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A Family-Owned Business: Nearly 30 Years in the Making

Since Fernando Ullauri moved to the United States from Ecuador in 1985, he has been cultivating a career in screen printing. After working for several companies in the Northeast, Ullauri decided to start his own company in 1987. Seco Silk Screen had operations based in Brooklyn for more than 30 years before Ullauri was given … Continue reading “A Family-Owned Business: Nearly 30 Years in the Making”

Retro Rebel: Turning a Brand into a Lifestyle

To be successful as a clothing company or fashion brand, businesses have to deliver innovative concepts and creative designs with the applied business know-how and expertise to generate growth and interest from consumers. With a commitment to unconventionality, Retro Rebel – a client of The Accelerator in Middletown – is fostering a unique network of … Continue reading “Retro Rebel: Turning a Brand into a Lifestyle”

Quality Craftsmanship, Unique Designs and Art You Can Wear

Fashion trends come and go, but some brands and designers make a lasting impression with artfully designed, timeless pieces. One such brand, NYCe BLU, produces leather handbags inspired by the vibrant art and culture of New York City. Designer Mary Fleckenstein co-founded the brand with her brother, Doug Fleckenstein. Their combined experience in leather materials, … Continue reading “Quality Craftsmanship, Unique Designs and Art You Can Wear”

A New Generation of Entrepreneur Brings an Innovative Business Concept to Port Jervis

At just 20 years old, Sarah Wilson – a junior at State University of New York Empire State College – might not look like the typical entrepreneur. However, she is blazing a trail for Generation-Z business owners like herself to deliver innovative new concepts and products to the marketplace. Wilson is a co-owner of Vikings … Continue reading “A New Generation of Entrepreneur Brings an Innovative Business Concept to Port Jervis”

Green Panda Toothbrushes are Taking the Eco-Friendly Market by Storm

Some of the most innovative products are unintentionally inspired by the observation of a problem. Today, the issue of environmental pollution and waste is undeniably important, and this problem has inspired business owners, entrepreneurs and inventors to create real-world solutions to help make a difference for the planet. Green Panda – a client of The … Continue reading “Green Panda Toothbrushes are Taking the Eco-Friendly Market by Storm”

Alternate E Source Provides Bold New Solutions for Changing Technological Needs

As technology grows and advances, so does the need for network, security and energy management. Alternate E Source, a client at The Accelerator offering security, efficiency and infrastructure management solutions, seeks to help businesses manage their technological needs and a holistic approach to smart building management and integration. The team at Alternate E Source boasts … Continue reading “Alternate E Source Provides Bold New Solutions for Changing Technological Needs”

The Accelerator Hosts Second Annual Hudson Valley Women’s Leadership Conference: Leading the Change

The Accelerator recently hosted its second annual Hudson Valley Women’s Leadership Conference: Leading the Change. More than 800 attendees gathered at the Culinary Institute of America Marriot Pavilion in Hyde Park, N.Y. on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, for the half-day event. The event included a keynote presentation by IBM Pathways Executive Jennifer Howland, two panel … Continue reading “The Accelerator Hosts Second Annual Hudson Valley Women’s Leadership Conference: Leading the Change”

Japanese, Military Markets Spurring Growth for Melo

The Hudson Valley region is home to small businesses and craftspeople in just about all imaginable fields. One of its up-and-coming companies is Melo, a business that designs unique, stylish bags. The company has found a lot of success in the Japanese fashion markets and in making high-end custom bags for the military. “We do … Continue reading “Japanese, Military Markets Spurring Growth for Melo”