June Business Brief
June, 2007 - Issue #32
MAC's Project Fundraiser
MAC's Project Fundraiser
Impressions Jewelry and More hosted a fundraiser on April 26 for MAC's Project, a nonprofit organization created to benefit children battling cancer while also keeping our planet healthy through recycling. Named after Mackenzie Maier who won her battle with cancer in 2006, "MAC's" is also an acronym for Make Another Child Smile.

Centric Moves to North Hollywood
After 13 years in Santa Clarita, Centric has moved its Los Angeles headquarters to The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences building in North Hollywood. In the last year, the "agency of change" has shifted its focus to the leading edge of interactive development - virtual marketing in Second Life, social media marketing from YouTube to Mixi, mash-ups with Flickr and Google, and even international opportunities in Asia. In addition to its "real life" offices in New York and Los Angeles, Centric has also recently opened offices in Tokyo and Shanghai and maintains a virtual office in Second Life. Jason Stoddard and Sue Arellano of Centric will continue to reside in the SCV and look forward to carrying on the company's strong customer relationships in their home town.

Achieve Optimal Health Celebrates One-year Anniversary
On June 25 Achieve Optimal Health will be celebrating their first anniversary from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. There will be giveaways and promotions throughout the day both in person and over the phone. Achieve Optimal Health is located at Peachland Avenue, Suite B, in Newhall. Call 253-2900 for more information.

R & R Creative Photography Celebrates 26 Years in Newhall
Since 1980, David and Jody Ross have been delivering the finest quality photography with exceptional service by emphasizing personal attention and artistic mastery for each lifetime memory they capture. Their superior craftsmanship captures the spirit of the moment while safeguarding your treasured memories. Call 255-8502 for more information or visit

Creative Years Preschool holds The Faire
Creative Years Preschool holds The Faire
Creative Years Preschool holds The Faire
The Faire at Creative Years Preschool was held on April 21. The Hawaiian Express Train was among many games and fun that families enjoyed at the annual event.

Providence Holy Cross Medical Center as Designated Receiving Center for Acute Heart Attack Victims
Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services has designated Providence Holy Cross Medical Center as one of 12 specialty centers for acute heart attack patients. To receive this designation, emergency physicians, cardiologists and clinicians work directly with paramedics in the field as paramedics relay EKG readings showing that a patient is suffering a specific heart attack, known as a STEMI (ST-elevated myocardial infarction), that can permanently damage heart muscle without early intervention. Under this new designation, all STEMI heart attack patients in Santa Clarita taken by ambulance are now taken to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center.

Sign A Rama Celebrates 10 Years at Lyons Avenue Location
Sign A Rama is part of a worldwide franchise consisting of over 850 stores in over 40 countries, making it the largest full service sign company in the world. Santa Clarita's Sign A Rama was recently purchased by Dennis Verner, of SCV Commercial Real Estate. Former owner Gerry Nass began the business in 1997 and is currently enjoying his well-earned retirement as Dennis begins his new venture with the same caring staff.

Santa Clarita Chamber of Commerce Hispanic Business Committee Hosts Business Expo
Attend the festivities on May 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. While businesses showcase their best, guests will engage in food, games and entertainment. All proceeds benefit future Hispanic college-bound students through scholarships. The Expo will be held at 2241 Market Street. For more information call 702-6977.

Vonnee Skin & Body Renewal Spa Grand Opening
Vonnee Skin & Body Renewal Spa Grand Opening
Vonnee Skin & Body Renewal Spa Grand Opening
Sharie Kingman recently opened Vonnee Skin & Body Renewal Spa located in Newhall. Services include clinical facials, peels, makeup, waxing and body therapy utilizing the newest micro-current technology. Visit the spa during its grand opening on May 19 and receive one area of microdermabrasion and makeup application. Vonnee Skin & Body Renewal Spa is located at 23558 Lyons Avenue. Call 260-3005 for more information.

Commercial Real Estate Specialist Now in Santa Clarita
Steve Lavaeddin, commercial realtor for Exclusive Commercial, specializes in commercial property expertise and lending programs for those who want an investment they can build on. From multi-family, mixed use, restaurant, office, warehouse, industrial to mobile home parks and more, commercial real estate is a great way to increase wealth. Lavaeddin also specializes in out-of-state investments to build wealth faster. For more information visit

Valley Industrial Association Hosts Bash on June 22
VIA's annual event will be held at the Mann Biomedical Park starting at 6 p.m. Call 294-8088 for more information or visit

SCV Chamber of Commerce Black Business Committee Holds Bi-monthly Mixer
The event will run on June 13 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The cost is $5 per person. The location has yet to be determined. Call 702-6977 for more information or e-mail

New Land Rover Vehicle Released
New Land Rover Vehicle Released
New Land Rover Vehicle Released
Land Rover has released the LR2. It's everything you'd expect from Land Rover in a new, agile package. Advanced drivetrain technology gives LR2 responsive on-road handling combined with incredible traction and off-road capability. The LR2 is born from Land Rover's nearly 60 years of experience building what are arguably the world's best known premium sport utilities. The LR2 can be experienced at Land Rover Encino, the number-one volume Land Rover dealership in the country. Call 1-866-GO-ROVER for more information.

Auton Retains Marketing Firm to Manage New Growth
Auton Motorized Systems, the authority in custom motorized AV lift systems, has contracted a marketing firm to handle its recent growth and aggressive objectives for 2007. Ingenuity Marketing Services has developed a strategic marketing plan to expand business opportunities in untapped markets. Plans include revitalizing Auton's image to correspond with its strategy and positioning; revamping its marketing materials and communications; renovating the company's website; and implementing a strategic public relations campaign.

CruiseOne Now Offers Customized Vacation Options
A personalized experience tailored to the preferences of the customer is now available through CruiseOne. From line dancing to wine tastings, art auction to Amazon adventures, options abound for travelers. Cruises to Africa, Australia or European rivers are also available, along with Disney cruises and special "Best for Less" sales for the budget conscious. Call CruiseOne at 295-3991 for more information.

Marriott to Open Courtyard Hotel in Valencia
Marriott International, Inc. is scheduled to open the 140-room Courtyard by Marriott in Valencia on May 17. Located at 28523 Westinghouse Place, the Courtyard Santa Clarita will operate as a Marriott franchise. The new concept includes a business library featuring individual workstations with high-speed data ports and ergonomic chairs; a pantry-style, 24-hour "grab and go" food and beverage area called The Market, and a lounge area where guests can work, meet and dine in a relaxing setting. The three-story hotel offers two meeting rooms with 1,000 square feet of meeting space to accommodate small meetings and functions of up to 70 people. For more information call 257-3220 or visit

4RVFun Now Booking for Summer Vacations
Families hoping to tour part of the country, or even a portion of our state's lovely coast, can now rent easy-to-drive class-A luxury motor homes. Perfect for summer vacations, 4RVFun motor homes come fully equipped with a kitchen and bedrooms. These homes-away-from-home become economical and exciting options for families of all sizes. Just pack some groceries, store your clothes and hit the wide open road. For more information log onto or call 296-1972.
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