Enlightened management was the topic of keynote speaker Mike Sanders at the Valley Industry Association's monthly luncheon Tuesday. Effective managers learn to connect with their employees and communicate in ways the employee will be receptive to, Sanders said. Optimizing managerial performance to achieve organizational goals was the theme of Sanders' address. An IT manager for Southern California Edison, Sanders said the difference between being a manager and a leader is that one cares about what ...
NBA great Earvin "Magic" Johnson is drawing businesses and entrepreneurs alike to his keynote address at the Valley Industry Association's B2B show on March 1 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.
The first Biz@Home Expo held at the Hyatt Regency Valencia was lightly attended over the weekend even as it attracted firms from outside Southern California and the state.
Theaters, restaurants, a winery and local merchants threw open their doors to saints and sinners alike as an estimated 1,000 people converged on Main Street for Mardi Gras event in downtown Newhall Thursday night for the city's monthly Senses on Main Street event.
Sponsorships are now open for the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce's 28th annual Oak Tree Golf Classic, which will be held at TPC Valencia.
The second annual Santa Clarita Valley Economic & Real Estate Outlook conference is set to take place Feb. 23 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia hotel, and it's expected to top last year's event, said a spokesperson with the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp.
The Biz@Home Expo, focused exclusively on the needs of aspiring and existing home-based entrepreneurs, takes place this weekend on Saturday and Sunday at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.
California's economy will continue to heal, but the process is long, according to the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. economic prognosis for 2012, which was released on Wednesday.
If her store appears to be too high-end for cost-conscious shoppers, custom floor and interior design retailer Dawn Rudio wants people to know the showroom really reflects what homeowners can do on a budget.
Morgan Stanley broker Andy Horowitz, 43, a married father of three, is busy planning the next chapter of his life. And for the Stevenson Ranch resident, this includes devoting more time to his clients, family and nonprofit endeavors. The chance to pursue his dreams is possible because Horowitz worked hard to reach this point in life. "I don't believe in luck," he said. "The American dream is alive, but it doesn't come from luck. It's ...
One of the many 2012 California laws passed applying to common interest development, or condominiums, while possibly well-intended, also border on property right issues, say local experts. Some of those laws directly impact property rights and potentially values, said Brad Watson, managing director of Property Management Professionals. These laws are prime examples of government and lawmakers sometimes overreaching, he said. Signed into law as a result of SB 209, the new law basically mandates that ...
State Attorney General Kamala Harris announced Thursday that the nationwide settlement with banks over foreclosure abuses could be worth up to $18 billion to Californians who were among those hardest hit by the crisis.
Small-business loans are now available through a partnership forged by the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp. and the Valley Economic Development Center. The SCVEDC announced on Tuesday that local businesses will have access to capital through the Small Business California Loan program.
In support of the real estate market, state senators voted Jan. 23 on a pair of bills that would offer protections to those hurt by the California mortgage crisis. By Monday, one of those bills was withdrawn after a state agency reversed itself on an earlier policy, making the bill unnecessary. CalFHA, the California Housing Finance Agency's practice had been to foreclose on borrowers who rented out homes regardless of whether ...
At one time, students from local schools would show up at your door selling annual coupon books for discounts at Santa Clarita businesses to raise funds for their athletic teams or extracurricular school programs. Today, 25Score offers the fundraising program via a plastic membership card. The 25Score discount program hit hard times in 2008 as the recession took hold and the program all but disappeared as a fundraising tool. In November 2009, local resident Ed ...
Villa Metro, a new community in Santa Clarita built by The New Home Company announced it has sold 17 new homes within only two weeks of its grand opening Aug. 17.
Franchise owner Steve Youlios is opening his fifth Jersey Mike's Subs today at The Plaza at Golden Valley shopping center.
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.
When members speak, Premier America Credit Union listens.
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.
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.
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.
Dan Carpenter first opened his Santa Clarita automotive service in October 1988, specializing in the repair of Honda and Acura vehicles.
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.