• 'How I Got Started': Nadine Barnett

    Owner of Dusting Divas in Mexico reflects on her beginnings, continual success. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Catch of the Day

    Tom Kielbasinski, left, hatchery manager at the Salmon River Fish Hatchery in Altmar, joins Fran Verdoliva, special assistant on the Salmon River for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, at one of the most popular destination points in Oswego County. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Success Story: Giovanni Food Co.

    Under the guiding hand of CEO and owner Louis DeMent, Giovanni Food Co. continues growth in Baldwinsville. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Leave a Legacy: The Give Back

    Norrie and Geraldine Jones’ legacy benefits the Oswego community. For the story, click on the caption or photo above.

  • Pulaski Manufacturer Spreads Wings Westward

    Felix Schoeller is expanding in California after the acquisition of the Alameda Co. in Anaheim, shown above. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • 'How I Got Started': Bill Reilly

    Co-owner of the river’s end bookstore in Oswego talks about growing the business against all odds. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Golden Age of ConnextCare

    Dan Dey, president and CEO of ConnextCare, and Tricia Peter-Clark, executive vice president and chief operating officer at ConnextCare, are celebrating the organization's 50th anniversary this year. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • The Vanishing Family Farm

    The latest census shows the trend toward fewer family farms and larger scale operations is happening in New York state. For the story, click on the headlline or photo above.

  • Operation Oswego County Reports on Progress

    Oswego County's designated economic development agency detailed progress earlier today at its annual meeting. One of the projects it touted involves Lindsey Aggregates, Inc., which recently expanded its mining operation in the town of Palermo. The company added a state-of-the-art aggregate washing facility and associated units to efficiently crush and classify aggregate products. For a meeting recap, click on the photo or caption above.

  • Rome Memorial latest hospital to join Upstate's Telestroke Network

    Rome facility can now tap into high-level stroke expertise. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • 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.

Latest News

  • Top Gun: Ed Fayette

    For Ed Fayette, it’s not lonely at the top. The No. 1 sales agent in Oswego County in 2018, Fayette is collecting hardware quicker than homes being placed on the market.   Fayette was recently named Century 21 Galloway Realty agent... Read More

  • 'Success Story': Lindsey Aggregates

    For Lindsey Aggregates, success is only a stone’s throw away.   Headquartered in Scriba, the business that began under the watchful eye of Warren Vandish and his wife Virginia in 1999 has evolved into a diversified corp... Read More

  • Oswego Country Club hires new restaurant, bar managers

    Oswego Country Club recently hired local food and beverage professionals Ray Jock and partner Tammy Murphy to manage food and hospitality operations for the club, according to board president Matthew Bacon.   Jock and his wife Kimberly o... Read More

  • CNY's Economy Growing, But Not Spectacularly

    Believe it or not, Central New York’s economy is growing and the future of this area looks promising, a regional economist told a group of local business leaders recently.The gross domestic product for the expanded Central New York region &mdas... Read More

  • Dingmans Acquire Fulton Medicine Place

    David and Tracy Dingman of Fulton, owners of The Medicine Place in Phoenix, recently acquired the Fulton Medicine Place from Frank and Fran Badagnani, who founded both businesses.   The Dingmans have owned the Phoenix store... Read More

  • Melissa Keller Named Senior VP at Fulton Savings

    Melissa Keller has been promoted to senior vice president finance and chief information security officer at Fulton Savings Bank, according to an announcement by bank's president-CEO Michael J. Pollock.   Keller joined the bank in 2... Read More

  • Foster Funeral Home Acquired by Rollings FS

    Rollings Funeral Service of Peachtree City, Ga. has acquired Foster Funeral Home, which has locations in Fulton and Hannibal, according to Cassandra Nelson, Foster Funeral Home manager.   “As we celebrate our 100th year, we r... Read More

