Orange County Business Accelerator Signs Parallel Media

New Windsor, N.Y. – January 10, 2012 – Orange County Business Accelerator (OCBA) recently introduced Parallel Media as its newest associate client.

Founded in 2005, Parallel Media publishes two local independent online news sites, News from Cornwall and Cornwall-on-Hudson and Newburgh Circle. Both online publications provide up-to-the minute local news, along with stories about the community and business development, the arts, schools and entertainment.

Michael DiTullo, managing director at the Accelerator, said, “Parallel Media has grown to become a well-trusted source of information in the Cornwall and Newburgh communities. Nancy has done a great job building this reputation and we hope to be a great catalyst for further growth in the future.”

Nancy Peckanham, editor of the websites, is a village resident who brings 25 years of journalism experience. She’s an author, past executive producer at CNN in Atlanta and in New York, and has produced six documentaries on issues of global conflicts that have aired on PBS and internationally.

News from Cornwall and Cornwall-on-Hudson features a public forum for discussion of ideas about the village and town, as well as in-depth articles about the village’s past and plans for its future. The site also offers the My Cornwall feature, a community blog and photography host, as well as classifieds. Newburgh Circle features local human interest stories, neighborhood and community news, as well as an events calendar updatable by viewers.

DiTullo added, “The Accelerator, now with 21 clients/tenants and nearly 60 people working at our facility, is not holding back the throttle at the beginning of this New Year. With the addition of Parallel Media, we continue our quest to become the epicenter of business development in the Hudson Valley.”

OCBA, located at 4 Crotty Lane in New Windsor, N.Y. at New York International Plaza at Stewart Airport, is a business incubator program launched by the Orange County Industrial Development Agency (IDA). The incubator, 12,600 square feet of Class A high-tech research and development space, is designed to attract new entrepreneurial investment by providing businesses with below market occupancy costs, a menu of mentoring programs and a high-tech plug-and-play office environment.


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