2017 Top Projects in Oswego County
Issue 148: February/March 2017
Focus to continue on advanced manufacturing, energy production, health care, tourism and agri-business
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Sleeping Giant Mattress
Issue 147: December 2016/January 2017
Owner, Corey Bryant
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Issue 146: October/November 2016
Economic development officials have ambitious plans for transforming CNY’s economy and returning it to prosperity within five years. Will them work?
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New Hotel Expresses Hospitality
Issue 145: August/September 2016
Holiday Inn Express & Suites adds to hospitality sector; first new major hotel built in Oswego in decades
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From Farm to Factory
Issue 144: June/July 2016
New Huhtamaki plant manager has roots in local agriculture
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'I Am That Lady'
Issue 143: April/May 2016
Oswego resident Lauren Greutman reinvents herself and gets wide recognition
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Youngest Mayor in NYS
Issue 142: February/March 2016
New city of Oswego mayor brings an unshakable approach to City Hall
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Issue 141: December 2015/January 2016
New CEO Charles ‘Chuck’ Gijanto determined to get Oswego Health on right track
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Issue 140: October/November 2015
SUNY Oswego’s School of Business about enhanced resources, increased enrollments
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Working Together to Attract More Visitors
Issue 139: August/September 2015
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Issue 138: June/July 2015
One-Stop Career Center operator Christine Weaver makes dreams come true for job seekers, employers looking for the right employee
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Issue 137: April/May 2015
After living in Maryland and Virginia, Syracuse native finds niche in Oswego
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Progress 2015 - Agribusiness
Issue 136: February/March 2015
Growing number of active farms in Oswego County thanks to the Amish, veterans
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Issue 135: December 2014/January 2015
United Way of Greater Oswego County reinvents itself to meet changing times
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Competing for $25,000
Issue 134: October/November 2014
Five semifinalists selected for 2014 Oswego County ‘Next Great Idea’ Business Plan Competition
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Lake Ontario’s Ambassadors
Issue 133: August/September 2014
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The Next Generation
Issue 132: June/July 2014
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‘Z’ as in ‘Zest’
Issue 131: April/May 2014
With Zelko Kirincich
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Oswego County’s Fastest Growing Company
Issue 130: February/March 2014
Felix Schoeller N.A. in Pulaski redefines itself, doubles production, workforce
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Is Nuke Industry Losing Steam?
Issue 129: December 2013/January 2014
Economic perspective shows importance of nukes despite diminished role
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Issue 128: October/November 2013
Pathfinder Bank assets escalate under Tom Schneider’s leadership
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Oswego County: The Next Wedding Destination?
Issue 127: August/September 2013
Region needs some help if it is going to realize success in drawing weddings
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2013 Forty Under 40 (1 of 2)
Issue 126: June/July 2013
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Will Barclay 10 Years Serving in Albany
Issue 125: April/May 2013
Assemblyman from Pulaski brings moderate conservative approach to Albany, embraces thrill of legislating
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Major Boost for CNY
Issue 124: February/March 2013
Novelis, Oswego County largest manufacturer, on time to complete major transformation, $200 million expansion project
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What’s Next for Bob Congel
Issue 123: December 2012/January 2013
Destiny USA project not finalized yet, he says— more development could happen in land surrounding the mall
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A New Banker in Town
Issue 122: October/November 2012
Community Bank adds two branches — Oswego and Fulton — to its operations in Oswego County
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Growing a Pizzeria Chain
Issue 121: August/September 2012
Tony Calascibetta, co-owner of Cam’s Pizzeria, just opened his 15th location in Baldwinsville.
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Issue 120: June/July 2012
The fresh cut industry is booming and a new apple processing facility in Oswego County wants to capitalize on the new trend
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Oswego Hospital’s Renovated Emergency Department Streamlined for Efficiency
Issue 119: April/May 2012
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Issue 118: February/March 2012
$16 million expansion of Cayuga Community College in Fulton to stimulate economy, create jobs
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Issue 117: December 2011 / January 2012
15 years as SUNY Oswego president
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Trying to Make NYS More Business-Friendly
Issue 116: October/November 2011
Welch Allyn CEO heads up powerful Empire State Development Corp. Her goal: ‘Eliminate obstacles to private sector job growth by making New York state more business-friendly’
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New Conference Center Promises to Stimulate Economy
Issue 115: August/September 2011
Broadwell project looks to enhance region's tourism appeal
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The Big O
Issue 114: June/July 2011
Oswego Speedway on track under guidance of new owners.
