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

    Oswego resident Brandon DeSantis, center, recently won $5,000 as a member of Oswego County Federal Credit Union’s Lucky Savers program. Helping to celebrate are Bill Carhart, CEO, left, and Brian Cummings, vice president, branch operations. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Burritt Motors to Acquire Shapiro dealership in Oswego

    Chris, left, and Rich Burritt have helped anchor Oswego's automotive dealership sector for many years. Burritt Motors is now on the verge of acquiring Shapiro Motors in Oswego. For details, click on headline or photo above.

  • Educational Bond Gives Students Early Taste of College

    Center for Instruction, Technology & Innovation students tour Cayuga Community College as part of their introduction to the CiTi-CCC distance learning partnership. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Profile: Kathyrn J. Connell

    From big city to rural Upstate New York, Kathryn Connell immerses herself into local business scene. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • First Distillery in Oswego County Up and Running

    Phoenix natives Stephen Dates, left, and Brenden Backus are poised to prosper as craft beverage industry takes off. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • 'How I Got Started': Amy Lear

    Man in the Moon Candies owner is sweet on success and her upcoming relocation. For the full story, click on headline or photo above.

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

    Bob Mills, right, owner of Lone Wolf Taxi in Oswego, and Paul Murphy, owner of Murph's Taxi in the Port City, are prepared for the arrival of Uber. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Success Story: Chase Enterprises, Oswego

    Allen Chase continues his evolution as a successful entrepreneur. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • New Owners Take Over Subway Locations in Port City

    Four locations are now under new ownership. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Oswego County’s Visitor Spending at Record-shattering Pace

    Oswego County’s outstanding fishery attracts visitors from around the world, including Jan Hrdlicka (left) and Olaf Johann, from "Am Haken" magazine in Germany, fishing on the Oswego River last fall. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Next Small Business Training Class to Begin in September

    The Oswego County Micro-Enterprise Small Business Training Program is a breeding ground for future area entrepreneurs. John Halleron, above, senior small business adviser with the Small Business Development Center at the Business Resource Center in Oswego, leads the program. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • New Age of Student Housing Dawns at SUNY Oswego

    Lakeside Commons, slated to open in 2018 adjacent to SUNY Oswego, is latest rage in student housing. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Former Chamber Head Buys Murdock's in Oswego

    Greg Mills is the new owner of Murdock's Bicycles & Sports in Oswego. Above, employee Keith Miller, second from right, mentors Nicole Fuller and her sons Gavin and Garrett Fuller of Mannsville. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Hospitable Approach: Hotel Sector Grows in Oswego

    Stacey Phillips, director of sales for Home2 Suites by Hilton, joins her general manager Ian Wilson while preparing for today's grand opening slated from 4-7 p.m. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Par for Course: Oswego Country Club Gets Upgraded

    Atom Avery, left, is Oswego Country Club’s chairman of the building committee responsible for overseeing major renovations. Next to him is Matthew Bacon, the club's first vice president. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • New Home Comfort System Donated to Vietnam Veteran

    Sean Frawley, right, a disabled Vietnam veteran who lives in Liverpool, was the recipient of a free home heating and cooling system donated and installed by Falso Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, East Syracuse, on Friday. John Moreno of Falso Service Experts is shown celebrating the occasion with Frawley. For story, click on headline or photo above.

  • OH Awarded Grant to Transform Behavioral Health Services

    Oswego Health to direct $13K toward improving behavioral health in Oswego County. For story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Leadership Oswego County seeks applicants for class of 2018

    Leadership Oswego County's class of 2017 recently held ceremonies recognizing the successful completion of a nine-month curriculum to grow and nurture community leaders and stewards. Applications for the class of 2018 are due by Aug. 14. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Michaud Residential Health Services in Fulton to Close

    Nursing home to shut down in face of insurmountable financial challenges. For story, click on headline or photo above.

  • OOC Recognizes Top Projects, Including Home2 Suites by Hilton

    Stacey Philips, director of sales for Home2 Suites by Hilton in Oswego, is preparing for the new hotel's opening. For a look at top projects occurring in Oswego County, click on headline or photo above.

