• 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

  • 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

  • BREAKING NEWS: Novelis Continues Expansion in Scriba

    It’s an expansion of an expansion plan.Novelis’ Oswego Works plant has begun constructing a third metal processing line in anticipation of growing demand for aluminum sheet by the nation’s automotive industry.A source who requested ... Read More

  • Analysis: Manufacturing Sector in County Shows Growth

    Who said manufacturing is a thing of the past in Oswego County?Based on data featured in the 2014 Business Guide, manufacturing is on a comeback.Seven of the top-20 private employers in Oswego County are manufacturers.Together, these manufacturers em... Read More

  • Novelis Marks Commissioning of Automotive Sheet Finishing Lines

    Novelis, the world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, today commissioned a $200 million expansion of its rolling operations in Oswego.The expansion increases the company’s North American capacity for producing aluminum sheet for the auto... Read More

  • SUNY Oswego's School of Business Makes 'Best' List

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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