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Ken Keller: Higher pay isn’t everything

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Ken Keller: Higher pay isn’t everything
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Ken Keller: Higher pay isn’t everything

My previous two columns have focused on how good employees are being poached away from their current employer followed by the why, how and where to find great contribu... » Read More
Posted: mar. 27, 2015 5:21 p.m. | Ken Keller: Higher pay isn’t everything Comments 0 Comments
Former employee buys franchise store
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Former employee buys franchise store

When Francine Kozlovsky's husband Alex lost his job with Menchie's Frozen Yogurt company sometime in 2012, he did something most former employees would never dream of. » Read More
Posted: mar. 27, 2015 5:19 p.m. | Former employee buys franchise store Comments 0 Comments
Twitter uses venture capital to compete with Google's Android
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Twitter uses venture capital to compete with Google's Android

Twitter is expanding beyond its 140 character tweets and is making a move into venture capital, investing in a company that wants to compete with Google's Android mobi... » Read More
Posted: mar. 27, 2015 2:59 a.m. | Twitter uses venture capital to compete with Google's Android Comments 0 Comments
How the Federal Reserve reconciles low unemployment and stagnant wages
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How the Federal Reserve reconciles low unemployment and stagnant wages

When the Federal Reserve was established in 1913, over 30,000 different currencies were in some type of use throughout the United States. The lack of a uniform currenc... » Read More
Posted: mar. 25, 2015 9:49 p.m. | How the Federal Reserve reconciles low unemployment and stagnant wages Comments 0 Comments
PR head retiring from Princess Cruises
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PR head retiring from Princess Cruises

Public relations czar for Princess Cruises, Julie Benson, is retiring May 29, the Valencia-based firm announced. » Read More
Posted: mar. 25, 2015 2:00 a.m. | PR head retiring from Princess Cruises Comments 0 Comments
$1.2 Billion in Sales Take SCV Realtor to New Heights
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$1.2 Billion in Sales Take SCV Realtor to New Heights

Realtor Neal Weichel was recognized as the only RE/MAX agent in Southern California to receive the Southland Regional Association of Realtor's Icon award for $1.2 bill... » Read More
Posted: mar. 25, 2015 2:00 a.m. | $1.2 Billion in Sales Take SCV Realtor to New Heights Comments 0 Comments
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Marketing Firm awarded for nonprofit work

Mellady Direct Marketing received an award from the regional American Advertising Federation affiliate for its work on a 2014 nonprofit fundraising appeal campaign. » Read More
Posted: mar. 25, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Marketing Firm awarded for nonprofit work Comments 0 Comments
Bob Khalsa: Pilot Program Helps Seniors Avoid Foreclosure
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Bob Khalsa: Pilot Program Helps Seniors Avoid Foreclosure

Keep Your Home California recently announced a new pilot program to help low- and moderate-income senior homeowners avoid foreclosure on their reverse mortgages. » Read More
Posted: mar. 25, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Bob Khalsa: Pilot Program Helps Seniors Avoid Foreclosure Comments 0 Comments
The middle class has had a rough couple of years
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The middle class has had a rough couple of years

According to a new study released by The Pew Charitable Trusts, the percentage of homes that can claim a “middle-class” income has shrunk significantly since the year ... » Read More
Posted: mar. 24, 2015 2:49 a.m. | The middle class has had a rough couple of years Comments 0 Comments
'Soft skills' are important at work, and in life
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'Soft skills' are important at work, and in life

It's interesting living with a high school junior. » Read More
Posted: mar. 23, 2015 8:19 p.m. | 'Soft skills' are important at work, and in life Comments 0 Comments
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Home sales and prices rise in Santa Clarita Valley

Sales and prices of Santa Clarita Valley single-family homes rose in February while condominium sales slumped, a trade association reported Monday. » Read More
Posted: mar. 23, 2015 1:49 p.m. | Home sales and prices rise in Santa Clarita Valley Comments 0 Comments
Why you should begin planning for retirement in your 30s
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Why you should begin planning for retirement in your 30s

The merits of saving for retirement were instilled in Neeraj Joshi by his parents early. » Read More
Posted: mar. 22, 2015 4:09 a.m. | Why you should begin planning for retirement in your 30s Comments 0 Comments
Great Contributors Are Everywhere
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Great Contributors Are Everywhere

When an employee has been poached away, where can you find their successor? » Read More
Posted: mar. 20, 2015 6:41 p.m. | Great Contributors Are Everywhere Comments 0 Comments
In business and elsewhere, somebody's always watching you
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In business and elsewhere, somebody's always watching you

Growing up in the 1980s, I remember liking Rockwell’s "Somebody’s Watching" Me. As far as I know, he was a one-hit wonder, but I find I still like that song. I even ha... » Read More
Posted: mar. 20, 2015 9:59 a.m. | In business and elsewhere, somebody's always watching you Comments 0 Comments
Billions of dollars spent in March Madness
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Billions of dollars spent in March Madness

March Madness is upon us again, and most people talking about it are focused on their brackets. » Read More
Posted: mar. 18, 2015 9:29 p.m. | Billions of dollars spent in March Madness Comments 0 Comments
High-speed rail could affect Vista Canyon project
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High-speed rail could affect Vista Canyon project

California's high speed rail project could affect the Vista Canyon master-planned community on Santa Clarita's east side - but the developer Tuesday wished Gov. Jerry ... » Read More
Posted: mar. 18, 2015 12:41 p.m. | High-speed rail could affect Vista Canyon project Comments 1 Comment
Take advantage of today's 'golden age' of investing on the cheap
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Take advantage of today's 'golden age' of investing on the cheap

An old conundrum holds that you can’t get a job without experience, but you can’t get experience without a job. » Read More
Posted: mar. 18, 2015 10:46 a.m. | Take advantage of today's 'golden age' of investing on the cheap Comments 0 Comments
Is it time to consider 'work-life integration' instead of balance?
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Is it time to consider 'work-life integration' instead of balance?