  • Falso Service Experts Donate AC System to Veteran

    Earl Fontenot, a U.S. Army veteran, and his family — wife Margaret and children, from left, Miles, Earl, Ethan and Emily — enjoy their new air conditioning system. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Budget Banter: Representatives Analyze State Budget

    Spending plan gets applause, boos from state reps. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Former Oswego Mayor John T. Sullivan Jr. Inks Memoirs

    Book signing slated in Port City on June 8. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Cool Clutter Barntique Celebrates Opening Today

    Owner Tricia Cool Lorenz goes from marketing to world of creativity. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Local Dance Center Earns Excellence Award

    Operation Oswego County, Inc. recently honored Off Broadway Dance Center with a 2017 Small Business Excellence Award. Celebrating the occasion recently at the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 19th annual Small Business Excellence Awards luncheon in Syracuse recently are, from left, Patrick MacKrell, New York Business Development Corporation; Dave Daino, Operation Oswego County, Inc., Ellen Marshall, Off Broadway Dance Center, and Bernard J. Paprocki, SBA Syracuse district director. For the complete story, click on headline or photo above.

  • SUNY Oswego May graduates set to chart new paths

    SUNY Oswego senior Kenny Roffo, shown here presenting at the college's Quest on a new interactive puzzle he designed, will start a job at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California as a software engineer after May graduation. He said showing JPL's hiring manager he could solve a Rubik’s Cube in less than 30 seconds helped land him an internship that paved the way for his new job. He is among nearly 1,700 students eligible to take part in May 13 commencement ceremonies. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Entergy Renews Sponsorship for 2017 Harborfest Fireworks

    Saturday night pyrotechnics an anchor of annual festival. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • SUNY Oswego on Cutting Edge of Telemedicine

    Dr. Isabelle Bichindaritz of SUNY Oswego helps to advance telemedicine in Central New York. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • SUCCESS STORY: Douglas Outdoors Sets the Pace

    Fishing equipment supplier — led by owner David Barclay — is taking the world by storm. For story, click on headline or photo above.

  • SPECIAL REPORT: Elvis is in the House!

    Par-K GM Tom Gilbo dazzles fans as an Elvis tribute artist. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • PROFILE: New Oswego-Fulton Chamber Leader Steps Into Limelight

    Oswego's own Katie Toomey is ready to make an impression. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • No opening date set yet for new Home2 Suites by Hilton

    Hospitality project deemed beneficial to Oswego's economic development scene. For story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Area Nonprofit Agency Establishes Paid Leave Policy

    Oswego County Opportunities has implemented a new paid leave policy that provides its full- and part-time employees an annual paid leave allowance to undergo preventative cancer screenings. The policy is the first among nonprofit agencies in Oswego County. Celebrating the initiative are, from left, Carolyn Handville, coordinator of OCO’s Cancer Services Program, OCO Executive Director Diane Cooper-Currier, OCO Director of Human Resources Cindy Seeber, and OCO Benefits Manager Denise Russell. For story, click on headline or photo above.

  • The Landings at Meadowood Opens Luxury Rental Apartments

    Upscale Baldwinsville housing facility will be totally complete in 2019. For story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Success Story: C&S Companies Huge Player in CNY

    President-CEO John Trimble leads the design, construction firm as it balances people, profit and the planet. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • HealthWay: Lobdells Put Pulaski on the Map

    CEO/chairman Vincent Lobdell, left, and director of manufacturing Joe Hurd continue to set the pace in the global air purification industry. For story, click on headline or photo above.

  • New Restaurant, Lodging Business Opens in Pulaski

    Melissa Gibbs recently opened Salmon River Pub & Grill, the newest attraction on Pulaski's dining and lodging scene. Click on headline or photo above for the story.

Latest News

  • SUNY Business School Gets New Dean

    SUNY Oswego has named Dr. Richard Skolnik as dean of its School of Business. A faculty member at Oswego since 1998, Skolnik was chair of the accounting, finance and law department and director of the master's in business administration program. He h... Read More

  • OCO-Liftime Merger is a No-Go

    Lifetime Health Medical Group announced today that it will close its health center at 3045 East Avenue in Central Square. Lifetime Health had been working on a plan for the past two years to transition the ownership of the Central Square Health Cente... Read More

  • County Volunteers Contribute Over $700,000 in Labor

    How much are local volunteer hours worth in economic impact?The SUNY Oswego Office of Business and Community Relations recently completed an impact analysis of 11 human service nonprofits located in Oswego County. The report focused on the areas of b... Read More

  • Micro-Enterprise Program to Kick-Off Feb. 9

    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 begin Saturday, Feb. 9 at 118 Rich Hall on the SUNY Oswego campus. The class will then ru... Read More

  • Entergy Nuclear Communications Manager to Develop Nationwide Strategies

    Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant communications manager Bonnie Bostian will be heading south Monday to her new position as Entergy Nuclear's manager of Nuclear Outreach. The new position will take Bostian to Entergy Nuclear's corporate headquarters ... Read More

