• 92 Years Young and Still Going Strong

    Bruce Phelps remains at the helm of the Fulton Tool Company after 59 years. For the story, click on headline or story above.

  • Vaulting to the Top: Exelon New Jobs Leader

    Owner of nuclear plants in county is top overall employer. For story, click on the headline or story above.

  • Wired For Success: UTW Continues to Build Momentum

    Leading United Wire Technologies, a family owned business in Constantia, are Jim Ransom (middle) and his sons Mike, left, and Don. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • 5 Points Wine & Liquor Opens at Forks of Road in Port City

    Atom Avery, left, and Mark Donabella are business partners in new enterprise. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Dying Slow Death: Suburban Malls on Downward Spiral

    Suburban malls such as Great Northern in Clay are slowly fading away in the face of increased online competition. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Tom Kells: DPW Chief Leads Restructured Department

    Tom Kells, public works commissioner for the city of Oswego, runs a tight ship while battling Port City winters. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Local Projects Fueled by State Grant Monies

    L. Michael Treadwell, executive director of Operation Oswego County, recently talked about several local projects that received significant financial help from state coffers. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Best Bets for Breakfast: Wade's Diner

    Tracy Fox, right, manager and head waitress at Wade’s Diner in Oswego, joins server Kirstie DeGrande during a recent morning rush. For a feature package on several of the hottest breakfast diner destinations in the city of Oswego, check out the February-March edition of Oswego County Business magazine. To subscribe, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Best Bets for Breakfast: The Cutting Board

    Chelsea Wahrendorf, owner of The Cutting Board in downtown Oswego, serves up a breakfast burrito recently. For a feature package on some of the city of Oswego's favorite breakfast diners, check out the February-March edition of Oswego County Business magazine. To subscribe, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Building a Future: Dunsmoor Construction Celebrates Milestone

    Longtime contracting business Dunsmoor Construction Inc., led by Tom and Michelle Dunsmoor, is observing 30 years of serving the Port City community in February. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Best Bets for Breakfast: Maria's Family Restaurant

    Jennifer Saltalamachia, manager at Maria’s Family Restaurant in Oswego, serves up the restaurant’s famous cinnamon roll pancake. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Best Bets For Breakfast: Jocko’s Famous Ritz Diner

    Teal Palmer, a server at Jocko’s Famous Ritz Diner in Oswego, serves up a breakfast boat, a popular selection on an extensive breakfast menu. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Mirabito Family Back in Grocery Business

    Whitney Mirabito joins Jeremy Burns, left, general manager, and her father, Jim Mirabito, at the Fulton Save-A-Lot store. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • SUNY Oswego Grad Plugs Into Huge Entry-level Wage

    SUNY Oswego graduate Alexander Kouthoofd, who recently earned his bachelor's degree in computer science, will earn $125K in his first job at Salesforce in San Francisco, Calif. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Business Booming as Fulton Tool Co. Shows Growth

    Fulton Tool Co. owner Bruce Phelps has successfully adapted to change while expanding his business. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Best Business Idea to Rake in $50K Award

    Austin Wheelock, deputy director of Operation Oswego County and chairman of the "Next Great Idea Oswego County Business Plan Competition," noted the deadline for entries is Feb. 1. Check out the story in the December-January edition of Oswego County Business magazine. To subscribe, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Success Story: Off Broadway Dance Center

    Owner Ellen Marshall has grown her dance studio to serve more than 275 youngsters. She discusses her business success, passion for dance and what it takes to grow a business in Fulton in the December-January edition of Oswego County Business magazine. To subscribe, click on the headline or photo above.

  • 'Lucky Saver' Cashes in Big at Oswego County FCU

    Oswego resident Brandon DeSantis, center, recently won $5,000 as a member of Oswego County Federal Credit Union’s Lucky Savers program. Helping to celebrate are Bill Carhart, CEO, left, and Brian Cummings, vice president, branch operations. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Burritt Motors to Acquire Shapiro dealership in Oswego

    Chris, left, and Rich Burritt have helped anchor Oswego's automotive dealership sector for many years. Burritt Motors is now on the verge of acquiring Shapiro Motors in Oswego. For details, click on headline or photo above.

  • Educational Bond Gives Students Early Taste of College

    Center for Instruction, Technology & Innovation students tour Cayuga Community College as part of their introduction to the CiTi-CCC distance learning partnership. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Profile: Kathyrn J. Connell

    From big city to rural Upstate New York, Kathryn Connell immerses herself into local business scene. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • First Distillery in Oswego County Up and Running

    Phoenix natives Stephen Dates, left, and Brenden Backus are poised to prosper as craft beverage industry takes off. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • 'How I Got Started': Amy Lear

    Man in the Moon Candies owner is sweet on success and her upcoming relocation. For the full story, click on headline or photo above.

