• And the NGI Winner is: Wired Telecom!

    Austin Wheelock, 'Next Great Idea' chair and deputy director of Operation Oswego County, recently announced the winner of the 2018 NGI business plan. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Southern Graphic Systems in Phoenix to Close

    Print equipment manufacturer to shutter facility after 30 years of doing business. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • New Owners, New Vision at Thunder Island Park in Granby

    Ron and Lisa Falise focus on revitalizing, expanding tourism destination site. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Making Pulaski the 'Gateway to the Tug Hill'

    Paul Holliday shows off a new groomer that will be used by the Pulaski-Boylston Snowmobile Club this winter. Holliday is intent on making Pulaski the “Gateway to the Tug Hill.” For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Pinnacle of Success: Dr. Padma Ram Medical Services, LLC

    Dr. Padma Ram, left in foreground, and her staff at Dr. Padma Ram Medical Services, LLC in Oswego are providing high-quality health care on both a primary and urgent care level. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • 19th Century Scandal: The Story of Malvina Guimaraes

    Port City native Ann Callaghan Allen has written a book on Malvina Guimaraes, the 19th-century woman and prominent Oswego resident who reportedly catapulted to wealth as the mistress of the man who founded the Singer Sewing Machine Company, and later lost everything she had. Check out the story in the new edition of Oswego County Business magazine. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Brothers Take Over Vellas' Constantia Businesses

    Buckingham Market and Buckingham Home Center in Constantia are continuing a tradition of business excellence established by their former owners, the Vella family. Shown are new owners Tim Buckingham (left) and his brother Todd Buckingham (right). In the middle is grocery manager Ron Chapman. Check out the story in the new edition of Oswego County Business magazine. For the scoop, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Chinese Language, Culture Program Set for SUNY-Oswego

    Students dance during the closing ceremonies of last summer’s STARTALK: Chinese Language and Culture Academy Summer Program at SUNY Oswego’s Syracuse campus. The program will be featured at SUNY Oswego this summer. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Longshoremen in Oswego make endorsement

    Port workers want William Scriber, above, as their next permanent executive director. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • SUNY Oswego, Port City Cultivate Growing Relationship

    SUNY Oswego student Dara Boykin makes her selections during the Oswego Farmers’ Market last summer. Students from 11 classes across numerous disciplines worked last fall with farmers and the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce to promote the farmers’ market in both cities. The Oswego market opens Thursday while the Fulton market opens May 26. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • NOCHSI Changes Name to Connextcare

    Northern Oswego County Health Services, Inc. has changed its name to ConnextCare. The rollout of the new name was celebrated with a special breakfast reception for the entire ConnextCare staff and board of directors Wednesday at the Kallet Theatre in Pulaski. Attending the function are, from left, Penny Halstead, senior administrative assistant, Richard S. Shineman Foundation; Tricia A. Peter-Clark, vice president-chief operating officer, ConnextCare; Karen Goetz, executive director, Richard S. Shineman Foundation; Dan Dey, president-chief executive officer, ConnextCare; Michael Backus, chairman, ConnextCare Board of Directors; and Patrick Carguello, Sr., vice president/chief medical officer, ConnextCare. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Mitchell's Speedway Press to acquire The Phoenix Press

    Longtime Port City company, led by owner John Henry, is expanding and extending customer reach. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • CountryMax: Newest Addition to Retail Mix in Oswego

    A new CountryMax store is being constructed on state Route 104 East in Oswego. The storefront will be similar to others in the chain, including the Henrietta store shown above. For the details, click on the headline or photo above.

  • 'I, Robot': Technology plays greater role in workplace environments

    Damian Schofield, director of human-computer interaction at SUNY Oswego, explores how technology is and will affect the modern-day workplace. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • ‘How I Got Started’ — Tammy Wilkinson

    Tammy Wilkinson, center, founder of Theatre Du Jour, plays the role of Bella Baloopi in "Murder at the Prom" at the Hiscock Mansion in Syracuse. Her interactive touring dinner theater experience is receiving great accolades throughout the region. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Oswego Health Names Executive VP, Chief Operating Officer

    Jeff Coakley continues to solidify leadership roles at the local health care institution. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Students Have Different Perspective on Spring Break

    For several years, many SUNY Oswego students have used academic breaks like the college's upcoming spring break to serve communities in need, including building infrastructure in the Dominican Republic. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • 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.

Latest News

  • And the NGI Winner is: Wired Telecom!

