• 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.

  • Best Business Idea to Rake in $50K Award

    Austin Wheelock, deputy director of Operation Oswego County and chairman of the "Next Great Idea Oswego County Business Plan Competition," noted the deadline for entries is Feb. 1. Check out the story in the December-January edition of Oswego County Business magazine. To subscribe, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Success Story: Off Broadway Dance Center

    Owner Ellen Marshall has grown her dance studio to serve more than 275 youngsters. She discusses her business success, passion for dance and what it takes to grow a business in Fulton in the December-January edition of Oswego County Business magazine. To subscribe, click on the headline or photo above.

  • '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.

Latest News

  • Top Developer Recognized at Annual Chamber Event

    The Sutton Companies, the driving force behind the Stevedore and Seaway Lofts projects in Oswego, received the Community Investor Award from the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce during it 97th annual meeting this afternoon at the River Vista... Read More

  • OCFCU Enhances Visibility With New Location

    “Finances will no longer be a chore.”With these words, Bill Carhart, CEO of Oswego County Federal Credit Union, opened his new office location at East Fourth and Bridge streets in Oswego earlier this week.The branch replaces its former si... Read More

  • Ledbetter, four others to deliver Ernst & Young lectures at SUNY-Oswego

    Headlined by an appearance by Lilly Ledbetter, the spring 2013 edition of SUNY Oswego's Ernst & Young Lecture Series on Gender Equity in the Workplace will launch in February. All sessions will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursdays.• Feb.... Read More

  • 'Recognizing Oswego County' Addresses Area’s ‘Unhealthy’ Status

    The Recognizing Oswego County program hopes to help a county that, according to the New York State Department of Health, is one of the unhealthiest in the state.Recognizing Oswego County—or ROC—hopes to promote better health decisions as ... Read More

  • Jrecks Subs to Make Port City Comeback

    Jrecks Subs is making a comeback in the city of Oswego.Jrecks Subs has purchased Barilla’s Service Station, 211 W. Bridge St., according to Christopher Swartz, president of Jrecks Subs.Jrecks Subs used to have an Oswego location at East First a... Read More

  • New leader Takes Over at Interface Solutions in Fulton

    W. Scott Bayha is the new plant manager at Interface Solutions Inc. in Fulton.He succeeds James Lynch at the facility, which employs 120 workers. It is the 27th largest private employer in Oswego County.Bayha was formerly plant manager at Congoleum C... Read More

  • Oswego County Federal Credit Union Ready for Big Move

    Oswego County Federal Credit Union offices will be closing at noon Jan. 25 while it moves to new office space at East Fourth and Bridge streets, Oswego.From Jan. 25-28, there will be an interruption in the credit union’s online banking platform... Read More

  • CNY Business Review Cuts Back on Print Production

    CNY Business Review, Inc., has changed its print cycles for two of its three newspapers.CNY Business Review will now print both its Greater Binghamton and Mohawk Valley editions each six times a year. Both had been published on a bi-weekly basis.The ... Read More

  • Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare Makes Workforce Reductions

    Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare in Utica laid off 10 employees and eliminated 27 vacant positions for a total reduction in workforce of 37 positions.The positions are supervisory and non-supervisory including non-clinical and clinical personnel. E... Read More

  • Word on Birdseye Plant Successor Can Come at Any Time

    One of the most significant business stories of 2013 could be announced at any time.The former Birds Eye plant in Fulton is lined up for sale and is expected to become a chicken processing facility.L. Michael Treadwell, executive director of Operatio... Read More

  • Shineman Foundation Pledges $250,000 to YMCA Capital Campaign

    Shineman Foundation Pledges $250,000 to YMCA Capital CampaignThe Richard S. Shineman Foundation recently pledged $250,000 to the Oswego YMCA capital campaign.The Oswego YMCA is seeking funds with a goal of $3 million to invest in the renovation and e... Read More

  • A Fourth Subway Stations Itself in Walmart Supercenter

    Accompanying the completion of Oswego’s newest Walmart Supercenter came the introduction of the city’s fourth Subway restaurant.The Subway franchises are managed by Chris Batchelor, who said deciding to open a location under the same roof... Read More

  • Huhtamaki Site Selection Based on Logistics, Officials Say

    Huhtamaki Inc., the maker of consumer goods packaging and food service containers in Fulton, made its decision to locate a paper-cup manufacturing plant in Batavia, Ohio, based on logistics, according to Fulton plant manager Tom Meucci.The Finnish co... Read More

  • McIntosh Box and Pallet Expands, Rebuilds After Fire

    McIntosh Box and Pallet Company, located in Bernhards Bay, is rebounding following a damaging fire last spring.With significant damage to one of its facilities, McIntosh decided to lease 12,000 square feet of space in Palermo. The fire destroyed abou... Read More

  • Oswego County Projects Deemed 'Priority' by Funding Source

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will host the second annual Central New York Regional Economic Development Council Awards Presentation on Wednesday.The CNY REDC has 34 priority projects in the current round of Empire State Development Corp. funding. Three... Read More

  • College's Small Business Center to Offer Online Training for Entrepreneurs

    The SUNY Oswego Small Business Development Center will present an online business-training course from Jan. 14 to March 2.The course, which has a Jan. 10 registration deadline, will provide guidance and support to individuals interested in starting o... Read More

  • TDO, MACNY to Feature Job Relations Training

    The Central New York Technology Development Organization and the Manufacturers Association of Central New York will present job relations training Jan. 14-18.Sessions will be featured from 8-10 a.m. at TDO, 445 Electronics Parkway, Suite 206, Liverpo... Read More

  • Utica-based Hospitals Closer to Affiliation

    Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare and St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica have signed a memorandum of understanding, an official first step toward a potential full affiliation agreement.The boards signed the agreement in early December. The two ho... Read More

  • Tops Opts to Give Mexico Big M Location a Spin

    Buffalo-based Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York, northern Pennsylvania and western Vermont, has entered into an agreement with the Farrugia family to acquire three Big M supermarkets, including one at ... Read More

  • Burritt Motors Completes $2.2 Million Expansion

    Burritt Motors, state Route 104 East, Oswego, recently completed a seven-month, $2.2 million expansion and renovation of its entire dealership.Chris Burritt and his son Rich own the dealership.A formal grand opening is planned for February.“We ... Read More

Oswego County Business Magazine
Issue 155

Issue 155
April/May 2018

Cover Story

Profiles

Shane Broadwell

On The Job

On The Job

Success Stories

The Digital Hyve

My Turn

Thanks to Trump, Investigative Journalism Is Alive and Well

Economic Trends

Business Competition Has Record Number of Applicants

Last Page

Sarfraz Mian