• SUNY Oswego rises sharply in U.S. News rankings

    College has lofty spot on list of top regional higher learning institutions. For story, click on photo or headline above.

  • Port City Copy Center Relocates in City of Oswego

    Megan Pecora, owner of Port City Copy Center, recently relocated to 52 W. Bridge St., Oswego. Pecora is in her third year of doing business in Oswego.

  • Up-cycling to Success

    Amara Ercums, owner of US Beer Bites in Oswego, uses spent brewer’s mash to create all-natural dog treats. For story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Brewing up Business at The Cellar Door

    Oswego native Thomas Millar joins booming micro-brewing industry. For story, click on headline or photo above.

  • From Farm to Factory

    New Huhtamaki plant manager has roots in local agriculture. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Real Estate: End of an Era

    Oswego County Board of Realtors becomes part of Greater Syracuse Association of Realtors. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • 'How I Got Started': Dave Canale

    Dave Canale, owner of Canale Insurance and Computer Accounting Services, began his business from scratch 13 years ago. For story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Port of Oswego Authority Gears Up For Shipping Season

    The Evans Spirit visited the Port of Oswego Authority recently to unload aluminum for Novelis Corp. in Scriba. For story, click on photo or headline above.

  • Alice's Scoops Ice Cream Parlor Opens in Oswego

    Alice Davis, left, serves up a tasty treat to customers Rachel Anderson, center, and Bre Konu, both of Oswego. Davis recently opened Alice’s Scoops, located off George Street in the former Ponderosa Steakhouse parking lot off state Route 104 East, Oswego. For story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Novelis to Commission Another Automotive Line May 23

    Three CASH lines to now supply automotive industry. For the story, click on photo or headline above.

  • New Plant Manager at Novelis Oswego Works

    Kevin Shutt takes the helm; Chris Smith retires. For story, click on the photo or headline above.

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  • Up-cycling to Success

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  • Powerful News Gets Positive Reaction from Nuke Community

    Exelon Generation has agreed to purchase the 850-megawatt James A. FitzPatrick nuclear plant in Scriba.   Entergy, the owner of FitzPatrick, and Exelon, owner of the adjacent Nine Mile Point Nuclear Generating Station, announced the sale... Read More

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  • KeyCorp closes acquisition of First Niagara Financial Group

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  • BREAKING NEWS: City of Oswego Receives $10 million for downtown revitalization

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  • BREAKING NEWS: Greg Mills to Resign From Top Post at Chamber

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  • Leadership Program Seeks County Residents for Class of 2017

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  • Dave Canale

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  • Real Estate: End of an Era

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Oswego County Business Magazine
Issue 145

Issue 145
August/September 2016

Cover Story

Profiles

Gary Toth

On The Job

“What are your primary sources of news and why?”

Success Stories

Ontario Orchards’ Fall Jamboree

My Turn

The Newspaper Business is Dying, Right?

First Person

Oswego County: Where Are the Tourists?

First Person

Jamie Persse

Economic Trends

OOC Honors Local Organizations, Businessmen

Last Page

Nick Canale