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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


U.S. clinical trial begun for treatment of Parkinson’s Disease

Boston Scientific is conducting clinical trials in the United States for a system that improves motor function in people who have Parkinson's Disease.

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


EDC's New Chief Plans to Focus on Local Businesses

Holly Schroeder assumed the role of CEO and President of the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation on Sept. 9, following the departure of the nonprofit organization's first CEO, Jonas Peterson.

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


MannKind to Submit Afrezza for FDA Approval

After years of research and clinical trials, MannKind Corporation of Santa Clarita is less than a month away from finally submitting its innovative diabetes treatment device - Afrezza - to the FDA for approval.

September 24, 2013 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


Industry Flexibility Drives Flextronics’ Growth

Serving medical, military, space, industrial, and RF and wireless markets, the Santa Clarita Valley location of Flextronics is a 140,000-square-foot facility that is so bathed in light, pristine clean and quiet visitors feel as if they are stepping into the future. And to a degree, they are.

September 24, 2013 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


Santa Clarita Simplifies Bureaucracy, Increases Incentive for Films

Claiming another banner year for local filming days, Santa Clarita employs a simplified permitting process and offers city-exclusive incentives to pull productions into the area.

August 27, 2013 | By Kirsten Quinn SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Despite State Filming Competition, SCV Collaborates

It's a competitive industry, but for at least the studios and movie ranches in Santa Clarita, there is an informal, collaborative atmosphere in place.

August 27, 2013 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


Key Calif. Industry Lacks Unified Voice

Scores of trade associations operate in California to support industries, except in one area – filming.

August 27, 2013 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


Business Roundtable: Film Industry

With 10 movie ranches, four studios and a record number of 2013 filming days, local film industry experts agree that Santa Clarita deserves its new moniker: Hollywood North.

August 27, 2013 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


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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


UCLA to operate the Motion Picture and Television Fund medical centers

Beginning June 1, the Motion Picture and Television Fund health care centers, including the one on McBean Parkway in Santa Clarita, will operate under the UCLA Health System umbrella.

May 28, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


Ken Keller: Walls, Sticks, Glue and Gold

The Great Wall of China is so large it can be seen from space.

May 28, 2014 | By Ken Keller Real Clear Business Advice | Business Journal Stories


VICA: New Bills Protect Businesses from Frivolous Lawsuits

At any given time in California, there are numerous bills in circulation dealing with - or dealing out - meritless lawsuits. In fact, scheming trial lawyers have become a seemingly unshakable facet of our state's identity. With more than 50 closed state courthouses, 205 closed courtrooms, reduced operating hours at 30 courthouses and more than 50 vacant judgeships due to state budget cuts, California's court system is beyond critical mass.

May 28, 2014 | By Stuart Waldman Valley Industry & Commerce Association | Business Journal Stories


Roundtable: Startups and the Tech Space

When the SCVBJ invited a group of local entrepreneurs and startup CEOs to the table this month, we knew the conversation would not follow the regular, orderly pattern of most industry professionals.

May 28, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


City and college focus on supporting startup businesses

Designed to house specific kinds of startup companies that complement the region's growing entertainment industry, the downtown Newhall incubator being launched by the city of Santa Clarita and College of the Canyons is expected to open in October, said an official with the city.

May 28, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


SCV offers attractive benefits for foreign business investors

Six leaders from the Santa Clarita Valley accompanied Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich on a one-week trip to meet with business leaders and investors in China and Hong Kong. One of the meetings held included 40 to 50 potential investors who are interested in the U.S. market. The SCV Business Journal asked each of the local people in the delegation about their personal impressions, and the economic opportunities they see for the Santa Clarita Valley.

May 28, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


New medical device captures sounds of the lungs and heart

Entrepreneurs have designed a new medical device system that will help usher medical care into the 21st century using existing consumer technology that both lay people and professionals can easily access.

May 28, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


AMS Fulfillment bets on its success – and wins

When AMS Fulfillment of Santa Clarita learned it was going to lose its largest customer in 2013, the company planned for, and weathered, the storm. The company has just reported that within the space of months, it is already back in positive territory and operating in the black.

May 28, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


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