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Archive By Section - Business Journal Stories


Thirsty For Water Solutions in the Golden State

How is it we so often dismiss the little things until it sneaks up on us like high blood pressure and we are forced to take action? When it comes to water policy-if California were the patient, the good doctors at Henry Mayo might start us on Lisinopril to treat our hypertension and avoid the stroke or heart attack down the road.

May 04, 2015 | SCV Chamber of Commerce | Business Journal Stories


Minimum Wage Increase Could Hit Unincorporated L.A. County Soon

Santa Clarita Valley residents are already adjusting to a statewide minimum wage increase from $8 to $9 that went into effect earlier this year. So far, those in Northern Los Angeles County have remained on the outside of minimum wage talks going on at various city levels, but unfortunately, that may change soon.

May 04, 2015 | By Stuart Waldman, President Valley Industry and Commerce Association | Business Journal Stories


Looking to Purchase, Refinance or Renovate Commercial Real Estate?

In today's competitive financing market there are a number of options available to business owners seeking funding. When it comes to the purchase, refinance or renovation of commercial real estate, borrowers owe it to themselves to look at all of the possibilities, including the Small Business Administration's 7(a) Loan Program.

May 04, 2015 | By Robert Scott | Business Journal Stories


Inspired By a Marketing Campaign, a Business Adopts the Moniker for its New Studio

When Gary Miller opened his green screen studio in Valencia, he was inspired by the marketing moniker of "Awesometown" given the area by Newhall Land and so he named his own film studio Awesometown Studios.

April 08, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Short-Film Producer Opens SCV Studio to House His Projects and Others

A Star Trek devotee, Alec Peters of Axanar Productions raised hundreds of thousands of dollars on Kickstarter in the past year – enough to help finance his next production and open a new film studio in the Santa Clarita Valley – Ares Studios on Industry Drive in the Valencia Commerce Center. Click here to read Peters' full story.

April 08, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Lessons Learned: Reworking an Age-Old Industry Model Leads to Growth

Scoprion Design mastered the art of website design, analytics and Internet marketing for their legal clients, but stopped to take a look at the way they assisted their health care customers in the age of Affordable Healthcare Act. Upon examined, the Valencia firm decided to rip up their existing model which required heft upfront investments from hospitals, and redesign their business model by challenging the status quo and admitting that "what got us here won't get us there." Read what Scorpion Healthcare division's Vice President told the SCVBJ said the firm did to reinvent their wheel by clicking ...

April 08, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


You Have to Coach Your Employees

One maxim of leadership is that you need to coach your employees if you want better results from them.

April 08, 2015 | By Ken Keller Real Clear Business Advice | Business Journal Stories


State’s Largest Independent Oil and Natural Gas Producer Helmed by SCV Resident

When Occidental Petroleum spun off it's California operations, Santa Clarita Valley resident Todd Stevens took over as CEO and President of the newly created California Resources Corp. From a Q&A with Stevens, find out about plans for the state's largest independent oil and natural gas producer. To read the full Q&A click here.

April 08, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Studios Welcomed

When 2014 filming activity in Santa Clarita broke a record for the fifth consecutive year, officials with the city's film office predicted this January that growth would only continue due to the success of the local incentive program and the enhanced film incentive program enacted by the state last year.

April 08, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Firm Positions itself as the Nordstrom of the Property Management Industry

A Santa Clarita Valley property management firm which launched in the shadows of the housing market crash has grown from a small office and a handful of employees to one with three offices, managing over 90 homeowner associations and employing 38 people within the period of time it took the economy to recover. To learn how they grew so quickly, read the full story here.

April 08, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Helicopter Repair Firm Moving to SCV

After two years in the making, H.E.R.O.S. Inc. - Helicopter Engine Repair & Overhaul Services Inc. – expects to be in their new Santa Clarita headquarters this May. Acquiring a new building, new test equipment and spending $4.5 million to relocate is no easy task. Read the whole story here.

