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  • Oswego fighting for Fitz plant, Upstate energy jobs

    The County of Oswego Industrial Development Agency called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo today to fight for Upstate New York and the thousands of families whose livelihoods depend on the James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant in Scriba. ... Read More

  • Spizman’s Strength Systems Relocates in the Port City

    Spizman’s Strength Systems has relocated to 765 E. Seneca St., Oswego.   Owner Adam Spizman’s new facility features a larger venue compared to his former location on East Bridge Street. It offers more equipment, an indoor batti... Read More

  • Rent-A-Ride Cruises Into New Location

    Rent-A-Ride neighborhood car rental recently announced the addition of a new Cicero office at 8163 Brewerton Road, located on Route 11 near Target.   Other Rent-A-Ride locations are in Fulton, Syracuse and Liverpool. ... Read More

  • Eastern Shore Associates announces new hires

    Rent-A-Ride neighborhood car rental recently announced the addition of a new Cicero office at 8163 Brewerton Road, located on Route 11 near Target.   Other Rent-A-Ride locations are in Fulton, Syracuse and Liverpool.   “We a... Read More

  • Rally Set to Support Upgrading Fort Ontario Status

    A public rally to support a process leading to elevating Fort Ontario State Historic Site and the Safe Haven Holocaust Refugee Shelter Museum to national monument status and into the National Park Service will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Lak... Read More

  • White’s Lumber Giving Away Buffalo Bills Tickets

    North Country home improvement retailer White’s Lumber has announced a contest for Buffalo Bills (or New York Jets) football fans.   Now through Dec. 15, it will be taking entries to win four tickets to the Buffalo Bills vs. New Yo... Read More

  • 2015 ASQ CNY Conference Set for OCC

    The 2015 American Society for Quality CNY Conference — "Keeping Quality Current" — will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Nov. 21 at Onondaga Community College, Whitney Center Room 101, Syracuse. In keeping with AS... Read More

  • TDO, Columbia College Launch Innovative Partnership

    The Central New York Technology Development Organization and Columbia College of Missouri at Hancock Field has launched a new industry-academia partnership to provide Columbia College students with specialized, hands-on programs.The new offerings a... Read More

  • ESA’s Stacy Hurlbut Goes ‘Above and Beyond’

    Stacy Hurlbut, an account executive in the public entity unit for Eastern Shore Associates Insurance, Fulton, recently earned the agency’s 2015 “Above and Beyond” award, it was announced by Martha Murray, agency president.“S... Read More

  • Excellus BCBS to offer new health plan for $0 or $20 a month

    Excellus BlueCross BlueShield in 2016 will offer a new health plan with monthly premiums of zero or $20 a month. This new Essential Plan is subsidized by New York state and will only be sold to eligible individuals on the NY State of Health ma... Read More

  • New Hotel in Oswego Hits the Express Lane

    As downtown Oswego continues to grow economically, one of its newest establishments will aim to attract a multitude of guests. Construction of the upscale Holiday Inn Express is under way, made possible by Chris La... Read More

  • Harbor Freight Tools Site in Oswego in Holding Pattern

    Harbor Freight Tools, a privately held discount tool and equipment retailer, is experiencing a delay regarding its planned opening in the city of Oswego.   The company originally planned to be open for business Oct. 27 at the former ... Read More

  • New Director of Operations at Davis-Standard in Fulton

    Floyd Backes (shown in photo)  is the new director of operations at Davis-Standard., LLC in Fulton.He succeeds Michael Fegan, according to a company spokesperson. Fegan is from the United Kingdom and decided to pursue an opportunity closer to ho... Read More

  • Harbor Freight Tools to Locate at Former Staples Site

    Harbor Freight Tools, a privately held discount tool and equipment retailer, is opening for business on Oct. 27 at the former Staples location, 301 state Route 104 East, Oswego. Construction on the 23,883-square-foot Oswego store is expected t... Read More

  • Tops Friendly Markets to Open in Fulton on Aug. 22

    Tops Friendly Markets is planning to open its new Fulton location at 6 a.m. on Aug. 22. John Struppler is selling his longtime business to Tops. He celebrated his 25th year of doing business at Struppler’s Shurfine Supermarket, 9... Read More

  • Workforce Development Leader to Retire From SUNY Oswego

    Jeff Grimshaw is retiring from his posts as director of the Office of Business and Community Relations at SUNY Oswego and executive director of the Workforce Development Board of Oswego County. His retirement is effective Aug. 13. &ldq... Read More

  • State Approves SUNY Oswego's First Start-Up NY Partnership

    SUNY Oswego has partnered with Designer Hardwood Flooring CNY of East Seneca Street in Oswego in a Start-Up NY project — the college's first — that holds promise for 19 new jobs, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced. The company will em... Read More

  • Interface Solutions Now Interface Performance Materials

    Interface Solutions, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of engineered composite materials, sealing solutions and advanced thermal and acoustic management products, has a new name — Interface Performance Materials, Inc.Its German sub... Read More

  • CNY Manufacturing Sector Bucks National Trend

    While reports nationally indicate a wage crisis in the manufacturing sector, workers in the Syracuse metro area have been consistently experiencing stability in their paychecks.The National Employment Law Project recently did a study that revealed on... Read More

  • Oswego Health President, CEO to Retire Early

    Ann C. Gilpin has chosen to pursue an early retirement as president and CEO of Oswego Health, effective immediately, according to a press release issued by the organization.Gilpin made this decision, in consultation with the Oswego Health Board of Di... Read More

Oswego County Business Magazine
Issue 140

Issue 140
October/November 2015

Cover Story


Justin Rudgick

On The Job

What kind of repercussions on the economy do you expect if salaries for fast food workers go to $15 an hour?”

Success Stories

Oswego County FCU

My Turn

In Journalism, It’s All About ‘Getting to The Point’

Economic Trends

Economic Development Update

Last Page

Paul Stewart