• CNY's Economy Growing, But Not Spectacularly

    Region grows at lower rates compared to other Upstate New York areas. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Gun Shops Still Thriving in Central NY

    Bill Fairbrother works on a shotgun at his gun shop, Buck-N-Bears, in Mexico. For a look at the local gun industry, click on the caption or photo above.

  • Profile: Jim Weatherup

    New chairman of the Oswego County Legislature ready to take on challenges. For story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Cahill Landing Redevelopment Project Upgrades Oswego Waterfront

    Developer Anthony Pauldine has restored the former Coleman's Irish Pub (left) into an apartment building, and is also constructing a professional office building along West First Street in Oswego. Check out this project as well as several others that will impact Oswego County in 2019 in the February-March edition of Oswego County Business magazine. To subscribe, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Litatro Building One of Several Top Projects in County in '19

    Entrepreneur Atom Avery is positioned to transform a major downtown corner with construction of the Litatro Building, a mixed-use facility. Look for the story in the upcoming February-March edition of Oswego County Business magazine. To subscribe, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Shifting Into Overdrive

    Rich Burritt, fourth-generation owner of Burritt Motors, is revving up for an ambitious $10 million expansion project in the Port City. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Breaking: Sunoco Fulton Ethanol Plant to Have New Owner

    Attis Industries Inc. (NASDAQ: ATIS) is acquiring Sunoco's ethanol plant in Volney. The deal also includes Sunoco's 1886 Malt House, one of the largest craft-malting facilities in the United States. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Anthony House by Wellhouse Ministries to Present Annual Ball

    From left, Celestina Spinella, David Chelson and Kateri Spinella look over plans for Anthony House, a comfort care home for the terminally ill. Their annual fundraiser is coming up later this month. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Train, Develop, Optimize

    Sue Wisniewski, director of marketing and communications for Train, Develop, Optimize, joins Robert Kocik, Manufacturing Extension Partnership center director, in showcasing the organization's rich history and value to the community. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Oswego Family Physicians joins Oswego Health

    Oswego Family Physicians, a primary care practice located at 110 W. Utica St., Oswego, recently became part of Oswego Health’s Physician Care P.C. Celebrating the occasion are, seated from left, physician Micheal Stephens of OFP; Michael Harlovic, president and CEO of Oswego Health; and physician Robert Morgan of OFP; back row from left, Jeff Coakley, executive vice president at Oswego Health and chief operating officer for Oswego Hospital; physician Renato Mandanas, chief medical officer; and Christopher Mitchell, executive director of Physician Care P.C. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Pizza War Breaks Out in Mexico, New York!

    Three pizza shops are fiercely competing for customers in the tiny village of Mexico in Oswego County (pop. 5,200). For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Tim Ames: Born to Paint

    Former business owner finds new passion later in life. Next move: to open a fine art gallery in Oswego. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • New Sheriff in Town

    Don Hilton takes command as leader of the Oswego County Sheriff's Department. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • True Entrepreneur Always One Project Ahead of Game

    Ed Alberts blends experience, vision to create successful mix of businesses in areas ranging from health care, technology, education, fitness and more. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • 'How I Got Started': Larry Rowlee

    At 71, long-time contractor, SUNY Oswego graduate still rolling up his sleeves and taking care of business. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Breaking: William Scriber Takes Command at Port

    New executive director, CEO takes the helm at the port. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Success Story: The Good Guys Barbershop

    Friendliness, attention to quality place business a cut above the rest. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Wanted: Massive Shortage of Truck Drivers Worsens

    Prospective truck drivers test their skills in the simulation room at National Tractor Trailer School in Liverpool. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

Latest News

  • 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

    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

Oswego County Business Magazine
Issue 160

Issue 160
February/March 2019

Cover Story

Profiles

James Weatherup

On The Job

What Are Your Goals for 2019?

Success Stories

Laser Transit Ltd.

My Turn

The Incompetent Boss and the Peter Principle

Economic Trends

Economic Advancement Plan Progress Report

Last Page

Chena Tucker