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Archive By Section - Business Journal Stories


Real Estate Market Outlook: Office

SCVBJ: What has the office market looked like in the past couple years?

October 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


The Costly Mistake David Guenther Learned From To Make J. David’s Successful

SCVBJ: What year was J. David's Custom Clothiers founded?

October 02, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Vintage Classic Guitars Handmade in Santa Clarita

Lance Lerman, co-owner of LsL Instruments didn't intend to move his company to Santa Clarita until his co-owner and wife, Lisa, forced him to look at a building in the area.

October 02, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


39 Years and Counting Serving SCV’s Home Furnishing Needs

Doug Green of Douglas Furniture didn't start out to be in the furniture business, but going door-to-door looking for a job while in college, he happened upon a furniture factory. After three years of working there he realized he liked to sell and decided to open his own furniture store. Nearly four decades later, the retailer has become Santa Clarita's longest running retailer.

October 02, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Bella Cucina Succeeds by Focusing on Fresh Ingredients and Service

Expanding in 2008, the owners of Italian restaurant Bella Cucina moved to the wrong location, at the wrong time, nearly sinking the family owned and operated eatery.

October 01, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Real Estate Market Outlook

Expert: John Cskerkuti, Senior Vice President, NAI Capital

October 01, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Saugus Grad Wins Thermador Appliance Design Challenge

As interior designer Emily Rubin worked with her Valencia clients to design a new kitchen, high-end appliances were a priority for the homeowners' who loved to cook and entertain in their home. They wanted all the bells and whistles.

October 01, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


City Moves Up the List of Top Retail Markets in the State

The city of Santa Clarita moved up to 21st place in the 2014 California Retail Survey "Top 100 Retail Markets of California Cities." More important for the local economy, it was one of only 29 cities with a retail market above $2 billion.

October 01, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


7-11 Franchise Owners Claim the Chain is Targeting Them

A group of 7-Eleven franchise owners in California filed suit against the convenience store chain alleging the company is targeting franchise owners who are South Asian immigrants with the intent of taking their stores away to re-sell the franchises at higher rates. The practice, claims The Franchise Owner's Association of Greater Los Angeles, amounts to racial discrimination and civil rights violations.

October 01, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


7 Santa Clarita Firms Land on Inc. 500 List of America’s Fastest Growing Companies

America's fastest growing companies were recognized on the 2014 Inc. 5000 list, and seven Santa Clarita-based firms landed on that list this year. The majority of local companies have placed on the list more than once, and growth isn't easy when a company has to keep beating its own previous records.

October 01, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Saugus retail center sold in 1031 Exchange

The Seco Canyon Village retail center has been sold through an all-cash 1031 exchange. Located at the corner Seco Canyon Road and Copper Hill Drive in Santa Clarita, the 42,134 square-foot shopping center was built in 2005 and is 86 percent occupied.

October 01, 2014 | By SCVBJ Staff | Business Journal Stories


The Dynamics of the Retail Market Has Changed As Shoppers Now Drive the Consumer Experience

A man on his cell phone dressed in a suit and tie rushes by a young woman managing three young children as she tries to quickly purchase a birthday gift for a close friend before picking up the fourth from school. A bit of evidence from his recent lunch resides on his crisp white shirt while he hastens through the shopping center toward his vehicle with a new shirt in hand.

October 01, 2014 | By Stacie House Westfield Valencia Town Center | Business Journal Stories


November Ballot a Mixed Bag for Business

This November, voters will make their voices heard on a variety of ballot measures important to California businesses and residents. The Valley Industry & Commerce Association (VICA) has taken a hard look, and put together a voting guide for our readers that corresponds with business-friendly policies.

October 01, 2014 | Stuart Waldman Valley Industry and Commerce Association | Business Journal Stories


What Will Your Legacy Be?

Picture in your mind the late Steve Jobs.

October 01, 2014 | By Ken Keller | Business Journal Stories


Developer Uses its Film Division to Handle Location Filming Requests

With acres and acres of open land, developer Newhall Land has its own film division to handle the request for filming on its properties.

