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Recovery signs give encouragement to local Realtors

Multiple reports gave positive signs this week and showed a mounting strength in the resale and new home market, according to Santa Clarita Realtors.

May 25, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mending gear, fighting hunger

Alan Campos is driven to succeed – and wants to share the fruits of his success along the way.

May 24, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Experts tout potential of international trade

The size of the company is not key to international, or cross-border, trading, said a panel participant at Tuesday's panel discussion on International Trade at the Valley Industry Association's luncheon.

May 17, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Signal offers video job ads

Employment ads in The Signal received a big face-lift Wednesday when the newspaper added multi-media features to its classified employment liner ads.

May 17, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Realtors await federal response

Santa Clarita Realtors are encouraged by recent efforts by lawmakers to slow the foreclosure process, but they say more help for homeowners is needed.

May 13, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Owners celebrate access to credits

In celebration of approval for the long-awaited expanded Santa Clarita Valley Enterprise Zone, nearly 100 people gathered at TPC Valencia on Thursday, exactly one month after final approval was received.

May 12, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Recovering home market stalls

Would-be homeowners and actual construction trends show the fracture in a recovering home market, according to a recent survey.

May 11, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Agreement saves building-permit data

An agreement to continue the only collection and reporting of building-permit data in the state was announced this week by the Building Industry Association of Southern California.

May 10, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Snapshot shows signs of recovery

The economic snapshot report for February was released Tuesday by the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp., reflecting signs of local recovery amid some areas of economic activity that are still depressed.

May 09, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Using the power of the masses to raise money

When the Jumpstart Our Business Startups, or JOBS, Act was signed into federal law last month, it modernized the means by which startup businesses can raise capital.

May 05, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


BizFed survey finds optimism

Los Angeles County business owners and executives report they are more optimistic about the economy this year. But plans for significant expansion or hiring are on hold over concerns about rising taxes, fees and growing government regulations.

May 04, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


A little slice of salvation

When Curtis Platte and his three business partners took over a faltering Valencia franchise at the end of October 2011, they were surprised to find how many people didn't even know the pizzeria existed.

May 02, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


A workshop for builders

The Building Industry Association of Southern California wants to help make contractors aware of recent rule changes by offering a local lead-safe and certification class May 31 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Home Depot on Newhall Ranch Road in Santa Clarita.

April 28, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Lennar’s ‘home within a home’

New Lexington at RiverVillage homes, built by Lennar Corp., will be available starting May 5, according to company officials.

April 28, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


City Film Office reports another record increase

Film days in Santa Clarita are up in the first quarter of 2012, following on the heels of a record-breaking year in 2011.

April 27, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


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Medical care group has now expanded into multiple states

U.S. HealthWorks in Santa Clarita first entered the local market when it acquired two medical centers in 2009 that were launched by local physicians Dr. Larry Barnhart and Dr. Ralph Farinella.

January 25, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


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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