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Longtime local retailer announces plan to close

Caston's TV & Appliances of Newhall announced Monday it is closing its doors for good. The family-owned and -operated business first opened in 1967.

July 12, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Nursery celebrates its roots

Green Thumb nursery is celebrating its 41st anniversary today.

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


Faith for infant clothes

The successful launch of a maternity clothing line inspired Valerie Bradford and Ayanna McLeod to open a second company geared toward infants and toddlers.

July 08, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Furniture store’s old-town feel

Nearly a decade before Santa Clarita became a city, and residents could drive from one end of town to the other and rarely see a traffic light, Consumers Furniture opened for business to serve local residents.

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


A Loop to keep companies flying

After 35 years in the aerospace industry, Bert Braché identified a niche market to help produce replacement parts for airplane owners/operators.

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


Company steps in to help with college

Going to college today resembles something more like an obstacle course than a clear pathway to higher learning.

July 05, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Company pumps up the volume

Move over, "American Chopper." Long-time Santa Clarita business SoundMan Car Audio may one day soon be coming to TV with its own reality show.

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


Initiative targets entertainment

The Small Business Development Center has launched another new program in support of emerging and small businesses.

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


Prices, taxes cool this summer

Summer is finally heating up and along with it some good news for consumers.

July 01, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Jana Adkins: Auto racing provides many lessons needed to run a business

The best sales efforts in the world can be undone by weak operation support in a business.

June 30, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Business Columns


Student finds success fixing phones

When Andrew Richardson broke the glass display on his iPhone awhile back, he had to drive to an Apple repair store in Los Angeles for a repair that cost him $129. It cost him time and gas, too, he said.

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


Local specialists work to fill void

Home buyers haven't had a monetary incentive or received a tax credit to buy a home since the federal and state government tax-credit programs expired last year.

June 29, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


A workforce without walls

Local companies are taking advantage of the rapid advances in technology, changing the way their employees work and go to work - and they're saving money doing so.

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


Ken Keller: Birth, growth and sustained business success

It starts as an idea, a passing thought that comes back around. A discussion ensues, usually in one brain but sometimes between two or more. What is being talked about is an idea for a new business.

June 26, 2011 | By Ken Keller | Business Columns


Locals store expands work, play

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June 26, 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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