• 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

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  • Relationship Between SU, City of Syracuse to Get More Intimate

    Syracuse University has always been an integral part of the city of Syracuse.Now, through SU’s Connective Corridor project, that relationship will be even more intensified.The Connective Corridor project will feature cutting-edge cultural devel... Read More

  • SUNY Oswego Division Has New Name

    SUNY Oswego's Division of Continuing Education and its director have new titles. Division head Yvonne Petrella assumed the title dean of extended learning on July 1. The change from the Division of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions to the Div... Read More

  • Cherrywood Studio Perfect Setting for Stimulating Creative Juices

    Chris and Nancy Zollo are spending their retirement years doing what they love best: working with and teaching children.The former educators own and operate Cherrywood Studio, 20 Cemetery Road, Oswego Town. It is a multi-use arts facility nestled in ... Read More

  • Hollister Agency, Inc. to Merge With Oswego Valley Insurance Agencies

    Hollister Agency, Inc., of Mexico, will soon be merging with Oswego Valley Insurance Agencies, LLC and their growing family of insurance agencies.OVIA is the umbrella organization for companies that have included Streeter & VanSanford, Dowd &... Read More

  • Redbox Changes the Face of DVD Rentals

    With the advent of technology comes convenience.This concept has been perpetuated in the world of entertainment, including the realm of DVD rentals. A variety of options in movie consumption have come into the picture.Consumers may have noticed the r... Read More

  • Longtime Floral Designer to Call it Quits in Oswego

    The Crystal Rose, 9 E. Cayuga St., Oswego, is going out of business.The family owned shop specializes in floral arrangements and gifts.A spokesperson at the business said the owner, Richard Canale, is retiring. She would not comment as to any interes... Read More

  • Oswego Harborfest Team Gears Up For Annual Event

    Harborfest 2008 is one week away and the staff at Harbor Festivals Inc. has been eagerly awaiting its arrival.The annual summer festival will take place July 24-27.Despite transportation and financial challenges, the crew remains positive when it com... Read More

  • Syracuse Nationals to Invade State Fairgrounds This Weekend

    This summer’s high gas prices could have resulted in low attendance numbers for this weekend’s Syracuse Nationals.But that isn’t proving to be the case.The ninth annual DuPont Hot Hues Syracuse Nationals, a car-entertainment event, ... Read More

  • Commercial Development Continues on City?s Eastside

    The finishing touches are being applied to the new Sherwin Williams location at 242 state Route 104 East in Oswego, while construction continues at the future home of Rite Aid.The new location of Sherwin Williams officially opened the doors for busin... Read More

  • Pathfinder Bank Named Historic Main Floor Sponsor at Library

    Pathfinder Bank recently contributed an additional $50,000 to the Oswego Public Library Capital Campaign for its renovation and expansion project, according to Mary Shanley, president of the library board of trustees.The donation adds to previous ban... Read More

  • Hammer Comes Down on Pennellville Contractor

    Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo announced that his office has obtained a court order barring an Oswego County garage builder who defrauded homeowners in Central New York from operating in the home improvement business.The order, issued by Judge Jame... Read More

  • Economic Development Agency Holds Annual Meeting

    Operation Oswego County held its 56th annual meeting at the SUNY Oswego Campus Center today.Keynote presenter Tim Barry, senior vice president for O’Brien and Gere, an engineering and project delivery firm headquartered in Syracuse, spoke about... Read More

  • Plans Fizzle For Wal-Mart Supercenters

    Wal-Mart super shoppers will be traveling to Granby as plans to build Supercenter stores in Oswego and south of Phoenix were dismissed recently.According to The Post-Standard, plans for both projects were withdrawn due to budgetary concerns.Earlier t... Read More

  • Wilmers Takes Reins of State?s Key Economic Development Agency

    Robert G. Wilmers, chairman and CEO of Buffalo-based M&T Bank, will head the Empire State Development Corp. as part of an overhaul of New York's statewide economic development agency.Gov. David A. Paterson said Wilmers will serve as the agency'... Read More

  • Upstate Economic Development Czar Submits Resignation

    Dan Gundersen has resigned as the commissioner of the Department of Economic Development and as chairman of the Upstate Empire State Development Corp., New York State Governor David Paterson announced Thursday.Paterson announced that he has nominated... Read More

  • Oswego Developer Continues to Revive Downtown

    Oswego developer Tony Pauldine is continuing his own renaissance of downtown with plans to double the size of his Canal Commons shopping mall.Pauldine has acquired three adjoining buildings on the east side of West First Street in the heart of downto... Read More

  • Syracuse Supply Machine Tools Slates Open House

    Syracuse Supply Machine Tools, Inc. will be hosting its fourth annual open house on Wednesday at its location at 43 county Route 59, Phoenix.The event is scheduled to run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and will showcase over a dozen high-tech machines of var... Read More

  • Empower, Nestegg Federal Credit Unions Announce Merger

    Empower Federal Credit Union recently announced a merger with Nestegg Federal Credit Union, Fulton.The measure was approved by Nestegg members at an election meeting held recently.The merger between Empower, a $680 million credit union, and Nestegg, ... Read More

  • Mitchell Printing & Mailing Named ?Small Business of the Year?

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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