September 03, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


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Mann Biomedical Park: The Art of the Deal

The 181,025 square foot Mann Biomedical Park in Valencia and 612,075 square foot Sylmar Biomedical Park were sold to Santa Clarita general contractor/developer Dale Donohoe of Intertex Companies, in partnership with Oaktree Capital Management, in one of the largest deals in Southern California. The biomedical parks are home to companies like Boston Scientific, Bioness, and the Alfred Mann Foundation in Santa Clarita; and Second Sight and Quallion in Sylmar. While terms of the deal weren't disclosed, industry experts pegged the value of the deal at somewhere north of $100 million.

December 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Lessons Learned: Picking the Right Clients that Make the Best Fit for Your Company

Calvin Hedman, Founder of accounting and middle-market advisory firm Hedman Partners

December 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Hospital to Expand With Construction of Six-Story Patient Tower

Construction of a new six-story tower is being planned for the campus of the Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Santa Clarita, said an executive for the hospital. The growth of the area demands more capacity at a hospital that is some days at capacity, he said. To be built near two existing buildings, and connected by corridors, all of the primary hospital buildings on the campus including the new tower will become like one building.

December 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


50 Years at Sea

The success of Princess Cruises' early days hinged on a world's fair and a TV show. And the founder of the Santa Clarita cruise line, Stan McDonald, won both bets on the risks he took to launch the company. In honor of its 50th anniversary, Princess Cruises was scheduled to sail down Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena with its first float ever in the 2015 Rose Parade.

December 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


“Radically Small” Medical Device Challenges Need for Continuous Stimulation

Valencia Technologies is a pioneer on the medical device front in more ways than one. The Santa Clarita-based company is challenging conventional treatment assumptions, allowing it to innovate a smaller device to treat hypertension. And under new federal rules it is laying all its cards on the table to attract investors for its next step of conducting U.S.-based clinical trials – a possibly risky move, but one more companies will are expected to adopt.

December 23, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Aerospace Firm Completes Move to Valencia

Crissair Inc. recently relocated from Palmdale to Santa Clarita after completing its merger with Canyon Engineering Products and finalizing tenant improvements at its new facility in Valencia.

December 23, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Outlook 2015: Filming

Santa Clarita was on track to break another record for filming in 2014; the fifth consecutive year it has broken film records – which bodes well for 2015 local experts say.

December 23, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Outlook 2015: A Strong Year for Job Growth

If projections hold true, 2015 is expected to be a strong year for job growth in Santa Clarita. And based on the activity from employers in Santa Clarita and from around the region, 2015 should be outstanding for job growth, said Keri Aaver, Director of WorkSource Center.

December 23, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


2015 Real Estate Outlook: Industrial

Chris Jackson

December 23, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Outlook for Manufacturing in California in 2015

2015 will be a pivotal year for California manufacturing. There is a feeling of "cautious optimism" among California's manufacturers, and rightfully so. The manufacturing community has made gains in job growth and expansion, but more must be done to build upon that momentum and to strengthen our industry. Here are some key ways manufacturing will evolve in 2015:

December 23, 2014 | By James Watson, President & CEO California Manufacturing Technology Consulting | Business Journal Stories


The Components of Winning

Vince Lombardi, the man who coached the first two winning NFL Super Bowl teams, gave a speech many years ago known today as "What It Takes to be No. 1."

December 23, 2014 | By Ken Keller Business Consulting | Business Journal Stories


After a Good Year, VICA Looks Ahead to 2015

The Valley Industry & Commerce Association (VICA) was founded in 1949 as the Industrial Association of the San Fernando Valley. The Valley in those days was nothing like the highly populated swath of land that joins the 101 and 405 freeways it is today. In fact, there were no Valley freeways then. The region was rural – mostly farms, orchards and ranches.

December 23, 2014 | Stuart Waldman, President Valley Industry and Commerce Association | Business Journal Stories


2014: Year In Review

JANUARY

November 26, 2014 | Signal Staff | Business Journal Stories


Buyer Beware: Don’t Sign Petitions to Undo Statewide Plastic Bag Ban

You may have already noticed petition gatherers buzzing around grocery stores, asking for your signature to undo the historic statewide plastic bag ban signed into law just weeks ago by California Gov. Jerry Brown. The ban received support from a broad coalition of industry, labor, and environmental groups.

November 26, 2014 | By Stuart Waldman President, VICA | Business Journal Stories


Four Words, Nineteen Letters

The Great Wall of China can be seen from space. It's an impressive display of what can happen when a goal is set and resources are allocated and executed.

November 26, 2014 | By Ken Keller | Business Journal Stories


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