. announced their purchase of a three-building office complex known as Valencia Corporate Center. Located in the Santa Clarita Valley the acquisition was valued at $31 million.

August 31, 2011 | For The Signal | Local Business News


Local business organizations join forces

Seeking a way to join forces in support of businesses, leaders of three local business organizations met, forming a loose coalition to showcase local business and explore issues facing local companies.

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


Fleming to serve as board co-chair for SCVEDC

Don Fleming has been appointed Co-Chairman of the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation. Fleming had been serving on the SCVEDC's executive committee as vice-chair.

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


Students prep for workforce

Local business owners and CEOs are again gearing up to prepare young people to enter the workforce.

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


A range of film opportunity

Backstage and outdoor movie studio lots play large roles in helping to make believers out of most film goers - and the Veluzat Motion Picture Studio and Melody Ranch location sites are no exception.

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


Lancaster redevelopment attracts businesses

Under the leadership of Mayor R. Rex Parris, the city of Lancaster has been diligently working to build a stronger, more vibrant business community in the city of 145,000, where the median household income was reported in 2008 to be $55,569.

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


Fewer applications for building permits in July

Residential building activity in Los Angeles and Ventura counties dropped sharply in July, said a spokesperson for the Building Industry Association's Los Angeles/Ventura Chapter.

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


Home and Business Expo returns

A longtime fixture of the Santa Clarita Valley, the 27th annual Home and Business Expo is returning Sept. 16-18.

August 26, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Jana Adkins: The importance of customer service

A colleague facetiously suggested all brick-and-mortar stores should go away.

August 25, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Business Columns


Stay Green celebrates employee appreciation

Stay Green Inc. is holding its fourth annual employee-appreciation carnival at Saugus Speedway on Sept. 24.

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


Biz@Home to host expo for owners

A new expo geared especially for home businesses is coming to town Feb. 18 and 19, according to High Impact Event Resources, a Santa Clarita-based event-organizing company.

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


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City’s jobless rate ticks up slightly

After unemployment in Santa Clarita plunged in April to 4.6 percent, the rate rose slightly to 4.8 percent in May, California's Employment Development Department reported Friday.

June 20, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


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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