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Audi dealership under construction

After a delay of more than a year, Audi is finally preparing to move into Santa Clarita, according to an executive with the Keyes Automotive Group.

January 25, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


Company looking for channel to build a talent pipeline

The jobs are here – and more will be coming – said the owner of Santa Clarita company Ronan Engineering, but the region needs a matchmaking service of sorts to find and attract employees with the right skill sets.

January 25, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


2014 Industry Forecast: Information technology

Collin Lee, Vice President, Marketing

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


2014 Industry Forecast: Aerospace

Bill Barritt, Chief Financial Officer

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


2014 Industry Forecast: Filming in the Santa Clarita Valley

Mike DeLorenzo, president

December 21, 2013 | By Jana Adkins | Business Journal Stories


2014 Industry Forecast: Area medical devices

Tracey Kruger, Vice President of Global Marketing

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


Molding Manufacturer Reinvents the Doggie Door

When the Schrey family –of Schrey & Sons Mold Company Inc. in Santa Clarita – set out to build a better doggie door for their family pets, they parlayed an already successful business into a multi-million niche business – Ideal Pet Products. At the time, there only two manufacturers of pet doors in the United States.

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


Lab Produces Quality Control Materials for Forensic, Clinical Testing

The idea of filling a void in forensic and clinical lab testing circles was born 40 years ago in 1973 of Larry and Judy Plutchak when they launched UTAK Laboratories of Valencia to supply much need quality control materials – blood, urine and body fluid materials – for test verifications in labs across the country.

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


Five Must-Watch Issues For Business in 2014

The Valley Industry and Commerce Association (VICA) saw a record legislative session in 2013: a 90 percent success rate in the Senate and Assembly and an 84 percent success rate once Gov. Jerry Brown's signatures and vetoes were factored in.

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


Real Estate Talk

Improving communication between real estate licensees and appraisers would minimize valuation issues that stall all too often or doom the sale of a home.

December 21, 2013 | By Bob Khalsa President of the Santa Clarita Valley Division, Southland Regional Association of Realtors | Business Journal Stories


Real Clear Business Advice

The month of January provides the opportunity to review, refocus and renew. At no other time during the course of the year does such a profound occasion exist.

December 21, 2013 | By Ken Keller | Business Journal Stories


2014 Industry Forecast: Maunufacturing

Dennis Junker, President

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


Local Firm Creates Device, Gives Patients Chance to Hear

About one year ago, musician Lisa Jordan was deaf. Three weeks ago, she gracefully lifted her flute to her lips and let her fingers fly.

October 24, 2013 | By Kirsten Quinn SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


SCV Chamber’s EXPO Builds Networking, Relationships for Local Business

The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce is launching its 29th annual Business and Home EXPO Oct. 19 on Main Street in Newhall with a family friendly focus.

October 18, 2013 | By Kirsten Quinn SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


A Conversation on Healthcare

The Santa Clarita Valley Business Journal invited healthcare leaders to discuss ongoing work within their organizations now that the Affordable Care Act program is up and running nationally and in California – and how that impacts us all.

October 18, 2013 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


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VICA: Cap and trade revenues could result in local opportunities

California has long been a leader in the nation's efforts to curb climate change. Unfortunately, the state's solution, Assembly Bill 32 – known as the Global Warming Solutions Act – has been a burden on the state's power plants and manufacturers since its passage in 2006. The bill is a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020, and includes a cap-and-trade program, a market-based system that uses economic incentives to decrease GHG emissions.

July 29, 2014 | By Stuart Waldman President, Valley Industry and Commerce Association | Business Journal Stories


Ken Keller: 10 questions for a better business and life

No one knows when someone will say something, do something, suggest something or demonstrate something that can have a positive impact in a person's life or their business.

July 29, 2014 | By Ken Keller | Business Journal Stories


UTAK Laboratories releasing 16 new quality control test materials

UTAK Laboratories has released more quality control materials for labs around the country to run tests on amphetamines, barbiturates, and benzodiazepines, a psychoactive drug.

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


UVDI forms partnership with multinational company

In a David and Goliath-like pairing, but friendly, Valencia'sUltraViolet Devices Inc. (David) formed a partnership with The Clorox Company (Goliath) in February. Together the small and the large companies joined forces to fight bacteria in hospitals throughout North America.

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


VICA: Teacher Tenure Ruling a Big Gain for California

Two years ago, nine students sued the state of California for violating their constitutional right to equality of education with unfair teacher tenure laws.

July 02, 2014 | By Stuart Waldman President, Valley Industry and Commerce Association | Business Journal Stories


Ken Keller: Getting results from the midyear retreat

At the end of June, the company held a retreat.

July 02, 2014 | By Ken Keller Real Clear Business Advice | Business Journal Stories


Kevin Anthony: The Elephant Bar Post-mortem

It is not just the downturn in the American economy that has fried much of the restaurant industry it is myriad forces coming home to roost. The closing of the Elephant Bar in Santa Clarita was surprising but in many ways predictable and there are lessons to be learned:

July 02, 2014 | By Kevin Anthony Restaurant Industry | Business Journal Stories


Business Roundtable: Commercial Real Estate

As recovery continues in the industrial real estate space, several new projects are finally set to come on line with construction beginning as early as this year.

July 02, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


Real Estate Market Outlook: Retail Space

There are a lot more tenants chasing a lot fewer deals in the Santa Clarita Valley retail space, according to John Cserkuti, senior vice president with NAI Capital.

July 02, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


Real Estate Market Outlook: Office Space

The inventory of available office space in the Santa Clarita Valley has shrunk dramatically within the last three years, according to Ryan House, vice president with Jones Lang LaSalle.

July 02, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


Hedman Partners marks two decades of success

Hedman Partners' success can probably be counted by the number of firms it has helped to become successful.

July 02, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


California releases list of firms getting tax credits

California released the final list of companies selected for the first allocation of tax credits under the Governor's 'California Competes' program.

July 02, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Staff Writer | Business Journal Stories


College students design CNC machine for home user

The makers of an affordable CNC - Computer Numerical Control - machine for hobbyists found themselves with a landslide victory when they turned to the Kickstarter crowdfunding site to raise $10,000 to launch their idea.

July 02, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


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