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Orange County OKs tax incentives for marijuana company in Warwick

A Chicago-based marijuana business has been approved for tax benefits to build a large production facility on the grounds of a former state prison that has become a hub for marijuana-related businesses. The Orange County Industrial Development Agency last week approved a 15-year tax abatement and other benefits requested by Green Thumb Industries, which hopes to start construction by May 1 on a 450,000-square-foot building it says will be built in three phases. Key Project Points OCIDA Approves Incentives for Green Thumb Industries This project will create 125 full-time high-paying jobs Green Thumb Industries is a perfect fit for the IDA’s Marijuana Accelerator in Warwick Read the full story: https://www.recordonline.com/story/news/local/2021/04/09/orange-county-approves-tax-benefits-marijuana-plans-warwick/7138306002/

2021-04-13T18:07:11-04:00April 13th, 2021|OC Business|Comments Off on Orange County OKs tax incentives for marijuana company in Warwick

HV Magazine: This Newburgh Fashion Brand Makes Cutting-Edge, Double-Filter Masks

Started by Ziel owner and CEO Marleen Vogelaar, Hudson Valley Mask Co. produces face masks with increased comfort and filtration. Hudson Valley businesses continue to be at the center of innovation. Case in point: Marleen Vogelaar, founder of Newburgh fashion startup Ziel, recently launched a brand-new line of double-filter masks through Hudson Valley Mask Co. “We really wanted to make a difference in fighting COVID-19,” Vogelaar says. “So we developed a mask that is light and breathable while retaining the 99 percent of filtration level.” Hudson Valley Mask Co. Production That level refers to the average bacteria filtration efficiency shown by HVMC’s mask design through independent testing. Especially knowledgeable in materials, Vogelaar sought to Read More

2021-03-22T09:51:10-04:00March 22nd, 2021|OC Business|Comments Off on HV Magazine: This Newburgh Fashion Brand Makes Cutting-Edge, Double-Filter Masks

The month of March: #ChooseToChallenge

A challenged world is an alert world. Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day. We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women's achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world. From challenge comes change, so let's all choose to challenge. This March, The Orange County Industrial Development Agency and The Accelerator will be supporting the 2021 International Women's Day #ChooseToChallenge campaign. Marking a call to action for accelerating women's equality. We will be celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women in Orange County. Elevating, celebrating and amplifying the visibility and achievements of women in the workforce Read More

2021-03-08T09:17:51-05:00March 3rd, 2021|OC Business|Comments Off on The month of March: #ChooseToChallenge

The Accelerator Welcomes A New Business! Scripted Fragrance

Scripted Fragrance was established in New York City by mother-daughter team Elizabeth and Amberlee Isabella in 2015. With over thirty-five years of combined experience in brand strategy, experiential design, and retail operations expertise, they bring a personalized and uncommon approach to candles. Their six candle collections include States, Cities, Birth Flowers, Wellness & Mediation, Seasons, and their best-selling Pet Collection. Featuring over 35 dog breeds, each candle has a distinct candle fragrance capturing the unique breed standard and one-of-a-kind personality. Available in three sizes, their most popular Reusable Signature Silhouette Glass Candles feature eco-friendly gift packaging with refreshing and modern designs to complement any decor. Scripted Fragrance Featured Press CBS Sunday Morning

2021-02-22T14:24:19-05:00February 22nd, 2021|OC Business|Comments Off on The Accelerator Welcomes A New Business! Scripted Fragrance

County Executive Neuhaus tours Warwick’s CBD Park

January 26, 2021 Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus joined Chairman of the Legislature Steve Brescia, community leaders and representatives from the Orange County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) for a tour of Warwick’s developing CBD Industry. The tour included the CBD manufacturing portion of the IDA’s Orange County Accelerator. The contingent included Michael Sweeton, Warwick Town Supervisor, Thomas Corlett, Senator Martucci’s District Director, community activist James Rollins, and Orange County IDA Board Member Denise Quinn and Managing Director Vincent Cozzolino. The group stopped at Farm Body, which makes CBD based soaps and moisturizers, and is owned by Cindy Allen. Farm Body is the first of many small businesses to be located in the newly renovated Read More

2021-02-15T08:40:38-05:00January 26th, 2021|OC Business|Comments Off on County Executive Neuhaus tours Warwick’s CBD Park

County Executive Neuhaus tours four minority and women-owned businesses in Newburgh

Goshen, N.Y. – Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus joined Chairman of the Legislature Steve Brescia, other Legislators and leadership from the Orange County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) for a tour of four minority and women-owned businesses on Broadway in the City of Newburgh. “Even as we navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic, Orange County is a community that is definitely open for business,” Neuhaus said. “I enjoyed meeting these talented, entrepreneurial women, who I know take great pride in the products that they create. Minority and women-owned businesses are an integral part of the fabric of our community. I thank them for their contributions to the City of Newburgh and I wish them continued success.” Read More

2021-02-15T08:47:17-05:00January 8th, 2021|OC Business|Comments Off on County Executive Neuhaus tours four minority and women-owned businesses in Newburgh

OC Open For Business

#OCOpenforBusiness: In March, the Orange County Industrial Development Agency, Orange County Funding Corporation, and The Accelerator launched an aggressive COVID-19 Economic Recovery Program to create economic stability and hope. Through the recovery program, we have helped businesses train, rehire and recruit employees; identify and solve supply chain and inventory shortfalls; clean and disinfect their facilities; and apply for federal, state, and local grant/loan applications. In conjunction with this hands-on assistance, the Orange County Funding Corporation established a loan program to support small businesses impacted by the pandemic. Fifty loans were distributed to County based businesses. We encourage local businesses to use the Orange County IDA and The Accelerator as a resource to reboot Read More

2021-02-15T08:43:32-05:00November 25th, 2020|OC Business|Comments Off on OC Open For Business

Eczesoothe: A Blend of Purpose, Passion and Professional Skills

Eczesoothe When Tierra Oliver’s daughter had eczema, a skin condition on her face, Oliver did not want to use a commercial steroid-laden treatment. She was a family nurse practitioner – and felt there had to be a more natural, organic alternative.⁣ ⁣ However, she couldn’t immediately find one. So, she put her medical knowledge, affinity for chemistry and a lifelong inquisitive nature to work. She knew that eczema is caused by an autoimmune process, so she focused on eczema’s interaction with layers of skin and how she could alleviate that process.⁣ ⁣ Oliver researched herbs and curatives from naturally occurring substances, and after trial and error, she came up with a salve that helped her Read More

2021-01-07T16:42:52-05:00November 18th, 2020|OC Business|Comments Off on Eczesoothe: A Blend of Purpose, Passion and Professional Skills

Pillowcases to Fashion Design: The Shelli Scott Story

Sewing was Shelli Scott’s passion from an early age. She started when she was 7, living in Cleveland when an elderly neighbor across the street would watch her after school. She learned to sew from her neighbor as they would make pillowcases together as an activity. Scott said the pillowcases were for her security pillow and would be made and changed out like dresses on a doll. It was an early start for the woman who now has her own clothing line and is working out of The Accelerator space in Newburgh. A graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, Scott freelanced as a seamstress for years to polish her craft, working in places like Read More

2021-01-07T16:51:01-05:00November 6th, 2020|OC Business|Comments Off on Pillowcases to Fashion Design: The Shelli Scott Story