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Villasuso named CEO of Orange County IDA

Villasuso named CEO of Orange County IDA January 13, 2020 NEW WINDSOR – Laurie Villasuso, until now the chief operating officer of the Accelerator Powered by the Orange County Industrial Development Agency, has been named chief executive officer of the IDA and Accelerator. Villasuso credited the successful operation of the agency to its leadership starting … Continue reading “Villasuso named CEO of Orange County IDA”

Warwick has big plans for old Manor House on prison grounds

Read Full Article Here By Jane Anderson Times Herald-Record Posted Dec 19, 2019 at 9:12 PM WARWICK — The Town of Warwick is moving forward on improving the former Mid-Orange Correctional Facility with plans to convert the old Manor House on its grounds into an incubator space for companies in the burgeoning CBD oil industry. Bids are being sought to renovate … Continue reading “Warwick has big plans for old Manor House on prison grounds”

The Accelerator Hosts Second Annual Emerging Leaders Youth Conference

NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. (November 20, 2019) – The Accelerator, a certified New York State incubator focused on bringing manufacturing back to the mid-Hudson Valley, recently partnered with the Orange County Youth Bureau to host the Second Annual Emerging Leaders Youth Conference for sophomore, junior and senior students throughout Orange County. Powered by the Orange County … Continue reading “The Accelerator Hosts Second Annual Emerging Leaders Youth Conference”

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”