• CountryMax: Newest Addition to Retail Mix in Oswego

    A new CountryMax store is being constructed on state Route 104 East in Oswego. The storefront will be similar to others in the chain, including the Henrietta store shown above. For the details, click on the headline or photo above.

  • 'I, Robot': Technology plays greater role in workplace environments

    Damian Schofield, director of human-computer interaction at SUNY Oswego, explores how technology is and will affect the modern-day workplace. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • ‘How I Got Started’ — Tammy Wilkinson

    Tammy Wilkinson, center, founder of Theatre Du Jour, plays the role of Bella Baloopi in "Murder at the Prom" at the Hiscock Mansion in Syracuse. Her interactive touring dinner theater experience is receiving great accolades throughout the region. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Oswego Health Names Executive VP, Chief Operating Officer

    Jeff Coakley continues to solidify leadership roles at the local health care institution. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Students Have Different Perspective on Spring Break

    For several years, many SUNY Oswego students have used academic breaks like the college's upcoming spring break to serve communities in need, including building infrastructure in the Dominican Republic. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

Oswego County Business Magazine
Issue 155

Issue 155
April/May 2018

Cover Story

Profiles

Shane Broadwell

On The Job

On The Job

Success Stories

The Digital Hyve

My Turn

Thanks to Trump, Investigative Journalism Is Alive and Well

Economic Trends

Business Competition Has Record Number of Applicants

Last Page

Sarfraz Mian