• 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

  • OOC Director Criticizes State Economic Development Policies

    Show me the incentives.That’s what L. Michael Treadwell, executive director of Operation Oswego County, says when talking about state support for economic development initiatives.Treadwell said there is plenty of room for the state to become mo... Read More

  • Local Businesses Help Community ‘Warm Up’ with Annual Festival

    While early February is usually spent indoors by the fireplace avoiding the biting cold, the annual Warm Up Oswego Festival is set to take place Saturday in downtown Oswego and the Oswego YMCA Armory.The festival will hold events between noon and mid... Read More

  • County’s 2010 ‘Next Great Idea’ Makes Call for Entries

    “The Next Great Idea: 2010 Oswego County Business Plan Competition” is calling for entries for this year’s competition which culminates with $25,000 awarded to the winner at a November luncheon, said Austin Wheelock, economic develo... Read More

  • SUNY Oswego Center for Nonprofit Excellence Announces its First Offering

    The SUNY Oswego Office of Business and Community Relations recently announced its first offering for the Center for Nonprofit Excellence.The Center for Nonprofit Excellence is a new program of SUNY Oswego, which has been providing technical assistanc... Read More

  • Oswego Industries Receives Government Contract

    Oswego Industries, Inc. has been awarded an AbilityOne contract to produce 10,000 coveralls for the U.S. Defense Supply Center, Philadelphia, for use by all branches of military service.The coveralls are a specialty item with multiple uses, including... Read More

  • Oswego’s ‘Aunt Mary’ to Sell Downtown Business

    Aunt Mary’s Italian Café, 197 W. First St., Oswego, is being sold.Current owner Mary Plummer’s business consists of a restaurant specializing in home made soups, breakfast, hot lunch and dinner specials, as well as a catering and c... Read More

  • Businesswomen Enjoying Success at New Oswego Address

    Chris Tombolillo and Pam Knox had talked for years about opening their dream business.About four years ago, they decided to just do it and Your House, Your Home was born. Opened in April 2006 in what was a farm market storefront in Scriba, Knox and T... Read More

  • President Obama Pushes Jobs Effort in Allentown, Pa.

    “Well, we are living here in AllentownAnd they’re closing all the factories down.Out in Bethlehem they’re killing time,Filling out forms, standing in line”— Billy Joel song, “Allentown” (1982)When President B... Read More

  • Port of Oswego Expansion Contingent on Financing

    A multi-million 15-acre expansion at the Port of Oswego could allow the facility to enhance its ability to engage in container shipment.Oswego would be the first inbound port from the St. Lawrence for containers, which would be a significant opportun... Read More

  • Construction Continues on Oswego Hospital ER Project

    The major renovation project at Oswego Hospital continues on schedule as several first floor areas near completion, allowing for work on the emergency room to begin in earnest.New offices have opened in vacant space on the West Sixth Street side of t... Read More

  • Central Square Health Center’s Future in Limbo

    Prominent on the Oswego County healthcare scene is the undetermined fate of the Central Square Health Center.Lifetime Health currently operates the Central Square Health Center. It is the sole remaining facility for Lifetime in the Central New York r... Read More

  • United Way’s Annual Campaign Surges Forward

    With the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s annual campaign reaching its midway point, executive director Melanie Trexler said employee campaign coordinators and the United Way’s Campaign Cabinet are working hard to ensure the success ... Read More

  • Sunoco Biofuels Operation in Volney Looks Promising

    Sunoco is positioning the former Northeast Biofuels plant in Volney for ethanol production by the second quarter of 2010.NEB applied for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last January. Sunoco acquired the $200 million facility in mid-April through an ... Read More

  • Tom Herbert Takes Position with Mars Hill Network

    Public radio sales representative Tom Herbert has accepted a calling into the radio broadcast ministry and is responsible for “Network Development" for the Mars Hill Radio Network.  Mars Hill Network is a regional not-for-profit li... Read More

  • Eastern Shore Associates' Wallace Awarded

    The Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of New York (IIABNY) named Robert K. Wallace, agency president and CEO for Eastern Shore Associates Insurance (ESA), the 2009 Insurance Person of Distinction Oct. 22 at their 49th annual Syracuse Insura... Read More

  • The Oswego County Transportation Coalition Announces Web Site

    The Oswego County Transportation Coalition (OCTC) is proud to announce that the Oswego County Public Transportation Web Site is up and running and available on line at  www.forthebus.org   The Web Site is a project of the Oswego County... Read More

  • Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce Opens Fulton Office

    In an effort to increase its visibility and presence in the Fulton area, the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce recently opened a satellite office in the City of Fulton.  Located at 149 South First St, in the Fulton CDA¹s Weatherizat... Read More

  • Northeast Biofuels: What Went Wrong

    The brief, troubled life of Northeast Biofuels began with a wave of optimism from elected officials and others touting renewable fuels as a way to boost the sagging economy of upstate New York.By the time the company ended up in U.S. Bankruptcy Court... Read More

  • Fishing Brings Profit to Businesses. Profile of Seven Local Businesses

    Oswego County Business has selected seven local businesses that are significantly impacted by the county's tourism industry. They are the RiverHouse Restaurant, Lucky Dutchman Charters, Catfish Creek, Fat Nancy's, The Broadwell Companies (EconoL... Read More

  • NYS Small Businesses Awarded Grants

    Four New York small businesses - Oratel Diagnostics LLC (Hammondsport), Tailored Lighting Inc. (Rochester), Cascade Sports (Liverpool) and The Medingen Group LLC (Rochester) - have been selected to receive JumpStart awards with the Cornell Center for... 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