• 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

  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Syracuse Baseball Venue Renamed NBT Bank Stadium

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  • 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

  • Gun Sales Shoot Up in Wake of State Legislation

    After recent New York state gun legislation, Oswego and Onondaga counties have been experiencing an influx of pistol permit applications.“We have seen an up-tick in pistol permit applications and amendments. Quite frankly, it has been a quite s... Read More

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

    Local small business owners, or simply those looking to learn a thing or two, are invited to attend “What’s Next?” a day-long seminar that will be held by the SUNY Oswego Small Business Development Center on March 21.The event is be... Read More

  • Winter Takes a Toll on Merchants, Pocket Books

    Winter weather is a familiar foe for residents of Oswego County and local business owners are bearing the brunt of it.Chris Batchelor, the owner of the four Subway restaurant locations in Oswego, including his most recent venture located inside the W... Read More

  • Greene’s Ale House Hosts Special Night to Support Parade

    Socialize with friends or meet new ones, all while supporting the local Independence Day parade in Oswego from 6-8 p.m. today at Greene’s Ale House, 104 W. Bridge St.On many Tuesdays throughout the year, the popular pub holds Guest Bartender Ni... Read More

  • New Oswego County ‘Forty Under 40’ Event Under Way

    Oswego County Business Magazine is once again organizing its Forty Under 40 event.Sponsors of this year’s event are SUNY Oswego Office of Business and Community Relations, Oswego Health, Pathfinder Bank and Bond, Schoeneck & King.“We&... Read More

  • SUNY Oswego Business Center to Sponsor ‘What’s Next’ Event

    The SUNY Oswego Small Business Development Center will hold a daylong event for graduates of the micro-enterprise small business-training course and other members of the Oswego County small business community.The event will feature speakers on a vari... Read More

  • Former Birds Eye Plant Undergoes Renovation

    The County of Oswego Industrial Development Agency recently closed with 607 Phillips Street Acquisition LLC, which has acquired the former Birds Eye facility from Pinnacle Foods.607 Phillips Street Acquisition is in the process of renovating the faci... Read More

  • Activist to Speak at SUNY Oswego on Equal Pay for Women

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  • Tops Ready for Major Expansion at Mexico Location

    Welcome to the neighborhood.Tops Friendly Markets is giving the village of Mexico a whirl. That bodes well for a community that recently lost a Stewart’s Shops location due to lack of business.While the former Big M location, owned by the Farru... Read More

  • Local Dealership Revved up for Grand Opening

    Members of the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce have been invited to tour the newly renovated facilities at Burritt Motors on state Route 104 East in Oswego as part of this month’s Business After Hours.The event will be held from 5-6:3... Read More

  • 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

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Oswego County Business Magazine
Issue 160

Issue 160
February/March 2019

Cover Story

Profiles

James Weatherup

On The Job

What Are Your Goals for 2019?

Success Stories

Laser Transit Ltd.

My Turn

The Incompetent Boss and the Peter Principle

Economic Trends

Economic Advancement Plan Progress Report

Last Page

Chena Tucker