• 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

  • LaGraf's to Host Oz Roller Girls Fundraiser April 9

    The community is invited to meet and support members of the new Oz Roller Girls roller derby league when players serve as guest bartenders April 9 at LaGraf's Pub, 187 E. 10th St., Oswego.Members of the first-year women's roller derby team will ten... Read More

  • Area Campus Continues Construction Boom

    A three-year series of projects to renovate and expand buildings to house all six departments of the SUNY Oswego School of Education will start taking shape this summer.School of Education personnel, classrooms and labs are on the move, part of a rel... Read More

  • Exclusive: Speedway May be Sold on Wednesday

    Suspense is building regarding the possible sale of the Oswego Speedway.Contrary to a published report saying a deal was expected to take place by Wednesday, speedway co-owner Steve Gioia Jr. said today he is not prepared to share any information reg... Read More

  • Blockbuster of a Closing: Video Store Shuts Doors

    Blockbuster Video, 135 state Route 104 East, Oswego, has shut down.Sunday ended a five-week clearance sale at the store, which opened in the Port City in 1994.“Why does any store close? This location wasn’t profitable,” a spokespers... Read More

  • Next Small Business Training Class to Begin in April

    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 be held each Tuesday from April 5 through May 24.The classes will be held from 6-9 p.m. a... Read More

  • Change of Ownership may be on Horizon at Oswego Speedway

    Mystery surrounds the future of the Oswego Speedway as an ownership changes appears imminent.Brothers John and Eric Torrese are in the process of purchasing the track, but an official announcement has yet to be made.The Torrese brothers have racing e... Read More

  • Mattress Express to Open Location in the Area

    Three little words have made Kevin Fear a Central New York icon: free, free, free.Fear’s advertisements for Universe Cellular and Dish seem to be everywhere these days. He’s been called “Billy Junior” because he is second only... Read More

  • DOERs Organization Makes Comeback in Port City

    The DOERs are back.A disgruntled group of downtown Oswego merchants has decided to resurrect a long-defunct promotional organization, alleging that the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce just isn’t doing its job when it comes to promotin... Read More

  • Company Plans to Grow in Former Wickes Lumber Building

    It took Lee Buttolph less than a breath to respond to a question about the decision to move his lumber company from its home of 43 years in Onondaga County to the town of Schroeppel in Oswego County.“It’s a really good fit, especially for... Read More

  • Record Number of Participants in Micro Enterprise Program

    It’s a breeding ground for future entrepreneurs.The Micro-Enterprise Business Training Program is a 24-hour course for prospective and existing small business owners.John Halleron, advanced certified business adviser at the Small Business Devel... Read More

  • Developer Converting Woodruff Building Into Mixed-use Facility

    If all goes well with entrepreneur Tom Millar, two of the city of Oswego’s most historic buildings will be renovated and converted for commercial and residential use once again.Millar is presently renovating the Woodruff Building at the corner ... Read More

  • Local Snowmobile Trails to be Featured on National TV

    WPBS-DT, the public broadcasting station in Watertown, announces its latest endeavor in conjunction with Oswego, Lewis, and Oneida counties and Old Forge to produce a four-part local snowmobiling television series, “Snow Country.”The regi... Read More

  • ExportNY Program Recruiting for Global Market

    It’s a global voyage.Each year, 10 central New York businesses embark on an eight-month journey of international business growth by participating in ExportNY, a program presented by the Central New York Technology Development Organization and S... Read More

  • Oswego-Fulton Chamber Holds Annual Meeting

    The Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 95th annual meeting today at the Hewitt Union Ballroom on the SUNY Oswego campus.Despite encountering financial challenges in 2010, chamber executive director Beth Hilton reported that sign... Read More

  • Morabito Auto Parts Under New Ownership

    Al Clark, longtime employee for Morabito Auto Parts, 1 Burt St., Fulton, a licensed NAPA auto parts dealer, purchased the business recently.Its new name is TC Auto Parts.The former owners were Clark and David Molinari.“After 40 years in the aut... Read More

  • Radisson Gains Independence as ESDC Role Diminishes

    The Radisson Community is nearly complete and is on its way to becoming autonomous.“We are in the middle of four subdivisions. There are four others in various planning stages,” said Elizabeth Mitchell, spokesperson for Empire State Devel... Read More

  • Small Business Training Class Grooms Future Entrepreneurs

    For those interested in expanding or starting a small business in Oswego County, the 2011 micro-enterprise program small business training classes are scheduled to begin Jan. 15 at 118 Rich Hall on the SUNY Oswego campus.The class will then run each ... Read More

  • IDA Commemorates 25 Years of Lending in Oswego County

    In 1985, Majestic Mold and Tool opened its plastic injection mold manufacturing business in the village of Phoenix with five employees.To facilitate the start-up of the business, Majestic Mold and Tool became the first business financed by the County... Read More

  • Oswego Health Finalizes Purchase of Lee Memorial, Phoenix Health Center

    The community moved one step closer toward realizing a newly renovated outpatient center in the city of Fulton as Oswego Health officially purchased the former A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital building, which now becomes known as the Fulton Medical Center.... Read More

  • OCBM Pulls Down PJC Golden Quotes Awards

    Oswego County Business Magazine, produced by Local News, Inc., Oswego, won three awards at the Professional Journalists and Communicators of Oswego County 2010 Golden Quotes Award dinner held at Vona’s Restaurant recently. All awards were for p... Read More

Oswego County Business Magazine
Issue 149

Issue 149
April/May 2017

Cover Story

  • John Cerniglia
  • Main concern is about matching physician with hospital, community

  • Stacy Varre
  • No. 1 priority is offering a high level of customer service

  • Christopher Mitchell
  • Recruiting the right physicians can take months, sometimes years, hundreds of communications and many meetings

  • Deborah Tuttle
  • Unlike other hospitals in the area, SUNY Upstate relies on each department to recruit its own physicians

Profiles

Katie Toomey

On The Job

On The Job

Success Stories

Douglas Outdoors LLC

My Turn

Bad Reviews on Social Media? Businesses Are Taking Action

Economic Trends

Programs Help Business Development and Growth

Last Page

Paul Lear