• 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 Wadeís 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 Mariaís Family Restaurant in Oswego, serves up the restaurantís famous cinnamon roll pancake. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Best Bets For Breakfast: Jockoís Famous Ritz Diner

    Teal Palmer, a server at Jockoís 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 Unionís 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

  • Chamber Board Director Assesses State of Local Economy

    Jennifer Hill is stepping down from her post as executive director of the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce.Hill has served in that capacity for the past five years.A search is now under way for her successor.Hill has accepted the position of... Read More

  • AG Secures Refunds for CNY Members of LA Weight Loss Centers

    Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that his office has secured $275,000 from LA Weight Loss Centers, Inc. in order to provide refunds to thousands of customers across the state who paid for but never received services after the now defu... Read More

  • County Stands United In Support of Human Service Agency

    The United Way of Greater Oswego County is right on target for their 2008-09 campaign, despite tumultuous economic times within the region.The agency is 75 percent of the way to their goal of $800,000, according to an official at the Oswego County br... Read More

  • Oswego-Fulton Chamber Executive Director Pulling Up Stakes

    Jennifer Hill is stepping down from her post as executive director of the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce.Hill has served in that capacity for the past five years.Hill has reportedly accepted the position of director of ITT Technical Instit... Read More

  • A.L. Lee Memorial to Lose Title as Full-Service Hospital

    After months of uncertainty, Dennis Casey, executive director for A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital announced Thursday that the Fulton based facility will downsize to an outpatient diagnostic center.Though the date for the transition has not been determined... Read More

  • New Publisher of Oswego's Pall-Times Making Changes in Local Newspaper

    The “new guy” at the helm of the Palladium-Times, the only daily newspaper in Oswego County, isn't new to Oswego or the newspaper at all. Jon Spaulding, advertising manager of the newspaper in the mid-90s, has returned but this time ... Read More

  • Centro Proposes Fare Increase, Service Reductions to Offset Budget Deficit

    Rising operating costs and a reduction in two primary revenue sources are forcing the Central New York Regional Transportation Authority to consider a fare increase for the first time since February 1995. Under the proposal, fares may increase i... Read More

  • McHugh Works to Expand Short Sea Shipping, Port of Oswego

    Congressman John M. McHugh (NY-Pierrepont Manor) introduced legislation that would provide the tax incentives necessary to increase coastal and inland freight transportation, including through the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Port of Oswego.H.R. 528, ... Read More

  • Northeast Biofuels in Volney Opts For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    Today Northeast Biofuels, LP (NEB), along with its affiliates NEB Holdings, LP and NEB GP Inc, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Syracuse, NY. According to NEB President and CEO Douglas MacKenzie, the filing is necessary to allow NEB ... Read More

  • Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce Holds 93rd Annual Meeting

    The Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce meeting took place today and was highlighted by guest speaker Brian Roach of Northeast Biofuels, who discussed the direction of the company. "I would have never imagined the stars aligning the way th... Read More

  • Oswego Industries to Launch Enhanced Online Presence

    Oswego Industries, Inc. has begun 2009 with an enhanced online presence, thanks to a new Web site created with help from Steve Chirello Advertising and Executive Art.  While the former Web site outlined the not-for-profit’s services to ind... Read More

  • Layoffs Strike Lee Memorial During Uncertain Times

    Fulton Mayor Ronald Woodward said the layoff of 36 workers at A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital in Fulton is just a taste of things to come.Lee Memorial will lay off 36 employees by Sunday. Executive director of the hospital, Dennis Casey, cited a decrease ... Read More

  • Oswego Salvation Army $18,000 to Goal

    With six days to go in the Red Kettle effort, the Oswego Salvation Army needs to raise another $18,000 to reach its goal of $43,000, announced Captain Kenneth Hayes, director of the local Salvation Army.“The community has been very generous thu... Read More

  • State PSC Has Final Word on 315 Area Code Issue

    Central New York will get a second area code to serve the same region served by area code 315.An administrative law judge has advised the state Public Service Commission to create a second, three-digit area code to serve the same 18 counties covered ... Read More

  • Couple Transforms Historical Building into General Store

    Hart & Stone, a new 3,800-square foot general store located in the heart of Mexico’s business district, celebrated its grand opening Saturday, Dec. 6.The store boasts a diverse selection of products made in the United States, Canada and Eur... Read More

  • NGI Winners Ocean Blue Technology Dive to New Depths

    After months of pitching their idea, keeping afloat through the elimination rounds, Paul Grimshaw and Rick Harvell have reached the depths of success.Ocean Blue Technology LLC was declared the winner of “The Next Great Idea: 2008 Oswego County ... Read More

  • Spaulding Takes Helm as Pall-Times Publisher

    Jon Spaulding has returned to Oswego as publisher of The Palladium-Times.He assumes the newspaper's top management role effective today.Spaulding succeeds Paul Scott, who announced his retirement last month.The new publisher was most recently direct... Read More

  • "Forty Under 40" Winners to be Recognized at Special Breakfast

    An Oswego firefighter, a Fulton builder and a Cleveland school principal will be among the 40 people in Oswego County to receive the 2008-09 "Forty Under 40" award.  The recipients are under 40 years-of-age and have been selected f... Read More

  • Centro drives Web site in new direction

    Centro’s Web site is now available to be viewed in four different languages. Utilizing the Web translation service of Yahoo! Babel Fish, Centro customers are now able to access the Web site in Spanish, Italian, French and German by clicking on ... Read More

  • SUNY Oswego Metro Center Grand Opening Scheduled

    SUNY Oswego will celebrate the grand opening and expansion of offerings of the Metro Center in downtown Syracuse on Dec. 4.President Deborah F. Stanley will discuss how the college and Metro Center represent investments in Central New York's intell... 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 Countyís 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