• And the NGI Winner is: Wired Telecom!

    Austin Wheelock, 'Next Great Idea' chair and deputy director of Operation Oswego County, recently announced the winner of the 2018 NGI business plan. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Southern Graphic Systems in Phoenix to Close

    Print equipment manufacturer to shutter facility after 30 years of doing business. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • New Owners, New Vision at Thunder Island Park in Granby

    Ron and Lisa Falise focus on revitalizing, expanding tourism destination site. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Making Pulaski the 'Gateway to the Tug Hill'

    Paul Holliday shows off a new groomer that will be used by the Pulaski-Boylston Snowmobile Club this winter. Holliday is intent on making Pulaski the “Gateway to the Tug Hill.” For the story, 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. For the story, 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. For the story, 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. For the scoop, 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.

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  • 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?

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  • 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

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    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

    The School of Business at SUNY Oswego appears on Princeton Review's 2014 list of the nation's most outstanding MBA-granting business schools, the 10th consecutive year the school has achieved the designation.The private education services company f... Read More

  • 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

  • Dynegy Independence Station to Feature New Leader

    Dynegy’s Independence Station in Scriba will be steaming ahead under new leadership.M.C. King will be joining the Independence staff as the managing director of Independence Station.Independence is a natural gas-fired, combined-cycle facility t... Read More

  • 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

  • Oswego Doctor to Relocate, Establish 'Prompt Care' Center

    After practicing internal medicine at 1 College Plaza in Oswego for 10 years, Padma Ram’s practice is moving to a new facility this winter.The new office, located at 300 state Route 104 East, will provide more space, employees, and better accom... Read More

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    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

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  • New Faces in Newsroom at The Valley News in Fulton

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  • County Legislator Presents Website that Navigates Government

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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

OOC Honors Those Who Make a Difference

Last Page

Jiancheng Huang