• '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.

  • Uber and Out: New Player on Local Taxi Cab Scene

    Bob Mills, right, owner of Lone Wolf Taxi in Oswego, and Paul Murphy, owner of Murph's Taxi in the Port City, are prepared for the arrival of Uber. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Success Story: Chase Enterprises, Oswego

    Allen Chase continues his evolution as a successful entrepreneur. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • New Owners Take Over Subway Locations in Port City

    Four locations are now under new ownership. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Oswego County’s Visitor Spending at Record-shattering Pace

    Oswego County’s outstanding fishery attracts visitors from around the world, including Jan Hrdlicka (left) and Olaf Johann, from "Am Haken" magazine in Germany, fishing on the Oswego River last fall. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Next Small Business Training Class to Begin in September

    The Oswego County Micro-Enterprise Small Business Training Program is a breeding ground for future area entrepreneurs. John Halleron, above, senior small business adviser with the Small Business Development Center at the Business Resource Center in Oswego, leads the program. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • New Age of Student Housing Dawns at SUNY Oswego

    Lakeside Commons, slated to open in 2018 adjacent to SUNY Oswego, is latest rage in student housing. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Former Chamber Head Buys Murdock's in Oswego

    Greg Mills is the new owner of Murdock's Bicycles & Sports in Oswego. Above, employee Keith Miller, second from right, mentors Nicole Fuller and her sons Gavin and Garrett Fuller of Mannsville. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Hospitable Approach: Hotel Sector Grows in Oswego

    Stacey Phillips, director of sales for Home2 Suites by Hilton, joins her general manager Ian Wilson while preparing for today's grand opening slated from 4-7 p.m. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Par for Course: Oswego Country Club Gets Upgraded

    Atom Avery, left, is Oswego Country Club’s chairman of the building committee responsible for overseeing major renovations. Next to him is Matthew Bacon, the club's first vice president. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • New Home Comfort System Donated to Vietnam Veteran

    Sean Frawley, right, a disabled Vietnam veteran who lives in Liverpool, was the recipient of a free home heating and cooling system donated and installed by Falso Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, East Syracuse, on Friday. John Moreno of Falso Service Experts is shown celebrating the occasion with Frawley. For story, click on headline or photo above.

  • OH Awarded Grant to Transform Behavioral Health Services

    Oswego Health to direct $13K toward improving behavioral health in Oswego County. For story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Leadership Oswego County seeks applicants for class of 2018

    Leadership Oswego County's class of 2017 recently held ceremonies recognizing the successful completion of a nine-month curriculum to grow and nurture community leaders and stewards. Applications for the class of 2018 are due by Aug. 14. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Michaud Residential Health Services in Fulton to Close

    Nursing home to shut down in face of insurmountable financial challenges. For story, click on headline or photo above.

  • OOC Recognizes Top Projects, Including Home2 Suites by Hilton

    Stacey Philips, director of sales for Home2 Suites by Hilton in Oswego, is preparing for the new hotel's opening. For a look at top projects occurring in Oswego County, click on headline or photo above.

  • Falso Service Experts Donate AC System to Veteran

    Earl Fontenot, a U.S. Army veteran, and his family — wife Margaret and children, from left, Miles, Earl, Ethan and Emily — enjoy their new air conditioning system. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Budget Banter: Representatives Analyze State Budget

    Spending plan gets applause, boos from state reps. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Former Oswego Mayor John T. Sullivan Jr. Inks Memoirs

    Book signing slated in Port City on June 8. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Cool Clutter Barntique Celebrates Opening Today

    Owner Tricia Cool Lorenz goes from marketing to world of creativity. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Local Dance Center Earns Excellence Award

    Operation Oswego County, Inc. recently honored Off Broadway Dance Center with a 2017 Small Business Excellence Award. Celebrating the occasion recently at the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 19th annual Small Business Excellence Awards luncheon in Syracuse recently are, from left, Patrick MacKrell, New York Business Development Corporation; Dave Daino, Operation Oswego County, Inc., Ellen Marshall, Off Broadway Dance Center, and Bernard J. Paprocki, SBA Syracuse district director. For the complete story, click on headline or photo above.

