• '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 Union’s 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.

  • Uber and Out: New Player on Local Taxi Cab Scene

    Bob Mills, right, owner of Lone Wolf Taxi in Oswego, and Paul Murphy, owner of Murph's Taxi in the Port City, are prepared for the arrival of Uber. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Success Story: Chase Enterprises, Oswego

    Allen Chase continues his evolution as a successful entrepreneur. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • New Owners Take Over Subway Locations in Port City

    Four locations are now under new ownership. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Oswego County’s Visitor Spending at Record-shattering Pace

    Oswego County’s outstanding fishery attracts visitors from around the world, including Jan Hrdlicka (left) and Olaf Johann, from "Am Haken" magazine in Germany, fishing on the Oswego River last fall. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Next Small Business Training Class to Begin in September

    The Oswego County Micro-Enterprise Small Business Training Program is a breeding ground for future area entrepreneurs. John Halleron, above, senior small business adviser with the Small Business Development Center at the Business Resource Center in Oswego, leads the program. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • New Age of Student Housing Dawns at SUNY Oswego

    Lakeside Commons, slated to open in 2018 adjacent to SUNY Oswego, is latest rage in student housing. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Former Chamber Head Buys Murdock's in Oswego

    Greg Mills is the new owner of Murdock's Bicycles & Sports in Oswego. Above, employee Keith Miller, second from right, mentors Nicole Fuller and her sons Gavin and Garrett Fuller of Mannsville. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Hospitable Approach: Hotel Sector Grows in Oswego

    Stacey Phillips, director of sales for Home2 Suites by Hilton, joins her general manager Ian Wilson while preparing for today's grand opening slated from 4-7 p.m. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Par for Course: Oswego Country Club Gets Upgraded

    Atom Avery, left, is Oswego Country Club’s chairman of the building committee responsible for overseeing major renovations. Next to him is Matthew Bacon, the club's first vice president. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • New Home Comfort System Donated to Vietnam Veteran

    Sean Frawley, right, a disabled Vietnam veteran who lives in Liverpool, was the recipient of a free home heating and cooling system donated and installed by Falso Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, East Syracuse, on Friday. John Moreno of Falso Service Experts is shown celebrating the occasion with Frawley. For story, click on headline or photo above.

  • OH Awarded Grant to Transform Behavioral Health Services

    Oswego Health to direct $13K toward improving behavioral health in Oswego County. For story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Leadership Oswego County seeks applicants for class of 2018

    Leadership Oswego County's class of 2017 recently held ceremonies recognizing the successful completion of a nine-month curriculum to grow and nurture community leaders and stewards. Applications for the class of 2018 are due by Aug. 14. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Michaud Residential Health Services in Fulton to Close

    Nursing home to shut down in face of insurmountable financial challenges. For story, click on headline or photo above.

  • OOC Recognizes Top Projects, Including Home2 Suites by Hilton

    Stacey Philips, director of sales for Home2 Suites by Hilton in Oswego, is preparing for the new hotel's opening. For a look at top projects occurring in Oswego County, click on headline or photo above.

  • Falso Service Experts Donate AC System to Veteran

    Earl Fontenot, a U.S. Army veteran, and his family — wife Margaret and children, from left, Miles, Earl, Ethan and Emily — enjoy their new air conditioning system. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Budget Banter: Representatives Analyze State Budget

    Spending plan gets applause, boos from state reps. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Former Oswego Mayor John T. Sullivan Jr. Inks Memoirs

    Book signing slated in Port City on June 8. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Cool Clutter Barntique Celebrates Opening Today

    Owner Tricia Cool Lorenz goes from marketing to world of creativity. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Local Dance Center Earns Excellence Award

    Operation Oswego County, Inc. recently honored Off Broadway Dance Center with a 2017 Small Business Excellence Award. Celebrating the occasion recently at the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 19th annual Small Business Excellence Awards luncheon in Syracuse recently are, from left, Patrick MacKrell, New York Business Development Corporation; Dave Daino, Operation Oswego County, Inc., Ellen Marshall, Off Broadway Dance Center, and Bernard J. Paprocki, SBA Syracuse district director. For the complete story, click on headline or photo above.

