Category Archives: Cottage Industry

Beauty startup began as a journey of self discovery

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  Allyson Springett owner and creator of Mystique Natural Hair Products   Allyson  Springett refers to herself as a “kitchen beautician.” Her company, Mystique Natural Hair Products is a beauty startup that began as a… Read More

How a Hudson Valley family of entrepreneurs bootstraps their textile business

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A family grows its textile business with help from TSEC and the Orange County Accelerator Robin Hayes, Hudson Valley born and raised  (she’s from Wappingers Falls, N.Y), moved with her engineer husband to Santa Cruz,… Read More

Hudson Valley Farm and Flea’s 2017 Spring Event

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    Laurie Perrone Fashion Designer of iconic American-made textiles and organizer of Hudson Valley Farm and Flea’s 2017 spring event Laurie Perrone, A Hudson Valley-based fashion designer, has her own American-made apparel and home… Read More

Ramos Upholstery Master Craftsmen

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Rocio Silva, owner of Ramos Upholstery of Newburgh, N.Y. a master craftsman upholstery shop. Silva’s highly skilled and trained employees  participate in her unique apprenticeship program Ramos Upholstery of Newburgh Features Master Craftsmen   Ramos Upholstery… Read More

Commodore Chocolatier’s Delicious Hand Crafted Candy

Posted in Cottage Industry, Historical Newburgh

  A love for hand crafted things, top notch customer service, and “Slow Food,” (aka: home-made) is a Newburgh custom. And you can see this in the kinds of businesses that have been here for some… Read More

T-SEC Funds Hudson Valley Incubator

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  What exactly is T-SEC?  Well, T-SEC funds the Hudson Valley Incubator, otherwise known as  the Orange County Accelerator. According to the New York State website on economic development, an “Incubator” meet these requirements: • been in… Read More

Orange County Accelerator Expands

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The CEO and President of Mystique Natural Hair and Body products, Alyson Springett     The completely renovated Accelerator II on Avenue of the Americas in New Windsor. These updated Army quarters now hold individual… Read More

Hidden Newburgh: Duct Dynasty

Posted in Cottage Industry, Historic Commercial Real Estate

Newburgh is an interesting place. Discovering her past manufacturing and business history as well as the many present day business stories is like going on a buried treasure hunt. You can drive down different streets… Read More

Couple Find Live Work Dream Space On Liberty Street

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    How their live-work dream was pursued. Sarah sits on a table, shrugs and says “We were placeless people!” She says this by way of explaining the peripatetic pace of her life (she’s lived… Read More

The Orange County Accelerator: Partner To Newburgh Start Ups

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    Handbag sample made at the Accelerator’s cut and sew pod by Unshattered one of the start ups (this one a non profit) the Accelerator works with. Growing Newburgh Part Two: After our recent… Read More