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Archive By Section - Business Journal Stories


Lessons Learned: It isn’t Always Smart to Go Full Steam, but Hey, ‘Schiit’ Happens

Listening to Jason Stoddard describe the growth of his company Schiit Audio one could fully envision him on TV series "Shark Tank" one day – except, that Stoddard says he can't imagine what he'd ask for.

June 02, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


SIDEBAR: Audio Firm Plans for Growth

Walking into the office of Schiit Audio, Business Outreach and Communications Manager for the SCV Economic Development Corporation, Christopher Girdwood said co-owner Jason Stoddard was the classic engineer. "He had 700 little electronic devices sitting on his work benches," Girdwood said.

June 02, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Valencia Grows by Keeping a Dinosaur Alive and Roaring

Dennis Nobile of Sun Air Parts has built a thriving business on a dying old aircraft engine – namely the Pratt & Whitney engines once used in McDonnell Douglas DC-3s, 4s, 5s, and 6s, and World War II fighter plans.

June 02, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


SCV Couple Unofficially Break Cross Country Drive Record in a Tesla

Carl Reese and his fiancé Deena Mastracci of Santa Clarita, along with a group of friends worked together to set a world record driving cross country in an all-electric vehicle with a combined drive and charge time of just 58 hours and 55 minutes. That time broke an undocumented record taken by two car guys at Edmunds.com when they took the trip in 67 hours and 21 minutes. Now all they have to do is wait for Guinness World Records to certify they broke the record. Click here to read about their trip.

June 02, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Valencia warehouse sells for nearly $4.7 million

A nearly 45,000 square foot warehouse in the Valencia Industrial Center was sold by NAI Capital for $4.65 million. Click here to read about the seller and buyer.

June 02, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Valencia Grows by Outdoor Retail and Entertainment District Planned

While still in the early stages, if all goes as planned for Newhall Land Development Inc.'s master plan project, the community known as Entrada North will include significant commercial development for the area. Click here to read the complete story.

June 02, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Avalon Investment Company is moving forward with Phase II of its industrial space development in the

Avalon Investment Company is moving forward with Phase II of its industrial space development in the Valencia Commerce Center. The speculative building project plan calls for 44,167 square feet of space, which can divide into a 20,499 and 23,668 square foot space. Click here to read the entire story.

June 02, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Retail sales exceed $2 billion in Santa Clarita

Retail sales helped push the city of Santa Clarita up one more notch on the annual ranking of California's largest retail markets, again landing it in a small circle of cities generating in excess of $2 billion a year, according to a newly released report.

June 02, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Historic Agua Dulce Property for Lease

The old Sierra Inn restaurant and bar built in 1932 in Agua Dulce has been put on the market for lease, although zoning for commercial space has changed, said a Realtor representing the property.

June 02, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Group to Survey Firms to Assess Business Climate

In its second annual survey of businesses to identify hot button topics, members from three business organizations are personally visiting companies and gathering data on the Santa Clarita Valley business climate to identify ways to help companies grow. Click here to see what the plan is and which hot topics the group expects to see surface this year.

June 02, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


VIA Switches Up B2B Event

Poole & Shaffery law Partners John H. Shaffery and Michael S. Little described types of cyber theft schemes at a breakout session entitled "Cyber Breaches" for the attendees of the Valley Industry Association's B2B 2015 CEO Forum held at the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center at College of the Canyon in Valencia. Click here for the full story.

June 02, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Fighter Plane’s Flight Simulator at Valencia Firm

Lockheed Martin set up its interactive cockpit demonstrator of its F-35 Lightning II fifth generation stealth fighter plane at FMI Aerostructures Valencia facility in May. FMI, a woman-owned business created in 1978, provides a multitude of structural parts for the fighter jet.

June 02, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


KB Home Homebuilding Designs Recognized by EPA

KB Home Southern California was named Energy Star Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence winner by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the fifth straight year.

June 02, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


SCV Voices: Building a Brand with Custom Design

At Impressions In Thread we know that today's customers are looking for guarantees, prompt turn- around time, competitive pricing, and exceptional customer service.

June 02, 2015 | By Nikki Digirolama Impressions In Thread | Business Journal Stories


SCV Voices: Building Your Customer Database Online

Getting traffic to your website isn't enough. You need a way to convert visitors into leads or sales. It is rare to make the sale on the first visit. So gathering visitor information and bringing people back to your website is essential.

June 02, 2015 | By Anya Smilanick Small Dog Creative | Business Journal Stories


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Creating An ‘Inland Port’ to Hold Cargo Containers

Seeking to solve a growing challenge with cargo containers packed with goods from clients that can get backlogged and sit at the Port of Los ...

August 05, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Aerospace supplier completes 18-month transition and gains new business

Valencia's Crissair Inc. has successfully established itself in the local market after an 18-month transition period, said an executive with the firm.

August 05, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Creating transactions in a snap may catapult local company into the outer stratosphere

The Santa Clarita founders of PayForward, a social financial network, focused on a way to increase personal discretionary funds for everyday people - funding everything from ...

August 05, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Developer Adding Community Perks Along with Building New Homes

Brookfield Residential debuted its new 247-acre masterplanned community, Five Knolls, in Santa Clarita off Newhall Ranch and Golden Valley roads in July. When completed by ...

August 04, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Boosting Performance on a Muscle Car Using Aerospace Engineering Methods

Using 10 years of aeropsace experience, Hyetech Superchargers of Santa Clarita has engineered and designed n automotive supercharger for nearly one-quarter the cost of those ...

August 04, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Santa Clarita Homebuilder Partners with Presidio Residential Capital

Santa Clarita homebuilder Williams Homes has broken ground on $28.8 million, new home community. Presidio Residential Capital has committed more than $8 million to ...

August 04, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Designing the Better Mousetrap for a Super Charged Lithium-ion Battery

BioSolar Inc. of Santa Clarita, working with the University of California-Santa Barbara, feels its close to a breakthrough designing the next generation of higher capacity ...

August 04, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Manufacturers Beware: Stiff New Water Discharge Requirements Go Into Effect Aug. 14

Industrial water permits just got a whole lot more complicated for Santa Clarita businesses, and many companies in the light industrial fields that really never ...

August 04, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


City of Santa Clarita Ranked as Being A Lower Cost Place for Businesses to Operate

Although the third largest city in Los Angeles County, the SCV Economic Development Corporation recently analyzed the results of the 2014 Kosmont-Rose Institute "Cost of ...

August 04, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


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


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