• 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

  • 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

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    Empire Fresh-Cuts, LLC, 8033 state Route 104, and Oswego Growers & Shippers, 8011 state Route 104, town of Oswego, have closed, according to L. Michael Treadwell, executive director of Operation Oswego County, the county’s designated econom... Read More

  • Birds Eye HQ to Shut Down by Year’s End

    The former local headquarters of Birds Eye Foods Inc. in suburban Rochester will close at year's end, its owners said recently.The company began shutting down the Penfield operation this year and will shutter it completely by year’s end, Pinna... Read More

  • Lakeside Artisans Cooperative Winner of Next Great Idea Competition

    The Lakeside Artisans Cooperative is the winner of the 2010 Next Great Idea Competition for its idea to create a cooperative retail outlet involving local artists.A check for $25,000 was presented to Michele Southgate, Tim Ames and Allen Bjorkman.&ld... Read More

  • Finalists selected for 2010 ‘Next Great Idea’ Competition

    Adirondack Physical and Occupational Therapy and Lakeside Artisans Cooperative has been selected as finalists for the 2010 Next Great Idea Oswego County Business Plan Competition.On Nov. 9, finalists will give a 20-minute presentation on their busine... Read More

  • Oswego County Companies Begin United Way Campaigns

    With the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s annual campaign under way, resource development director Lois Luber has been busy visiting area businesses and organizations to help them with their employee campaigns in support of the United Way.... Read More

  • Online Program Aims to Increase Access to a SUNY Oswego MBA

    SUNY Oswego will start a new online MBA program in January to enable busy professionals, soldiers stationed at Fort Drum and alumni from Pennsylvania to India to obtain their master’s degrees in business administration.The school of business wi... Read More

  • Governor Names Scriber to Oswego College Council

    Gov. David Paterson has appointed William Scriber of Parish to the SUNY Oswego College Council for a seven-year term. The council will next meet on Dec. 3.The College Council has 10 members, including nine prominent citizens appointed by the governor... Read More

  • Felix Schoeller in Pulaski to Change Leaders

    Felix Schoeller North America in Pulaski will be under new leadership come January.Michael Szidat will take over as president and CEO at the end of the year.The Pulaski site produces specialty and imaging paper.Szidat will replace Paul Williams, who ... Read More

  • Fulton Thermal Corp. to Expand Manufacturing Facility

    While many in the manufacturing industry have been significantly impacted by troubled economic times, Fulton Thermal Corp. (www.fulton.com), a global manufacturer of steam and hydronic boilers and thermal fluid heaters, recently broke ground on a 112... Read More

  • St. Luke Health Services Awarded Grant for Expansion

    St. Luke Health Services has been awarded an $8 million dollar grant through the New York State Department of Health/Dormitory Authority-Health Care Efficiency and Affordability Law for New Yorkers, Capital Grant Program (HEAL NY Program).The grant f... Read More

  • Hotels, Motels Overflow With Outage Workers, Anglers

    The outage at Entergy's James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant at Nine Mile Point in Scriba combined with salmon fishing season means there is virtually no hotel or motel rooms available in Oswego County.Tammy Holden, communications specialist for... Read More

  • Universal Metal Works Opens Doors in Fulton

    C & C Metal Fabrications Inc., 159 Hubbard St., Fulton, has been sold.Currently, the name of the business is C & C Universal Metal Works.“We don’t want to confuse customers when they are calling in,” said co-owner John Shark... Read More

  • NOCHS Chief to Speak on Health Care Reform

    Primary care and health care reform in Oswego County will be the topic of a presentation at 6 p.m. Thursday at a meeting of the Central New York Health Systems Agency.The meeting will take place at the Iroquois Healthcare Association, 5740 Commons Pa... Read More

  • SUNY Oswego to Celebrate Campus Development on Friday

    Members of the SUNY Oswego community and the greater Oswego community, including dignitaries from Albany, will celebrate the start of building Oswego's new sciences facilities and the opening of the Village residential units in two events Friday.A g... Read More

  • MACNY Adds Clout to its Research Capabilities

    The Manufacturers Association of Central New York today unveiled a new initiative creating a statewide Manufacturing Research Institute of New York State.MACNY is leading the initiative on behalf of The Manufacturers Alliance of New York, a statewide... Read More

  • OI Selected to Make Belts for Government

    Oswego Industries in Fulton has been selected to produce approximately 30,000 leather dress belts per year for VF Imagewear, to be used by the United States Transportation Security Administration for the next three years.The new project, which is val... Read More

  • State DOT Plans $7.9 million Route 104 East Project

    The state Department of Transportation will be conducting a major $7.9 million project along state Route 104 East this fall.The project involves the widening of the thoroughfare from George Street in the city to Kocher Road (county Route 63) in the t... Read More

  • OCB’s Career Center Awarded Prestigious Award

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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