Latest News

  • Next Small Business Training Class to Begin in March

    For those interested in expanding or starting a small business in Oswego County, there is a small business training class scheduled to begin March 5.   The classes will be held at the Business Resource Center at 121 E. First St., Oswego,... Read More

  • 92 Years Young and Still Going Strong

    Retirement has never been a consideration for Bruce Phelps.   The owner and founder of Fulton Tool, an Oswego County company that uses computer-controlled machinery to make parts for manufacturers, chuckles when he’s asked at what ... Read More

  • Vaulting to the Top: Exelon New Jobs Leader

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  • Deadline for ‘Next Great Idea’ Competition Extended

    The Next Great Idea Oswego County Business Plan Competition has extended its deadline for entries to March 1, a month past the original deadline.The business plan competition is open to all entrepreneurs with a new business concept and existing bus... Read More

  • Dying Slow Death: Suburban Malls on Downward Spiral

    In their heyday, Great Northern and Shopping Town malls attracted an endless stream of people who fought for prime parking spots, hunted for sales at department stores and waited in long lines for their children to meet Santa Claus.   Bu... Read More

  • 5 Points Wine & Liquor Opens at Forks of Road in Port City

    There are many options when you come to the forks in the road.   For entrepreneurs and business partners Atom Avery and Mark Donabella, they have literally established a new business at what is commonly known as the “forks in the r... Read More

  • Tom Kells: DPW Chief Leads Restructured Department

    Q.: What do your tasks consist of as commissioner?   A.: The day-to-day operations of the DPW are pretty vast and tasks depend on the time of year. We take care of the water plant as well as the infrastructure part of water, sewer infras... Read More

  • Wired For Success: UWT Continues to Build Momentum

    United Wire Technologies plans on expanding this year, and its business is up 30 percent since a devastating fire in 2012.The fire that rampaged through their facility five years ago didn't stop the family business. United Wire procure... Read More

  • Fulton Group on the Move with Major Expansion Project

    Fulton Group NA, Inc., in the town of Richland is embarking on an $11.25 million project as part of an ongoing expansion.   Fulton Group intends to renovate its Pulaski headquarters and purchase a new facility in East Syracuse with more ... Read More

  • Local Projects Fueled by State Grant Monies

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  • Building a Future: Dunsmoor Construction Celebrates Milestone

    This month marks the 30th anniversary for Dunsmoor Construction Inc. in Oswego.   Owners Tom and Michelle Dunsmoor have enjoyed a steady stream of business for quite some time as they celebrate their 30th business anniversary in February... Read More

  • Best Bets for Breakfast: Maria's Family Restaurant

    (Editor's note: This feature is being presented in correct form because of several production errors that occurred in the recently published College Life edition.) In Italy, breakfast is known as colazione.   Maria Conzone, owner a... Read More

  • Best Bets For Breakfast: Jocko’s Famous Ritz Diner

    (Editor's note: This feature is being presented in correct form because of several production errors that occurred in the recently published College Life edition.) For many Oswegonians as well as the SUNY Oswego college community, brea... Read More

  • Next Small Business Training Class to Begin Jan. 22

    For those interested in expanding or starting a small business in Oswego County, there is a small business training class scheduled to begin Jan. 22.   Classes will be held at the SUNY Oswego Business Resource Center at 121 E. First St.,... Read More

  • Business Booming as Fulton Tool Co. Shows Growth

    When the Fulton Tool Company caught fire in 2003, owner Bruce Phelps says the blaze consumed everything.“It was a total loss,” Phelps said. “We didn’t have anything to speak of.”Phelps was one of three founders of the ... Read More

  • SUNY Oswego Grad Plugs Into Huge Entry-level Wage

    Alexander Kouthoofd may be leaving his heart in Oswego, but he is taking his gigabytes to San Francisco.   Based on his entry-level wage, the 2,799-mile trip will be well worth it.   Kouthoofd recently graduated from SUNY Oswego w... Read More

  • Mirabito Family Back in Grocery Business

    It’s old school with a touch of today.   The Mirabitos are a household name in the local grocery business.   The family owned and operated the Hannibal Village Market IGA for more than 25 years before selling it to Tops Friend... Read More

  • Syracuse VA Medical Center Appoints New Director

    Judy Hayman is the new director of the Syracuse VA Medical Center, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs.Hayman will oversee delivery of health care to more than 52,000 veterans, an operating budget of $300 million and 1,700 employees at ... Read More

  • Port of Oswego Authority Leaders Submits Resignation

    Earlier today, the board of directors of the Port of Oswego Authority accepted the resignation of the POA Executive Director Zelko N. Kirincich.Communications related to the daily operations of the POA should be directed to the port’s manager... Read More

  • Burritt Motors in Oswego Acquires Shapiro Motors

    Burritt Motors has acquired Leon Shapiro Motor Sales of Oswego, it was recently announced by Rich Burritt, president.   A grand opening is scheduled for Dec. 15 at Shapiro Motors, 410 W. First St., Oswego.   “I am extremely ... Read More

Oswego County Business Magazine
Issue 154

Issue 154
February/March 2018

Cover Story

  • The New No.1
  • Exelon, owner-operator of three county-based nuclear power facilities, becomes Oswego County’s top private employer

Profiles

Wayne Westervelt

My Turn

Corporate Ruthlessness and The Four-Way Test

Economic Trends

Creation of Regional Waste Water Treatment Facility Under Study

Last Page

Tom Kells