• '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

  • SAM North America Unveils Extrusion Tech Center

    SAM North America LLC, a member of the SAM Group based in Seoul, South Korea, is inviting customers from around the world to its recently dedicated extrusion technology center at the Oswego County Industrial Park in Phoenix for a tour and demonstrati... Read More

  • Hotels in Oswego, Pulaski change to Knights Inn

    Knights Inn is picking up where Days Inn and Travelodge have left off.Hotelier Rajesh “Roger” Modi has switched brands in his three locations in Oswego County. Modi is the owner of Modheshwari Motels, Matangi Motels and Mahalaxmi Motels.T... Read More

  • Austin Wheelock Designated Certified Economic Developer

    Austin Wheelock, economic development specialist and property manager for Operation Oswego County, recently earned the designation of certified economic developer.It is a national recognition that denotes a mastery of principal skills in economic dev... Read More

  • Business Retention, Expansion Program Set in Oswego County

    New York Sea Grant and SUNY Oswego’s Office of Business and Community Relations are launching a business retention and expansion program to evaluate the local business climate and to assist existing recreation and tourism businesses with expans... Read More

  • SUNY Oswego to Host Annual Youth Career Summit

    The SUNY Oswego Office of Business and Community Relations, in conjunction with the Workforce Development Board of Oswego County, will host the eighth annual Youth Career Summit from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 20 in Lanigan Hall on campus.The summit i... Read More

  • SBA Announces Class Schedule for Emerging Leaders Initiative

    The U. S. Small Business Administration Syracuse district office announced the class schedule for the 2014 Emerging Leaders initiative for Syracuse-area small businesses, with applications being accepted through March 22.Entering its fourth year, the... Read More

  • FTS Office Supply Shuts Down in Fulton

    FTS Office Supply, 308-310 Oneida St., Fulton, has closed.The business was the last independently owned office supply store in Oswego County.Business owner Roger Falconer did not comment as to why he closed the business. He is now working for WB Maso... Read More

  • Scotsman Media Group Names Associate Publisher

    Courtney Rae Kasper is the new associate publisher of editorial at The Scotsman Media Group as well as editor-in-chief of Today's CNY Woman.An award-winning writer and editor, Kasper brings more than eight years of professional print media experienc... Read More

  • Final Roundup: Ponderosa Steakhouse in Oswego to Close

    The Ponderosa Steakhouse in Oswego will be closing, according to published report.The restaurant located at 147 George St. will be closing because “lease negotiations were not successful,” according to the report.It is unknown what the cl... Read More

  • New City of Oswego Advisory Board Seeks to Bolster Tourism

    The city of Oswego is in dire need of a catalyst to rev up its tourism industry.So says Oswego Mayor Thomas Gillen, who wants to ramp up efforts at promoting the Port City as a tourism destination.Gillen said the city does not have a tourism departme... Read More

  • Financial Experts: Tread Softly But Take Some Risk

    Despite over-the-top returns from equities in 2013, investors are continuing to stay under the radar as 2014 unfolds.The economy is showing an upturn, but still investors remain cautiously optimistic in the wake of a numbing recession.Adam Gagas, fou... Read More

  • Company President to Acquire Scotsman Media Group

    William G. Veit, president and CEO of The Scotsman Press, Inc., Syracuse, has formed an agreement to acquire the company from Badoud Enterprises, Inc., owned by John J. Badoud, Jr. of Virginia.The transaction is expected to close on March 31.Incorpor... Read More

  • SAM NA Celebrates New Extrusion Tech Center

    SAM North America LLC, a member of the Sung An Machinery Group, held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony this morning for its extrusion technology center at its new facility in the Oswego County Industrial Park in Schroeppel.The ceremony allo... Read More

  • Adecco Employment Services Closes its Fulton Office

    Adecco Employment Services, a leading staffing and recruiting agency, has shut down its Fulton location.Adecco is the 12th largest private employer in Oswego County, with 243 workers as of late last year. It has been operating in Oswego County for n... Read More

  • Chris Burritt Named Chairman of Pathfinder Bank Board

    Chris Burritt has been named the new chairman of the board of directors of Pathfinder Bancorp, Inc. and Pathfinder Bank.Burritt replaces Janette Resnick, who is retiring from her chair and board position. Burritt joined the board in 1986.“After... Read More

  • New Leader at the Helm of Port of Oswego Authority

    Zelko N. Kirincich is the new executive director at the Port of Oswego Authority.Kirincich most recently served as deputy port director and chief operating officer for the Port of Tampa, where he had worked since 1996.Prior to that, Kirincich spent 1... Read More

  • Dynegy Independence Station Undergoes Leadership Change

    Dynegy’s Independence Station in Scriba is now steaming ahead under new leadership.M.C. King has joined the staff as managing director of Independence Station.King’s transfer date was tied closely to Dynegy’s deal with Ameren Energy... Read More

  • Who Has the ‘Next Great Idea’ for Oswego County?

    “The Next Great Idea: 2014 Oswego County Business Plan Competition” has announced this year’s competition, which culminates with  $25,000 awarded to the winner at an awards luncheon in November 2014, said Austin Wheelock, co-ch... Read More

  • Fultonian Joins Community Bank, N.A. Consulting Team

    Andrew Mangano has joined Community Bank Wealth Management Group as a financial consultant in its Fulton and Oswego markets.Mangano comes to the wealth management group with several years of financial planning experience and nonprofit agency work.He ... Read More

  • Program Links Businesses With Exporting Opportunities

    Exporting is one of the most effective means of expanding sales and markets for healthy businesses.Is your company eyeing or already exploring markets abroad?If so, you could benefit from the ExportNY program offered by the Kiebach Center for Interna... 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.