Archive for December, 2011

David Dirks on Small Business Innovation, 12/8/11

December 19, 2011

More photos are available on our Facebook page. Click here for a copy of David’s presentation.

Rob Garber on Competitive Intelligence, 12/15/11

December 19, 2011

More photos are available on our Facebook page. Click here for Rob’s PowerPoint presentation.

Holiday Open House offered great discussion, time to connect

December 19, 2011

Not only did international business expert Rob Garber host a exhilarating discussion on competitive intelligence to over two dozen businesses here in Orange County, our 2011 Holiday Open House also offered a time for our clients, colleagues and friends put aside everyday business matters to share a moment in celebration of this Holiday season.

Many thanks to Rob for his participation and many thanks to those who attended. Here’s a sneak peek at some pics; please visit our Facebook page for more!

Accelerator sweetens the pot with newest client

December 11, 2011

A big welcome to our newest clientSugar Websites!

Sugar Websites was founded in 2010 by international marketing executive Kay Rubacek and web designer and creative director Kate Vereshaka in an effort to provide business owners with real, in-person service and effective business websites built on best practices in web design and Internet marketing.

Kay, center, stops for a quick pic with Mike and Tamara Underwood, of Community Capital New York.

Kay has been a repeat attendee at our events, and has been featured as a guest speaker, as well.

The company provides custom web site solutions to small businesses and offers a free Website Strategy Session, which can be booked online, can help identify website goals, and build a customized web site solution with precision and effective messaging.

Now with 19 clients and tenants with nearly 60 people working at our facility located at New York International Plaza at Stewart Airport, the Accelerator continues to strive to become the epicenter of intellectual capital in the Hudson Valley!

Congrats and good luck to Kate and Kay!

Accelerator launches magazine to commemorate 2nd anniversary

December 5, 2011

Our two years in operation has been filled with life-changing stories of entrepreneurial success.

We’ve watched Continental Organics, two men with a dream of cultivating fish and plants in a symbiotic environment, break ground on a 900,000-square-foot facility just down the road. We brought CymoGen Dx, a state-of-the-art cancer research equipment manufacturer, from the Silicon Valley to the Hudson Valley.

To celebrate our first two years of accomplishments, we’ve published the first Orange County Business Accelerator Magazine.

  Front Cover of Volume 1, Issue 1


Inside, you’ll find an encouraging letter from Ed Diana, one of Orange County’s most progressive, business-friendly county executives, and a Q&A with yours truly. Also take note of our client profiles, the Orange County IDA roundtable featuring IDA Attorney Phil Crotty, Exec. Dir. James O’Donnell and Chairman Jim Petro; an interview with Business Development Director Peter Gregory; and a host of other intriguing stories about the first two years of our journey together.

Take a read through, then drop by our Facebook page and let us know how the Accelerator has changed your life and business!