• Making Pulaski the 'Gateway to the Tug Hill'

    Paul Holliday, Pulaski-Boylston Snowmobile Club mobilize to enhance village's tourism appeal. Catch the story in the new edition of Oswego County Business magazine. To subscribe, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Pinnacle of Success: Dr. Padma Ram Medical Services, LLC

    Dr. Padma Ram, left in foreground, and her staff at Dr. Padma Ram Medical Services, LLC in Oswego are providing high-quality health care on both a primary and urgent care level. Her story of success is revealed in the new edition of Oswego County Business magazine. To subscribe, click on the headline or photo above.

  • 19th Century Scandal: The Story of Malvina Guimaraes

    Port City native Ann Callaghan Allen has written a book on Malvina Guimaraes, the 19th-century woman and prominent Oswego resident who reportedly catapulted to wealth as the mistress of the man who founded the Singer Sewing Machine Company, and later lost everything she had. Check out the story in the new edition of Oswego County Business magazine. To subscribe, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Brothers Take Over Vellas' Constantia Businesses

    Buckingham Market and Buckingham Home Center in Constantia are continuing a tradition of business excellence established by their former owners, the Vella family. Shown are new owners Tim Buckingham (left) and his brother Todd Buckingham (right). In the middle is grocery manager Ron Chapman. Check out the story in the new edition of Oswego County Business magazine. To subscribe, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Chinese Language, Culture Program Set for SUNY-Oswego

    Students dance during the closing ceremonies of last summer’s STARTALK: Chinese Language and Culture Academy Summer Program at SUNY Oswego’s Syracuse campus. The program will be featured at SUNY Oswego this summer. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • 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.

Latest News

  • 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

  • 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

Oswego County Business Magazine
Issue 157

Issue 157
August/September 2018

Cover Story

  • Thunder Island Rolls
  • Thunder Island’s new owners are investing $2.5 to buy and turn the local water park into a top destination that they say will rival Darien Lake’s theme park

Profiles

Rodmon King

On The Job

On The Job

Success Stories

Dr. Padma Ram Medical Services, LLC

My Turn

A Dangerous Time to Be a Journalist

Economic Trends

OCO Honors Those Who Make a Difference

Last Page

Jiancheng Huang