  • SUNY Oswego May graduates set to chart new paths

    SUNY Oswego senior Kenny Roffo, shown here presenting at the college's Quest on a new interactive puzzle he designed, will start a job at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California as a software engineer after May graduation. He said showing JPL's hiring manager he could solve a Rubik’s Cube in less than 30 seconds helped land him an internship that paved the way for his new job. He is among nearly 1,700 students eligible to take part in May 13 commencement ceremonies. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Entergy Renews Sponsorship for 2017 Harborfest Fireworks

    Saturday night pyrotechnics an anchor of annual festival. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • SUNY Oswego on Cutting Edge of Telemedicine

    Dr. Isabelle Bichindaritz of SUNY Oswego helps to advance telemedicine in Central New York. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • SUCCESS STORY: Douglas Outdoors Sets the Pace

    Fishing equipment supplier — led by owner David Barclay — is taking the world by storm. For story, click on headline or photo above.

  • SPECIAL REPORT: Elvis is in the House!

    Par-K GM Tom Gilbo dazzles fans as an Elvis tribute artist. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • PROFILE: New Oswego-Fulton Chamber Leader Steps Into Limelight

    Oswego's own Katie Toomey is ready to make an impression. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • No opening date set yet for new Home2 Suites by Hilton

    Hospitality project deemed beneficial to Oswego's economic development scene. For story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Area Nonprofit Agency Establishes Paid Leave Policy

    Oswego County Opportunities has implemented a new paid leave policy that provides its full- and part-time employees an annual paid leave allowance to undergo preventative cancer screenings. The policy is the first among nonprofit agencies in Oswego County. Celebrating the initiative are, from left, Carolyn Handville, coordinator of OCO’s Cancer Services Program, OCO Executive Director Diane Cooper-Currier, OCO Director of Human Resources Cindy Seeber, and OCO Benefits Manager Denise Russell. For story, click on headline or photo above.

  • The Landings at Meadowood Opens Luxury Rental Apartments

    Upscale Baldwinsville housing facility will be totally complete in 2019. For story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Success Story: C&S Companies Huge Player in CNY

    President-CEO John Trimble leads the design, construction firm as it balances people, profit and the planet. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • HealthWay: Lobdells Put Pulaski on the Map

    CEO/chairman Vincent Lobdell, left, and director of manufacturing Joe Hurd continue to set the pace in the global air purification industry. For story, click on headline or photo above.

  • New Restaurant, Lodging Business Opens in Pulaski

    Melissa Gibbs recently opened Salmon River Pub & Grill, the newest attraction on Pulaski's dining and lodging scene. Click on headline or photo above for the story.

Latest News

  • Palladium-Times? Publisher to Call It Quits

    Paul R. Scott, publisher of The Palladium-Times in Oswego since July 1, 2003, has announced his retirement, effective Dec. 31. His last day of work is Nov. 30.Scott, 65, is retiring on the heels of the newspaper being sold to The Sample News Group, a... Read More

  • ARC of Oswego County to Present Gala on Saturday

    The third annual ARC of Oswego Gala fundraiser will be held from 7-11 p.m. Saturday at the Hewitt Union Ballroom on the SUNY Oswego campus.The gala will feature the Mario DeSantis Orchestra, dancing, wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, a silent aucti... Read More

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    Price Chopper Supermarkets has agreed to purchase the assets and take the assignment of two leases from The Penn Traffic Company for P&C stores in Oswego and Lebanon, N.H.The 66,000 square-foot Oswego store is located at 137 state Route 104 and w... Read More

  • Ocean Blue Pulls Down ?Next Great Idea? Award

    Ocean Blue Technologies, LLC, owned and operated by Rick Harvell and Paul Grimshaw, are the winners of “The Next Great Idea: 2008 Oswego County Business Plan Competition.”The competition awards a $25,000 prize to a start-up company deemed... Read More

  • TDO Generates a Record $93 Million in Economic Impacts

    According to an independent survey, the Central New York Technology Development Organization generated $93,974,358 of economic impact on a federal investment of $377,000 and a state investment of $270,000 in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2007.&n... Read More

