The Valencia branch of lender GMAC Financial Services will close its doors today. Executives of the mortgage and lending giant plan to close all its retail offices and lay off thousands of employees in response to the housing market downturn, they said. The Santa Clarita offices, located on Town Center Drive, employs eight workers and has been in the local area for about eight years, according to an administrative assistant who declined to give her ...
Habitat for Humanity is a $1,000 richer thanks to a donation from Bank of Santa Clarita last week.
Valencia resident Kerry Carmody, chief executive of Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, was named regional chief operations officer for Providence Health & Services, California on Monday.
Linda Harris, owner and president of Valencia-based Jorgensen HR, was recently appointed secretary to the Board of Directors for the Los Angeles chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners.
For the month of September, Vino 100 Valencia will partner with AIDS Project Los Angeles to raise money for the nonprofit organization. The nonprofit, which helps people affected by HIV disease, will receive 10 percent of Vino 100 Valencia's sales of Hope Wine Merlot throughout the month. Vino 100 is located in the High Ridge Crossing Center at 28112 Newhall Ranch Road in Valencia and can be reached by calling (661) 294-6886.
The city of Santa Clarita will host an Enterprise Zone workshop today from 9 to 10 a.m. in the City Council Chambers at City Hall. The workshop will provide information about ways businesses in the city of Santa Clarita can reduce or eliminate their state income tax. The guest speaker will be Nojan Boloorchi, president of Tax Incentive Solutions. City Hall is located at 23920 Valencia Blvd. in Valencia. For more information, call (661) 286-4071.
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station and city of Santa Clarita will host a class focusing on business crime prevention through environmental design in problem solving.The class will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 18 and will be held at the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce offices, 28460 Avenue Stanford Suite 100 in Valencia. The course is free and a lunch is provided. To RSVP or to learn more, e-mail AJRotell@lasd.org.
The 2008 California Retail Survey ranked the city of Santa Clarita among the "Top 25 City Retail Markets in California" based on analysis of 2006 annual retail sales volume.
The Southland Regional Association of Realtors reported Thursday that sales of existing single-family homes increased 22.2 percent throughout the Santa Clarita Valley during July.
Atom! and Portlyn Freeman strongly believe that they are not like the "Comic Book Guy" character on the TV show "The Simpsons."
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce has turned to its nearly 2,000 members to build up membership and strengthen the business organization.
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce's board of directors announced that it has taken positions on three statewide and federal issues.
Ning Umandap, a Santa Clarita resident, will be honored on Oct. 10 at the 13th Annual Remarkable Women Awards Luncheon. Umandap will be named the Asian Women Entrepreneurs' 2008 Member of the Year for her efforts in leading local business, trade and civic organizations.
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce's Nominating Committee has nominated Jay Harn, publisher of The Signal, Dana Cop, director of external affairs for AT&T, and Dena Maloney, founding dean for the College of the Canyons Canyon Country campus, for the chamber's three open board of directors positions.
The Small Business Development Center Network, in partnership with the College of the Canyons Small Business Development Center, will host the inaugural Brown Bag Lunch featuring David Power of J.D. Power and Associates. The event, which will be broadcast online Sept. 25 at 1 p.m., will feature a discussion with Power about his business experience and he will also answer questions. To RSVP a spot, visit www.brownbagseries.com.
Scott Strickland has been appointed as National Director of Therapy Services for Valencia-based U.S. HealthWorks.
Editor's Note: This is the last of a two-part series on the local real estate market. Last Sunday's story focused on the homeowner, or seller. Today's story focuses on the buyer.
"Compassion and forgiveness are just as important as accountability and hard work," said George Zimmer, founder and executive chairman of the Men's Wearhouse.
or hundreds of women buying and selling used clothing, much of it high-end and designer goods.