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WRVO: Sending a Strong Signal
Issue 113: April/May 2011
Oswego-based NPR affiliate reinvents itself amid changing conditions
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Full Steam Ahead
Issue 112: February/March 2011
Fulton Companies, a Global Business Based in Pulaski, Expanding Locally
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Issue 111: December 2010/January 2011
Oswego entrepreneur Bob Natoli expands his Timebuyer venture
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Recipe for Success
Issue 110: October/November 2010
With a successful new restaurant in Oswego, restauranteur Laurie O'Brien says she is trying to redefine the way people dine
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Destination Oswego County
Issue 109: August/September 2010
Fishing, camping, events...What's bringing people to visit the area?
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'Eds & Meds
Issue 108: June/July 2010
Education, healthcare sectors - not manufacturing - lead economy through recession
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Auto Industry Rebounds After Freefall
Issue 107: April/May 2010
Dealerships take step back to reassess strategy following slowdown
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The Kings of Donuts and Coffee
Issue 106: February/March 2010
Fulton resident one of three partners in growing franchise business
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Building a Future
Issue 105: December 2009/January 2010
Oswego Industries, ARC of Oswego County both are economic, social force
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Cranberry: Oswego County is No.1 in New York State
Issue 104: October/November 2009
Last year, owner Atoka grossed close to $2 million with local Williamstown farm
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Issue 103: August/September 2009
Power producers in Oswego County make county 'Energy Capital' of New York State
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Harborfest's New Leadership
Issue 102: June/July 2009
Ready to 'play ball' - Tom Van Schaack arrives at Harborfest from the ranks of pro baseball
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Oswego County's Top Realtors
Issue 101: April/May 2009
Combined they sold more than $9 million in real estate last year. Find out how they did it
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Top Projects to Watch
Issue 100: February/March 2009
In 2009 big plans include ?green? projects, renewable, nuclear energy and a more competitive port
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The 40 under Forty
Issue 99: December 2008/January 2009
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Issue 98: October/November 2008
They face tough odds, especially in the first year of operations. We've interviewed 11 people who recently started or expanded their business. They talk about opportunities and the challenges they have to face.
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The New Chairman
Issue 97: August/September 2008
Barry Leemann: From Majority Leader to Chairman of the Oswego County Legislature
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Running the Show
Issue 96: June/July 2008
Doug Waterbury, the new owner of the Renaissance Festival in Sterling, plans to expand
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2008 Healthcare Heroes
Issue 95: April/May 2008
Oswego County's Healthcare Heroes
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Manufacturing Renewable Energy
Issue 94: February/March 2008
Series of projects transforming former Miller Brewery Co. site in Volney
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Issue 93: December06/January07
Model remains popular way of doing business. Its value can be measured in global proportions
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Meet the New County Administrator
Issue 92: October/November 2007
Phil Church has vast experience in county administration
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Harborfest at 20
Issue 91: August/September 2007
Oswego event has evolved to be one of the biggest in New York state
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Women in Business
Issue 90: June/July 2007
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Issue 89: April/May 2007
There's nothing stopping Destiny USA developer Robert Congel
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New Oswego Health CEO
Issue 88: February/March 2007
Ann Gilpin has experience, savvy to effectively lead healthcare institution. Will she succeed?
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2006-07 Forty Under 40
Issue 87: December06/January07
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Will the Chambers Merge?