  • Multi-Color Corporation-Fulton Operation Being Sold

    Los Angeles-based private equity firm Platinum Equity LLC is acquiring Multi-Color Corp. (Nasdaq: LABL), one of the largest label companies in the world.   Multi-Color Corp. services some of the most prominent brands in the followi... Read More

  • Gun Shops Still Thriving in Central NY

    As Bill Fairbrother chats with a customer from behind the counter, he doesn’t appear to be in a hurry to sell the man anything. His wife and son wait on other customers, answer questions and talk with regulars.  ... Read More

  • Shifting Into Overdrive

    Q.  Can you update us on your new store, Burritt Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram? What were some of the challenges involved in making that acquisition? A. I acquired Shapiro Motors in Oswego in 2017 and with it came ... Read More

  • Profile: Jim Weatherup

    Let’s just say James Weatherup has 3-D vision. His mantra as the new chairman of the Oswego County Legislature is: digest, discuss and decide what’s best for all. Weatherup, 61, has been involved in politics on... Read More

  • Sunoco Fulton Ethanol Plant to Have New Owner

    Attis Industries Inc. (NASDAQ: ATIS) is acquiring Sunoco's ethanol plant in Volney, according to Sunoco sources.   Attis Industries is a diverse organization with businesses in the health care, medical waste, and environmental... Read More

  • Anthony House by Wellhouse Ministries to Present Annual Ball

    Anthony House by Wellhouse Ministries will be featuring its second annual fundraiser — the Black and White Masquerade Ball — at the American Foundry in Oswego on Saturday, Jan. 26.Last year’s event was a r... Read More

  • Next Small Business Training Class to Begin in January

    SUNY Oswego’s Business Resource Center will host a small business training class for those interested in expanding or starting a small business in Oswego County.   Classes will be held from 6-9 p.m. Jan. 14-18 and from 8 a.m. to 1 ... Read More

  • Nelson Law Firm to become Prosachik Law Firm, PLLC

    Allison J. Nelson, managing partner of Nelson Law Firm at 209 W. Seventh St., Oswego, has announced that the firm will become Prosachik Law Firm, PLLC, effective Jan. 1.Rebekah Prosachik, an associate with Nelson Law Firm, will be the new managing ... Read More

  • Breaking: William Scriber Takes Command at Port

    William Scriber is the new executive director-CEO at the Port of Oswego Authority.   The port’s board of directors appointed Scriber earlier this week. He has been serving as acting executive director since December of 2017.  ... Read More

  • Manager Named at Pathfinder Bank's Clay Branch

    David Cavallaro has been hired as the branch manager for Pathfinder Bank’s Clay office, according to Robert Butkowski, vice president of branch administration.Cavallaro’s duties will be developing retail and commercial business, while m... Read More

  • 'Money Smart' Program to Enlighten Seniors

    The Oswego County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program at SUNY Oswego’s Office of Business and Community Relations, along with Pathfinder Bank and the Oswego County Office for the Aging, will host Pathfinder’s “Money Smart” ... Read More

  • Wanted: Massive shortage of truck drivers worsens

    The United States — including the Central New York region — has a massive shortage of truck drivers, according to the American Trucking Association. The driver shortage is leading to delayed deliveries and higher prices for goods tha... Read More

  • Success Story: The Good Guys Barbershop

    An experience that brings back the feel of yesteryear. Nestled within Canal Commons, 193 W. First St., the shop features nine barbers that can handle everything from men’s and boys’ haircuts to hot-towel straight razor shaves. Al... Read More

Oswego County Business Magazine
Issue 164

Issue 164
October/November 2019

Cover Story

  • Cruse Control
  • Jeff Cruse takes over as top leader for Novelis’ Oswego Works


Linda Eagan

On The Job

What type of marketing do you find most effective?

Success Stories

The Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County

My Turn

Why President Trump Won’t Admit Mistakes


News Briefs on Local Businesses & Business People

Economic Trends

Oswego County IDA Recapitalizes Popular Loan Program

Last Page

Rodmon King