• And the NGI Winner is: Wired Telecom!

    Austin Wheelock, 'Next Great Idea' chair and deputy director of Operation Oswego County, recently announced the winner of the 2018 NGI business plan. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Southern Graphic Systems in Phoenix to Close

    Print equipment manufacturer to shutter facility after 30 years of doing business. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • New Owners, New Vision at Thunder Island Park in Granby

    Ron and Lisa Falise focus on revitalizing, expanding tourism destination site. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Making Pulaski the 'Gateway to the Tug Hill'

    Paul Holliday shows off a new groomer that will be used by the Pulaski-Boylston Snowmobile Club this winter. Holliday is intent on making Pulaski the “Gateway to the Tug Hill.” For the story, 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. For the story, 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. For the story, 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. For the scoop, 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

  • Business Booming as Fulton Tool Co. Shows Growth

    When the Fulton Tool Company caught fire in 2003, owner Bruce Phelps says the blaze consumed everything.“It was a total loss,” Phelps said. “We didn’t have anything to speak of.”Phelps was one of three founders of the ... Read More

  • SUNY Oswego Grad Plugs Into Huge Entry-level Wage

    Alexander Kouthoofd may be leaving his heart in Oswego, but he is taking his gigabytes to San Francisco.   Based on his entry-level wage, the 2,799-mile trip will be well worth it.   Kouthoofd recently graduated from SUNY Oswego w... Read More

  • Mirabito Family Back in Grocery Business

    It’s old school with a touch of today.   The Mirabitos are a household name in the local grocery business.   The family owned and operated the Hannibal Village Market IGA for more than 25 years before selling it to Tops Friend... Read More

  • Syracuse VA Medical Center Appoints New Director

    Judy Hayman is the new director of the Syracuse VA Medical Center, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs.Hayman will oversee delivery of health care to more than 52,000 veterans, an operating budget of $300 million and 1,700 employees at ... Read More

  • Port of Oswego Authority Leaders Submits Resignation

    Earlier today, the board of directors of the Port of Oswego Authority accepted the resignation of the POA Executive Director Zelko N. Kirincich.Communications related to the daily operations of the POA should be directed to the port’s manager... Read More

  • Burritt Motors in Oswego Acquires Shapiro Motors

    Burritt Motors has acquired Leon Shapiro Motor Sales of Oswego, it was recently announced by Rich Burritt, president.   A grand opening is scheduled for Dec. 15 at Shapiro Motors, 410 W. First St., Oswego.   “I am extremely ... Read More

  • U.S. Treasury Certifies Oswego County FCU as CDFI

    Oswego County Federal Credit Union has been certified as a community development financial institution by the U.S Department of the Treasury.“As a CDFI, we’ll work in our county to specialize in helping our neighbors who are underserved... Read More

  • 'Lucky Saver' Cashes in Big at Oswego County FCU

    Oswego resident Brandon DeSantis recently won $5,000 as a member of Oswego County Federal Credit Union’s Lucky Savers program, it was announced by Bill Carhart, CEO.Lucky Savers is a statewide savings program where... Read More

  • Burritt Motors to Acquire Shapiro dealership in Oswego

    Two longtime titans of the local automotive sector are joining forces.   Burritt Motors, 340 state Route 104 East, Oswego, is acquiring Shapiro Motors, 410 W. First St., Oswego.   While the transaction is yet to be officia... Read More

  • Educational Bond Gives Students Early Taste of College

    The Center for Instruction, Technology & Innovation Distance Learning students got the chance to encounter an up-close and personal view of the college experience recently.   The Cayuga Community College distance learning open house ... Read More

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

    When a $60 billion game-changing transportation behemoth wants something badly enough, there's a good chance it will get it.   And after four years and a $3.3 million lobbying campaign, the taxi upstart Uber finally got its way. Since re... Read More

  • Success Story: Chase Enterprises, Oswego

    When Allen Chase was 15 years old, he started a lawn mower repair shop in my father’s garage.   Today, the business he owns — Chase Enterprises in Scriba — features a fleet of over 100 specialized equipped veh... Read More

  • OCFCU in Fulton to Host ‘Discover Your Credit Union Day'

    Oswego County Federal Credit Union is hosting a “Discover Your Credit Union Day” Oct. 6 at its Fulton office, 707 S. Fourth St.   The event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with hotdogs,... Read More

  • Oswego County’s Visitor Spending Saw Record High in 2016

    Oswego County’s tourism industry set new records for economic impact, direct spending and tourism employment in 2016, said Roy Reehil, chairman of the Oswego County Legislature’s Economic Development and Planning Committee.“From 2... Read More

  • Breaking: New Owners Take Over Subway Locations in Oswego

    For 23 years, Chris and Beckey Batchelor have been synonymous with the Subway restaurant chain in the city of Oswego.   That tenure has ended as the four locations they owned and operated in the city under Boo-Ga-Loo, Inc. have been sold... Read More

  • Oswego Health Foundation Announces New Officers, Member

    The Oswego Health Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the health system, has announced its officers and a new board member following its recent annual meeting.Elected chair was Barbara Bateman, who serves as the vice president-branch manager of NB... Read More

  • Next Small Business Training Class to Begin in September

    For those interested in expanding or starting a small business in Oswego County, there is a small business training class scheduled to begin in September.   The Oswego County Micro-Enterprise Small Business Training Program is schedu... Read More

  • New Age of Student Housing Dawns at SUNY Oswego

    When one thinks of student housing, it’s easy to reflect back on the 1978 classic comedy, National Lampoon’s “Animal House.”   There, members of the famed Zeta Beta Tau fraternity did not prioritize living in a ch... Read More

  • Par for Course: Oswego Country Club Gets Upgraded

    The Oswego Country Club, 610 W. First St., Oswego, has completed most of its $700,000 renovation. The facility now includes an updated restaurant, bar areas, outdoor fire pit and pool and expects to complete renovation of its locker rooms by ea... Read More

  • Hospitable Approach: Hotel Sector Grows in Oswego

    While Oswego County tourism advocates tout the area’s many destination points, the hospitality industry is following suit with new options designed to entice visitors.   Oswego now features a new Home2 Suites by Hilton and a Ho... 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

OOC Honors Those Who Make a Difference

Last Page

Jiancheng Huang