• 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 Wadeís 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 Mariaís Family Restaurant in Oswego, serves up the restaurantís famous cinnamon roll pancake. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Best Bets For Breakfast: Jockoís Famous Ritz Diner

    Teal Palmer, a server at Jockoís 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 Unionís 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

  • College Administrator Joins Board of Fulton Savings Bank

    Pamela Caraccioli of Oswego has been elected a member of the board of trustees of Fulton Savings Bank.Caraccioli is serving as deputy to the president at SUNY Oswego, overseeing and coordinating all economic development activities on behalf of the co... Read More

  • Longtime United Way Leader To Step Down

    Melanie Trexler is stepping down from her post as executive director of the United Way of Greater Oswego County in April.Trexler said she will enjoy a month's vacation in May before taking on a new career venture with her brother, Tom Trexler. He and... Read More

  • New Year Rings in Tobacco-free, Smoke-free SUNY Oswego

    SUNY Oswego's tobacco- and smoke-free policy is in effect following a campaign to raise awareness of the costs of tobacco and nicotine use and addiction, and promote and assist smoking cessation.The new year will bring a fresh start for all at the co... Read More

  • The American Fortitude Stored at Oswego Port Authority

    The American Fortitude recently arrived at the Port of Oswego Authority under tow of the tug Evans McKeil and will be stored in the Port City for the winter.The classic steamer, which is 690 feet in length, is reportedly destined for recycling at a s... Read More

  • Music Instrument Covers Takes Down NGI Competition

    Matthew Vacanti and his business, Music Instrument Covers, has won the 2014 Next Great Idea Oswego County Business Plan Competition.The winner was announced at an awards luncheon held earlier today at the Lake Ontario Event & Conference Center, O... Read More

  • Jrecks Subs Moves to New Location in Fulton

    Jrecks Subs has rolled into a new location in Fulton.Jrecks has moved into the former KFC building at 369 S. Second St. (state Route 481). It was formerly located at 125 S. First St., Fulton.The new site offers increased visibility compared to the fo... Read More

  • CNYTDO Undergoes Major Leadership Transition

    Cindy Oehmigen, right, is the new president of Central New York Technology Development Organization's National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership and New York State Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovat... Read More

  • 'Next Great Idea' Competition Down to Final Four

    Bookbrawl.com, Music Instrument Covers, Ontario Soap Company and Party & Play Cafe have been selected as the four finalists for the 2014 Next Great Idea Oswego County Business Plan Competition, according to Austin Wheelock, chair of the NGI steer... Read More

  • SUNY Oswego School of Business Named to 'Best' List

    SUNY Oswego's School of Business appears on Princeton Review's 2015 list of "The Best 296 Business Schools," an annual distinction or more than a decade's standing."External validation, whether from Princeton Review or U.S. News, affir... Read More

  • Pathfinder Bancorp. Enters the Public Realm

    Pathfinder Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ Capital: PBHC) has completed the conversion and reorganization pursuant to which Pathfinder Bancorp, MHC has converted to the stock-holding company form of organization.Pathfinder Bancorp, Inc., a Maryland corporation... Read More

  • BREAKING NEWS: Greg Mills New Oswego-Fulton Chamber Leader

    Greg Mills (shown at right) is the new executive director of the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce, according to Jamieson Persse, chamber board president.Jacqueline Thorpe has been named its new membership development manager.In their new lea... Read More

  • 'With Passion and Purpose' Campaign Set at SUNY Oswego

    ESPN anchor Steve Levy, a 1987 graduate of SUNY Oswego, will join college president Deborah F. Stanley for a live online broadcast of "The Tomorrow Show," the official kickoff of an unprecedented $40 million campaign for SUNY Oswego on Thur... Read More

  • 'Money Smart for Small Businesses' Program on Agenda

    "Money Smart for Small Businesses," an instructor-led training curriculum developed jointly by the FDIC and SBA, will present "Financial Fundamentals for a Successful Business" from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Genesee Grande H... Read More

  • Oswego County Community Foundation Receives $25,000 Gift

    Pathfinder Bank in Oswego recently donated $25,000 to the Oswego County Community Foundation. The gift will help the foundation reach its endowment fundraising goal of $500,000.Pathfinder Bank is the oldest financial institution in Oswego County and ... Read More

  • Shineman Foundation Names New Executive Director

    Karen S. Goetz, former president and CEO of Inforia, Inc., will take over as executive director of the Richard S. Shineman Foundation Oct. 20.Goetz, a 27-year veteran entrepreneur and company executive, will succeed Lauren Pistell, who is moving out ... Read More

  • Colleges to Collaborate to Increase Degree Attainment

    SUNY Oswego has received a $2.88 million federal grant to improve college completion rates in Upstate New York.Oswego's grant is one of 24 awards announced today under the U.S. Department of Education's First in the World Program, which seeks to spur... Read More

  • New Turf Field, Stadium Being Built at SUNY-Oswego

    SUNY-Oswego student-athletes and the college's athletic department are looking forward to the opportunities and benefits that a new turf field and stadium will bring starting next summer.Construction recently began for an NCAA-compliant, all-weather ... Read More

  • Oswego County BOCES Has New Name: CiTi

    The Oswego County Board of Cooperative Educational Services has changed its name to the Center for Instruction, Technology & Innovation.The name change is part of a rebranding effort and in conjunction with a nearly completed campus renovation pr... Read More

  • Micro-Enterprise Program to Groom Future Entrepreneurs

    The Oswego County Micro-Enterprise Small Business Training Program is scheduled to begin Sept. 6 and run each Saturday until Oct. 4.The classes will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the SUNY Oswego Phoenix Center, Oswego County Industrial Park, Phoen... Read More

  • SUNY Oswego Draws Students From Outside CNY

    Nearly 2,200 new students — more than 1 in 4 from traditionally underrepresented groups and the most in history from outside Central New York — have started classes at SUNY Oswego.In photo at right, SUNY Oswego's new students accept a br... 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 Countyís 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