• 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 Wadeís 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 Mariaís Family Restaurant in Oswego, serves up the restaurantís famous cinnamon roll pancake. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Best Bets For Breakfast: Jockoís Famous Ritz Diner

    Teal Palmer, a server at Jockoís 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 Unionís 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

  • CCC Board to Tour New Fulton Campus Construction Site

    The Cayuga Community College Board of Trustees meeting May 16 will begin at 5 p.m. with a pre-meeting tour for trustees of the River Glen campus, 11 River Glen Drive, Fulton.Members of the public who wish to participate can do so on a space-available... Read More

  • ONE, Chamber Join to Discuss Pedestrian Issue in Oswego

    The Oswego Network of Entrepreneurs and the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce Oswego Business Committee are hosting a meeting with New York State Department of Transportation representative Diana Grazer and others at Oswego City Hall, West On... Read More

  • Second Round of Funding Included in NYS Budget

    Funding for a second round of Regional Economic Development Council awards is included in the 2012-2013 budget, which will be awarded competitively to projects determined to have the greatest potential for creating jobs.This year's budget includes $... Read More

  • Fulton Family YMCA to Present Gala Auction

    The Fulton Family YMCA will be hosting its sixth annual gala auction at the Fulton Polish Home on June 1.The theme is “Believe in the Y” and area artists are decorating a variety of furniture pieces for the event.Doors open at 6:30 p.m. a... Read More

  • SBA Video Contest to Showcase Successful Small Businesses

    Do you have a small business story to tell?Every business has one. Tell your story to the Small Business Administration and your video may appear at National Small Business Week, SBA’s marquee event that attracts hundreds of small business owne... Read More

  • Mom & Popís Soda Shop & Eatery Features Grand Opening

    Mom & Pop's Soda Shop & Eatery, 23 E. Utica St., Oswego, will be hosting a grand opening on Saturday and Sunday.The event kicks off at 7:30 a.m. Saturday with a buffet breakfast.Carl Preske, owner and chef at Mom & Pops, opened the resta... Read More

  • Burritt Motors Revved Up For Major Expansion

    Burritt Motors in Oswego will begin a $2.2 million expansion and renovation of its entire dealership later this month.Co-owners Chris and Rich Burritt said the expansion will increase the number of employees from 37 to approximately 50 over the next ... Read More

  • The Fulton Companies Receives NG Grant for Improvements

    The Fulton Companies is receiving a $221,000 capital investment incentive grant from National Grid for infrastructure improvements associated with the company’s 112,000-square-foot expansion and $13.9 million capital investment.Projects to supp... Read More

  • Former U.S. Ambassador to Address SUNY Oswego Honors Convocation

    Former ambassador Marianne Myles, who has worked with the U.S. Department of State since she earned a degree in economics at SUNY Oswego in 1975, will address honors students and their families at the college's annual honors convocation on April 20.... Read More

  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield names Booth CEO-elect

    Christopher C. Booth, president of Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, has been named to become chief executive officer of the health plan and its parent corporation, The Lifetime Healthcare Companies, effective Jan. 1, 2013.The announcement of Booth&rsqu... Read More

  • T.J.Maxx Expected to Create 60 Jobs in Port City

    T.J.Maxx will celebrate its grand opening at its new location at the Price Chopper Plaza, 137 state Route 104 E., Oswego, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 20.It is owned by The TJX Companies, regarded as one of the leading retailers of apparel and home fash... Read More

  • Puddle Jumpers Opens at the Oswego County Airport

    Puddle Jumpers, a new restaurant located at the Oswego County Airport, opened recently at the facility on county Route 176.The Oswego County Industrial Development Agency provided a $15,000 micro-enterprise loan for start-up costs such as building im... Read More

  • Excellus CEO David Klein to Retire at End of Year

    David Klein, chief executive officer of Excellus BlueCross BlueShield and its parent corporation for the past nine years, recently announced he will retire at the end of 2012 after 40 years in the health insurance industry.“I’m proud to h... Read More

  • Community Bank Acquires Fulton and Oswego HSBC Branches

    Community Bank recently purchased HSBC bank branches in Fulton and Oswego, according to Operation Oswego County.The county branches were two of 19 branches purchased by Community Bank throughout Upstate New York.Community Bank already operates branch... Read More

  • Sunocoís Volney Ethanol Plant Completes First Year of Operations

    Sunoco, Inc.'s (NYSE: SUN) Fulton ethanol plant announced the successful completion of a first full year of ethanol production at its Volney facility in 2011."We are pleased with the operations at Fulton," said Boyd Foster, Sunoco's vice-... Read More

  • Upstate NY Company Cements Vow to Vets

    Concrete bleeding can be a harmful thing, unless it’s red, white and blue.An Upstate New York decorative concrete business is making a major transition and doing it in a patriotic way.Stampcrete International, Ltd., a privately owned company in... Read More

  • Burger King-Barillaís deal in Oswego at standstill

    Plans for a second Burger King restaurant in the city of Oswego are being put on hold.Frank Barilla, owner of Barilla’s Service Center, 211 W. Bridge St., located at the forks of the road, had entered into discussions with Burger King regarding... Read More

  • Report: St. Luke Health Services Major Economic Player

    A new report shows that St. Luke Health Services in Oswego is a powerful player in the local economy, contributing $43 million to the region annually.The nonprofit organization is the largest provider of residential skilled nursing and rehabilitation... Read More

  • Crystal Clear: Nightclub Plunges Into Darkness in Oswego

    A popular nightclub in the city of Oswego has been decrystalized.Club Crystal, 6 Market St., is on the auction block. The auction will take place at 10 a.m. Jan. 16 at the site. A preview will be held from 9-10 a.m.The club will be auctioned to the... Read More

  • Burger King May Have Second Location in Port City

    Barilla’s Service Center, 211 W. Bridge St., located at the forks of the road in the city of Oswego, may soon be the site for a new Burger King restaurant.Burger King already has a location on state Route 104 East in Oswego.Frank Barilla, long-... Read More

Oswego County Business Magazine
Issue 154

Issue 154
February/March 2018

Cover Story

  • The New No.1
  • Exelon, owner-operator of three county-based nuclear power facilities, becomes Oswego Countyís top private employer

Profiles

Wayne Westervelt

My Turn

Corporate Ruthlessness and The Four-Way Test

Economic Trends

Creation of Regional Waste Water Treatment Facility Under Study

Last Page

Tom Kells