• Burritt Motors Revs Up for New Construction

    Building has begun on the new $8.5 million Burritt Motors' Chrysler dealership on state Route 104 East in Oswego. Upgrades are planned for its adjacent Chevrolet store as well. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Farmers Markets Receive $20K from Shineman Foundation

    Karen Goetz, right, executive director of the Shineman Foundation, presents a check for $20,000 to Katie Toomey, left, executive director of the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce, and Sara Broadwell, member engagement coordinator for the GOFCC. The grant will support the Oswego-Fulton Farmers Markets. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Top Gun: Ed Fayette

    Area realtor sets the standard for sales, customer satisfaction. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Sky is the Limit for CNY Drones

    The Fulton-based business — left by Sean Falconer, left, and John McGraw — is ready to take off to new heights. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • 'Success Story': Lindsey Aggregates

    Lindsey Aggregates has become an industry leader after making a multi-million dollar investment. The team is anchored by, from left, Monica Coe, secretary; Alan Levine, company CEO; and co-owners Warren and Virginia Vandish. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • "How I Got Started": Bob Bateman

    Life and career are sweet for the owner of Cakes Galore & More in Oswego. Check out the story by clicking on the headline or photo above.

  • CNY's Economy Growing, But Not Spectacularly

    Region grows at lower rates compared to other Upstate New York areas. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Gun Shops Still Thriving in Central NY

    Bill Fairbrother works on a shotgun at his gun shop, Buck-N-Bears, in Mexico. For a look at the local gun industry, click on the caption or photo above.

  • Profile: Jim Weatherup

    New chairman of the Oswego County Legislature ready to take on challenges. For story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Cahill Landing Redevelopment Project Upgrades Oswego Waterfront

    Developer Anthony Pauldine has restored the former Coleman's Irish Pub (left) into an apartment building, and is also constructing a professional office building along West First Street in Oswego. Check out this project as well as several others that will impact Oswego County in 2019 in the February-March edition of Oswego County Business magazine. To subscribe, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Litatro Building One of Several Top Projects in County in '19

    Entrepreneur Atom Avery is positioned to transform a major downtown corner with construction of the Litatro Building, a mixed-use facility. Look for the story in the upcoming February-March edition of Oswego County Business magazine. To subscribe, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Shifting Into Overdrive

    Rich Burritt, fourth-generation owner of Burritt Motors, is revving up for an ambitious $10 million expansion project in the Port City. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Breaking: Sunoco Fulton Ethanol Plant to Have New Owner

    Attis Industries Inc. (NASDAQ: ATIS) is acquiring Sunoco's ethanol plant in Volney. The deal also includes Sunoco's 1886 Malt House, one of the largest craft-malting facilities in the United States. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Anthony House by Wellhouse Ministries to Present Annual Ball

    From left, Celestina Spinella, David Chelson and Kateri Spinella look over plans for Anthony House, a comfort care home for the terminally ill. Their annual fundraiser is coming up later this month. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Train, Develop, Optimize

    Sue Wisniewski, director of marketing and communications for Train, Develop, Optimize, joins Robert Kocik, Manufacturing Extension Partnership center director, in showcasing the organization's rich history and value to the community. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Oswego Family Physicians joins Oswego Health

    Oswego Family Physicians, a primary care practice located at 110 W. Utica St., Oswego, recently became part of Oswego Health’s Physician Care P.C. Celebrating the occasion are, seated from left, physician Micheal Stephens of OFP; Michael Harlovic, president and CEO of Oswego Health; and physician Robert Morgan of OFP; back row from left, Jeff Coakley, executive vice president at Oswego Health and chief operating officer for Oswego Hospital; physician Renato Mandanas, chief medical officer; and Christopher Mitchell, executive director of Physician Care P.C. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Pizza War Breaks Out in Mexico, New York!

    Three pizza shops are fiercely competing for customers in the tiny village of Mexico in Oswego County (pop. 5,200). For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Tim Ames: Born to Paint

    Former business owner finds new passion later in life. Next move: to open a fine art gallery in Oswego. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • New Sheriff in Town

    Don Hilton takes command as leader of the Oswego County Sheriff's Department. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • True Entrepreneur Always One Project Ahead of Game

    Ed Alberts blends experience, vision to create successful mix of businesses in areas ranging from health care, technology, education, fitness and more. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • 'How I Got Started': Larry Rowlee

    At 71, long-time contractor, SUNY Oswego graduate still rolling up his sleeves and taking care of business. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Breaking: William Scriber Takes Command at Port

    New executive director, CEO takes the helm at the port. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Success Story: The Good Guys Barbershop

    Friendliness, attention to quality place business a cut above the rest. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Wanted: Massive Shortage of Truck Drivers Worsens

    Prospective truck drivers test their skills in the simulation room at National Tractor Trailer School in Liverpool. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

Latest News

  • 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

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    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

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  • 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

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    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

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    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

  • Gun Sales Shoot Up in Wake of State Legislation

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  • ‘What’s Next?’ to Focus on In-depth Business Training

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  • Winter Takes a Toll on Merchants, Pocket Books

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Oswego County Business Magazine
Issue 161

Issue 161
April/May 2019

Cover Story

Profiles

Kristin Bullard

On The Job

What Do You Do to Retain Your Best Employees?

Success Stories

Lindsey Aggregates

My Turn

Newspaper: An Industry in Crisis

Newsmakers

News Briefs on Local Businesses & Business People

Economic Trends

Programs that Facilitate Region’s Business Development and Growth

Last Page

Kateri Spinella