Monday May 1, 2017

Chamber to Feature National Small Business Week Breakfast

Empire Brewing Co.’s founder, president is keynote speaker

    David Katleski, founder and president of Empire Brewing Company in Syracuse, will be the keynote speaker at the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce’s National Small Business Week Breakfast, presented by Pathfinder Bank on Wednesday at River Vista Center in Fulton.


    Katleski will share the story of Empire’s growth from a small, local brewery to an international distributor and industry leader.


    The GOFCC National Small Business Week Breakfast will highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs and small business owners in the community. The program will include the launch of the new GOFCC small business toolkit.


    Additionally, an award ceremony will highlight the Oswego and Fulton small businesses of the year.


    “Across Oswego and Fulton counties, there are exceptional small businesses leading in their industry and contributing to the vitality of our community through jobs and economic impact,” said Katie Toomey, executive director of the GOFCC. “Through this breakfast, and other small business week events, we are celebrating local businesses and reminding residents of the importance of supporting the drivers of our local economy.”


    The National Small Business Week Breakfast runs in conjunction with the kick-off of The Palladium-Times’ and Valley News’ annual “Live Local, Shop Local” promotion, which features many local businesses in Oswego County and encourages community members to support local businesses and their local economy during the heart of the retail shopping year.


    For more information or to buy tickets or tables, visit


Oswego County Business Magazine
Issue 153

Issue 153
December 2017/January 2018

Cover Story

  • THE 125K MAN
  • Fresh off graduation, SUNY Oswego computer programmer plugs into big dollars

  • Top-Shelf Wage
  • SUNY Oswego Career Services: Alex Kouthoofd’s starting salary is among the top 1 percent among graduates at SUNY Oswego

  • Starting Salary: How Syracuse Colleges Stack Up
  • Recent Syracuse University graduates earn on average $47K while Le Moyne students earn $41K, according to colleges


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