• 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.

Latest News

  • Up-cycling to Success

    It requires ingenuity to take discarded material and create a product of higher quality.   This is exactly what Amara Ercums is doing as owner of US Beer Bites, a new business located at 17 W. Cayuga St., Oswego. It operates within U... Read More

  • Brewing up Business

    An Oswego native and entrepreneur has the hops to brew up success.   Thomas Millar recently opened US Beer Brewers at The Cellar Door, located in the basement level of the renovated Woodruff Building at West First and Cayuga streets in O... Read More

  • 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

  • Shape Up and Ship Out: Exporting the Focus

    Exporting is one of the most effective means of expanding sales and markets for healthy businesses.   Whether a company is considering exporting, selling internationally on a limited basis, or fully engaged with an international dist... Read More

  • KeyCorp closes acquisition of First Niagara Financial Group

    KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY) has closed its $4.1 billion acquisition of First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FNFG) (“First Niagara”), a Buffalo-based banking company.   Systems and client conversion is expected du... Read More

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

    The city of Oswego is $10 million richer today.Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the city of Oswego has been selected as a winner of the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative in the Central New York Region.He made the announcement Thursday at... Read More

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

    Greg Mills is resigning from his position as executive director of the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce, effective July 22.   “Over the past few years, I have enjoyed working with businesses across our community to s... Read More

  • Port of Oswego Authority Receives 14th Pacesetter Award

    The Port of Oswego has been awarded its 14th Robert J. Lewis Pacesetter Award from the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, an agency of the U.S. Department of Transportation.   SLSDC Administrator Betty Su... Read More

  • PSC: Benefits of Preserving Upstate Nuclear Via CES Far Exceed Costs

    The New York Public Service Commission’s recent proposal relative to the proposed nuclear component of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Clean Energy Standard underscores that preserving Upstate nuclear plants would bring significant economic... Read More

  • Leadership Program Seeks County Residents for Class of 2017

    Leadership Oswego County, a program of SUNY Oswego's Office of Business and Community Relations, is recruiting through June and July for the class of 2017.   The program, founded in 1992, prepares a select group of county residents to beco... Read More

  • Dave Canale

    Q.: How did you first get into the insurance industry? A.: After spending 11 years working for another agency, my brother Tracy and I opened our own office on May 1, 2003. We were located in the back of the old firehouse building on East Sixth and... Read More

  • Real Estate: End of an Era

    The trend of mergers and collaborations does not discriminate against any economic sector.The Oswego County Board of Realtors has been absorbed into the Greater Syracuse Association of Realtors, ending over 70 years of service in Oswego County.Gen... Read More

  • From Farm to Factory

    Mark Southwick knows what it takes to roll up his sleeves and get the job done.After all, he grew up on a farm.Southwick, 37, is the new plant manager at Huhtamaki in Fulton and is bringing a solid work ethic to an environment that demands nothing ... Read More

  • A Successful Second Act

    A trip to a craft show in 1995 led to a profitable and rewarding career for Cindy Schmidt of New Haven. Schmidt’s Cranky Cat Collection, paintings of cute and personable cats, are sold locally, nationally and internationally.For the 61-year-old... Read More

  • Gluten-free Bakery Opens in Fulton

    A gluten-free facility has opened in Fulton. Sweet Cindy’s Gluten-Free Bakery opened to the public in late April. Owner Cindy Swartwood invested roughly $130,000 into her new business, which includes renovation, equipment and legal fees. The bu... Read More

  • Rudy's Lakeside Drive-In

    For 70 years, the return of Rudy’s has meant springtime and the beginning of warm weather in Oswego.   Rudy’s Lakeside Drive-In, a Lake Ontario landmark, has been serving fried seafood, Hofmann hot dogs and other fare for so ... Read More

  • 10 Regions Compete for Up to $750 Million in State Awards

    The Central New York Regional Economic Development Council was very successful in rounds 1 through 4, receiving a total of $344.5 million for 311 projects. It features a solid vision to create “a diverse, sustainable and globally competit... Read More

  • Port of Oswego Authority Gears Up For Shipping Season

    The St. Lawrence Seaway opened two weeks earlier this shipping season and U.S. ports took advantage of the warm weather to move cargo for their customers.   In May, the Port of Oswego Authority received three shipments of aluminum totali... Read More

  • SUNY Oswego Achieves Historic Milestone in Fundraising Campaign

    "With Passion & Purpose: The Campaign for SUNY Oswego" has achieved a historic milestone in its five-year journey by surpassing the $40 million announced goal.   This is the largest announced campaign among all SUNY compreh... Read More

  • State Senator Pulling Out All Stops to Save Fitz

    A glimmer of hope remains for the James A. FitzPatrick nuclear power facility in Scriba, soon to be shuttered by its owner, Entergy Corp.   New York State Sen. Patty Ritchie (R-Oswegatchie) has introduced a bill in the Senate this we... Read More

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