  • Pulaski Health Center Gets New Director

    Northern Oswego County Health Services, Inc. (NOCHSI) and Pulaski Health Center has announced the appointment of Daniel T. Dey as their new Executive Director, according to Tim McClusky, esq., President of the Board of Directors at NOCHSI. Dey br... Read More

  • Tim Hortons Eyes Site in Downtown Oswego

    Breakfast franchise Tim Hortons is a nearly ubiquitous sight in Canada, but now plans are underway to introduce the northern staple into Oswego County. Bill Galloway, owner of Century 21 Galloway Realty in Oswego, said Tim Horton's USA is in the fi... Read More

  • SBA Names Syracuse Region's Most Active Lenders

    Bernard J. Paprocki, U.S. Small Business Administration Syracuse district director announced the most active lenders in the Central New York area for the recently ended fiscal year 2007.     M&T Bank topped all large banks with an asset... Read More

  • New Energy Center to Electrify Oswego

    Alan Bargender has a vision, and it’s a powerful one at that.Bargender is the plant manager at Dynegy’s Independence Station, a co-generation facility located in the town of Scriba.He is one of several people associated with the county&rs... Read More

  • Lee Memorial Files Conversion Plan

    A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital is filing its plan for closure as a hospital and conversion to an outpatient diagnostic and treatment/urgent care center Friday. The plan will be submitted to the NYS Department of Health for review.  Lee Memorial... Read More

  • Oswego Health's Gail Greenwood retires

    As Oswego Health’s Gail Greenwood retires, she leaves after playing an instrumental role in the growth of the local healthcare organization.During her 32 years at what has become Oswego Health, Greenwood worked in virtually every department as ... Read More

  • Barclay to Run for Sen. Wright's Position

    Will Barclay, 124th Assemblyman, officially announced he will run in a special election for the 48th Senate District Seat. The seat will be vacated by Sen. Jim Wright on Dec. 31, 2007. "I am pleased to announce that I am running for the 48th Se... Read More

  • Pathfinder Bank Vice President Elected Chair in National Group

    Edward A. Mervine, Esq., Senior Vice President, General Counsel of Pathfinder Bank and Pathfinder Bancorp, Inc. was recently elected as Chair of the Financial Services Committee of the Association of Corporate Counsel (“ACC”). The ACC is... Read More

  • County Healthcare Industry Poised for Changes

    And then there was one. Maybe.Oswego County has enjoyed the availability of two full-service hospitals for many years with the presence of Oswego Hospital in the city of Oswego and A.L. Lee Memorial in Fulton.Now, however, the healthcare scene in Osw... Read More

  • Oswego Valley Insurance Launches New Brand Identity as OVIA

    Oswego Valley Insurance Agencies, LLC (OVIA) has announced the launch of a new brand identity program and corporate logo.  The new identity, which will include the acronym OVIA for Oswego Valley Insurance Agencies, will allow the company to con... Read More

  • Oswego Health Tosses Lee Memorial a Lifeline

    Oswego Health is throwing a flotation device to a drowning Lee Memorial Hospital.Nancy Bellow, chair of the Oswego Health Board of Directors, said Oswego Health has sent a proposal to Lee Memorial. The Fulton hospital is on the brink of losing its st... Read More

  • State Has Lee Memorial on the Ropes

    Let’s call it a standing eight count.A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital in Fulton is down, but not out.The news in early November that the hospital’s request to retain its status as an inpatient facility was rejected by the New York State Departm... Read More

  • State DOT to Host Open House Regarding Route 104 Project

    The New York State Department of Transportation will host a public open house to present information, solicit input and answer questions about a proposed highway improvement project on state Route 104 between George Street in the city of Oswego and K... Read More

  • Entergy to Separate Northeast Nuclear Plants

    Entergy Corp. plans to spin off its six non-utility nuclear plants, including the James A. FitzPatrick nuclear power station in Scriba, into a stand-alone company.The change is not expected to have any significant impact on day-to-day operations at F... Read More

  • State Undeterred by Arguments for Preserving Lee Memorial

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Oswego County Business Magazine
Issue 152

Issue 152
October/November 2017

Cover Story

Profiles

Kathryn J. Connell

On The Job

“Do you encourage your employees to get additional training?”

Success Stories

Chase Enterprises

My Turn

Jobs of Yesteryear Not Coming Back

Economic Trends

The Shift in Manufacturing Jobs

Last Page

Ronald Woodward Sr.