• 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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    Kentucky Fried Chicken, 369 S. Second St., Fulton, has closed.A spokesperson for KFC said the business was closed because of poor performance over the last several years.Robwat Management Inc. out of Utica is the franchisee on the property.Tom Hagger... Read More

  • Constellation Names New VP at Nine Mile Point

    Ken Langdon has been named vice president of the Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station in Scriba, according to Constellation Energy Nuclear Group.He reports to Sam Belcher, CENG senior vice president-operations, effective Monday.In a related move, Michel P... Read More

  • State Approves Funding for Oswego Seaway Lofts Project

    The Seaway Lofts project in Oswego has received $1.5 million in funding from the New York State Housing Trust Fund/HOME and federal low income housing tax programs.Sutton Real Estate, Edgemere Development and the principals of Rich and Gardner Constr... Read More

  • Michaud Residential Health Services Names New Leader

    Jeff Toczek has been named administrator at Michaud Residential Health Services in Fulton.As administrator, Toczek will oversee all operations at the 89-bed residential skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility. "I am excited about joining Mic... Read More

  • Econo Lodge in Oswego Transitions to Quality Inn & Suites

    Newly installed Quality Inn & Suites signs are now in place at the former Econo Lodge Riverfront Hotel at 71 E. First St., Oswego.The transition to the new franchise went into effect recently, according to Shane Broadwell, general manager of the ... Read More

  • Fish On! Atlantic Salmon Being Stocked in Local Waterway

    Thousands of young Atlantic salmon will be released into Salmon River through early October in an effort to restore this diminished Lake Ontario fish population, extending the sport fishing season by at least two months in Oswego County.Beginning Sep... Read More

  • Scotsman Press Names New President, Publisher

    William G. Veit has been promoted to president of Scotsman Press in Syracuse, according to Nancy and John Badoud, owners of the Central New York printing and publishing company.Also, Thomas C. Cuskey has been named publisher for all Scotsman publicat... Read More

  • Local Leaders Look to Cure Sick State, Area Economy

    Is there a doctor in the house?The ill regional and state economies require immediate attention as lawmakers locally and in Albany seek remedies.Earlier today, the local business community got a chance to hear from elected representatives as they ech... Read More

  • The Wall Makes its Ascent on Oswego Business Scene

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  • United Way Kicks Off Annual Campaign

    With a simple theme focusing on the immediate needs of families and individuals in the county, the United Way of Greater Oswego County kicked-off its 2011-2012 annual campaign during a breakfast held Wednesday at the American Foundry in Oswego.Melani... Read More

  • Oswego Health Lays Off 28 Workers

    Oswego Health, operator of Oswego Hospital, is laying off 28 workers.The workers are associated with several different departments. Some of the laid off workers have been at the hospital for over 20 years, according to one source.Oswego Health is the... Read More

  • Source: Oswego Health Lays Off 28 Workers

    An unofficial source said today that Oswego Health, operator of Oswego Hospital, intends to lay off 28 workers.The workers are associated with several different departments, the source said. Some of the laid off workers have been at the hospital for ... 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. 17 and run each Saturday until Oct. 15.The classes will be held at the SUNY O... Read More

  • OOC Among Top SBA Loan Producers in Oswego County

    Operation Oswego County is ranked fourth among all lenders in Oswego County for the number of SBA loan approvals, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration.For October 2008 through July, OOC facilitated the approval of seven loans for a tot... Read More

  • Zonta Names Mary Ciappa ‘Woman of Achievement’

    Each year, the Zonta Club of Oswego celebrates and recognizes female citizens, especially those who have made a difference to the community and heritage with special emphasis on professional, business, leadership and volunteer contributions.This year... Read More

  • Empower Federal Credit Union Marks Milestone

    Empower Federal Credit Union has reached 100,000 members and is celebrating this milestone all summer.“This is an exciting achievement for us,” says Empower President/CEO John Wakefield. “It means we are reaching a growing number of... Read More

  • Broadwell Plans Call for Continued Development

    Broadwell Development is continuing its mission to rebuild East First Street in Oswego.The company is now constructing a 36,000-square-foot addition to the Best Western Captain’s Quarters on East First Street.The $6 million addition will consis... Read More

  • HSBC Tries to Peddle Upstate NY Branches

    HSBC has placed its upstate New York bank branches up for sale in addition to its credit card business.HSBC has branches at 100 E. First St., Oswego, and at 1 S. First St., Fulton.The American Banker reports that preliminary bids were due recently fo... Read More

  • County-based Nonprofits Discuss Potential Merger

    Literacy Volunteers of Oswego County has begun discussions with Oswego County Opportunities to investigate a possible merger of the two organizations, it was announced by Rhonda Hutchins, LVOC board president.“Continuing cuts in the state budge... Read More

  • Economic Development Agency Presents Achievement Awards

    Operation Oswego County held its 59th annual meeting on the SUNY Oswego campus today.Nancy Bellow, president of the OOC board of directors, welcomed more than 140 representatives of businesses, government, education, labor and other ally organization... Read More

Oswego County Business Magazine
Issue 151

Issue 151
August/September 2017

Cover Story

Profiles

John Halleron

On The Job

'When was the last time you took a vacation?'

Success Stories

High Adventure Sport fishing

My Turn

President Trump and the Media: A Contentious Relationship

Economic Trends

OOC Honors Local Organizations, Businessmen

Last Page

Kathy Ouellette