• 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.

  • Port of Oswego Upping Ante on Grain Exports

    Port, Perdue Agribusiness team to make port an export center. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • And the NGI Winner is: Wired Telecom!

    Austin Wheelock, 'Next Great Idea' chair and deputy director of Operation Oswego County, recently announced the winner of the 2018 NGI business plan. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Southern Graphic Systems in Phoenix to Close

    Print equipment manufacturer to shutter facility after 30 years of doing business. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • New Owners, New Vision at Thunder Island Park in Granby

    Ron and Lisa Falise focus on revitalizing, expanding tourism destination site. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Making Pulaski the 'Gateway to the Tug Hill'

    Paul Holliday shows off a new groomer that will be used by the Pulaski-Boylston Snowmobile Club this winter. Holliday is intent on making Pulaski the “Gateway to the Tug Hill.” For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Pinnacle of Success: Dr. Padma Ram Medical Services, LLC

    Dr. Padma Ram, left in foreground, and her staff at Dr. Padma Ram Medical Services, LLC in Oswego are providing high-quality health care on both a primary and urgent care level. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • 19th Century Scandal: The Story of Malvina Guimaraes

    Port City native Ann Callaghan Allen has written a book on Malvina Guimaraes, the 19th-century woman and prominent Oswego resident who reportedly catapulted to wealth as the mistress of the man who founded the Singer Sewing Machine Company, and later lost everything she had. Check out the story in the new edition of Oswego County Business magazine. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Brothers Take Over Vellas' Constantia Businesses

    Buckingham Market and Buckingham Home Center in Constantia are continuing a tradition of business excellence established by their former owners, the Vella family. Shown are new owners Tim Buckingham (left) and his brother Todd Buckingham (right). In the middle is grocery manager Ron Chapman. Check out the story in the new edition of Oswego County Business magazine. For the scoop, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Chinese Language, Culture Program Set for SUNY-Oswego

    Students dance during the closing ceremonies of last summer’s STARTALK: Chinese Language and Culture Academy Summer Program at SUNY Oswego’s Syracuse campus. The program will be featured at SUNY Oswego this summer. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Longshoremen in Oswego make endorsement

    Port workers want William Scriber, above, as their next permanent executive director. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • SUNY Oswego, Port City Cultivate Growing Relationship

    SUNY Oswego student Dara Boykin makes her selections during the Oswego Farmers’ Market last summer. Students from 11 classes across numerous disciplines worked last fall with farmers and the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce to promote the farmers’ market in both cities. The Oswego market opens Thursday while the Fulton market opens May 26. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • NOCHSI Changes Name to Connextcare

    Northern Oswego County Health Services, Inc. has changed its name to ConnextCare. The rollout of the new name was celebrated with a special breakfast reception for the entire ConnextCare staff and board of directors Wednesday at the Kallet Theatre in Pulaski. Attending the function are, from left, Penny Halstead, senior administrative assistant, Richard S. Shineman Foundation; Tricia A. Peter-Clark, vice president-chief operating officer, ConnextCare; Karen Goetz, executive director, Richard S. Shineman Foundation; Dan Dey, president-chief executive officer, ConnextCare; Michael Backus, chairman, ConnextCare Board of Directors; and Patrick Carguello, Sr., vice president/chief medical officer, ConnextCare. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Mitchell's Speedway Press to acquire The Phoenix Press

    Longtime Port City company, led by owner John Henry, is expanding and extending customer reach. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • CountryMax: Newest Addition to Retail Mix in Oswego

    A new CountryMax store is being constructed on state Route 104 East in Oswego. The storefront will be similar to others in the chain, including the Henrietta store shown above. For the details, click on the headline or photo above.

  • 'I, Robot': Technology plays greater role in workplace environments

    Damian Schofield, director of human-computer interaction at SUNY Oswego, explores how technology is and will affect the modern-day workplace. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • ‘How I Got Started’ — Tammy Wilkinson

    Tammy Wilkinson, center, founder of Theatre Du Jour, plays the role of Bella Baloopi in "Murder at the Prom" at the Hiscock Mansion in Syracuse. Her interactive touring dinner theater experience is receiving great accolades throughout the region. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

Latest News

  • NOCHSI Changes Name to Connextcare

    Northern Oswego County Health Services, Inc. has announced it has changed its name to ConnextCare.The health care network, which has served Oswego County residents since 1969, adopted the new name, ConnextCare, to better reflect its growth in staff... Read More

  • Mitchell’s Speedway Press to acquire The Phoenix Press

    Mitchell’s Speedway Press, a leading provider of professional printing, signage and marketing products, today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire The Phoenix Press in Phoenix.   “We are excited to welcome Ph... Read More

  • Business Boon: Grant Monies Available in Port City

    The Oswego Downtown Improvement Fund has been launched.   It is one of 12 projects from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative the city of Oswego captured in July of 2016, according to Oswego Mayor Willi... Read More