  • SUNY Oswego May graduates set to chart new paths

    SUNY Oswego senior Kenny Roffo, shown here presenting at the college's Quest on a new interactive puzzle he designed, will start a job at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California as a software engineer after May graduation. He said showing JPL's hiring manager he could solve a Rubik’s Cube in less than 30 seconds helped land him an internship that paved the way for his new job. He is among nearly 1,700 students eligible to take part in May 13 commencement ceremonies. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Entergy Renews Sponsorship for 2017 Harborfest Fireworks

    Saturday night pyrotechnics an anchor of annual festival. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • SUNY Oswego on Cutting Edge of Telemedicine

    Dr. Isabelle Bichindaritz of SUNY Oswego helps to advance telemedicine in Central New York. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • SUCCESS STORY: Douglas Outdoors Sets the Pace

    Fishing equipment supplier — led by owner David Barclay — is taking the world by storm. For story, click on headline or photo above.

  • SPECIAL REPORT: Elvis is in the House!

    Par-K GM Tom Gilbo dazzles fans as an Elvis tribute artist. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • PROFILE: New Oswego-Fulton Chamber Leader Steps Into Limelight

    Oswego's own Katie Toomey is ready to make an impression. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • No opening date set yet for new Home2 Suites by Hilton

    Hospitality project deemed beneficial to Oswego's economic development scene. For story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Area Nonprofit Agency Establishes Paid Leave Policy

    Oswego County Opportunities has implemented a new paid leave policy that provides its full- and part-time employees an annual paid leave allowance to undergo preventative cancer screenings. The policy is the first among nonprofit agencies in Oswego County. Celebrating the initiative are, from left, Carolyn Handville, coordinator of OCO’s Cancer Services Program, OCO Executive Director Diane Cooper-Currier, OCO Director of Human Resources Cindy Seeber, and OCO Benefits Manager Denise Russell. For story, click on headline or photo above.

  • The Landings at Meadowood Opens Luxury Rental Apartments

    Upscale Baldwinsville housing facility will be totally complete in 2019. For story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Success Story: C&S Companies Huge Player in CNY

    President-CEO John Trimble leads the design, construction firm as it balances people, profit and the planet. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • HealthWay: Lobdells Put Pulaski on the Map

    CEO/chairman Vincent Lobdell, left, and director of manufacturing Joe Hurd continue to set the pace in the global air purification industry. For story, click on headline or photo above.

  • New Restaurant, Lodging Business Opens in Pulaski

    Melissa Gibbs recently opened Salmon River Pub & Grill, the newest attraction on Pulaski's dining and lodging scene. Click on headline or photo above for the story.

Latest News

  • Fulton Self-Storage Under New Ownership

    Fulton Self-Storage, formerly Galizia's All-Safe Storage, is now under the ownership of Richard and Deborah Rogler.The business has locations at Second and Ontario streets, and 2723 county Route 57, with access from state Route 481."We acquired... Read More

  • Bush Promoted to VP of Human Resources at Pathfinder Bank

    Heather Bush has been promoted to vice president of human resources at Pathfinder Bank."We consider our employees to be our competitive advantage," said Edward Mervine, senior vice president/general counsel. "We are confident that Heat... Read More

  • Eastern Shore Associates Acquires Cronk Agency

    Eastern Shore Associates Insurance, 101 Cayuga St., Fulton, has acquired the property and casualty book of business from the Cronk Agency, Inc., 647 Main St., Central Square.Cronk owners Jacquelyn and Frank Upwood are retiring as of Thursday, at whic... Read More

  • Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance Has New President

    Dannible & McKee, LLP Audit Senior Alanna Abreu has been appointed president of the CNY chapter of the Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance.The AFWA is an organization with over 100 chapters nationwide whose mission is to increase opportu... Read More

  • Pathfinder Investment Services Features New Financial Strategist

    Estella Taylor-Greene of Liverpool has been named an investment executive at Pathfinder Investment Services, a division of Pathfinder Bank.Taylor-Greene will work primarily in the Onondaga County market, servicing Pathfinder Bank's Cicero and new Pi... Read More

  • Novelis Employees to Challenge NLRB Proceedings

    Novelis employees working at the Oswego Works aluminum fabrication plant have retained the law firm of Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC to represent their interests in pending National Labor Relations Board proceedings, according to a prepared release... Read More

