• 'Lucky Saver' Cashes in Big at Oswego County FCU

    Oswego resident Brandon DeSantis, center, recently won $5,000 as a member of Oswego County Federal Credit Union’s Lucky Savers program. Helping to celebrate are Bill Carhart, CEO, left, and Brian Cummings, vice president, branch operations. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Burritt Motors to Acquire Shapiro dealership in Oswego

    Chris, left, and Rich Burritt have helped anchor Oswego's automotive dealership sector for many years. Burritt Motors is now on the verge of acquiring Shapiro Motors in Oswego. For details, click on headline or photo above.

  • Educational Bond Gives Students Early Taste of College

    Center for Instruction, Technology & Innovation students tour Cayuga Community College as part of their introduction to the CiTi-CCC distance learning partnership. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Profile: Kathyrn J. Connell

    From big city to rural Upstate New York, Kathryn Connell immerses herself into local business scene. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • First Distillery in Oswego County Up and Running

    Phoenix natives Stephen Dates, left, and Brenden Backus are poised to prosper as craft beverage industry takes off. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • 'How I Got Started': Amy Lear

    Man in the Moon Candies owner is sweet on success and her upcoming relocation. For the full story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Uber and Out: New Player on Local Taxi Cab Scene

    Bob Mills, right, owner of Lone Wolf Taxi in Oswego, and Paul Murphy, owner of Murph's Taxi in the Port City, are prepared for the arrival of Uber. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Success Story: Chase Enterprises, Oswego

    Allen Chase continues his evolution as a successful entrepreneur. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • New Owners Take Over Subway Locations in Port City

    Four locations are now under new ownership. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Oswego County’s Visitor Spending at Record-shattering Pace

    Oswego County’s outstanding fishery attracts visitors from around the world, including Jan Hrdlicka (left) and Olaf Johann, from "Am Haken" magazine in Germany, fishing on the Oswego River last fall. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Next Small Business Training Class to Begin in September

    The Oswego County Micro-Enterprise Small Business Training Program is a breeding ground for future area entrepreneurs. John Halleron, above, senior small business adviser with the Small Business Development Center at the Business Resource Center in Oswego, leads the program. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • New Age of Student Housing Dawns at SUNY Oswego

    Lakeside Commons, slated to open in 2018 adjacent to SUNY Oswego, is latest rage in student housing. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Former Chamber Head Buys Murdock's in Oswego

    Greg Mills is the new owner of Murdock's Bicycles & Sports in Oswego. Above, employee Keith Miller, second from right, mentors Nicole Fuller and her sons Gavin and Garrett Fuller of Mannsville. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Hospitable Approach: Hotel Sector Grows in Oswego

    Stacey Phillips, director of sales for Home2 Suites by Hilton, joins her general manager Ian Wilson while preparing for today's grand opening slated from 4-7 p.m. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Par for Course: Oswego Country Club Gets Upgraded

    Atom Avery, left, is Oswego Country Club’s chairman of the building committee responsible for overseeing major renovations. Next to him is Matthew Bacon, the club's first vice president. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • New Home Comfort System Donated to Vietnam Veteran

    Sean Frawley, right, a disabled Vietnam veteran who lives in Liverpool, was the recipient of a free home heating and cooling system donated and installed by Falso Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, East Syracuse, on Friday. John Moreno of Falso Service Experts is shown celebrating the occasion with Frawley. For story, click on headline or photo above.

  • OH Awarded Grant to Transform Behavioral Health Services

    Oswego Health to direct $13K toward improving behavioral health in Oswego County. For story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Leadership Oswego County seeks applicants for class of 2018

    Leadership Oswego County's class of 2017 recently held ceremonies recognizing the successful completion of a nine-month curriculum to grow and nurture community leaders and stewards. Applications for the class of 2018 are due by Aug. 14. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Michaud Residential Health Services in Fulton to Close

    Nursing home to shut down in face of insurmountable financial challenges. For story, click on headline or photo above.

  • OOC Recognizes Top Projects, Including Home2 Suites by Hilton

    Stacey Philips, director of sales for Home2 Suites by Hilton in Oswego, is preparing for the new hotel's opening. For a look at top projects occurring in Oswego County, click on headline or photo above.

