• 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Fastrac Markets on Verge of Opening New Site in Fulton

    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

    After nearly two years of renovations and a  $2 million investment, the former Goldberg’s Furniture building has been reborn as 129 Cayuga Condominiums, Inc., according to property developer Douglas Caster.“This 30,000 sq. ft., th... Read More

  • EFC Announces $13.9 Million for Constantia Water Project

    The town of Constantia has tapped into an $11.9 million interest-free loan and $2 million grant for a water project, according to New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation Acting President Matthew Millea.The funding is provided by way of th... Read More

  • Local Women?s Advocate and Entrepreneur to be Featured at ?Connections?

    On Tuesday, Oct. 7, SUNY Oswego’s Office of Business and Community Relations and the Women’s Network for Entrepreneurial Training will gather women from across Central New York for “Connections.” The day-long conference wil... Read More

  • Grant Ushers in Bright Future for Oswego Hospital

    Oswego Hospital was awarded $14.4 million in grant funds Sept. 30, enabling the healthcare facility to make improvements to several key hospital departments. The funding, called HEAL NY (Healthcare Efficiency and Affordability Law for New Yorker... Read More

  • Tough Economy Challenges Local Mortgage Holders

    It is no secret that throughout much of the United States, home foreclosures have been going through the roof. In 2007, the nation experienced a total of over 2.2 million foreclosures, according to realtytrac.com. That total is on pace to be b... Read More

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