Issue 86: October/November 2006
Advocates spell out advantages for Oswego and Fulton chambers in becoming one unified organization
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Tourism's Newest Player
Issue 85: August/September 2006
Hotelier Roger Modi is investing more than $4 million in Oswego County
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Novelis' New Boss
Issue 84: June/July 2006
A former Alcoa manager at the helm of Oswego County's largest manufacturer
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2006 Oswego County's Healthcare Heroes
Issue 83: April/May 2006
Health professionals who have made a difference
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Acting Mayor: New Beginnings for Oswego
Issue 82: February/March 2006
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The Cost of Delivering Babies
Issue 81: December 2005/January 2006
Rising malpractice insurance rates challenge obstetricians
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When Age is Not a Factor
Issue 80: October/November 2005
More and more people in their 50s and older are starting businesses across the nation. Meet nine of them from CNY
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Issue 79: August/September 2005
Festival hasn't had a surplus since 1998.
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The Push for a Fourth Nuclear Power Plant
Issue 78: June/July 2005
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Issue 77: April/May 2005
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Home Grown Businesses
Issue 76: February/March 2005
10 years of Micro Enterprise Program in Oswego have produced positive results
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2004 Forty Under 40
Issue 75: December 2004/January 2005
The Next Generation of Leaders
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Battle Island Inn
Issue 74: October/November 2004
Business thriving under new owners who bought it for $198,000
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Our Great Lake
Issue 73: August/September 2004
Lake Ontario plays a big role in the Upstate New York economy, culture and recreational activities.
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Oswego County Weeklies: 80 Years Under the Backus Family
Issue 72: June/July 2004
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Getting Things Done in Albany
Issue 71: April/May 2004
Unlike in the past when we had two people in Albany representing the area, we now have five. Does it help to have more voicing local concerns?
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Moving Oswego County Forward
Issue 70: February/March 2004
Two rounds of layoffs, deep cuts in many departmental budgets and a siphoning of the entire general fund surplus has transformed the county from the good to the bad to the ugly in a matter of three years. And the worst may not be over.
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Issue 69: December 2003/January 2004
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Movers & Shakers
Issue 68: October/November 2003
100 People You Should Meet
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Is it Preparing Students for the Real World
Issue 67: August/September 2003
With a new building and a new accreditation, the School of Business is having a great time. But is it preparing students well?
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20 Years Promoting Economic Developement in Oswego County
Issue 66: June/July 2003
Operation Oswego County has expanded a great deal in the last two decades, helping small and large businesses stay and grow in the area.
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A Bookstore in Oswego?
Issue 65: April/May 2003
The river's end beats all the odds and continues to grow. In May it celebrates 5 years in business
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Striving For Excellence
Issue 64: February/March 2003
Fulton resident John Conway's working to make Nine Mile Point a leader among nuclear power plants.
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$1 Million Challenge
Issue 63: December 2002/January 2003
Local United Way Aims for a Record Breaking Campaign
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Can Pulaski Thrive on Fishing Alone?
Issue 62: October/November 2002
Pulaski is about to change because of the fisherman who flock to the village this time of the year. But what happens when they all leave?
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Issue 61: August/September 2002
After a 12-year tenure in Albany and disgusted with the new re-districting, Assemblywoman Fran Sullivan announced she's not seeking re-election. Find out what's next for her. Also: What she wished she had done in Albany but couldn't do.
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Promoting Oswego County For 50 Years
Issue 60: June/July 2002
Operation Oswego County is in the business of bringing business to Oswego County.
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Fulton Turns 100
Issue 59: April/May 2002
Can Mayor Stafford Make it Grow Again?
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Wal-Mart Superstore Arriving in Oswego County
Issue 58: February/March 2002
Nearly a year ago when Central Square business owners were questioned on the...
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Hot New Business
Issue 57: December 2001/January 2002
HealthWay Lands in Oswego County
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Issue 56: October/November 2001
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New Big Boss
Issue 55: August/September 2001
Buddy Stemple has held various positions with Alcan: engineering, human resources, sales and marketing. Now he is the new plant manager in Oswego.
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Issue 54: June/July 2001
In a creative marketing initiative, local growers band together, hire a PR firm and reinvent the way they sell onions creating a new brand.
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$20 Mi Project
Issue 53: April/May 2001
These are good times for Oswego Hospital's parent company, Health Inc. It's going through a major renovation project, estimated at about $20 million, and its CEO, Corte Spencer, is celebrating 20 years with the organization.