  • Falso Service Experts Donate AC System to Veteran

    Earl Fontenot, a U.S. Army veteran, and his family — wife Margaret and children, from left, Miles, Earl, Ethan and Emily — enjoy their new air conditioning system. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Budget Banter: Representatives Analyze State Budget

    Spending plan gets applause, boos from state reps. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Former Oswego Mayor John T. Sullivan Jr. Inks Memoirs

    Book signing slated in Port City on June 8. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Cool Clutter Barntique Celebrates Opening Today

    Owner Tricia Cool Lorenz goes from marketing to world of creativity. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Local Dance Center Earns Excellence Award

    Operation Oswego County, Inc. recently honored Off Broadway Dance Center with a 2017 Small Business Excellence Award. Celebrating the occasion recently at the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 19th annual Small Business Excellence Awards luncheon in Syracuse recently are, from left, Patrick MacKrell, New York Business Development Corporation; Dave Daino, Operation Oswego County, Inc., Ellen Marshall, Off Broadway Dance Center, and Bernard J. Paprocki, SBA Syracuse district director. For the complete story, click on headline or photo above.

  • SUNY Oswego May graduates set to chart new paths

    SUNY Oswego senior Kenny Roffo, shown here presenting at the college's Quest on a new interactive puzzle he designed, will start a job at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California as a software engineer after May graduation. He said showing JPL's hiring manager he could solve a Rubik’s Cube in less than 30 seconds helped land him an internship that paved the way for his new job. He is among nearly 1,700 students eligible to take part in May 13 commencement ceremonies. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Entergy Renews Sponsorship for 2017 Harborfest Fireworks

    Saturday night pyrotechnics an anchor of annual festival. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • SUNY Oswego on Cutting Edge of Telemedicine

    Dr. Isabelle Bichindaritz of SUNY Oswego helps to advance telemedicine in Central New York. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • SUCCESS STORY: Douglas Outdoors Sets the Pace

    Fishing equipment supplier — led by owner David Barclay — is taking the world by storm. For story, click on headline or photo above.

  • SPECIAL REPORT: Elvis is in the House!

    Par-K GM Tom Gilbo dazzles fans as an Elvis tribute artist. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • PROFILE: New Oswego-Fulton Chamber Leader Steps Into Limelight

    Oswego's own Katie Toomey is ready to make an impression. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • No opening date set yet for new Home2 Suites by Hilton

    Hospitality project deemed beneficial to Oswego's economic development scene. For story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Area Nonprofit Agency Establishes Paid Leave Policy

    Oswego County Opportunities has implemented a new paid leave policy that provides its full- and part-time employees an annual paid leave allowance to undergo preventative cancer screenings. The policy is the first among nonprofit agencies in Oswego County. Celebrating the initiative are, from left, Carolyn Handville, coordinator of OCO’s Cancer Services Program, OCO Executive Director Diane Cooper-Currier, OCO Director of Human Resources Cindy Seeber, and OCO Benefits Manager Denise Russell. For story, click on headline or photo above.

  • The Landings at Meadowood Opens Luxury Rental Apartments

    Upscale Baldwinsville housing facility will be totally complete in 2019. For story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Success Story: C&S Companies Huge Player in CNY

    President-CEO John Trimble leads the design, construction firm as it balances people, profit and the planet. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • HealthWay: Lobdells Put Pulaski on the Map

    CEO/chairman Vincent Lobdell, left, and director of manufacturing Joe Hurd continue to set the pace in the global air purification industry. For story, click on headline or photo above.

  • New Restaurant, Lodging Business Opens in Pulaski

    Melissa Gibbs recently opened Salmon River Pub & Grill, the newest attraction on Pulaski's dining and lodging scene. Click on headline or photo above for the story.

Latest News

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    Representatives from the U.S., Canada and Europe were in Oswego for the New York State Canal Conference recently.About 200 people attended the gathering at the newly constructed Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center.The theme of the conference was... Read More

  • Students ‘Cruisin’ the City’ Uncover Merchants, History

    With the participation of more than 25 Oswego businesses and approximately 75 SUNY Oswego students, the recent “Cruisin’ the City” event intended to acclimate students with the city turned out to be a success.The event correlated wi... Read More

  • Former Kallet Theater in Pulaski Gets Facelift

    Construction is under way on the historic Kallet Theater in the village of Pulaski, and the $1 million project is tentatively slated to conclude by May 1, 2013, according to project coordinator John Paraschos.Vince Lobdell and son, Vince Jr., of V-Sq... Read More

  • Fulton Campus at River Glen Begins New Era for CCC

    Cayuga Community College celebrated the culmination of nine months and $16.1 million of construction on its new Fulton campus with a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony.In attendance were alumni and current administrators of the college, as well a... Read More

  • FitzPatrick Plant Achieves Record Performance

    Control room operators removed Entergy’s James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant from service Sunday to begin its 20th refueling and maintenance outage after generating electricity safely for 700 consecutive days.FitzPatrick is located at Nine... Read More

