• Making Pulaski the 'Gateway to the Tug Hill'

    Paul Holliday, Pulaski-Boylston Snowmobile Club mobilize to enhance village's tourism appeal. Catch the story in the new edition of Oswego County Business magazine. To subscribe, 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. Her story of success is revealed in the new edition of Oswego County Business magazine. To subscribe, 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. To subscribe, 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. To subscribe, 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.

  • 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.

Latest News

  • SUNY Oswego Small Business Advisers Share in National SBA Award

    Small-business advisers based at SUNY Oswego and Jefferson Community College have won a national award from the U.S. Small Business Administration.The SUNY Oswego Small Business Development Center, as part of the Watertown Regional SBDC, will receive... Read More

  • Oswego CDO Director Wins Top SBA Award

    Mary Vanouse, director of the City of Oswego Community Development Office, is the winner of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Women in Business Champion Award.Not only did she top all nominees in the 34- county Syracuse district, she was... Read More

  • Inaugural Meeting of the MDA-Syracuse Chamber Set for May 10

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  • House of Thai Closes Doors in Downtown Oswego

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  • Oswego County FCU to Open New Branch in Mexico

    The Oswego County Federal Credit Union is opening a new branch in Mexico, the first one outside the city of Oswego and the third branch in the county.William Carhart, CEO of Oswego County Federal Credit Union, expressed excitement about the addition.... Read More

  • SUNY Oswego Pumps $345 Million Into Area Economy

    Prospering together.SUNY-Oswego President Deborah F. Stanley spoke of the different economic influences the university has on the economy in Central New York in a speech given to local business leaders and the community Thursday.“The university... Read More

  • Area Media Group to Recognize Publishing Legend

    The Professional Journalists & Communicators of Oswego County will honor one of its former presidents and a true champion of the press in Oswego County, Vince Caravan, with a special dinner in his honor.Caravan will be recognized for his years as... Read More

  • SUNY Oswego President to Unveil Report on College's Economic Impact

    The president of SUNY Oswego, the county's largest employer and one of the largest in the region, will present a report to the public at 7:30 a.m. March 25 that explores how the college's jobs, spending, educational offerings, research, cultural ev... Read More

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    A major economic study focused on private practice physicians in New York state indicates that the estimated 61 physician practices in Oswego County are driving $44 million into the county’s economy through the employment of 463 physicians and ... Read More

  • Roman Joins Alliance as VP, Relationship Manager of Commercial Banking

    Tom Roman has joined Alliance Bank, N.A., as vice president and relationship manager of commercial banking.Alliance is the $1.4 billion Syracuse-based bank and wholly owned subsidiary of Alliance Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: ALNC).Roman’s mor... Read More

  • After 41 Years, Radio Veteran to Hang Up Microphone

    John Krauss, one of the first voices to be heard on WRVO, will be retiring at the end of March.On Jan. 6, 1969, when WRVO first went on the air, Krauss was the first person heard on 89.9 FM.He has served as its general manager since 1997.He plans to ... Read More

  • Sustainability Fair to Feature Green Products, Ideas

    “The Sustainability Fair—Green Products and Ideas” on April 21 at SUNY Oswego will offer students, homeowners and community members a look at a GM fuel cell vehicle, a display to showcase the college's new eco-friendly student apar... Read More

  • Bion Promotes Cattle/Energy Proposal for Oswego County

    Jim Kapell has an ambitious project planned in Oswego County, one he realizes can get people worried.“This is very large scale. It’s scary to folks that it’s so large scale,” Kapell said.Kapell, vice president of project devel... Read More

  • Commentary: Closing Fort Ontario a 'Terrible' Idea

    In an effort to close the state budget gap, the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historical Preservation recommended closing 57 state parks and historic sites late last week.Unfortunately, included among that list was Fort Ontario.Closing the historic... Read More

  • Scriber Sees Progress, Growth at New Port Position

    When William Scriber switched jobs, he didn’t have much of a break.“I didn’t resign until midnight on New Year’s Day because I was still doing reports ... on the money we had spent at the Board of Elections,” Scriber sai... Read More

  • Developer Plans Supermarket on Former Price Chopper Site in Oswego

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  • Davis Cleaning Service Expands, Relocates in Oswego

    Davis Cleaning Service, a woman-owned business specializing in commercial janitorial services, has relocated to Walgate Commons from the Oswego County Business Expansion Center, both in the city of Oswego.Owner Anne Davis began operating DCS out of h... Read More

  • New Retail, Housing Development Constructed in Oswego

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  • Scotsman Confident Following Acquisition of Fulton Newspapers

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  • OOC Director Criticizes State Economic Development Policies

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Oswego County Business Magazine
Issue 157

Issue 157
August/September 2018

Cover Story

  • Thunder Island Rolls
  • Thunder Island’s new owners are investing $2.5 to buy and turn the local water park into a top destination that they say will rival Darien Lake’s theme park

Profiles

Rodmon King

On The Job

On The Job

Success Stories

Dr. Padma Ram Medical Services, LLC

My Turn

A Dangerous Time to Be a Journalist

Economic Trends

OCO Honors Those Who Make a Difference

Last Page

Jiancheng Huang