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Oswego - The Energy County
Issue 52: February/March 2001
Changes in the Local Nuclear Energy Industry
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Issue 51: December 2000/January 2001
Soccer coach Anthony Richmond is close to putting his dream of seven years to the test. Will his $4.5 million sports complex, which opens this year between Fulton and Oswego, pay off?
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Publishing 50 Issues of Oswego County Business
Issue 50: October/November 2000
Oswego County Business has covered just about everything related to business in Oswego County.
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Issue 49: August/September 2000
Why and how five entrepreneurs have handsomely succeeded in Oswego County. Profiles on Mike Brower, Terry LeRoy, Chuck Krupke, Steven Thomas and Bob Natoli.
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Issue 48: June/July 2000
With three auto racing tracks, Oswego County has become a hot destination for auto racing fans. This year, the season promises to be even hotter: the Oswego Speedway is celebrating 50 years of operations.
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Issue 47: April/May 2000
Three Online Newspapers, Thousands of New Small Business Websites and a Host of Web Designers. Is Oswego County Finally Catching Up?
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Issue 46: February/March 2000
Does It Really Mean Jobs?
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The Millennium?s Last New Businesses
Issue 45: December 1999/January 2000
People who have started some of the last businesses of the millennium come from Texas, Florida and other parts of New York state. See what businesses they have started and why.
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The Tough Job of Managing Oswego County
Issue 44: October/November 1999
As the top county official, Administrator Jack Tierney has to juggle all sorts of things at a time that the county is going through profound economic changes. See how he is doing it.
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Issue 43: August/September 1999
Oswego Cranberry Co. Plans to Become One of the Largest Agribusinesses in Upstate New York
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Downtown Areas Get Busy Again
Issue 42: June/July 1999
Plans to Improve Villages and Towns Are Also Underway
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The Graying of Oswego County
Issue 41: April/May 1999
The local elderly population is growing very rapidly, what kind of impact will this trend have on the county?
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Issue 40: February/March 1999
Crysteel Ready For Full Speed Production
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Oswego County's Hottest Sports
Issue 39: December 1998/January 1999
Snowmobiling Has Become the Hottest Sport in Oswego County
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The Final Days Before the Merger
Issue 38: October/November 1998
Will This Be Good for Oswego County?
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The Canal Corridor Project Starts to Take Shape
Issue 37: August/September 1998
A project that's been talked about for two years, the Canal Corridor Redevelopment, is finally taking shape
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Toward the Next Century
Issue 36: June/July 1998
More jobs, more development, more recreational options and better use of the waterways are some of the projects for the next five years.
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How Oswego County is Building New Leaders
Issue 35: April/May 1998
Leadership Oswego County
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What Will Change Under Deborah Stanley
Issue 34: February/March 1998
Oswego State's 10th President, Deborah F. Stanley, is Settling Into Her New Role.
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The First Graduates
Issue 33: December 1997/January 1998
The First Successful Businesses Graduate From the Incubator
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Very Strong Despite Setbacks
Issue 32: October/November 1997
They're Making It in Oswego County
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50 Years... And Still Going
Issue 31: August/September 1997
Several Businesses Are Celebrating Their 50th Anniversary This Year.
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Keeping Up With Times
Issue 30: June/July 1997
In The Fight For More Customers, Local Banks Modernize.
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The SUNY MBA Program
Issue 29: April/May 1997
Community Awaits New Opportunities
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Young and Successful
Issue 28: February/March 1997
Six young and successful Oswego County business owners are profiled.
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Issue 27: December 1996/January 1997
The Southern Portion of Oswego County Has Experienced Steady Growth in Recent Years.
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The Movers and Shakers
Issue 26: October/November 1996
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Marketing Oswego County
Issue 25: August/September 1996
Attracting New Jobs is Increasingly Tougher These Days...
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The Canal Recreationway Plan
Issue 24: June/July 1996
Harboring the key to unlock tourist dollars
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The New Graduates Go Into Business
Issue 23: April/May 1996
More than 60 people have attended Oswego's Micro Enterprise Program. Sixteen of them are already in business. Will they make it in the long run?
Attracting Industries to the Industrial Park
Issue 22: February/March 1996
The Phoenix Industrial Park. Since its first tenant opened its doors ten years ago, the park has been an important economic development tool.
