Three years ago, Vin Bali was working as a recruiter, helping people find jobs in accounting and finance. Having grown tired of the corporate life, he finally decided to leave recruiting behind and take what he thought might be a two-month stint with his family's limo company.
Seemingly gone with the recession are the days of staking your business claim with a dedicated office building. Now, the trend, particularly for small businesses, is shifting toward eliminating the overhead and paying for an executive suite.
The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp. has hired out of Arizona an executive director who led an effort to locate Chrysler Corp.'s vehicle proving ground in the Grand Canyon State.
Home sales in the Santa Clarita Valley were down in May, with Realtors pointing to limited inventory and the expiration of federal tax credits.
Santa Clarita will host a free Enterprise Zone breakfast workshop, Wednesday from 9-10 a.m. at the city's Transit Maintenance Facility. The workshop will provide local businesses with information on how to benefit from the city's Enterprise Zone program and reduce their state income taxes. The Transit Maintenance Facility is located at 28250 Constellation Road. For more information or to RSVP visit www.SCEnterpriseZone.com or call (661) 286-4071.
The nomination period is open for the second annual 40 Under Forty Awards, presented by the Santa Clarita Valley Business Journal and JCI Santa Clarita Valley. The awards, with a reception on Sept. 23, are presented to local business professionals who are 39 or under, and who serve in leadership roles in their job or as a volunteer. The voting period is open until July 16 at 11:59 p.m. For more information visit www.scvbj.com.
Santa Clara Valley Bank elected Suzanne Cole, a partner and office manager of Cole Ranches to its Board of Directors.
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Old Town Newhall Association held a crowd-drawing mixer in downtown Newhall on Wednesday.
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce is hsoting a one-day lobbying trip to Sacramento on Thursday to meet with legislators regarding both education and enterprise zones. The trip costs $50. Attendees are responsible for their own travel costs.
Twelve years ago, Stephanie Laney opened Clear Images in Stevenson Ranch. For five years, she poured her time into the store, providing quality home furnishings and decor items to her customers.
Rooms & Blooms gift store will host a benefit photo shoot for the Santa Clarita Valley Boys & Girls Club from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and June 5. Professional photographer Sharon Forbes will snap and sell children's photo packages starting at $40, with 25 percent of the proceeds going towards the Boys & Girls Club. Rooms & Blooms is located at 23123 Lyons Ave. For more information call (661) 287-0050.
The state Franchise Tax Board is offering guidance on applications for the new home/first-time buyer state tax credit, cautioning taxpayers to work closely with their escrow companies, carefully follow instructions on the credit forms and to send in their applications timely to avoid being denied the credit.
There was plenty of hand-shaking and business-card-exchanging Thursday at the Valley Industrial Association's B2B Industry Show, held in a Valencia warehouse.
Urban Home is back in business in the Santa Clarita Valley, almost one year to the day after closing its doors to relocate.
The Santa Clarita Valley Business Journal launches a new website today, offering the valley's business owners and managers a new resource for information, stories and blogs.
California United Bank and 1st Enterprise Bank announced that they are planning to merge, according to CU Bancorp, the parent company of California United Bank.
Well-known serial entrepreneur, software engineer, architect and manager, Ole Eichhorn spoke with Santa Clarita's startup community and tech accelerator group SCV Startup last Thursday.
When Samsung opened its research and development audio lab this year, it was the first known Korean-based company to locate an operation in Santa Clarita.