Category: News

Accurate Freight Systems expands to new IAC building

Accurate Freight Systems expands to new IAC building

Valencia-based Accurate Freight Systems recently signed a five-year lease to become the first tenant in the new business development at the top of Witherspoon in the Valencia Industrial Center. The new 52,063-square-foot facility was built this year by International Airport Centers. “We are very excited to be able to expand into such a beautiful space,”...

SCV in the mix as L.A. bids for Amazon’s second HQ

SCV in the mix as L.A. bids for Amazon’s second HQ

This week, when Amazon receives bids from cities around the nation hoping to land the online retailing giant’s second headquarters complex, the Santa Clarita Valley will be among the options. The Los Angeles Economic Development Corp. is submitting a unified bid with several possible locations. “Based on Amazon’s express criteria, as described in the RFP...

Rep. Knight’s small business bill passes in House

Rep. Knight’s small business bill passes in House

A small business-focused bill passed through the House of Representatives on Wednesday. In author Steve Knight’s effort to maintain fair competition between small businesses, the legislation requires the Small Business Administration to provide a report to Congress at the end of each year. “This bill would give the opportunity for America’s small businesses to participate...

Canyon Country shopping center sells for $22.5 million

Canyon Country shopping center sells for $22.5 million

Canyon Square Plaza, a 96,627-square-foot (sf) grocery-anchored shopping center has sold to a private high net worth investor for $22.5 million. The center is anchored by a very successful long term 40,751 sf Vallarta Supermarkets. Cushman & Wakefield retail investment specialists Dixie Walker and Charley Simpson of the firm’s Irvine office represented the seller, a...

SCV firm Lundgren to oversee construction of new Bakersfield elementary school

SCV firm Lundgren to oversee construction of new Bakersfield elementary school

Lundgren Management last week won a construction management contract with the Bakersfield City School District. The Santa Clarita-based firm will oversee construction of a new elementary school next to Belle Terrace Park in east Bakersfield. The K-6 school will include a central administration and library building, four classroom buildings, a kitchen and cafeteria, and play...

Steamwork coworking space opens on Constellation

Steamwork coworking space opens on Constellation

Santa Clarita has a new coworking space, Steamwork Center, on Constellation Drive. After looking at spaces all over the Santa Clarita Valley, founder Tania Mulry signed a three-year lease in July and opened the 4,000-square-foot space. That includes a 1,800-square-foot double height space that will be converted to two floors of additional offices by next...

Whitmor/Wirenetics: Old-school lessons still apply today

Whitmor/Wirenetics: Old-school lessons still apply today

Founded in 1958 by Howard Weiss, father of current president Michael Weiss, the company was located originally in North Hollywood, supplying wire products to the then-fledgling aerospace industry. Today the company provides specialty cables to industry leaders Boeing and SpaceX, among many others. But this story isn’t about the founding of the company nor the...

SCVBJ honors local entrepreneurs

SCVBJ honors local entrepreneurs

The Santa Clarita Valley Business Journal honored local entrepreneurs at an event Sept. 28 at Valencia Country Club. Rustin Kretz, CEO of Scorpion Internet Marketing, was recognized as Entrepreneur of the Year. Next month, Scorpion moves into its new headquarters building on Entertainment Drive, overlooking Interstate 5 at Magic Mountain Parkway. Founded in 2001, Scorpion...

SCV startup Your Village offers online parenting tips

SCV startup Your Village offers online parenting tips

As she pursued her master’s degree in psychology five years ago, Erin Royer-Asrilant knew she wanted to help provide parents with tools to do the best possible job raising their children, but found the prospect of one-on-one counselling too limiting. That was the genesis of Your Village, which offers parenting coaching and advice through online...

Canyon Santa Clarita concert venue opens in early November

Canyon Santa Clarita concert venue opens in early November

The self-proclaimed “king of the thousand-seat concert venue in Southern California” is about to open for business in Santa Clarita. Sterling Venue Ventures will open The Canyon-Santa Clarita, its fifth Southern California location at Westfield Valencia Town Center mall. Pending final approvals from the city, the venue will open with a full slate of concerts...