Emily Pauker

Staff Reporter

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Healthy Building

Wesely Thomas Enterprises supervises construction projects in the health care, biotech and pharmaceutical industries.

INTERVIEW: Contractor Carl Wesely of Wesely Thomas Enterprises

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People Eating Out More, But They’re Pretty Selective

RESTAURANTS: Establishments get creative in pleasing customers.

Local restaurants see an uptick in activity and are optimistic about greater increases this year.

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Menchie’s Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt Catches On in the Valley

Dessert: Personalization sets the chain apart from others.

Yet another yogurt chain. It’s called Menchies and it is proliferating quickly locally as part of a new wave of frozen yogurt franchises. This time customization sets this company apart

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Easy Aid

Jack Bulko created an auto shop where female customers can feel comfortable

ENTERPRENEUR: Auto Aid in Van Nuys has a knack for appealing to female customers’ automotive needs

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Glendale’s Big Billboards

ADVERTISING: New zone allows for signs downtown.

Glendale’s smaller businesses give mixed feedback about billboard-sized signs approved in downtown near shopping centers

Santa Clarita Chamber’s Mankin Retires, Masterson Steps In

Santa Clarita Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Larry Mankin, 62, announced his retirement last week and the chamber announced that Ed Masterson will step in as interim director.

Santa Clarita Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Larry Mankin, 62, announced his retirement last week and the chamber announced that Ed Masterson will step in as interim director.

Building Bridges

Pomegranate encourages business relationships between companies in US, China.

Pomegranate International bringing Chinese and U.S. businesses together

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Connector’s Completion a Boon to Local Business

TRANSPORTATION: Ease of access seen as boost to Santa Clarita.

Cross Valley Connector in Santa Clarita Valley to have significant impact on area businesses.

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Companies Get Creative in Boosting Worker Morale

RETENTION: Other things replace increases in pay.

HR professionals finding alternatives to traditional financial incentives

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Valley Benefits From Anna’s Growth Spurt

RETAIL: Housewares chain has niche in downturn.

Anna’s Linens finds profitable niche, expands, and opens new store in Van Nuys.

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