• Longshoremen in Oswego make endorsement

    Port workers want William Scriber, above, as their next permanent executive director. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • SUNY Oswego, Port City Cultivate Growing Relationship

    SUNY Oswego student Dara Boykin makes her selections during the Oswego Farmers’ Market last summer. Students from 11 classes across numerous disciplines worked last fall with farmers and the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce to promote the farmers’ market in both cities. The Oswego market opens Thursday while the Fulton market opens May 26. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • NOCHSI Changes Name to Connextcare

    Northern Oswego County Health Services, Inc. has changed its name to ConnextCare. The rollout of the new name was celebrated with a special breakfast reception for the entire ConnextCare staff and board of directors Wednesday at the Kallet Theatre in Pulaski. Attending the function are, from left, Penny Halstead, senior administrative assistant, Richard S. Shineman Foundation; Tricia A. Peter-Clark, vice president-chief operating officer, ConnextCare; Karen Goetz, executive director, Richard S. Shineman Foundation; Dan Dey, president-chief executive officer, ConnextCare; Michael Backus, chairman, ConnextCare Board of Directors; and Patrick Carguello, Sr., vice president/chief medical officer, ConnextCare. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Mitchell's Speedway Press to acquire The Phoenix Press

    Longtime Port City company, led by owner John Henry, is expanding and extending customer reach. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • 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.

Latest News

  • 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

  • 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

Oswego County Business Magazine
Issue 156

Issue 156
June/July 2018

Cover Story

Profiles

Carol Sweeney

On The Job

How Does Summer Affect Your Business?

Success Stories

Oliver B. Paine Greenhouses

My Turn

Honorary Doctorate Degrees — Should They Be Eliminated?

Economic Trends

Fifteen semi-finalists competing for a $50,000 prize

Last Page

Paul Stewart