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September, 2019 - Issue #180
Take Advantage of the Current Need for CraftspeopleIt's no secret that our economy and workforce is changing. In fact, one study by McKinsey Global Institute found that 45 percent of current job activities have the ability to be automated by our current technology, leading to potentially a third of US workers needing to change their careers. Now, more than ever, a path of craftsmanship is worth taking seriously.

ALLBRiGHT 1-800-PAINTING aims to create an environment that makes their company the single best place employees have ever worked. They have developed learning pathways and training workshops both online and in the field to advance at your own pace, calling it the "Road to Painting Happiness!" They are currently hiring experienced painters and apprentices in the Los Angeles area.

Pay starts at $15 per hour with no experience and offer the benefits you would find at college-degree-level careers, like 401K, health, dental, vision, life insurance and pay-for-performance bonuses. You just need a willingness to work outside, use your hands and work hard.
allbrightpainting.com/careers/

Planning for Unmarried Couples
Not every family begins with a marriage. Many couples choose to remain unmarried for a variety of personal and legal reasons. Studies have shown that an increasing number of unmarried couples are living together in deeply-committed relationships. Estate planning for unmarried couples is far more critical than for married couples.

Under the law, unmarried couples are treated no better than roommates. There is no consideration for the depth commitment, promises to care for one another and even the presence of children. No rights exist to care for one another and inherit after death. In cases where the sick or deceased's family disapproves of the relationship, the surviving person can be shut out completely.

Estate planning can ensure your loved one is able to act on your behalf if you become incapacitated and inherit from your estate. Properly-completed estate planning will give your loved one the powers they would expect to have if you were married. They will be included in any important medical and financial decisions that need to be made in your absence.

Although the estate tax law favors married couples, there are several other planning and contractual options that could give the same or similar results. Make sure your significant other is protected.
Michael Yeager of Yeager Law 471-2177

More Than a Dealership, it's a Friendship
For the 15th year, Valencia Acura, Santa Clarita's Friendship Dealership, has been named "Best New Car Dealership" in the Santa Clarita Valley. Owners Don and Cheri Fleming appreciate the support and confidence placed in them by the community. When the Flemings opened the doors of Valencia Acura 22 years ago, they knew they found so much more in Santa Clarita than simply a place to do business. It became their family's home and beloved community. The vibrant couple are genuinely and actively involved in the local community in numerous ways - socially, civically and charitably. Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, Child & Family Center and Soroptimist International are just a few organizations that are near and dear to their hearts. Beyond their philanthropy, Don and Cheri strive to treat customers the way they themselves want to be treated. The dealership culture is evident throughout the dealership that customers are not just customers - they are friends - and the relationships developed run deeper than sales. And the friendship doesn't end when a customer drives off the lot. It only continues. The friendship experience extends into the award-winning Service and Parts departments, with its highly-skilled staff earning high marks in industry expertise and training.
Valencia Acura 255-3000

Congratulations to Inside SCV's "Best Of!"
Each year, The Signal invites readers to vote on Santa Clarita's best businesses. We're so proud of our family of advertisers who were named "Best Of" in 2019!

Best Dermatologist Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetology Care
Best Window Coverings (tie) Blinds & Shutters of All Kinds & Shutterworld
Best Carpet/Flooring Brent's Carpet One
Best Charity Event Carousel Ranch's Heart of the West
Best Floral Arrangements Charmaine's Bouquet Canyon Florist
Best Chef Daniel Otto/The Old Town Junction
Best Cosmetic Dentistry Drs. Smudde/Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry
Best Custom Framing FASTFRAME
Best Nursery Green Thumb Nursery
Best Men's Clothing Store J.David's Custom Clothiers
Best Cosmetic Surgery Heller Plastic Surgery
Best Plastic Surgeon Justin B. Heller/Heller Plastic Surgery
Best Private School Legacy Christian Academy
Best Brunch Marston's
Best Photographer Mel Carll
Best Luxury Car Dealership Mercedes-Benz of Valencia
Best Desserts Nothing Bundt Cakes
Best New Restaurant The Old Town Junction
Best Emergency Restoration Paul Davis Restoration of Santa Clarita
Best Pilates Studio Pilates Pros+
Best Glass & Mirror Preferred Glass & Windows
Best Window Company Preferred Glass & Windows
Best Burger Rustic Burger House
Best Business Lunch Salt Creek Grille Valencia
Best Pharmacy Santa Clarita Pharmacy
Best Childcare Center Sunshine Learning Centers
Best Summer Camp Sunshine Learning Centers
Best New Car Dealership Valencia Acura
Best Golf Course Valencia Country Club
Best Door Company Valencia Custom Shower Doors
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