Women entrepreneurship rising

NEW WINDSOR — The wearing grind of a daily commute between Middletown and Rockefeller Center in Manhattan got Stephanie Falsetta to thinking about starting her own business. It was 2014 when Falsetta tossed her career as a paralegal at Christie’s New York and the near-four hour round trip it entailed, to launch a soap and … Continue reading Women entrepreneurship rising

Laurie Villasuso, Chief Operating Officer, Appears on WTBQ Radio

On May 5, our own Laurie Villasuso was a guest on WTBQ Radio’s “The Three Amigos” show, a morning show hosted by Orange County Legislators Barry Cheney, John Vero, and Paul Ruszkiewicz. As the Chief Operating Officer of The Accelerator and the Orange County IDA, Villasuso answers questions about the IDA, PILOT programs, The Accelerator … Continue reading Laurie Villasuso, Chief Operating Officer, Appears on WTBQ Radio

Orange County Accelerator takes mission to new height

NEW WINDSOR – The mission of the Orange County Accelerator changed just months ago to narrow its focus to cottage industry manufacturing at its New Windsor offices. Orange County Industrial Development Agency Chief Operating Officer Laurie Villasuso said it has taken that new direction one step further with the Accelerator Without Walls program. “Where we … Continue reading Orange County Accelerator takes mission to new height

Hudson Valley fashion manufacturing event to be held at SUNY Orange

The Accelerator, the New Windsor incubator backed by the Orange County Industrial Development Agency that works to revive the mid-Hudson Valley manufacturing industry, will host an event this month promoting the reemergence of fashion manufacturing in the region at SUNY Orange in Middletown. The event, “Evolution of Fashion Manufacturing in the Hudson Valley: Past, Present, Future,” … Continue reading Hudson Valley fashion manufacturing event to be held at SUNY Orange

Orange County Business Accelerator changes mission, name

NEW WINDSOR – The Orange County Accelerator, which is overseen by the county’s Industrial Development Agency, was created to serve as a business incubator for start-up businesses. The IDA and the accelerator’s new management team, wanted to focus on specific categories of business, said Associate Executive Director Laurie Villasuso. “The accelerator’s goal now, rather than … Continue reading Orange County Business Accelerator changes mission, name