• 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

  • Leadership Oswego County to honor graduates, standouts

    SUNY Oswego's Office of Business and Community Relations will graduate its 21-member Leadership Oswego County class of 2013 on May 31, and present awards to two community leaders.Shawn Doyle, a member of this year's class, will receive a community ... Read More

  • Former Nestle Site in Fulton May Feature Student Housing

    There may be a sweet future in store for the former Nestle Co. site in Fulton after all.While thoughts of returning to its former role as a chocolate-maker has melted, the plant is now in the hands of an owner who has plans to revive the site.The own... Read More

  • Forty Under 40 Has Record Number of Nominations

    Nearly 80 nominations have been submitted to participate in the 2013 Forty Under 40, a record number according to organizers.“When we put an event like this together, we’re always concerned about getting enough participants,” said W... Read More

  • TV Personality Jackie Robinson to Emcee Forty Under 40 in Oswego

    Jackie Robinson, one of the most recognized TV personalities in Central New York who retired last year as the news anchor at CNY Central (WSTM-Channel 3) in Syracuse, will be the master of ceremony of the upcoming Forty Under 40 event to be held in O... Read More

  • Fun to Flow at river’s end bookstore in Port City

    The water never ends in the Port City, and neither does river's end bookstore. Area residents are encouraged to come celebrate with local authors during the 15th anniversary of the river’s end bookstore in Oswego on May 15.During the special ce... Read More

  • Country Fair Acquires Stewart’s Shop in Mexico

    Country Fair has purchased the former Stewart’s Shop on state Route 104 East in Mexico, according to Brian Cummings, secretary for the Greater Mexico Chamber of Commerce.Country Fair is a chain of over 70 convenience stores-gas stations that ar... Read More

  • Progress for Hampton Inn Project in Port City

    The vacant lot at state Route 481 and East Utica Street in Oswego, the former site of Breneman Co., is inching closer to becoming the home of a new Hampton Inn hotel.George Broadwell of Canalview Development LLC recently received notification from th... Read More

  • Constantia Flexibles Acquires Spear Group

    Constantia Flexibles Group, headquartered in Vienna, Austria, recently signed a deal to acquire Spear Group, one of the leading manufacturers of labels globally.Spear USA has a plant at 6 Morrill Place in Fulton. It employs 40 workers.Headquartered i... Read More

  • SUNY Oswego selects leader of MBA programs

    Irene Scruton has joined SUNY Oswego's School of Business as director of the college's master's of business administration programs, announced Richard Skolnik, dean of the school.Scruton, a former banking executive, was most recently executive direct... Read More

  • Ostrander’s Village Market in Maple View Closes

    Ostrander's Village Market, located at the intersection of state Route 104 and U.S. Route 11, Maple View, is closed.A spokesperson at the Mexico town clerk’s office noted the business closed at the end of March but did not disclose a reason why... Read More

  • New Hotel in Altmar to Become Haven for Outdoorsmen

    The former Altmar Elementary School will soon be the location for the Tailwater Lodge.A Syracuse-based property development company has purchased the vacant Altmar Elementary School and plans on converting it into a multimillion-dollar hotel and conv... Read More

  • Project Bloom to Take Root in Port City, Fulton

    Now in its 22nd year, The Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce’s Project Bloom program continues to bring large, colorful flowering baskets and planters to the Port City’s downtown area.The project features a variety of flowers and p... Read More

  • Valley News Publisher Pulls up Stakes for Different Job

    Thomas Cuskey is leaving his position as publisher of The Valley News in Fulton. April 4 is his last day.Cuskey is going to be director of sales and training for Free Community Papers of New York.FCPNY is a trade association made up entirely of free ... Read More

  • West Broadway Laundromat Spinning in Fulton

    The Fulton community comes together to celebrate the grand opening of the West Broadway Laundromat recently.A fresh face entered the cleaning competition in Fulton as the new West Broadway Laundromat opened its doors Monday.After first viewing the lo... Read More

  • Venture Capitalist to Kick Off SUNY Oswego Program

    As part of SUNY Oswego's community incubator initiative, National Grid will co-sponsor an appearance by venture capitalist Greg Horowitt to launch the project, called "Thrive," on April 9.Horowitt, co-author of "The Rainforest: The Sec... Read More

  • BREAKING NEWS: Novelis Names New Plant Manager

    Chris Smith is the new plant manager at Novelis Oswego Works in Scriba.Novelis, the world’s premier producer of rolled aluminum and the global leader in aluminum recycling, made the appointment earlier today.A 28-year Novelis veteran, Smith&rsq... Read More

  • NYS Ag & Markets Names Dave Bullard Assistant PIO

    Fulton resident Dave Bullard is the new assistant public information officer for the New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets and is based at the Empire Expo Center, home of the New York State Fair.Bullard, 55, left NewsChannel 9 WSYR ... Read More

  • Syracuse Baseball Venue Renamed NBT Bank Stadium

    Alliance Bank Stadium in Syracuse has been renamed NBT Bank Stadium.Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney, NBT Bank President and CEO Martin Dietrich, NBT Bank Executive Vice President Jack Webb and Syracuse Chiefs’ Board President William D... Read More

  • Scotsman Cuts Operations, But The Valley News Stays Intact

    The Scotsman Media Group, publisher of The Valley News in Fulton, has printed its last Pennysaver and has slashed one third of its workforce.The company, headquartered in Syracuse, has laid off about 60 workers. None of the layoffs affected The Valle... Read More

  • Business, Tech Minds to Converge at CNY Solutions Fair

    The Central New York Technology Development Organization, an Empire State Development NYSTAR Regional Technology Development Center and New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership Center, is presenting the CNY Solutions Fair from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m... Read More

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