  • Sample News Group to Purchase The Valley News

    A community publishing company with strong local ties is acquiring The Valley News and Patriot-Advertiser later this month.The Sample News Group has reached an agreement in principle with Scotsman Media Group and company President William Veit to pur... Read More

  • The Valley News on Sales Block in Wake of SMG Closing

    The Scotsman Media Group in Syracuse has shut down, but company President William Veit is making sure there are no loose ends to tie up.Scotsman closed its printing operations in Syracuse and Chenango Bridge recently and laid off approximately 90 emp... Read More

  • Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce in State of Flux

    Jamie Persse, board president of the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce, is assuming the responsibility of managing the daily operations of the organization effective Friday. Nate Emmons, interim executive dir... Read More

  • TDO Board of Directors Appoints INFICON Exec to Team

    Peter Maier has joined the board of directors for the Central New York Technology Development Organization.   Maier is the president of INFICON Inc. in East Syracuse. Prior to joining INFICON, Maier was a project ... Read More

  • Semi-finalists Selected for ‘Next Great Idea’ Competition

    The 2014 Oswego County Next Great Idea Business Plan Competition has announced the seven semi-finalists that are competing for a $25,000 prize toward the start of their business in Oswego County.   In this, its th... Read More

  • Chicken BBQ to Benefit Fourth of July Parade in Oswego

    The annual chicken barbecue to support the 51st annual Fourth of July Independence Parade in the city of Oswego will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Woodchuck Saloon, 1 Mitchell St.... Read More

  • OOC Presents Annual Activity Summary, Achievement Awards

    Operation Oswego County held its 62nd annual meeting at the SUNY Oswego Campus Center Tuesday.Kevin LaMontagne, president of the OOC board of directors, welcomed more than 160 representatives of businesses, government, education, labor and other ally... Read More

  • Thunder Island in Fulton Celebrates Major Milestone

    Thunder Island, Wilcox Road, Fulton, will officially open June 27 and will mark its 35th anniversary. Located 25 minutes north of Syracuse and two miles south of the city of Fulton in the town of Granby, the facility has come a lo... Read More

  • Oswego County Community Foundation All About Giving

    At a time when government support and nonprofit business models are changing, Oswego’s charitable organizations will soon have another permanent source of philanthropic support.   The newly created Oswego Co... Read More

  • Riccelli Enterprises Acquires The Northern Group in Fulton

    Riccelli Enterprises, headquartered in North Syracuse, has acquired the majority of The Northern Group, Fulton.Riccelli Enterprises, owned by the father-son team of Joseph F. Riccelli and Richard J. Riccelli Sr., has a location at 1902 county Route 5... Read More

  • Leadership Oswego County to Graduate its 21st Class

    Leadership Oswego County, a program of the SUNY Oswego Office of Business and Community Relations, will hold graduation ceremonies for its class of 2014 at 6 p.m. May 30 in Sheldon Hall ballroom on the SUNY Oswego campus.   This ma... Read More

  • BREAKING NEWS: Beth Hilton Steps Down as Chamber Head

    Beth Hilton has unexpectedly stepped down as executive director of the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce. Nathan Emmons is the interim executive director effectively immediately, according to Jamie Persse, board president. Emmons is the forme... Read More

  • Oswego County Dead Last in Health Behaviors Ranking

    Oswego County is highly regarded for many things, such as its vast natural resources and rich history.However, it also traditionally features one of the highest unemployment rates in the state.Now, according to recent health rankings, it is last amon... Read More

  • Cruising Coalition Considers Oswego as Port of Call

    Oswego is cruising for tourism revenue.Zelko N. Kirincich, executive director/CEO of the Port of Oswego Authority, is meeting with members of the Great Lakes Cruising Coalition this week to explore the possibility of establishing the Port City as a d... Read More

Oswego County Business Magazine
Issue 152

Issue 152
October/November 2017

Cover Story

Profiles

Kathryn J. Connell

On The Job

“Do you encourage your employees to get additional training?”

Success Stories

Chase Enterprises

My Turn

Jobs of Yesteryear Not Coming Back

Economic Trends

The Shift in Manufacturing Jobs

Last Page

Ronald Woodward Sr.