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New Santa Clarita homes debut at open houses

After a long stagnant period in the new housing market, housing starts surged 47 percent from March 2012 to March 2013.

May 21, 2013 | By Jana Adkins | Local Business News


Builder debuts homes overlooking riverbed

KB Home opened its newest community of new homes Saturday, the Charleston at River Village in Santa Clarita.

May 19, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Lights back on in the Santa Clarita home improvement industry

Operating Santa Clarita-based Deckers Electric since 1999, Owner Randy Deckers said business is probably up 10 percent this year.

May 17, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


High-tech firm closes in on new round of financing

H2scan of Valencia is currently working on a final offer of equity in exchange for a new round of financing, and the firm is very close to releasing a new technology, said founder Dennis Reid.

May 16, 2013 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Staff Writer | Business Journal Stories


Cycling shoemaker moves into the SCV

Just in time for the Amgen race to roll into town, Vittoria, an Italian cycling shoe maker, relocated its warehouse from Ohio to Santa Clarita in mid-March, the company announced.

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


Local company to get a $20,000 makeover

A local business teamed up with a business organization to help one lucky Santa Clarita Valley business with a $20,000 makeover.

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


Van Nuys security firm moving to SCV

A Van Nuys company is relocating its firm to Santa Clarita, said an executive for the company.

May 14, 2013 | Jana Adkins | Local Business News


Homeowners face challenges from high-speed rail project

While the planned California high-speed rail isn't expected to arrive in the Santa Clarita Valley for 20 to 30 years, homeowners are already being held hostage to what some call a boondoggle and others say is a step into the modern transportation era for the state, some local residents say.

May 13, 2013 | By Jana Adkins and Luke Money Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Chamber to mix it up with local businesses

A Taste of Canyon Country is bringing together local restaurants, chamber members and their guests Wednesday evening, May 15 at the College of the Canyons eastside campus from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

May 10, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


SCV Contractor wins $17 million contract

AMG & Associates Inc., a Santa Clarita-based general contractor, has been awarded a $17-million contract; the largest since the company opened, said a company spokesman.

May 09, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


COC holds job fair in Canyon Country Wednesday

College of the Canyons is hosting the second of two job and career fairs at its Canyon Country campus Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

May 07, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Former sports bar space is leased again

An Irish-themed sports pub is coming to Santa Clarita, moving into the space vacated by Game Day Sports Grille & Bar on The Old Road when it closed for business Jan. 7, 2013.

May 06, 2013 | Jana Adkins | Local Business News


FHA change requires mortgage insurance for the life of the loan

Starting next month, home buyers who get FHA-backed loans will have to buy mortgage insurance throughout the life of their mortgage.

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


First full ‘spaceline’ test flight successful

At 8 a.m. local time on Monday, a rocket-powered flight of the world's first commercial "spaceline," by Virgin Galactic, owned by Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group, ended in a smooth landing in the Mojave Desert.

April 30, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Movie ranches backbone of film industry

A large red-tailed hawk swoops down overhead through the many native oak trees that provide part of the natural landscape – and shade – on three local movie ranches doing business in Sand Canyon.

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


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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


Realtors association: Home sales strong in 2013

As sales of condominiums posted strong gains in the Santa Clarita Valley and home prices continued rising in 2013, investors pulled back from the single-family home market, a Realtors association reported this week.

January 17, 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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