The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation grew out of an economic development committee formed by the SCV Chamber of Commerce when more than 70 local business leaders initiated a number of activities designed to call attention to the favorable business climate in the valley.
What do two educated professionals - one formerly an accountant, and the other a pharmacist - have in common beside precision and accuracy?
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A Small Business Saturday shopping campaign was unveiled by American Express last week, encouraging consumers to shop at small brick-and-mortar stores in their community Saturday after Thanksgiving.
When I first joined The Signal as business editor three months ago, I was thrilled. A resident of the city since 1994, I've subscribed to the newspaper since I moved here. And while my previous employment took me out of the SCV nearly daily for 16 years, the one entity that kept me connected locally was The Signal. Having been afforded the opportunity to both live and work in Santa Clarita, I have come to ...
Westfield Valencia Town Center celebrated the grand opening Thursday of several clusters of new outdoor stores called Shops at the Patios.
With experts warning that disposable diapers are filling landfills at alarming rates, one local couple - expecting their first child any day - decided to launch a business dedicated to meeting both family and environmental needs. "We wanted to use a diaper-delivery service," said Christopher Walker, 31. "But we couldn't find a local business that provided the service." The husband-and-wife team founded Blessed Bums, an organic cloth-diaper-delivery service. Laura Gately, 26, handles the accounting and ...
During the third quarter of 2010, the average rent for an apartment in Santa Clarita has increased 1 percent, according to RentJungle.com, an apartment search and market research website. Average rent increased by $21 to $1,482.
Working-life as a solo entrepreneur can be an isolating experience. Lacking co-workers to bounce ideas off, ask questions of or brainstorm with - to whom does one turn?
When a business closes, the effects can be far-reaching. The community loses jobs, convenient access to products or services and tax revenue, which keep the city operating. Do it Center's Valencia store became the latest casualty. "The company kept the local store open far longer than it should have because it was the flagship store," said Laura Shanders, senior vice president. "It was our sentimental favorite." Community partner The company is comprised of a small ...
The Valley Industry Association first came together in Feb. 9, 1981, in response to industrial and fire emergencies in the Valencia Industrial Center.
The business sits back from Sierra Highway in an old, white-and-red trim Spanish-style building.
Brian Safdari's journey to success began on foot, more than two decades ago, traveling with his family along mountainous roads to escape a war-torn country on a four-year search for safety and freedom. Eventually the family arrived in California.
Business entrepreneurs throughout Southern California have the opportunity to be honored during 2011's Small Business Week. The Small Business Administration will recognize outstanding small-business owners and advocates for their contributions to the economy during the week of May 15-22.
The Valley Industry Association hosted a green-technology panel presentation and discussion Tuesday, addressing the many ways businesses can receive rebates, tax credits and reduce operating costs.
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.