• 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

  • Oswego Community Yoga Open To The Public

    Citizens of the city of Oswego can take advantage of a low cost health care opportunity. Oswego Community Yoga offered two classes a week in picturesque Breitbeck Park for anyone interested over the summer. Oswego Community Yoga ... Read More

  • Oswego County Has Shortage of Cardiologists

    There's no shortage of board-certified cardiologists in Syracuse, but just outside of the metropolitan area, those specialists are few and far between. In Oswego County, there are two. Further north, many miles separate cardiology offices betwe... Read More

  • Joanie Mahoney to be Key Note Speaker at “Connections”

    On Monday, September 28, SUNY Oswego’s Office of Business and Community Relations (OBCR) and the Women’s Network for Entrepreneurial Training (WNET) will gather women from across New York State for “Connections,” a day-long... Read More

  • Roy Clark and Ellen Holst Appointed to OOC Board of Directors

    Roy Clark, Dunkin Donuts franchisee owner and vice president of operations and Ellen Holst, health division director for Oswego County Opportunities (OCO), were recently elected to the board of directors of Operation Oswego County, a private, non-pro... Read More

  • Financial Adviser: Recessions are to be Expected

    An Oswego financial adviser is telling investors to keep a stiff upper lip through the recession, particularly since it is an inherent part of the normal market cycle.George Allen, wealth management adviser for Northwestern Mutual is Oswego, said rec... Read More

  • Bellow Appointed to Central Upstate Regional Alliance

    Nancy J. Bellow, executive director of SUNY Oswego’s Office of Business and Community Relations and board president of Operation Oswego County (OOC), was recently appointed as a member of the Central Upstate Regional Alliance, a 12-county publi... Read More

  • Health Provider Alliance Responds to $8.34 Million HEAL Grant

    Northern Oswego County Health Services (NOCHSI), Oswego County Opportunities (OCO) and Oswego Health, learned today that they have been collectively awarded a $8.34 million HEAL NY grant to redefine the delivery of healthcare services in Oswego C... Read More

  • Cayuga Community College Sees Record Admissions

    Students are back in school, and this year there are a lot more of them at Cayuga Community College (CCC) campuses. The weak economy is credited in large part with driving up college applications. Students and their families are look... Read More

  • Financial Wellness Program Begins In September

    “Money Smart”, a seven-week financial wellness program will be offered once again starting Wednesday, September 16th, and will combine the resources and expertise of Pathfinder Bank, the Oswego Public Library and SUNY Oswe... Read More

  • Georgia Onion Growers Take Over Zappala Farms Operations

    Representatives from Bland Farms LLC in Glennville, Ga., were the only bidders for the farming operations of Zappala Farms, LLC in Cato and Sterling, including its “Empire Sweets” trademark, in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District... Read More

  • Zonta Club of Oswego Announces 2009 Woman of Achievement

    Jane Murphy, Executive Director of Literacy Volunteers of Oswego County, has been named as the 2009 Woman of Achievement according to Beverly Mulcahey, President of the Zonta Club of Oswego.    Jane Murphy began her lifetime of service... Read More

  • Next Small Business Training Class to Begin in September

      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 begin Saturday, Sept. 12 and run each Saturday until Oct. 10.  The classe... Read More

  • Local Radio Returns to Port City

    The new voice of Oswego comes not over the airwaves, but through fiber optic cable. Marv Kaminsky is on a mission to bring local radio, delivered by local personalities, back from the clutches of corporate consolidation, and has creat... Read More

  • MBA Program at SUNY Oswego Has New Director

    Tammie Sullivan of Fulton has been appointed director of the master of business administration degree program in SUNY Oswego's School of Business.In addition to seven bachelor degree programs, Oswego's School of Business offers the MBA degree and t... Read More

  • Arthur P. Vercillo, M.D., Named Regional President at Excellus

    Arthur P. Vercillo, M.D. was named regional president of the company’s Central New York region. Vercillo replaces James R. Reed, who was recently promoted to senior vice president of marketing and sales.  Vercillo assumes his new ... Read More

  • CPA companies Beard Miller Company and Parente Randolph to merge

    Two of the top 40 accounting and consulting firms in the United States - Parente Randolph LLC and Beard Miller Company LLP - have recently announced their intent to merge. Bmc has offices in Oswego and Syracuse, among other places.   The me... Read More

  • Fulton Savings Bank Enters Partnership With City To Beautify Canal Landing Area

    Fulton Savings Bank has recently entered a “neighborhood partnership” with the City of Fulton with the objective of making major improvements to a municipal area across from its main office in Canal Landing in Fulton. The bank is work... Read More

  • With record numbers of out-of-town anglers, fishing industry enjoying a renaissance

    For the past number of years, Oswego County has touted its tourism appeal as an engine of economic development. An integral part of attracting tourism dollars is the fishing industry, drawing on the abundant resources provided by Lake Ontario an... Read More

  • Record Number of People Seeking Help at SUNY to Start a Business

    An uncertain economy is bringing with it a record number of people seeking a different type of employment—self-employment, according to Larry Perras, a senior business adviser with the Small Business Development Center at SUNY Oswego.“We&... Read More

  • Lee Memorial Enters Final Phase

    A.L. Lee Memorial’s role as an acute care hospital operation in Fulton has terminated, and the facility has been transformed into an ambulatory care center.Essential healthcare in Oswego County is now being handled strictly by Oswego Hospital. ... 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