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National, Local Pet Industry a Steady Growing Market

As retail spending plummeted in 2009 and the country suffered as a whole, the multibillion dollar pet industry grew year by year, according to industry experts.

June 21, 2013 | By Kirsten Quinn SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Warehouse Converts To Certified Film Studio

Santa Clarita's Avenue Scott Stages was the first "converted" sound stage to be certified in Los Angeles County when a new chapter of the fire code was put into place, a fire official said.

June 21, 2013 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Staff Writer | Business Journal Stories


20-year Lead On Today’s Trending Technology

At first glance, the machine looks like a common office printer, the arm skipping across the surface with a flash of white light.

June 21, 2013 | By Mallory Fencil For the SCVBJ | Business Journal Stories


Extended Leaves of Absence as a “Reasonable Accommodation”

Wading through the proverbial "alphabet soup" of leave of absence requirements can be a challenge for even the most savvy business owner.

June 21, 2013 | By Brian E. Koegle Poole Shaffery Attorneys at Law | Business Journal Stories


California’s Business Reputation Depends on Enterprise Zone Decisions

Just one year ago, California legislators expanded enterprise zones across the state, qualifying the majority of Santa Clarita Valley businesses for performance-based tax credits and other incentives.

June 21, 2013 | By Stuart Waldman Valley Industry and Commerce Association | Business Journal Stories


Roundtable: The Pet Industry

People think of their pets as members of the family. That thinking has, in part, driven growth in the industry, and today it is a multi-billion dollar business segment. Another factor spurring growth and costs includes advancements in medical treatments for animals.

June 21, 2013 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Staff Writer | Business Journal Stories


Roundtable: The Business of Commercial and Residential Building

A perfect storm is beginning to brew on some construction fronts.

May 21, 2013 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Staff Writer | Business Journal Stories


Erick Arndt: Startup community critical to SCV future

This morning I read The Top 12 American Boomtowns by Bloomberg about the most economically and culturally thriving cities in America.

May 16, 2013 | By Erick Arndt SCV Startup | Business Journal Stories


Holly Schroeder: What’s at stake in homeownership and politics

Every new home built creates three jobs, as well as expands and increases the tax base that supports schools and our community.

May 16, 2013 | By Holly Schroeder Building Industry Association of Southern California | Business Journal Stories


Fueled by increased demand Green Convergence’s growth doubles yearly

California accounted for nearly one-third of the nation's solar installations last year, according to a national trade association.

May 16, 2013 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Staff Writer | Business Journal Stories


Building surges but falls short of recovery

The residential and commercial building markets have shown improvement since the start of this year, with a more dramatic building increase since March and expected continual growth through the year, local industry experts said.

May 16, 2013 | By Kirsten Quinn SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


High-tech firm closes in on new round of financing

H2scan of Valencia is currently working on a final offer of equity in exchange for a new round of financing, and the firm is very close to releasing a new technology, said founder Dennis Reid.

May 16, 2013 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Staff Writer | Business Journal Stories


March home sales hit their highest levels in 3 years

Santa Clarita Valley March home prices hit their highest levels since mid-2010 when homebuyer tax credits were offered to stimulate the housing market.

April 26, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Business Journal Stories


Boston Scientific’s Spinal Cord Stimulator System Restores Quality of Life

Former Navy SEAL and Army Special Operations member, Richard Holt ofVentura, was one of more than 26 million Americans suffering from chronic back pain until one of his doctors recommended he take advantage of Boston Scientific's spinal cord stimulator innovation – the Precision Spectra Implant.

April 18, 2013 | Jana Adkins | Business Journal Stories


Roundtable: The Business of Nonprofits

While many nonprofit organizations often serve residents who are in need of help, few people realize that while the organizations are seeking funds to carry out services they still must operate under many of the same rules and regulations that a for-profit business must.

April 17, 2013 | SCVBJ Staff | Business Journal Stories


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Six Bills to Watch as the Legislative Session Comes to an End

The last month for the California Senate and Assembly to pass or kill bills this year has begun. At the end of August, Gov. Jerry Brown will have one month to sign or veto bills that make it through the Legislature. Many of the bills that have had been on the Valley Industry & Commerce Association's (VICA) radar in 2014 are still in circulation, for better or for worse.

September 02, 2014 | By Stuart Waldman, President | Business Journal Stories


“I Like Him, He’s Nice But …the Job Isn’t Getting Done”

In the best seller "Good to Great," author Jim Collins states that any organization that wants to improve should start by getting the right people, as he says, "on the bus and the wrong people off it."

September 02, 2014 | By Ken Keller | Business Journal Stories


From Oscars and Rad Games to Blockbusters and Indie Sensations: CalArts School of Film/Video’s World

CalArts School of Film/Video by the numbers:

September 02, 2014 | Submitted by CalArts | Business Journal Stories


Santa Clarita: Home to Disney’s Movie Ranch

Back when Walt Disney founded California Institute of the Arts and the Disney movie ranch in Santa Clarita, few would have predicted how successful the filming industry would become locally. When the two entities were founded more than five decades ago, Santa Clarita was mostly a sleepy backwoods rural area in Los Angeles County.

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


City’s Incubator Plans to Set Itself Apart From Unsuccessful Ones

As the city of Santa Clarita gears up to open its incubator program, targeting creative industries, it is working with a number of business organizations to publish the application process for interested startup companies.

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


Hoping California’s Proposed Film Tax Credit Helps the Industry Compete

Hoping to keep film production in California, lawmakers moved to quadruple tax credits as an incentive to keep the state's homegrown film industry at home. The state Senate Appropriations Committee approved a bill that would boost total subsidies to $400 million a year.

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


Roundtable: Filming in the SCV

The California's Legislative Analyst's office reported that gross output of the U.S. motion picture industry in 2012 was $120 billion – more than natural gas distribution ($82 billion). And in analyzing the value of a state tax credit to keep filming in California, the office noted that the state lost 13 percent of the industry's jobs in only eight years.

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


Filming From Valencia to London to Morocco

As a high-end performance car corners the curve on a canyon road during a chase scene, one car flips in a crash as helicopters descend heading for the lead car. And special effects engineering company for the stunt industry, J.E.M. F/X, is on the movie set.

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


Businesses Profit from Location Filming in Hollywood North

TV crews from the series "NCIS" built a fake safety deposit room inside the break room of the Bank of Santa Clarita's main branch in which the cameramen shot a few hours of film. By the time the editing was completed, the scene probably only made it into three or four minutes of the TV show.

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


Utopia: New Reality TV Series Debuts in Santa Clarita

What if you believed you could build a better community – one where a collective of people decide how they will live and work, and what the rules and law of the new society will be? Would the people selected create ultimate happiness or utter chaos?

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


The Practice of Law: Poole & Shaffery Law Firm

Poole & Shaffery Law Firm

July 30, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


U.S. HealthWorks expands corporate office space

U.S. HealthWorks has acquired some 6,000 square feet of extra space for expansion of its Santa Clarita headquarters offices, an executive with the firm confirmed.

July 29, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


The Practice of Law: Reape-Rickett Law Firm

Reape-Rickette Law Firm

July 29, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


The Practice of Law: Owen, Patterson & Owen

Owen, Patterson & Owen

July 29, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


More companies should follow Tesla Motors into collaboration economy

Tesla Motors announced it has opened its patent portfolio in hopes of encouraging other companies to create new electric vehicles. In a blog post, CEO Elon Musk said this was done "in the spirit of the open source movement, for the advancement of electric vehicle technology."

July 29, 2014 | By Topher Morrison Deseret News | Business Journal Stories


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