  • Leaders Point to Positives in ‘State of Region’ Addresses

    The Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce’s Government and Community Affairs Committee presented its State of the Region Breakfast today on the SUNY Oswego campus.The setting for the meeting was fittingly Sheldon Hall, the original building... Read More

  • Bruce Frassinelli: The End of The Post-Standard as We Know It

    In 2009, soon after he retired as Newhouse School dean, David Rubin predicted that in the near future The Post-Standard would be published three days a week, including Sunday, but even he is surprised that this will happen as soon as it is.Starting i... Read More

  • P-T Publisher Not Surprised at Post-Standard Move

    News that Syracuse-based The Post-Standard will cut its delivery to homes and newsstands to three days a week was not necessarily surprising to Jon D. Spaulding, publisher of The Palladium-Times in Oswego.However, he did say he saw it as a “bol... Read More

  • Next Small Business Training Class to Begin in September

    For those interested in expanding or starting a small business in Oswego County, the next micro-enterprise program small business training class is scheduled to begin Sept. 15 and run each Saturday until Oct. 13.The classes will be held at the SUNY O... Read More

  • CNY TDO to Show How to Get ‘Lean’ and Efficient

    The Central New York Technology Development Organization will present “Green Belt Training: Lean-Six Sigma & Structured Problem Solving” at Manufacturers Association of Central New York headquarters, 5788 Widewaters Parkway, Syracuse.... Read More

  • Waterbury: 'I'm Not in Pursuit of Selling'

    Doug Waterbury says he’s heard some of rumors circulating about himself and his theme parks. He’s poised to sell all of his attractions, or so the rumors say. He says they aren’t true.“It’s entertaining to hear the rumor... Read More

  • Mark’s Pizzeria Brings 25 Jobs to Oswego

    Mark’s Pizzeria added another location to its repertoire, recently opening its 48th pizzeria in Oswego.Founder Mike Crane and location owner and operator Paul Sanger presented the 255 W. Seneca St. Mark’s Pizzeria to Oswego with a grand o... Read More

  • Oswego County FCU Plans New Port City Office

    Oswego County Federal Credit Union is proceeding with construction of a new location at East Fourth and Bridge streets in Oswego, according to CEO Bill Carhart.“Our new office will replace our East Seventh Street location and provides our membe... Read More

  • Canale’s in Oswego Adds New Patio to Repertoire

    Canale’s Restaurant, 156 W. Utica St., Oswego, recently expanded to include an additional outdoor patio which opened to customers during Harborfest weekend.The 1,000-square-foot patio opened recently after about three months of construction and... Read More

  • Days Inn Brewerton Ready to Reveal Fresh Look

    After six months of renovations, the Days Inn Brewerton, 5552 Bartel Road, will be holding its re-grand opening and is back in business under new ownership.The re-grand opening will take place at the hotel at 5552 Bartel Road in Brewerton at 2 p.m. J... Read More

  • Economic Development Agency Presents Annual Achievement Awards

    Operation Oswego County held its 60th annual meeting at the SUNY Oswego Campus Center recently.Nancy Bellow, president of the OOC board of directors, welcomed more than 140 representatives of businesses, government, education, labor and other ally or... Read More

  • Lake Yacht Racing Comes to Port City

    Oswego will host the 2012 Lake Yacht Racing Association’s Annual Regatta that begins July 30.The Port City has not hosted the week long yacht race since 1928.LYRA consists of 47 yacht clubs on Lake Ontario. Nearly 75 yachts will arrive in Osweg... Read More

  • Law Firm Puts ‘Steele’ Grip on 2012 New Business of the Year Honors

    The Steele Law Firm, Oswego, won the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce New Business of the Year award, it was announced by Beth Hilton, GOFCC executive director.The award was part of the 15th annual Small Business Breakfast, held recently at ... Read More

  • All Silver for Harborfest

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  • Oswego County Companies Win SBA Small Business Excellence Awards

    Barnett Forest Products and Physical Therapy Plus/Parisi Speed School were honored recently with SBA Small Business Excellence Awards at the DoubleTree Hotel in East Syracuse.The U.S. Small Business Administration and the New York Business Developmen... Read More

Oswego County Business Magazine
Issue 152

Issue 152
October/November 2017

Cover Story

Profiles

Kathryn J. Connell

On The Job

“Do you encourage your employees to get additional training?”

Success Stories

Chase Enterprises

My Turn

Jobs of Yesteryear Not Coming Back

Economic Trends

The Shift in Manufacturing Jobs

Last Page

Ronald Woodward Sr.