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Nissan rolls out new eco-friendly wheels

The long-awaited Nissan LEAF, the first all-electric car to be sold in the Santa Clarita Valley, was handed over to new owner David Wang of Agua Dulce on Wednesday by Sean Brockett, finance manager of Nissan of Valencia.

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


Annual conference delivers message to owners: ‘Act now’

"Act now" was the final message from keynote speaker Mark Schniepp, principal of California Economic Forecast, at the 2011 Economic and Real Estate Outlook conference.

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


Williams Homes looks to entice local buyers

Homebuilder Williams Homes recently constructed the Solstice community of townhomes on Avalon Drive in Santa Clarita. The houses offer suitable options for first-time homeowners, or those looking to downsize.

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


New codes connect consumers, business

It's the bar code of the future, but it's available today to print advertisers. It's an open door to multimedia advertising that offers every convenience to on-the-go consumers. And perhaps best of all, it's free.

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


City, dealers help pave way for sales

City officials and Valencia Auto Center business owners officially cut the ribbon on Creekside Road improvements Tuesday, culminating a city-business partnership aimed at drawing more SCV residents and other customers to Southern California's largest auto mall, where 23 different vehicle brands are sold.

April 27, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Writer | Local Business News


An opportunity to Dream and Discover

Current and future small-business owners and entrepreneurs are invited to attend the 2011 Dream and Discover Entrepreneurs Conference on May 5, sponsored by the Small Business Development Center located at College of the Canyons.

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


New market offers name-brand discounts

A new full-service Hispanic supermarket has opened in Canyon Country.

April 22, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Smith promoted to lead digital-interactive efforts

Kevin Smith has been promoted to director of creative and digital interactive at The Signal. The promotion, effective immediately, was announced Thursday by Signal Publisher Ian Lamont.

April 22, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Poll: Renters ease restrictions

More than three-quarters of independent landlords say they would rent to someone who lost a home in foreclosure, assuming the applicant traditionally had good credit, according to a survey released Thursday by The National Association of Independent Landlords.

April 22, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Designers of the modern workplace

Considering itself a student of the workplace, BKM Office Environments is a furniture and office-space planning company that will soon finish work on the new Children's Hospital Los Angeles set to open in July 2011.

April 21, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Floral shop blossoms into sign business

After Debra Johnson Romero graduated from college, she took a job with a Boston-based florist on the recommendation of a friend. Having studied business management, Romero had never considered going into the floral industry.

April 15, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


VIA to host annual industry show

The Valley Industry Association announced this week its 2011 regional conference and industry show will be held at the Valencia Gateway Promenade center May 12. Up to 60 industry-show exhibitors will be at the industry show.

April 15, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Allbright Paints it SMARTer

Coming from a home with a single mother on welfare, business owner Joshua Abramson of A. Allbright Painting is reaching out with his latest community program to give young people without fathers a chance to learn an employable trade.

April 10, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Nissan of Valencia quadruples sales

Nissan of Valencia has been smashing sales records. In fact, the all new dealership team quadrupled the number of average cars sold by selling 115 vehicles in March, breaking the auto store's average sales of 30-40 units per month under the previous ownership.

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


Rooms & Blooms to focus on Web sales

Rooms & Blooms is closing its brick-and-mortar store to focus on its wholesale and online retail business.

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


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VIA’s B2B industry show serves up exhibitors and keynote speakers

Speakers delivered two distinctive messages to the business leaders attending the Valley Industry Associations' luncheon Thursday at its annual Business-to-Business industry trade show.

May 08, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Knowing when to quit

An entrepreneur hasn't been successful unless he or she has experienced at least one failure, said the owner of a former Santa Clarita-based party store.

May 03, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


KB Home plans 278 more homes in Santa Clarita

Builder KB Home is preparing to build 278 new homes in the Plum Canyon area of the Santa Clarita Valley, an executive with the company said Friday.

May 02, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Canyon Country gym closes abruptly

The Fitness Compound gym in Canyon Country has closed its doors abruptly, posting a hastily scribbled notice on its door apologizing to members and referring them to another fitness center.

May 02, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Business tax board opens office locally

The Board of Equalizationopened its newest office in Santa Clarita on Magic Mountain Parkway and Tourney Road in April.

May 02, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Boston Scientific expanding Parkinson’s studies

Boston Scientific is enrolling patients in two studies for its Vercise Deep Brain Stimulation System in patients with Parkinson's disease.

May 01, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


High-tech cleaning solution saves manufacturers money

CleanLogix of Santa Clarita uses its C02 water-free cleaning technology for manufacturing industries that require high performance and reliability in the manufacturing process of aerospace components, medical device parts and disc drive parts.

April 30, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


High speeds drive local stunt driver’s film business

What started as a one-car and camera operation in 1986 has grown into a full-fledged Santa Clarita business serving the film industry.

April 30, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


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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