• 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 Wade’s 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 Maria’s Family Restaurant in Oswego, serves up the restaurant’s famous cinnamon roll pancake. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Best Bets For Breakfast: Jocko’s Famous Ritz Diner

    Teal Palmer, a server at Jocko’s 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 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.

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 154

Issue 154
February/March 2018

Cover Story

  • The New No.1
  • Exelon, owner-operator of three county-based nuclear power facilities, becomes Oswego County’s 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