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[caption id="attachment_8358" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] A rendering of the Bonura Hospitality Group's planned intimate space designed to offer guests an amazing Hudson River view. Coming September 2020 at the Poughkeepsie Grandview.[/caption] Mike Bonura offers leadership in meeting challenges facing Hudson Valley's hospitality industry following COVID 19. The Bonura Hospitality Group began with a Perkins Pancake House in Newburgh in 1972 and has grown into a family success story...

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Back to the Hudson Valley, but not the old job When Hyde Park native Elaine Burns returned to the Hudson Valley after a year in Florida, her old job could still have been an option. She’d spent 14 years as a rehabilitation aide working with developmentally disabled young adults at the Cardinal Hayes Home and liked the work, but it wasn’t going to happen. “They wanted me back,...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] In the technology sector, thin is in. The news for 2020 and beyond? Being thin and curvy is as popular as ever, especially when it comes to the devices we use. Whether it’s a wearable, a display kiosk, a mobile device, or a point-of-sale device, consumers have become accustomed to and want a certain standard of design and usability. They like their devices thin, and, in many cases,...

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This article first appeared on our sister site, newburghny.org Right now, America's small businesses are reeling from the effects of the COVID 19 crisis. To help, President Trump and Congress just passed the CARES Act providing billions in aid for America's entrepreneurs through its Paycheck Protection Program. What it is the Paycheck Protection Program used for? The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) provides forgivable loans to any business with 500...

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Mike Esposito is a manufacturer and entrepreneur who runs a 70-year-old manufacturing family business started by his grandfather. Located in Newburgh, Orange Packaging was originally a die-cut shop for handbags made there,  (Newburgh was once a northeastern manufacturing powerhouse). The company has undergone many changes over the years, as it has worked to stay current.   [caption id="attachment_8134" align="aligncenter" width="540"] This beautiful POP display unit is typical of the...

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Martin Kolt and Ethan Kolt brothers and owners of Newburgh, N.Y.'s Active Ventilation   Active Ventilation: In the ‘unsexy’ sheet metal welding business, and fabrication of roof vents, Newburgh’s Kolt brothers solve a problem others struggle with: employee retention. How? They do so by building a business that excels at creativity and fair employment practices Creativity: Diversifying a product line. Martin Kolt founded Active Ventilation in 1997. His brother Ethan joined...

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In order to process the high-value hemp oil in demand for commercial grade CBD oil, with minimal degradation, and in large quantities, ethanol evaporator equipment designed at scale is increasingly in demand. Ceres Technologies, a Hudson Valley Advanced Manufacturer is engineering and building equipment solutions and shipping it worldwide. It uses T-SEC testing equipment in the process!...

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How does the Hudson Valley get a workforce ready with the job skills needed by area advanced manufacturers? That’s where collaboration comes in. The Strategic Economic Consortium (T-SEC), through partnerships around the Hudson Valley, has established various opportunities within 3-D printing by providing equipment at select college campuses. In particular, SUNY Rockland has a T-SEC funded 3D print lab at its Haverstraw extension campus, making access to, and...

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  UPDATE: POSITION FILLED 1/18/2020 T-SEC partners with SUNY Rockland (Rockland Community College/RCC)  in support of our 3D Printing SMARTT lab which is a 3D print center located in Haverstraw. It is available to students from RCC as well as to New York State manufacturers and entrepreneurs. The lab houses several T-SEC funded 3D printers, including a state of the art Stratasys J750. The lab also features several Solidworks...

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Mt. St. Mary College is host to day two of the Hudson Valley Tech Festival and will be the location of the Hackathon

The Hudson Valley Tech Festival   UPDATE: The festival was a great success and organizers look forward to a repeat in 2020. The Hudson Valley Tech Festival a self-described, technology-driven economic development festival featuring a two-day Conference and a Hackathon is running during this Columbus Day weekend, starting at 8:15 a.m. sharp, Friday, October 11th & concluding Saturday, October 12th, 2019 in the late afternoon. The two days will...

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Finding skilled workers at the technician level and above has proven to be an increasingly difficult task for American Manufacturers nationwide. In the Hudson Valley, the story is no different. With an average age for skilled industrial employees falling somewhere between 45 and 55,  business owners, corporations and government officials are getting nervous about where the next batch of talent will come from. New York State (as well...

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution Pundits claim we are in the midst of what has been dubbed The Fourth Industrial Revolution. It's a hot topic among academics, business leaders, and politicians. Growth of Civilization: Museum of Natural History How did we get here? Watch this 6-minute YouTube video about the rate of civilization's growth, and if you don't fall asleep in the first five minutes, you'll arrive at an acceleration on...

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Kayla Marchant of Rhinebeck, N.Y. is a recent graduate of SUNY New Paltz' College of Mechanical Engineering.

Our Q&A with Kayla Marchant of Fala Technologies. It’s no secret that the advanced manufacturing sector in the Hudson Valley, like everywhere else, is facing enormous pressure to try to fill jobs and simultaneously cultivate a pipeline of future talent. One recent graduate from SUNY New Paltz College of Mechanical Engineering, Kayla Marchant of Rhinebeck, N.Y., offered a few clues and tips as to how encouraging design-led...

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Ceres Technologies, according to its CEO is "a high-technology engineering and manufacturing company specializing in the design and build of advanced semiconductor, energy, transportation, and fiber optic production equipment." They are also a T-SEC partner, utilizing our helium leak detector equipment, which we make available to qualifying New York State manufacturers and startups....

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As the economy continues to surge forward, the surprising news isn't that manufacturing growth in the United States is growing. It isn't even that blue collar job employers can't find enough workers. The surprising news is that CNC Machining jobs and other typically blue collar jobs are attracting a new breed of Millennial and  Gen Z worker: hipster blue collar workers. Blue-collar millennials and Gen Z's think differently. Whether...

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As terms like “cryptocurrency” and “The Internet of Things” make their way into the lexicon, and Bloomberg issues daily reports on soaring/crashing “Bitcoin” share prices, we forget what a novel concept 3D Printing was just a few years ago and may still be for many. Yet 3D Printing is how businesses and manufacturers in the lower Hudson Valley are discovering they can quickly prototype their designs...

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SUNY Community College's President Baston has a focus on employability skills. RCC Community College's 7th President, Dr. Michael Baston, is an educator keenly aware that recent economic disruptions have occurred putting untrained Americans at risk in an economy that thrives on change In recent years there have been between four and five million open, unfilled jobs in the US Economy. Meaning, jobs that go begging. In fact, as of...

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  3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing Additive manufacturing is a leading edge production technique that has been disrupting and revolutionizing the manufacturing industry for the last decade. The disruption continues. To the layperson, the terminology can be confusing, but you should know that additive manufacturing and 3D printing are mostly the same things! They both use CAD programs to create a prototype. This prototype is then printed using the material...

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  Not so boring: engineering feat passes halfway mark in Hudson Valley What’s a TBM named NORA doing in Newburgh you say? Well, first of all, let's explain: TBM stands for “Tunnel Boring Machine” and in our neck of the woods (the Hudson Valley), one heck of a beaut of a TBM is working underfoot. Literally, it's moving earth 600 feet under the Hudson River city of Newburgh, N.Y., Now,...

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