• 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

  • 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-based CPA Joins Forces With Burdick & Pearson

    Paul W. Schneible, a certified public accountant in Oswego for 35 years, has joined forces with Burdick & Pearson, CPAs, PLLC, owned by partners Ed Burdick and Art Pearson.The business is located at 168 W. First St., Oswego.Schneible said this re... Read More

  • SUNY Chancellor to Visit Oswego State Campus

    Dr. Nancy Zimpher, chancellor of the State University of New York, will visit SUNY Oswego on July 15 as part of her tour of the system's campuses.SUNY Oswego President Deborah F. Stanley will welcome the chancellor at a breakfast and ceremony at the... Read More

  • Fulton Thermal Corp. Plans to Build $12 Million Research Facility

    Fulton Thermal Corp. in Pulaski is planning a $12 million expansion that will create 50 jobs.Fulton Thermal Corp., a manufacturer of commercial and industrial heat transfer equipment, is planning to build a new research and development facility near ... Read More

  • Bosco & Geers, Biospherix Recognized by OOC During Annual Event

    Operation Oswego County recently held its 57th annual meeting at the SUNY Oswego Campus Center.Nancy Bellow, president of the OOC board of directors, welcomed more than 140 representatives of businesses, government, education, labor and other ally or... Read More

  • Oswego Wire to Shut Down This Summer

    Oswego Wire, Inc. will be closing its doors this summer, according to published reports.The Scriba-based facility, which employs 22 people, will shut down on the heels of a wave of layoffs that took place at the plant last September.At that time, Osw... Read More

  • MACNY Head: Look for Signs of Economic Recovery Later This Year

    There are signs that the recession is loosening its death grip.Manufacturers throughout the Central New York region have been hit hard by the recession’s merciless assault, yet are also optimistic that the economy will rebound later this year.&... Read More

  • SBA Lending a Hand to Area?s Small Business Sector

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  • Sunoco to Purchase Bankrupt NEB Plant

    The gavel has fallen in the auction for the bankrupt Northeast Biofuels plant in Volney.Sunoco Inc., a world leader in oil and gas production, will pay $8.5 million to acquire the beleaguered ethanol plant at the Riverview Business Park. According to... Read More

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    An innovative program started by Cornell University seeks to aid small businesses by matching them up with university research centers. The program, named JumpStart, also provides the availability of matching funds through the New York State Foundati... Read More

  • Next Small Business Training Class to Begin in June

    For those interested in expanding or starting a small business in Oswego County, the next Micro-enterprise Training Program small business class is scheduled to be held from 6-9:30 p.m. June 15-19, and from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 20.Classes will be... Read More

  • Local News, Inc. Pulls Down Syracuse Press Club Awards

    Local News, Inc., an Oswego-based business that produces several niche publications, has won two Syracuse Press Club awards.The Syracuse Press Club held it 31st annual Awards Recognition and Scholarship Dinner on Saturday night at Drumlins Country Cl... Read More

  • U.S. Senator Addresses Economic Issues in Oswego County

    Editor’s note: U.S. Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand (D-NY) recently spoke to Oswego County Business Magazine in regards to her perspectives on economic development in Central New York. Gillibrand was appointed Jan. 23 to the U.S. Senate for the t... Read More

  • SBA to Recognize Top-notch Central New York Businesses

    Small businesses specializing in a variety of industries from engineering to embroidered clothing will be recognized at the 11th annual SBA Small Business Excellence Awards luncheon next week.The U.S. Small Business Administration, the New York Busin... Read More

  • Beth Dice Hilton Takes Reins of Oswego-Fulton Chamber

    Beth Dice Hilton is the new executive director of the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce.“After an extensive search that included reviewing dozens of qualified applicants, the search committee feels that we have found an individual who p... Read More

  • Auction Delayed for Volney Ethanol Plant

    The auction for the bankrupt Northeast Biofuels ethanol plant at the Riverview Business Park in Volney has been delayed.Bids were originally due at the close of Tuesday, but NEB decided to extend it two weeks at the request of some interested bidders... Read More

  • DOH Provides $17.8 million for Lee Memorial Transition

    The state will provide $17.8 million in HEAL grant funding to preserve healthcare services at the A.L. Lee Memorial facilities in Fulton, according to State Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Richard F. Daines.The commissioner made the announcemen... Read More

  • Entrepreneur Magazine Ranks SUNY Oswego in Top-15 for Accounting

    SUNY Oswego is one of 15 business schools named to the Princeton Review's "Student Opinion Honors for Business Schools" in the accounting category.The list appears in the April issue of Entrepreneur magazine.Honors lists in six categories ... Read More

  • Compass Federal Credit Union in Oswego Announces Its New Community Charter

    Compass Federal Credit Union has recently been awarded a community charter, which means anyone who lives, works, attends school or worships in Oswego County can join the 43-year-old financial institution.Prior to this change, membership at Compass wa... Read More

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