Fred Arnold 2013 president, SCV Chamber of Commerce and Mortgage Professional, American Family Funding Q: For our readers, define the Chamber's objective. A: I think the primary goal is helping to serve our 1,100 members so they can continue to be or become world-class companies and organizations. Our goal is to develop programs and assist in them becoming that. Q: What has been your involvement with the Chamber? A: Last year I helped develop the ...
Real estate "Our market is thirsty for inventory, and while we don't need a flood of inventory, we need a little more to keep it stable and homebuyers' hopes up." - Cherrie Brown, Keller Williams VIP Properties in January 2012 Editor's Note: The real estate market recovered so quickly in 2012 that inventory of existing homes for sale nearly disappeared by the end of the year. In February there was a 4.5-month supply - a ...
Precision Dynamics Corp. of Valencia was acquired by Milwaukee, Wis.-based Brady Corp. for $300 million in cash, the Brady Corp. announced Friday.
Editors Note: This series highlights and updates noteworthy business events from 2012. As Santa Clarita and AMS Fulfillment of Valencia grew, the one thing both lacked was a foreign trade zone status - allowing companies to act as a U.S. port clearing merchandise through a local entity. The area lacked this designation until AMS Fulfillment achieved that status Aug. 8 when it received a letter from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, notifying the third-party order-fulfillment, ...
Editors Note: This series highlights and updates noteworthy business events from 2012. When NASA's Rover, Curiosity, landed flawlessly on Mars in early August, engineers from Pasadena's Jet Propulsion Lab cheered. So too, did the employees from the Valencia-based Tri Tek and Flextronics companies. "It was really exciting," said Mark Rober, mechanical engineer for JPL. "We gave it a perfect 10." Saying he was in the right place at the right time, Rober landed a job ...
Bob Khalsa, 2013 president, Southland Regional Association of Realtors Santa Clarita Division and President, United America Realty
The long-awaited recovery in the real estate market hit with an explosion in January 2012 when local Santa Clarita Valley home sales posted double-digit increases of 47.5 percent and price increases of 4 percent from January 2011, according to the report by the Southland Regional Association of Realtors.
Two local companies have been recognized by the entrepreneurial-focused Inc. Magazine in its debut of the Hire Power Awards.
Editors Note: This series highlights and updates noteworthy business events from 2012.
Building permits of 899,000 in November were up nearly 29 percent from the same period in 2011. The permits were also up nearly 4 percent from the revised October rate.
The Signal: For our readers, define VIA's objective. Alan DiFatta: Building and connecting SCV industry. Q: What has been your involvement with VIA? A: I'm a past chair and was the 2012 vice-chair of programs. I was also a chair for B2B and the Regional Tri-County Conference Q: Why do you want to be chairman? A: They made it easy because all of the leadership is coming back so that was an easy ...
The Valley Industry Association installed its 2013 board of directors Tuesday at the Valencia Country Club. Chairwoman Diana Meyer also passed the gavel to incoming Chairman Alan DiFatta. Likening the economic recovery to "coming out of the forrest," DiFatta told VIA members it was time to become entrepreneurs and leaders in the community again. Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, swore in the 2013 board of directors - Alan DiFatta, Diana Meyer, Tim Burkhart, Andrea McAfee, ...
Film and TV productions bring revenue and jobs to Santa Clarita. You might run into a film crew any day. Here are some productions that are currently shooting around town.
A local manufacturer has decided to open its warehouse doors to customers once a month in an effort to expand its customer base.
The Valley Industry and Commerce Association released its 2013 Legislative Priorities on Wednesday.
The man who built the infrastructure for the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp., and ran it as president and CEO, Jonas Peterson, submitted his resignation this week.
The Disney/ABC Studios at The Ranch project is slated to be reviewed at a public hearing held by the Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning June 19. And, both Disney and the city of Santa Clarita are hoping for a good outcome.
After a long stagnant period in the new housing market, housing starts surged 47 percent from March 2012 to March 2013.
KB Home opened its newest community of new homes Saturday, the Charleston at River Village in Santa Clarita.
Operating Santa Clarita-based Deckers Electric since 1999, Owner Randy Deckers said business is probably up 10 percent this year.
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.
A local business teamed up with a business organization to help one lucky Santa Clarita Valley business with a $20,000 makeover.
Penny Pepper of Santa Clarita is now the Regional Sales Director with CU Realty Services, responsible for developing and maintaining new business partnerships with credit unions.
A Van Nuys company is relocating its firm to Santa Clarita, said an executive for the company.
A division of The Resmark Companies has acquired a 157-unit rental townhome community in Santa Clarita, a spokesman for the company said Friday.
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.
Mission Valley Bank reported its first quarter earnings of $318,000 on Thursday. The quarterly earnings report is un-audited, the bank said.
Keller Williams VIP Properties in Santa Clarita said it has partnered with Surety Financial Services of Sherman Oaks to expand its real estate services and lending programs for Santa Clarita residents.
A. Allbright Painting of Santa Clarita has been recognized with a 2013 National Humanitarian of the year award from the Painting & Decorating Contractors of America.
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.