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AMS on upswing after client loss

When AMS Fulfillment in Santa Clarita was notified that it would be losing its largest client, Toms Shoes, earlier this year, the third-party order fulfillment company prepared to scale back - but, by September AMS found itself in a much stronger position than it had originally projected.

September 15, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Sunkist Growers to relocate headquarters in Santa Clarita Valley

SANTA CLARITA - Sunkist Growers, the oldest operating citrus cooperative in the country, announced Wednesday it is moving its headquarters from Sherman Oaks to the Santa Clarita Valley.

September 12, 2013 | By Jana Adkins | Local Business News


UPDATE: Sunkist Growers to relocate headquarters in Santa Clarita Valley

SANTA CLARITA - Sunkist Growers, the oldest operating citrus cooperative in the country, announced Wednesday it is moving its headquarters from Sherman Oaks to the Santa Clarita Valley.

September 11, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Car wash celebrates 25 years in Valencia

Creekside Road in Santa Clarita wasn't even connected to McBean Parkway when Valencia Car Wash first opened, said its owner Jeff Paul.

September 11, 2013 | Jana Adkins | Local Business News


Investment property sells for $6M

A 40-unit Santa Clarita apartment building sold for $5.93 million dollars after receiving multiple offers on the listing, reported Berzack Investment Property Advisors.

September 08, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Buyers snatching up new homes

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.

September 05, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Fifth Jersey Mike’s set to open in SCV

Franchise owner Steve Youlios is opening his fifth Jersey Mike's Subs today at The Plaza at Golden Valley shopping center.

September 04, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Greenhouse Cafe closes doors

A Santa Clarita restaurant in business for 18 years was basically forced out of business over a demand for a $300,000 renovation, said its manager.

September 01, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


COC’s cinema department brings recently released art house films to campus

SANTA CLARITA - The Public Broadcasting System has reached out to College of the Canyons to screen some of its Point of View documentaries at the Valencia campus's auditorium, Humanities Division Dean Jennifer Brezina said this week.

August 28, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Turning vacant property around

Built as a retail shopping center with poor access to and from major streets and freeways in Santa Clarita, and opened in 2007 just prior to the economic crash, the Gateway Promenade center has been re-envisioned by Intertex Companies - and it's paying off.

August 28, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Despite State Filming Competition, SCV Collaborates

It's a competitive industry, but for at least the studios and movie ranches in Santa Clarita, there is an informal, collaborative atmosphere in place.

August 27, 2013 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


Key Calif. Industry Lacks Unified Voice

Scores of trade associations operate in California to support industries, except in one area – filming.

August 27, 2013 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


Business Roundtable: Film Industry

With 10 movie ranches, four studios and a record number of 2013 filming days, local film industry experts agree that Santa Clarita deserves its new moniker: Hollywood North.

August 27, 2013 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


Fight or Flight?

Nearly 100,000 jobs have been lost in California's filming industry since 2000, according to state statistics.

August 27, 2013 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


Santa Clarita Valley: Home sales continue upward climb

SANTA CLARITA - After more than a year of falling inventory, Santa Clarita saw the first year-over-year gain in the number of homes listed for sale in July.

August 26, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley 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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