  • CountryMax: Newest Addition to Retail Mix in Oswego

    A new CountryMax store is coming to Oswego.   The business will be located on state Route 104 East between Shampine and Eugene Saloga drives in the city of Oswego.   According to director of sales Brad Payne, the business is targe... Read More

  • 'I, Robot': Technology plays greater role in workplace environments

    Could your next boss be a robot?   Given the rapid pace of technology, the concept is not as far-fetched as one might think.   Damian Schofield is the director of human-computer interaction at SUNY Oswego, and said no boundaries e... Read More

  • CNY Fair Housing Combats Societal Ills

    CNY Fair Housing is celebrating its 50th anniversary in April.   While much has been accomplished since President Lyndon B. Johnson inked the Fair Housing Act on April 11, 1968, the Syracuse-based agency faces a never-ending uphill battl... Read More

  • ‘How I Got Started’ — Tammy Wilkinson

    Q.: What motivated you to first explore the world of theatre?   A.: If you ask my mom, she’ll say it started when I was a little girl singing “Here Comes Peter Cottontail” to folks on the bus as we went downtown. I defi... Read More

  • Oswego Health Names Executive VP, Chief Operating Officer

    Jeff Coakley has been promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer of Oswego Hospital.Oswego Health President and CEO Michael Harlovic said Coakley is a proven leader who possesses a strong vision for Oswego Hospital and the hea... Read More

  • Pathfinder Bank to Open New Branch in Clay

    Pathfinder Bank recently purchased a former bank building at 3775 state Route 31 in the town of Clay and will establish a new branch there.The opening is scheduled for October after interior renovations are complete. It will mark the third banking ... Read More

  • Students Have Different Perspective on Spring Break

    With spring break for colleges around the corner, some SUNY Oswego students are taking the opportunity to serve communities in need of helping hands.   SUNY Oswego offers multiple alternative break trips through its Office of Community... Read More

  • Next Small Business Training Class to Begin in March

    For those interested in expanding or starting a small business in Oswego County, there is a small business training class scheduled to begin March 5.   The classes will be held at the Business Resource Center at 121 E. First St., Oswego,... Read More

  • 92 Years Young and Still Going Strong

    Retirement has never been a consideration for Bruce Phelps.   The owner and founder of Fulton Tool, an Oswego County company that uses computer-controlled machinery to make parts for manufacturers, chuckles when he’s asked at what ... Read More

  • Vaulting to the Top: Exelon New Jobs Leader

    It was the business story of the year in 2017.With Oswego County facing economic devastation, Exelon Generation plucked the James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant in Scriba off the precipice of being shutdown in a last-minute move that saved more... Read More

  • Deadline for ‘Next Great Idea’ Competition Extended

    The Next Great Idea Oswego County Business Plan Competition has extended its deadline for entries to March 1, a month past the original deadline.The business plan competition is open to all entrepreneurs with a new business concept and existing bus... Read More

  • Dying Slow Death: Suburban Malls on Downward Spiral

    In their heyday, Great Northern and Shopping Town malls attracted an endless stream of people who fought for prime parking spots, hunted for sales at department stores and waited in long lines for their children to meet Santa Claus.   Bu... Read More

  • 5 Points Wine & Liquor Opens at Forks of Road in Port City

    There are many options when you come to the forks in the road.   For entrepreneurs and business partners Atom Avery and Mark Donabella, they have literally established a new business at what is commonly known as the “forks in the r... Read More

  • Tom Kells: DPW Chief Leads Restructured Department

    Q.: What do your tasks consist of as commissioner?   A.: The day-to-day operations of the DPW are pretty vast and tasks depend on the time of year. We take care of the water plant as well as the infrastructure part of water, sewer infras... Read More

  • Wired For Success: UWT Continues to Build Momentum

    United Wire Technologies plans on expanding this year, and its business is up 30 percent since a devastating fire in 2012.The fire that rampaged through their facility five years ago didn't stop the family business. United Wire procure... Read More

  • Fulton Group on the Move with Major Expansion Project

    Fulton Group NA, Inc., in the town of Richland is embarking on an $11.25 million project as part of an ongoing expansion.   Fulton Group intends to renovate its Pulaski headquarters and purchase a new facility in East Syracuse with more ... Read More

  • Local Projects Fueled by State Grant Monies

    In regards to the recent awards by the Central New York Regional Economic Development Council, Operation Oswego County Executive Director L. Michael Treadwell said Oswego County-based initiatives are “not huge but they are neat projects.&... Read More

Oswego County Business Magazine
Issue 158

Issue 158
October/November 2018

Cover Story

Profiles

Nancy Fox

On The Job

What’s Your Must-Ask Job Interview Question?

Success Stories

The Good Guys Barbershop

My Turn

Free Speech in a An Era of Racist, Vulgar Comments

Newsmakers

Newsmakers

Economic Trends

The Impact of Manufacturing and Power Generation on Oswego County

Last Page

Shonna Sargent