As I was preparing to leave work one day last week, I ran into a colleague who did a double-take when he saw me. » Read More
Posted: mar. 18, 2015 10:06 a.m. | Is it time to consider 'work-life integration' instead of balance? Comments 0 Comments
How to deal with religious discrimination as an employer
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How to deal with religious discrimination as an employer

Employers can find it difficult to talk about religious accommodations in a job interview without crossing the line into discrimination. » Read More
Posted: mar. 17, 2015 9:46 a.m. | How to deal with religious discrimination as an employer Comments 0 Comments
Men left out of the work-life balance conversation
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Men left out of the work-life balance conversation

Often the discussion around work-life balances focuses on the subject of women and child care, but what about the work needs of men? » Read More
Posted: mar. 17, 2015 9:06 a.m. | Men left out of the work-life balance conversation Comments 0 Comments
If saving money isn't independence enough, try off-the-grid living
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If saving money isn't independence enough, try off-the-grid living

While Roscoe Bartlett served as GOP congressman from Maryland for 20 years he constantly reminded people to be prepared for what seemed to be the least likely situations. » Read More
Posted: mar. 17, 2015 3:06 a.m. | If saving money isn't independence enough, try off-the-grid living Comments 0 Comments
Despite low returns, traditional savings accounts still popular
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Despite low returns, traditional savings accounts still popular

Here’s a little math experiment. You have $1,000 you don’t need for the next year and you sock it away in an investment earning a modest .95 percent return. A year pas... » Read More
Posted: mar. 15, 2015 12:06 a.m. | Despite low returns, traditional savings accounts still popular Comments 0 Comments
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Ken Keller: They’re poached then you’re punched

It's a difficult thing when a loyal, dedicated employee walks into your office and tells you that they are resigning because they have taken a job someplace else. » Read More
Posted: mar. 13, 2015 5:40 p.m. | Ken Keller: They’re poached then you’re punched Comments 0 Comments
Two gems honored for long-running business
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Two gems honored for long-running business

After 26 years in business, Harry and Mary Merdjanian, owners of Diamondstars Jewelers decided to close up their Santa Clarita store on Soledad Canyon Road a couple we... » Read More
Posted: mar. 13, 2015 5:34 p.m. | Updated: mar. 13, 2015 5:34 p.m. | Two gems honored for long-running business Comments 0 Comments
If you make $50,000 a year, you can afford a home in these 10 cities
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If you make $50,000 a year, you can afford a home in these 10 cities

Where in the United States can you buy a home without breaking the bank? A new report from HSH.com, a mortgage resource company, may help you make your decision. » Read More
Posted: mar. 13, 2015 9:16 a.m. | If you make $50,000 a year, you can afford a home in these 10 cities Comments 0 Comments
Tech industry needs to break down gender barriers to fill future jobs
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Tech industry needs to break down gender barriers to fill future jobs

The tech industry needs to change its culture that has not been inviting for women, some observers say, if it wants to fill a projected growth in jobs. » Read More
Posted: mar. 12, 2015 8:56 a.m. | Tech industry needs to break down gender barriers to fill future jobs Comments 0 Comments
U.S. HealthWorks names new President and COO
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U.S. HealthWorks names new President and COO

Joseph T. Mallas was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer of U.S. HealthWorks, the Santa Clarita-based company announced Wednesday. » Read More
Posted: mar. 11, 2015 3:51 p.m. | U.S. HealthWorks names new President and COO Comments 0 Comments
Don't let frustration drag you down, at home or work
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Don't let frustration drag you down, at home or work

I'd like to start this week's column with a one-question quiz. » Read More
Posted: mar. 11, 2015 8:06 a.m. | Don't let frustration drag you down, at home or work Comments 0 Comments
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Hopp promoted at Bank of Santa Clarita

SANTA CLARITA- Elizabeth Hopp, Chief Banking Officer of the Bank of Santa Clarita, has been appointed to Executive Vice President this week. » Read More
Posted: mar. 10, 2015 3:23 p.m. | Hopp promoted at Bank of Santa Clarita Comments 0 Comments
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Occidental Petroleum spinoff lands in Santa Clarita

A former Occidental Petroleum operation, California Resources Corporation, announced that it has leased 21,000 square feet of office space on Tourney Road in Santa Cla... » Read More
Posted: mar. 09, 2015 3:53 p.m. | Updated: mar. 09, 2015 4:57 p.m. | Occidental Petroleum spinoff lands in Santa Clarita Comments 0 Comments
 

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