• 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

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    While the economic downturn has caused challenges everywhere, it continues an upturn for applications to SUNY Oswego.Applications rose 7 percent for freshmen—topping 10,000—and, as of mid-March, a steep 26.6 percent gain for transfers. In... Read More

  • Unistar Leader Dispels Rumors Concerning Third Nuke Plant

    George Vanderheyden, president and CEO of UniStar Nuclear Energy, was in Oswego Tuesday afternoon to detail the efforts his company is taking to realize the next generation of nuclear energy at Nine Mile Point. Vanderheyden assured those in attendan... Read More

  • New Dunkin? Donuts to Arrive in Fulton

    A third Dunkin’ Donuts location is expected to be open in Fulton on June 1.Roy Clark, co-owner of the new Dunkin’ Donuts in Fulton, expressed excitement about the new location.“We’re putting the walls up today as we speak,&rdq... Read More

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  • Breaking News: Dates Announced for Closure of Lee Memorial Hospital

    Inpatient services at A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital in Fulton will end no later than April 10.Meanwhile, emergency room and outpatient services will close on April 26.Specific jobs that support these services will also end on these respective dates, acc... Read More

  • Northeast Biofuels Plant in Volney Goes Belly-up

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  • BusinessWeek Names KeyBank ?Customer Service Champ?

    KeyBank has been named one of BusinessWeek’s top-25 "Customer Service Champs" for 2009.The magazine presented the survey in its March 2 issue using data from market researcher J.D. Power & Associates and the magazine.Ranked 11th i... Read More

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  • Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce Seeks New Director

    The Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for the position of executive director, according to board of directors president Nick Canale.“We have established a search committee and are actively looking for a new exe... Read More

  • Credit Union, Insurance Agency Unveil New Program

    Oswego County Federal Credit Union members can take advantage of a special auto and homeowners insurance program that is available to members through a partnership with Eastern Shore Associates Insurance.Members can save up to 17 percent on what they... Read More

  • New Price Chopper Location to Open in Early Summer

    Price Chopper in Oswego, presently located at 293 state Route 104 East, will relocate to its new location formerly occupied by P&C Foods at 137 state Route 104 East early this summer.The transition will allow Oswego’s Price Chopper a space ... Read More

  • Local Real Estate Market Insulated From National Trends

    The Oswego County real estate market is ignoring national downward trends and staying afloat despite tough economic times.So says Ruth Blauvelt, president of the Oswego County Board of Realtors.Blauvelt said when people plug into media reports, they ... Read More

  • Breaking News: Oswego Health, A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital Join Forces

    A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital and Oswego Health, with the support of the New York State Department of Health, have agreed to collaborate to ensure that urgent care and other outpatient services will continue to be provided in Fulton.The news was announc... Read More

  • Next Small Business Training Class to Begin in April

    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 be held each Tuesday from April 7 through May 26. The classes will be held from 6 to 9 p.... Read More

  • Financial Wellness Program ?Money Smart? Starts Up March 11

    “Money Smart”, a seven-week financial wellness program will be offered once again starting Wednesday, March 11 and will combine the resources and expertise of Pathfinder Bank, the Oswego Public Library and SUNY Oswego to cover a host of t... Read More

  • Leadership Changes at Oswego-Fulton Chamber

    Jennifer Hill is stepping down from her post as executive director of the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce.Hill has served as director of the Oswego chamber for the past five years, and led the merged Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerc... Read More

  • 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

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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