• 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.

  • Oswego Health Names Executive VP, Chief Operating Officer

    Jeff Coakley continues to solidify leadership roles at the local health care institution. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Students Have Different Perspective on Spring Break

    For several years, many SUNY Oswego students have used academic breaks like the college's upcoming spring break to serve communities in need, including building infrastructure in the Dominican Republic. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • 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.

Latest News

  • Bed Bath & Beyond to Hang Up Towel

    Bed Bath & Beyond, 137 state Route 104 East, Oswego, is going out of business.It is located next to Price Chopper in Oswego.“Bed Bath & Beyond continually reviews the performance of our store locations, and we’ve made the decision... Read More

  • Planning for Tri-Oswego 2011 Triathlon in Full Stride

    Preparations for the June 25-26 Tri-Oswego 2011 Triathlon are in full stride, and hundreds of participants, their families and friends are anticipated for the weekend of competition and fun-filled activities in Oswego, according to Ron Nelson, Tri-Os... Read More

  • Alternative-fuel Cars to Energize Sustainability Fair on April 13

    Alternative-fuel vehicles will help power the Sustainability Fair April 13 at SUNY Oswego, as fairgoers learn about everything under the sun—and wind—to make their lives and homes greener.General Motors will provide a 2011 Chevrolet Volt ... Read More

  • 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

Oswego County Business Magazine
Issue 156

Issue 156
June/July 2018

Cover Story

Profiles

Carol Sweeney

On The Job

How Does Summer Affect Your Business?

Success Stories

Oliver B. Paine Greenhouses

My Turn

Honorary Doctorate Degrees — Should They Be Eliminated?

Economic Trends

Fifteen semi-finalists competing for a $50,000 prize

Last Page

Paul Stewart