    Wired Telecom was named the 2018 “Next Great Idea” Oswego County business competition winner at a reception held Tuesday at The Lake Ontario Event & Conference Center, Oswego.   The company was awarded $50,000 to ex... Read More

  • BREAKING: Southern Graphic Systems in Phoenix to Close

    Southern Graphic Systems, Inc., a company that has been doing business in Phoenix for 30 years, is closing.   The print equipment manufacturer is located in the Oswego County Industrial Park off county Route 59 in Phoenix. The pl... Read More

  • Next Small Business Training Class to Begin in Monday

    SUNY Oswego’s Business Resource Center will host a small business training class for those interested in expanding or starting a small business in Oswego County.   Classes will be held from 6-9 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8... Read More

  • Women’s Network for Entrepreneurial Training to Meet

    “Connect Before Work with WNET” will be featured from 8-10 a.m. Thursday at the Port of Oswego, 1 E. Second St., Oswego.   “This is an opportunity to connect with other women business owners, take a tour of the port and... Read More

  • 'Gateway to the Tug Hill'

    It’s a slice of serenity for winter recreationists. The Tug Hill Plateau, located roughly 60 miles east of Pulaski, is not only known for its epic snowfall, but also for its appeal to those who are passionate about snowmobiling and all-te... Read More

  • Thunder Island Rolls: Big Plans for Tourism Icon

    "We don’t know how to fail.”With those words, the husband-and-wife business team of Ron and Lisa Falise are embarking on an ambitious plan to transform Thunder Island Water Park and Family Entertainment Park in the town of Granby i... Read More

  • Guest Column: Leadership is Influence, Part I

    After a brief hiatus, I’m happy to be back as a contributing columnist to the Oswego County Business magazine.   After many, many positive comments from readers, my goal is to continue to offer some simple, yet practical nuggets fo... Read More

  • Oswego Health Ranks Among Best in Treating Infection

    Oswego Health is tied for third best in a ranking of Upstate New York hospitals when it comes to effectively treating severe sepsis and septic shock.Sixty-two percent of patients received appropriate care for the infection at Oswego Health during t... Read More

  • Onondaga SBDC Offers Pathway to Ownership Webinar Series

    The Onondaga Small Business Development Center is offering Pathways to Ownership, a free webinar series that will provide the practical information needed to understand employee ownership options for startups and existing businesses.   T... Read More

  • Chinese Language, Culture Program Set for SUNY-Oswego

    It all starts with communication.   The Chinese Language and Culture Academy, a STARTALK program, is presenting a free Chinese language summer program for children and teens in grades 3-12 at SUNY Oswego.   STARTALK is a lang... Read More

  • Operation Oswego County Presents Annual Summary, Awards

    Operation Oswego County held its 66th annual meeting at the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center today in Oswego. Barbara Bateman, president of the OOC board of directors, welcomed more than 150 representatives of businesses, government,... Read More

  • Seller’s market prevails in Oswego County, CNY

    It’s a seller’s real estate market in Oswego County and Central New York. The reason is simple: New listings and homes for sale are both down.The number of homes for sale in Oswego County dropped by more than 21 percent from April 2017 ... Read More

  • Longshoremen in Oswego make endorsement

    International Longshoremen Association Local 1570A is endorsing interim Port of Oswego Authority Executive Director William Scriber for the permanent executive director’s position, according to local president Brian Hibbert.   ... Read More

  • Next Small Business Training Class to Begin in June

    SUNY Oswego’s Business Resource Center will host a small business training class for those interested in expanding or starting a small business in Oswego County.   Classes will be held from 6-9 p.m. June 11-15 and from 8 a.m. to 1 ... Read More

  • SUNY Oswego, Port City Cultivate Growing Relationship

    SUNY Oswego's recent Smart Neighbors Project to promote the Oswego-Fulton Farmers Market has already borne fruit, as student photographers, poets, business people, filmmakers and others await the market's reopening on Thursday in Oswego and May... Read More

  • Operation Oswego County Names Business Finance Director

    Kevin LaMontagne recently joined Operation Oswego County, Inc. as business finance director.   LaMontagne will assist with financial underwriting for loan applicants, assist with packaging Small Business Administration loans, monitor loa... Read More

  • NOCHSI Changes Name to Connextcare

    Northern Oswego County Health Services, Inc. has announced it has changed its name to ConnextCare.The health care network, which has served Oswego County residents since 1969, adopted the new name, ConnextCare, to better reflect its growth in staff... Read More

  • Mitchell’s Speedway Press to acquire The Phoenix Press

    Mitchell’s Speedway Press, a leading provider of professional printing, signage and marketing products, today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire The Phoenix Press in Phoenix.   “We are excited to welcome Ph... Read More

  • Business Boon: Grant Monies Available in Port City

    The Oswego Downtown Improvement Fund has been launched.   It is one of 12 projects from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative the city of Oswego captured in July of 2016, according to Oswego Mayor Willi... Read More

  • CountryMax: Newest Addition to Retail Mix in Oswego

    A new CountryMax store is coming to Oswego.   The business will be located on state Route 104 East between Shampine and Eugene Saloga drives in the city of Oswego.   According to director of sales Brad Payne, the business is targe... Read More

Oswego County Business Magazine
Issue 157

Issue 157
August/September 2018

Cover Story

  • Thunder Island Rolls
  • Thunder Island’s new owners are investing $2.5 to buy and turn the local water park into a top destination that they say will rival Darien Lake’s theme park

Profiles

Rodmon King

On The Job

On The Job

Success Stories

Dr. Padma Ram Medical Services, LLC

My Turn

A Dangerous Time to Be a Journalist

Economic Trends

OOC Honors Those Who Make a Difference

Last Page

Jiancheng Huang