April 08, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Technology drives brick and mortar changes at Mission Valley

As technology has driven changes in the way merchants and consumers conduct their banking, so too has it changed the need for larger footprints of space and multiple branches leading Mission Valley Bank to consolidate two of its Santa Clarita branches, said an executive with the bank. To read the full story click here.

April 08, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Medical Center Sold to Investors

A medical center on Valencia Blvd., with recognizable architectural features, has been sold for $16.3 million to an investment firm. Read the full story here.

April 08, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


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


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NAI Capital Signs Lease Fully Filling Retail Center

NAI Capital announced it has signed a 10-year lease at Bouquet Canyon Plaza on Bouquet Canyon Road in Santa Clarita.

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


Santa Clarita Gives Input for Region’s Growth

In the process of creating the next five-year strategic economic plan for the county, the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation held a public meeting in ...

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


Officials Break Ground on Planned Canyon Country Development

Santa Clarita Valley leaders and officials gathered Thursday to break ground on the Vista Canyon project - a large-scale commercial and residential development in Canyon Country.

August 03, 2015 | By Luke Money Staff Writer | Business Journal Stories


Alleviating traffic to L.A. might be just a few light rails away

Recent studies revealed those commuting in and around Los Angeles spend on average, 90 hours a year in traffic.

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


Ken Keller: The Decision to Support a Worthy Cause Should Be Made as Any Other Business Decision

Dear Ken Keller,

August 03, 2015 | By Ken Keller | Business Journal Stories


Working for a Jerk Boss is Not a Disability

Most people have had to work for a "jerk" of a boss at one time or another in their careers. The question recently addressed by ...

August 03, 2015 | By Cecilie E. Read Poole & Shaffery attorney | Business Journal Stories


Philanthropy Matters: Give Where You Live SCV

A strong community is built on a foundation of lasting personal and professional relationships. A business that prides itself on strong relationships strengthens both its ...

August 03, 2015 | By Marianne Cederlind Mission Valley Bank | Business Journal Stories


Lessons Learned: Surviving Downturns and Being Poised to Handle the Upswings

When you hear the word marathon, graphic images come to mind involving a race, endurance or competition. And while these adjectives all describe the company ...

July 06, 2015 | Signal Staff | Business Journal Stories


NAI Capital Targeting Santa Clarita Market

Seeing the Santa Clarita Valley region as a prime market for economic growth, NAI Capital's Valencia office has been steadily expanding in the past ...

July 06, 2015 | Signal Staff | Business Journal Stories


When You Need to Move Those Goods - Who You Gonna Call?

Trucking logistics company, Cart Logistics, arranges short haul shipping for one pallet to 1 million, said it's co-owner Ryan McAnany. And, as the economy ...

July 06, 2015 | Signal Staff | Business Journal Stories


Undoing the Fabled "Tower of Babel"

When a Japanese delegation came to a visit a Santa Clarita firm a few years back, an entire business proposition almost failed over something small ...

July 06, 2015 | Signal Staff | Business Journal Stories


Northlake Development to Finally See the Light of Day

Approved by the county in 1992, and sandwiched between Castaic Lake and the Golden State Freeway in the Santa Clarita Valley, the Northlake housing development ...

July 06, 2015 | Signal Staff | Business Journal Stories


Guinness Certifies World Record for Team in Tesla Cross-Country Trip

Guinness World Records has proclaimed the odyssey by Santa Clarita cntractor, and his team Uber Qik, to have achieved the "least amount of driving time ...

July 06, 2015 | Signal Staff | Business Journal Stories


Former post-production space for lease

With filming activity in Santa Clarita haven broken records for the past five consecutive years, boosting economic activity in the area through the rental of ...

July 06, 2015 | Signal Staff | Business Journal Stories


Ruether Avenue Complex Sold for $6.8 Million

A multi-tenant industrial flex complex at Centre Pointe Business Park on Ruether Avenue in Santa Clarita was sold for $6.8 million to the owner ...

July 06, 2015 | Signal Staff | Business Journal Stories


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