• 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.

  • 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's School of Business Makes 'Best' List

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  • World Gym Fulton Muscles Its Way to Award

    World Gym International presented achievement awards to attendees of the 2013 World Gym International Convention recently.The prestigious Best U.S. Gym Design & Branding 2013 title was awarded to World Gym Fulton. The award recognizes the gym wit... Read More

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  • Project on Track at Port of Oswego Authority

    Planned renovations at the Port of Oswego Authority are expected to restore not only railroads, but aid the economic growth in the community of Oswego County as well.The $1.5 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant awarde... Read More

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  • Small Business Training Classes to Begin in September

    For those interested in expanding or starting a small business in Oswego County, there are two small business-training classes scheduled in September.The first class will be held online from Sept. 9 through Oct. 26. Registration for this online class... Read More

  • ‘Cruising the City’ Event Comes to SUNY Oswego

    The Campus-City Relations Committee is featuring the fifth annual "Cruising the City" event on the SUNY Oswego campus.The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 28 in the Campus Center Arena.The event will be held in conjunction wit... Read More

  • New Faces in Newsroom at The Valley News in Fulton

    The newsroom at The Valley News, a biweekly newspaper based in Fulton, is dotted with new faces.The Valley News is owned and published by Scotsman Media Group in Syracuse.“Both our investigative reporter and managing editor left,” said Wi... Read More

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    The workforce at Entergy Corp.’s James A. FitzPatrick nuclear power plant in Scriba has lost some of its steam.Companywide layoffs at Entergy will impact the 838-megawatt FitzPatrick plant to the tune of 35 jobs.Entergy recently announced plans... Read More

  • ‘The Hormone Cure’ to be Presented at September WNET Meeting

    Stress kills.Julie Fischer, certified holistic health and transformational coach, will discuss how stress can take a serious toll on a woman's body and throw her hormones out of balance, affecting her health and mood, at the next Women's Network fo... Read More

  • County Legislator Presents Website that Navigates Government

    “Oswego County’s Guide to Government” is here.You want to know about who your elected officials are in Oswego County, the New York State Assembly and Senate, and the United States Congress?Want to get educated on what the functions ... Read More

  • New Leader Takes Reins of SUNY Oswego's economic development initiatives

    Pamela D. Caraccioli has been named deputy to the president for external partnerships and economic development at SUNY Oswego."We are a major economic anchor for our community and region," said SUNY Oswego President Deborah F. Stanley. &ldq... Read More

  • City of Oswego to Unveil New Look During Fourth Parade

    The city of Oswego has a new logo.The logo will be officially unveiled during the Fourth of July parade in Oswego, slated for 1 p.m. July 7.The parade route runs from Liberty Street to East Seventh Street along Bridge Street.An entourage led by Mayor... Read More

  • St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica cuts staff

    St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica announced today that a staff reduction is being implemented to ensure the hospital’s long-term sustainability.“The delivery of safe, high-quality patient care remains the primary focus and patient car... Read More

  • Former WRVO General Manager John Krauss Dies

    Former WRVO general manager and on-air host John Krauss died Monday in Oswego. Krauss was one of the longest-serving station administrators in public broadcasting having held various managerial titles for more than 40 years, 14 as general manager.He... Read More

  • Giovanni Food Co. owner shines in spotlight

    What started as a family owned tavern in Oswego nearly 70 years ago has become a major player in the food production industry in the area.After already gaining state recognition, the business is moving on to seek national attention.Louis DeMent, CEO ... Read More

  • Major Projects Bolster Oswego County's Economy

    Operation Oswego County held its 61st annual meeting at the SUNY Oswego Campus Center earlier today.Kevin LaMontagne, president of the Operation Oswego County board of directors, welcomed more than 175 representatives of businesses, government, educa... Read More

  • SUNY Oswego Center to Host Workshop on Winning Government Contracts

    For many small businesses, gaining government contracts may seem too challenging.However, it may be just a matter of knowing the process.That can be learned during a workshop from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 17 at the SUNY Oswego Phoenix Center."G... Read More

  • Economic Growth Plan Anchored By Tax-free Zones

    Governor Andrew Cuomo revealed New York state’s latest economic development initiative earlier this week that has the potential to impact Oswego County.The plan is to establish tax-free zones for businesses surrounding SUNY campuses and satelli... Read More

  • Spotlight to Shine on ‘Forty Under 40’ Winners

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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