• 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 Wade’s 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 Maria’s Family Restaurant in Oswego, serves up the restaurant’s famous cinnamon roll pancake. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Best Bets For Breakfast: Jocko’s Famous Ritz Diner

    Teal Palmer, a server at Jocko’s 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 Union’s 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

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    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

  • Broadwell Team Eyes Patz on the River

    The new Best Western Captain’s Quarters Conference Center in Oswego is in need of parking space, and its developers have just the site in mind.Broadwell Development, owners of the Best Western Captain’s Quarters and the Econo Lodge Riverf... Read More

  • Museum to Showcase Anniversary of D-Day Invasion

    In commemoration of the 67th anniversary of D-Day, the H. Lee White Marine Museum is hosting a special event beginning at 1 p.m. June 4.The museum is located at the end of the West First Street pier in Oswego.The event will be multifaceted, centering... Read More

  • Oswego-Fulton Chamber Celebrates Small Business Week

    The Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce held its Small Business Week Breakfast this morning at The American Foundry in Oswego.The event was the climax to a week devoted to recognizing the small business sector in the county.Awards were presente... Read More

  • Lakeside Artisans Group to Celebrate Grand Opening

    Lakeside Artisans Co-op, 193 W. First St., Canal Commons, Oswego, will be celebrating its grand opening from noon to 5 p.m., Saturday.Lakeside Artisans was the recent winner of Operation Oswego County’s $25,000 prize for the “Next Great I... Read More

  • 1,400 SUNY Oswego Students Graduating in May

    More than 1,400 students are preparing to make their next steps in life after Oswego's 150th spring Commencement on May 14, and a number have secured footholds toward successful, even prestigious, careers.Graduates from the College of Liberal Arts a... Read More

  • SBA to Honor CNY Small Business Week Winners

    The Syracuse district office of the U.S. Small Business Administration will recognize seven Small Business and Champion award winners at the 13th annual Small Business Excellence Awards in Syracuse at 11:30 a.m. May 2.Nearly 300 people are expected t... Read More

  • Birds Eye to Close; County Looks to Regroup

    Birds Eye Foods in Fulton is shutting down.Pinnacle Foods, owner of the plant, told management and union workers at the plant today that operations will be shutting down permanently in December.The Fulton plant has been providing vegetable and fruit ... Read More

  • Little Lukes Corrals Location in City of Fulton

    A Little Lukes Childcare Center is being constructed at the former site of the Golden Corral restaurant, 706 S. Fourth St., Fulton.Darci Powers, executive director of Little Lukes, said plans call for an opening of a childcare and preschool program... Read More

  • Former K of C Site Renovated Into Hotel

    The former Knights of Columbus building, 130 W. Fifth St., Oswego, is being renovated into a boutique hotel.Atom and Falecia Avery, owners of All Seasons Inn in Scriba, intend on opening the hotel at West Fifth and Bridge streets in the Port City.The... Read More

  • SUNY Oswego Marks 150th Anniversary in 2011

    In 1861, Edward Austin Sheldon founded a teacher training school on the shores of Lake Ontario that would eventually become SUNY Oswego.In 2011, SUNY Oswego celebrates its sesquicentennial.“The entire campus community is looking forward to a sp... Read More

  • Longtime Oswego Chamber Employee Bids Adieu

    Danielle Hayden will be joining the American Red Cross of Central New York as the new Oswego branch director.The appointment takes effect April 25, according to Margaret L. Henderson, regional CEO.“Danielle comes to the organization following e... Read More

  • Former Lee Memorial Hospital Director Heads Nursing Facility

    He’s not done yet.Dennis Casey, former executive director of the now-defunct A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital in Fulton, is now taking on challenges at Mercy of Northern New York, a Watertown-based nursing facility operated by Samaritan Health System... Read More

  • Tractor Supply in Pulaski ‘Exceeding Expectations’

    The new Tractor Supply store in Pulaski has been up and running for more than four months now, and all indications are that business is brisk.“Very good, exceeding expectations,” said Rob Hoskins, a spokesman from media relations at Tract... Read More

  • New Barber Shop to Make Port City Debut

    Downtown Barber & Shave Co. is opening for business in Oswego on Thursday.A grand opening celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.It is located at Canal Commons, 193 W. First St., Oswego.Half-price haircuts will be offered Thursd... 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 County’s 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