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Leaders call on the Capitol

As Californians teeter on economic recovery, ranks of the under-employed and unemployed continue to attest to a dismal job market.

June 10, 2011 | Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Embassy Suites Valencia sold in auction

The local Embassy Suites Valencia hotel was included in an auction sale of 64 hotels owned by Innkeepers USA Trust. The group of hotels had been in bankruptcy.

June 10, 2011 | Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Embassy Suites Valencia sold in recent auction

The local Embassy Suites Valencia hotel was included in an auction sale of 64 hotels owned by Innkeepers USA Trust. The group of hotels had been in bankruptcy.

June 10, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Store to take seat in SCV

Ashley Furniture Industries Inc. purchased the former Wickes furniture store building in Santa Clarita for $3.7 million, commercial real estate firm Lee & Associates announced Wednesday.

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


Snapshot hints at turnaround

No one can call an economic recovery with any certainty, but the city of Santa Clarita has tracked signs of some kind of recovery via its revenues generated within city limits.

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


All Valley celebrates the art of saving

The All Valley Federal Credit Union held a grand-opening celebration for its new Santa Clarita branch Saturday.

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


To Mars and beyond

When most people think of electronic wiring and cabling systems, they think of the pre-assembled, plug-and-play cables packaged with home electronic systems.

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


Group urges support of AB 32

A group of California CEOs and business leaders sent a letter to Gov. Jerry Brown this week urging him to remain committed to fully implementing AB 32.

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


Ship sails through record renovation

In an economy in which consumers dramatically cut back spending on luxury items, the cruise industry has had to get creative, continually freshening its tour offerings and updating ships to attract ongoing customers.

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


Study: Online presence matters

Businesses using a social-media marketing tool should round out their marketing efforts to reach more consumers, according to a national online consumer behavior study by City Grid and Harris Interactive.

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


Chamber asks its members what they want

The SCV Chamber of Commerce wants to know what its members need and isn't afraid to sit down with them face-to-face.

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


Chamber seeks member needs

The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce wants to know what its members need, and it isn't afraid to sit down with them face-to-face.

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


Restaurants ready to heat up

More than 2-in-5 consumers said they were not dining out as often as they would like during the Great Recession.

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


Report puts premium on people skills

When making hiring decisions, many companies appear to be looking at more than an applicant's job history or educational background.

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


Outside-the-box thinking doubles growth

AMS Fulfillment is putting the finishing touches on its newest addition - a warehouse larger than two football fields combined.

May 22, 2011 | 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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