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A helping hand for the smallest businesses

A committee of the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to helping micro businesses - small firms with home-based operations or one to three employees, whose owners are so caught up in daily operations that they can find themselves isolated.

January 08, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Workers will see late paycheck gift

Employees are receiving belated Christmas gifts courtesy of the federal government this month: a decrease in the amount of Social Security taxes withheld from their paychecks.

January 06, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


The benefits of a short-sale process

The process of putting a home on the market for a short sale is not much different than listing a home for a regular sale - with the exception of negotiating an agreement with the lender, according to Tim Blankenship of the Santa Clarita Short Sale Center.

January 04, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Saving a homeowner from financial disaster

Editor's note: First in a two-part series on home short sales.

January 02, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp. relocates to COC

The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp. has moved into its new offices to College of the Canyons' the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center.

December 31, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


California Superstores purchases a pair of local vehicle dealerships

California Superstores has purchased two vehicle dealerships in Santa Clarita. Carlos Hildago, president of the California Superstores and Folsom Dodge in Sacramento County, was in town this week as his company prepared to begin operating two local dealerships.

December 31, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Company emerges as resource for students

Three entrepreneurial startup companies from California founded by students joined forces this year to offer students help with homework, college planning and saving money on textbooks.

December 30, 2010 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


From connection to collection

Websites are the modern-day, electronic equivalent of store front window displays for brick-and-mortar businesses. Having an Internet presence today is often as crucial to a company's success as putting the right products, services and people in place.

December 26, 2010 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Survey: Consumers in market to buy cars

More than 83 percent of those questioned said they would be in the market for a vehicle within the next 12 months, according to a survey released this week.

December 25, 2010 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Fabric retailer may go private

Fabric and craft retailer Jo-Ann Stores Inc. has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Leonard Green & Partners L.P. for about $1.6 billion. The acquisition, if approved, means Jo-Ann Stores will become a private company.

December 24, 2010 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Local earns professional community association manager designation

Valencia Management Group recently announced that Tina Nakamura has earned the Professional Community Association Manager designation from Community Associations Institute. According to the group, Nakamura is one of more than 1,200 managers nationwide who have earned the recognition.

December 24, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Chancellor highlights school’s many programs created to support business

After installing the new VIA board of directors Tuesday at the organization's monthly luncheon, College of the Canyons' longtime chancellor Dr. Dianne Van Hook presented highlights of the many programs COC provides for the benefit of local businesses.

December 23, 2010 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


VIA installs 2011 board of directors

The Valley Industry Association installed its new 2011 board of directors Tuesday.

December 22, 2010 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Buybuy opens Valencia location

Bed Bath & Beyond announced the opening of its Valencia store buybuy BABY. The infant and toddler retailer is a subsidiary of Bed Bath & Beyond. The local store is the second retail outlet opened in California.

December 22, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Full speed ahead for cruise ship industry

With economic indicators showing signs of improvement in the second half of 2010, demand for cruises is picking up

December 22, 2010 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


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Movie theatre not coming anytime soon

There are three things we know for certain - death, taxes and that residents want an independent movie theater to open in the Santa Clarita Valley.

July 27, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Santa Clarita Valley June home sales dip

Home sales sputtered slightly in June, although the increasing number of existing homes listed for sale are beginning to pull the Santa Clarita Valley out of the "inventory drought" it had been in during the recession.

July 25, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Pieology supports nonprofit at grand opening

Adding to the growing number of new pizza restaurants opening in Santa Clarita, Pieology on Newhall Ranch Road is introducing itself to the community by donating 25 percent of the day's sales to a good cause and giving away 50 free pizzas on July 29.

July 23, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Newhall Lumber property sold

Local investors just closed escrow on the purchase of the familiar Railroad Avenue building in Santa Clarita that housed Newhall Lumber for 32 years.

July 19, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Santa Clara Valley Bank sells for $15.3 million

Santa Clara Valley Bank has agreed to a sale agreement in the amount of $15.3 million.

July 17, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Stay Green wins landscape awards

After being named as one of the nation's top 100 landscape companies a few weeks ago, Santa Clarita's Stay Green Inc. has also brought home eight more awards from the California Landscape Contractors Association.

July 16, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


SCV gets high marks from local businesses

While surveys of 75 companies in the Santa Clarita Valley revealed that most are in a growth mode, nearly half of those businesses also cited the need for improved Internet speeds to set the stage for future growth.

July 15, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Broadcast journalist joins Troop Real Estate

CEO Brian Troop and Santa Clarita Branch Manager Paul Gonzales are thrilled to welcome Realtor Mazen Hafez to the Troop Real Estate, Inc. family.

July 14, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Photo booth business makes memories

John Howell of Santa Clarita, along with his son Christopher, turned a lifelong photography passion into a business that is making a comeback by building a portable photo booth to capture memories at milestone events and celebrations.

July 09, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Villa Metro wins design award

The architect for the The New Home Company's Villa Metro community on Soledad Canyon Road across from the Metrolink station has won a merit award for the Best Community Site Plan.

July 06, 2014 | Signal Staff | Local Business News


Existing home sales inventory on the rise

After a long drought in the housing market the number of Santa Clarita homes listed for sale is rising – in fact, the inventory is near double what it was at this time last year, according to a local Realtor.

July 06, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Santa Clarita smashes filming records for the fourth year

Film permits issued by Santa Clarita were up 44 percent during fiscal year 2013-14, marking the fourth consecutive year of increased filming in the city, officials said Wednesday.

July 02, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Restaurant Week wraps up

Santa Clarita's Restaurant Week debuted last week with a collection of 13 restaurants participating in the first annual event.

July 02, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Landscape companies land on top 100 list

Three Santa Clarita landscape companies have been named to the nation's top 100 list by Lawn & Landscape.

July 02, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Sport Chalet Sold

Vestis Retail Group LLC has signed an agreement to buy Sport Chalet Inc. for $1.20 per share of all outstanding Class A and B shares.

July 02, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


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