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Archive By Section - 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


Popular Mechanics Salutes Boston Scientific

Valencia's Boston Scientific was given a 2014 Breakthrough Award for its Precision Spectra Spinal Cord Stimulator System.

October 29, 2014 | By SCVBJ Staff | Business Journal Stories


MannKind Business Spotlight: Lessons Learned

How MannKind Would Change How They Conduct Clinical Trials in the Future

October 27, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


SCV Company poised to help fight Ebola virus

As the nation's top health officials worked to assure Congress they can halt the spread of the Ebola virus in the U.S., Santa Clarita-based UltraViolet Devices Inc., and its partner The Clorox Company, is busy fielding calls for help.

October 27, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Making the Case for Boosting California's Biomedical Industry

SCVBJ: Economically speaking, why is the biomedical industry important to California and why should it be protected?

October 27, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Governor’s Bill Signing Choices Prompt Age-Old Question: What Was He Thinking?

September 30 marked the deadline for Gov. Jerry Brown to either sign or veto the legislation that managed to reach his desk. With the state of California fighting to recover economically, this date offered a chance to either expedite or hinder the process of reaching stability. Predictably, the Governor's bill signing frenzy this year was no exception to the passage of well-intentioned but ridiculous bills in years past.

October 27, 2014 | Stuart Waldman, President Valley Industry and Commerce Association | Business Journal Stories


How to Lose Your Top Employees

Many executives including those who lead human resources often state, "Our employees are our greatest asset." In many companies, employees are the business.

October 27, 2014 | By Ken Keller | Business Journal Stories


Changing Environment – Hospitals

The changing environment of health care via the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the expansion of Medicaid grab the headlines, and rightly so. These efforts have a major impact on the financing and delivery of health care. Nationally, the impact on hospitals appears to be slightly positive as the payments available for the previously uninsured reduce the bad debts and charity care historically provided.

October 27, 2014 | By Roger Seaver, President and CEO Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital | Business Journal Stories


Providence Launches $150 Million Venture Capital Fund

Providence Health & Services has launched a venture capital fund aimed at driving innovations across the health care system to improve quality, lower costs and create better outcomes, the healthcare organization announced.

October 27, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Audi’s Pursuit of Automated Driving Technology

Auto manufacturer Audi was the first company to receive a newly created autonomous driving permit issued by California as a new set of regulations governing the testing of automated driving on the state's roads took effect.

October 27, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Medical Sleuths Solve Mystery Illnesses Using the Wisdom of the Crowd

Inspired by his sister's serious, and undiagnosed, medical condition, Jared Heyman founded CrowdMed, a venture-backed Silicon Valley startup which harnesses the wisdom of crowds to help solve even the world's most difficult medical cases.

October 27, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Home-growing a Biomedical Cluster by Creating Shared Space

Seizing on a golden opportunity to bring additional support to the region's biomedical industry, the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp. is going after a federal Science and Research Park Development Grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce and Economic Development Administration.

October 27, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Why Funding is Scarce for Startup Biomedical Companies

We ask Matt Ridenour, investor, lecturer at UCLA Anderson School of Management, and CEO of ZevTechnologies why seed money and early stage funding is so difficult to come by for biomedical startups.

October 27, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


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Mission: Keep a Barn Lit on Fire All Night without Burning Down

Launched in 1973, Firetect is everywhere flames aren't. Manufacturing their own fire retardant products, the Santa Clarita firm owned by Kathleen and Randy Newman, helps to protect globally known theme parks and film studios to keep their properties and the people who inhabit them safe from fire.

March 03, 2015 | Signal Staff | Business Journal Stories


SCV Office Vacancy Rate Low Compared to Surrounding Markets

Office vacancies in the Santa Clarita Valley dropped nearly 7 percent in 2013, ending 2014 in the fourth quarter with a 14.8 percent vacancy rate, according to Colliers International. Nearly 80,000 square feet of multi-tenant office space was leased by year-end 2014.

March 03, 2015 | Signal Staff | Business Journal Stories


Local Company Poised to Take Giant-3M Products

After more than two decades of research and product development, Santa Clarita's 3D International LLC is betting on being able to eat into a portion of market share held by the global 3M Company. And experts with the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation are betting the company can do it so they've pitched in to set the company up for continued success.

March 03, 2015 | Signal Staff | Business Journal Stories


The Building Trends They Are a Changin’

Tom Wulf, Board President

March 03, 2015 | Signal Staff | Business Journal Stories


Lessons Learned: Moving Boldly by Buying When No One Else Wants To

Lance Williams, President and CEO

March 03, 2015 | Signal Staff | Business Journal Stories


Lessons Learned: Moving Boldly by Buying When No One Else Wants To

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March 03, 2015 | Signal Staff | Business Journal Stories


Grocery Retailer Plans to Bring Cool Northwest Vibe to Two Vons Stores

Within mere weeks, Pacific Northwest-based Haggen will begin the gradual conversion of Santa Clarita's two Vons grocery stores in Valencia and Saugus. And those stores aren't the only ones the small Bellingham, Wash. grocery retailer will be re-branding.

March 03, 2015 | Signal Staff | Business Journal Stories


SCV Resident Inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame for 3D Printing

One of Santa Clarita's own was inducted into the 43rd National Inventors Hall of Fame at the Smithsonian last year. Canyon Country resident Charles Hull is credited as being the inventor of stereolithography – the first commercial rapid prototyping technology commonly known today as 3D Printing. And Hull is also the Co-Founder and Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer of 3D Systems on Hercules Street in Valencia.

March 03, 2015 | Signal Staff | Business Journal Stories


New Retail Center Planned for Copper Hill Drive

With construction expected to begin soon, a new retail shopping center is slated for Copper Hill Drive and Camino Del Arte in Santa Clarita. Using the working name of West Hills Plaza, developer Ahmad Ghaderi closed the deal in buying the property in June of 2014, with a purchase price of $5.569 million.

March 03, 2015 | Signal Staff | Business Journal Stories


Rethinking Building for Hot Climates Leads to the Cool Brick

3D Printing has come a long way since its inception. In the not so distant past stereolithic printing was used to make-one off parts for machinery, and more recently made its way into the health care field producing body parts for hip, knee or jaw bone replacements, and more. Today 3D printing is making an entry into the building industry. And now a Cool Brick can help keep your entire house cool.

March 03, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Four Brand-New Bills to Watch This Legislative Session

So California begins another legislative session – and with an influx of freshman lawmakers. However, this doesn't yet appear to have resulted in new and different legislation. An early look shows that businesses in the state may be in for another two years of fighting the same old battles.

March 03, 2015 | Stuart Waldman, President Valley Industry and Commerce Association | Business Journal Stories


Reengaging Your Employees

I first noticed the phrase 'employee engagement' when reading Fast Company magazine in the summer of 2001.

March 03, 2015 | By Ken Keller Real Clear Business Advice | Business Journal Stories


SCV Firm Behind the Sound of World’s Most Viewed Televised Events

It's doubtful any person has not witnessed the work of ATK Audiotek, and yet just as likely that the general public has never realized the 32-year old Santa Clarita-based company was working behind the scenes of so many major televised events.

February 06, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Mixed-Use Project 15 Years in the Making Gets the Green Light

Jim Backer

February 06, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Lessons Learned: Managing orders for one of the largest shoe retailers was a blessing and a risk

Jay Catlin, President/Managing Partner

February 06, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


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