• 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

  • Project on Track at Port of Oswego Authority

    Planned renovations at the Port of Oswego Authority are expected to restore not only railroads, but aid the economic growth in the community of Oswego County as well.The $1.5 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant awarde... Read More

  • Oswego Doctor to Relocate, Establish 'Prompt Care' Center

    After practicing internal medicine at 1 College Plaza in Oswego for 10 years, Padma Ram’s practice is moving to a new facility this winter.The new office, located at 300 state Route 104 East, will provide more space, employees, and better accom... Read More

  • Small Business Training Classes to Begin in September

    For those interested in expanding or starting a small business in Oswego County, there are two small business-training classes scheduled in September.The first class will be held online from Sept. 9 through Oct. 26. Registration for this online class... Read More

  • ‘Cruising the City’ Event Comes to SUNY Oswego

    The Campus-City Relations Committee is featuring the fifth annual "Cruising the City" event on the SUNY Oswego campus.The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 28 in the Campus Center Arena.The event will be held in conjunction wit... Read More

  • New Faces in Newsroom at The Valley News in Fulton

    The newsroom at The Valley News, a biweekly newspaper based in Fulton, is dotted with new faces.The Valley News is owned and published by Scotsman Media Group in Syracuse.“Both our investigative reporter and managing editor left,” said Wi... Read More

  • Fitz Plant Slims Down as Entergy Slashes Jobs

    The workforce at Entergy Corp.’s James A. FitzPatrick nuclear power plant in Scriba has lost some of its steam.Companywide layoffs at Entergy will impact the 838-megawatt FitzPatrick plant to the tune of 35 jobs.Entergy recently announced plans... Read More

  • ‘The Hormone Cure’ to be Presented at September WNET Meeting

    Stress kills.Julie Fischer, certified holistic health and transformational coach, will discuss how stress can take a serious toll on a woman's body and throw her hormones out of balance, affecting her health and mood, at the next Women's Network fo... Read More

  • County Legislator Presents Website that Navigates Government

    “Oswego County’s Guide to Government” is here.You want to know about who your elected officials are in Oswego County, the New York State Assembly and Senate, and the United States Congress?Want to get educated on what the functions ... Read More

  • New Leader Takes Reins of SUNY Oswego's economic development initiatives

    Pamela D. Caraccioli has been named deputy to the president for external partnerships and economic development at SUNY Oswego."We are a major economic anchor for our community and region," said SUNY Oswego President Deborah F. Stanley. &ldq... Read More

  • City of Oswego to Unveil New Look During Fourth Parade

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  • St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica cuts staff

    St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica announced today that a staff reduction is being implemented to ensure the hospital’s long-term sustainability.“The delivery of safe, high-quality patient care remains the primary focus and patient car... Read More

  • Former WRVO General Manager John Krauss Dies

    Former WRVO general manager and on-air host John Krauss died Monday in Oswego. Krauss was one of the longest-serving station administrators in public broadcasting having held various managerial titles for more than 40 years, 14 as general manager.He... Read More

  • Giovanni Food Co. owner shines in spotlight

    What started as a family owned tavern in Oswego nearly 70 years ago has become a major player in the food production industry in the area.After already gaining state recognition, the business is moving on to seek national attention.Louis DeMent, CEO ... Read More

  • Major Projects Bolster Oswego County's Economy

    Operation Oswego County held its 61st annual meeting at the SUNY Oswego Campus Center earlier today.Kevin LaMontagne, president of the Operation Oswego County board of directors, welcomed more than 175 representatives of businesses, government, educa... Read More

  • SUNY Oswego Center to Host Workshop on Winning Government Contracts

    For many small businesses, gaining government contracts may seem too challenging.However, it may be just a matter of knowing the process.That can be learned during a workshop from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 17 at the SUNY Oswego Phoenix Center."G... Read More

  • Economic Growth Plan Anchored By Tax-free Zones

    Governor Andrew Cuomo revealed New York state’s latest economic development initiative earlier this week that has the potential to impact Oswego County.The plan is to establish tax-free zones for businesses surrounding SUNY campuses and satelli... Read More

  • Spotlight to Shine on ‘Forty Under 40’ Winners

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  • Leadership Oswego County to honor graduates, standouts

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  • Former Nestle Site in Fulton May Feature Student Housing

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  • Forty Under 40 Has Record Number of Nominations

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Oswego County Business Magazine
Issue 149

Issue 149
April/May 2017

Cover Story

  • John Cerniglia
  • Main concern is about matching physician with hospital, community

  • Stacy Varre
  • No. 1 priority is offering a high level of customer service

  • Christopher Mitchell
  • Recruiting the right physicians can take months, sometimes years, hundreds of communications and many meetings

  • Deborah Tuttle
  • Unlike other hospitals in the area, SUNY Upstate relies on each department to recruit its own physicians

Profiles

Katie Toomey

On The Job

On The Job

Success Stories

Douglas Outdoors LLC

My Turn

Bad Reviews on Social Media? Businesses Are Taking Action

Economic Trends

Programs Help Business Development and Growth

Last Page

Paul Lear