Toward the Year 2000
Issue 21: December 1995/January 1996
More members, more community involvement and new projects. Local chambers of commerce are finally coming together.
Business 101: Finding the Right Niche
Issue 20: October/November 1995
From greeting cards making to chimney cleaning, local entrepreneurs try to find the right niche. Are they finding it?
Turning Our Garbage Into Big Bucks
Issue 19: August/September 1995
Is it trash? Well, think again. Your dumpster may have highly marketable commodities. Also, Alcan's Recycle II plant starts operation.
The Smallest Great Lake
Issue 18: June/July 1995
Perhaps Central New York's greatest asset, Lake Ontario brings life and progress to the area. Who gets the most of it?
In its Best Year Ever, Nine Mile One Turns 25
Issue 15: December 1994/January 1995
Nine Mile Point One celebrates 25 years in operation in Dec. with one of the best years in history. Plant officials say plant could be top in the country in performance.
Managing Our Savings Banks
Issue 14: October/November 1994
While scores of banks have gone under, the three savings banks in Oswego County are opening or buying new branches & breaking records in deposits & assets.
Trophy Fishing and More . . .
Issue 13: August/September 1994
Sure, fishing is the big thing here. But increasing numbers of successful businesses have become big players in the local tourism industry.
The Making of CNYs Largest Fairs
Issue 12: June/July 1994
Fairs & festivals in Oswego County & CNY draw hundreds of thousands of people each season, becoming big business & offering inexpensive entertainment.
The Area's Most Powerful Women
Issue 11: April/May 1994
Women may still complain about the Good Old Boys' network, but their influence and power in Oswego County increases every day.
Producing Nuclear Power at FitzPatrick
Issue 10: February/March 1994
Once troubled by poor management and technical deficiencies, FitzPatrick is now off the NRC "Watch List"
Will the New Business Owners Succeed?
Issue 9: December 1993/January 1994
Despite the pitfalls and the odds, people from all over the area continue to seek out the American dream of owning a business. We profile seven of them.
SUNY-Oswego and the Private Sector
Issue 8: October/November 1993
In five years as president of SUNY-Oswego, Dr. Stephen Weber has reshaped the way the college relates with community, bringing it closer to local businesses.
Tourism: Our 100 Million Dollar Industry
Issue 7: August/September 1993
Fairs, festivals, car racing, camping and fishing have helped turn tourism in Oswego County into a $100 million industry.
Small and Very Successful Business
Issue 6: June/July 1993
Willingness to work hard, ability to latch onto a good idea, commitment to customer service, good employee relations and involvement in the community - these are some of the secrets that have helped five small business owners to become very successful.
The Big Guys in Oswego County
Issue 5: April/May 1993
In an interview with Steve Macoy, plant managers Curt Norpell of Nestle, Jack Morrison of Alcan and Ken Michaelchuck talk about their careers and their companies.
1993 Economic Outlook
Issue 4: February/March 1993
Three "Progress Stories" discuss new trends in Oswego County, the recession and the opinion of local business leaders.
Family Business in Oswego County
Issue 3: December 1992/January 1993
Members of four family-owned businesses discuss the problems, hopes and other issues they face in their businesses.
Executive Women in Oswego County
Issue 2: October/November 1992
Are there executive women in Oswego County with its wide-open rural spaces and its often conservative attitudes? Reporter Christina Parker answers that question.
Issue 1: August/September 1992
- 2017 Top Projects in Oswego County
- Pride in Pulaski
- HealthWay: Using Social Media to Sell Products on Global Scale
- Region on the Rise
- Wanted: Health Care Leader
- Changing with the Times
Focus to continue on advanced manufacturing, energy production, health care, tourism and agri-business
HealthWay Home Products flying ‘Made in America’ banner as company opts to manufacture new product locally instead of at its China facility
Central New York rides momentum of promising economic development projects
Oswego Health embarks on finding perfect fit for its top administrative position
Oswego Health fine-tunes image to adapt to challenging times
Trump Pulls Off the Unthinkable
Manufacturing, Energy Lead to Promising Economic Outlook in 2017