  • Oswego County Federal Credit Union Hops to Marketing Pinnacle

    Oswego County Federal Credit Union earned a Pinnacle Award from the Credit Union Association of New York for it's 2007 membership campaign.“The Pinnacle award recognizes outstanding marketing efforts by credit unions from across the state,&... Read More

  • Oswego a Winner in 'Smart Growth Coastal City Awards' Competition

    The Great Lakes Commission and NOAA Coastal Services Center have selected Oswego among three winners for the “Smart Growth Coastal City Awards” for 2008, according to the Oswego Community Development Office.Three communities were chosen f... Read More

  • It?s a Father-Son Team at Burritt Motors in Oswego

    Richard A. Burritt, sales manager for Burritt Motors Chevrolet-Buick, state Route 104, Oswego, has become a co-owner in the dealership, it was announced by Chris R. Burritt, president and general manager. “By becoming an owner in the dealership... Read More

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    The new Fastrac Markets in Fulton is poised to open this month, but the exact date has yet to be determined.Fastrac Markets has constructed a new site at its present location at 260 S. Second St., Fulton.It has yet to acquire a certificate of occupan... Read More

  • Options for future city housing to become more diverse?

    Plans to rejuvenate an aged building could lead to new options for residential and commercial property in the Port City.The stevedoring building on West First Street in Oswego could become the site of a thirty-unit condominium complex in the future.&... Read More

  • Bridge Street Bridge Slated to Open Nov. 10

    The Bridge Street Bridge is projected to be open on Nov. 10.Vector Construction informed the state DOT of its completion date on Thursday.Josh Ribakove, public information officer for the state Department of Transportation-CNY region, said the openin... Read More

  • 2009 Small Business Training Class Dates Announced

    For those interested in expanding or starting a small business in Oswego County, the 2009 Micro-Enterprise Program small business training classes are scheduled to begin Saturday, Jan. 24 at 118 Rich Hall on the SUNY Oswego campus. The class will the... Read More

  • SBA Seeks 2009 Small Business Week Award Nominations

    The U.S. Small Business Administration Syracuse District Office is accepting nominations for the 2009 Small Business Week Awards.The Syracuse District Small Business Week Award winners go on to compete for the title of Regional Award winner for New Y... Read More

  • The Palladium-Times to Publish Again on Mondays

    The Palladium-Times, Oswego County’s longtime daily newspaper, will once again produce six days a week after a brief hiatus from its Monday edition.A story that appears in the newspaper today indicates that the suspension of the Monday edition ... Read More

  • Oswego Port Looks to Benefit From Canadian Project

    It may have been raining outside this morning, but inside the Port of Oswego Authority, grey clouds were parting as prospects for the future brightened.A press conference at the Port of Oswego today discussed economic development topics regarding the... Read More

  • SBA Offers New Online Training for Exporters

    A new online course will help small businesses explore exporting opportunities in international markets. Global Enterprise: A Primer on Exporting is a free, self-paced course that provides practical guidance on exploring international markets. The ne... Read More

  • Business in Fulton on the ?Fastrac? to Success

    Fastrac Markets is building a new site at its present location at 260 S. Second St., Fulton.Fastrac has been part of Fulton’s business landscape since the early 1990s at the corner of Broadway and South Second Street.Steve Lunn, inspector for F... Read More

  • SBA?s Syracuse Office Launches Small Business Hotline

    The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Syracuse District Office has launched a small business hot line to address the Upstate New York small business community’s concerns during the current economic climate and credit crunch. The SBA Sy... Read More

  • Goldberg?s Building Reborn as ?129 Cayuga ? Condos

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  • EFC Announces $13.9 Million for Constantia Water Project

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Oswego County Business Magazine
Issue 152

Issue 152
October/November 2017

Cover Story

Profiles

Kathryn J. Connell

On The Job

“Do you encourage your employees to get additional training?”

Success Stories

Chase Enterprises

My Turn

Jobs of Yesteryear Not Coming Back

Economic Trends

The Shift in Manufacturing Jobs

Last Page

Ronald Woodward Sr.