• 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

  • 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?

    John and Kathy Henry, owners of Mitchell Printing & Mailing in Oswego, received the Small Business of the Year award at the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Breakfast held recently at the Oasis at Thunder Island in... Read More

  • Riverview Business Park Launches New Web Site

    Riverview Business Park, in cooperation with Operation Oswego County, has launched it new Web site, www.rbp-cny.com, to promote its business development opportunities world wide, it was announced by Eric Will II, co-owner.“In addition to having... Read More

  • Palladium-Times Feels Economic Crunch, Cuts Monday Edition

    The Palladium-Times will be suspending the Monday edition of its newspaper effective June 2.The paper will continue to be published as usual Tuesday through Saturday.The newspaper is headquartered at 140 W. First St., Oswego.The newspaper’s pub... Read More

  • As Gas Prices Rise, SUV and Truck Sales Plummet

    The population of Americans avoiding SUV and truck purchases is increasing almost as fast as the price of a gallon of gasoline.The annual sales rate for vehicles sold in the United States fell to 14.4 million units, marking the lowest amount for the ... Read More

  • Registration Open for Small Business Training Classes

    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 June 16 at Oswego Falls Business Center, 163 S. First St., Fulton.Classes will be h... Read More

  • Oswego Valley Insurance Agency Celebrates Brewerton Branch Opening

    Oswego Valley Insurance Agencies (OVIA) recently held a grand opening celebration at their new office location at 9643 Brewerton Road in Brewerton, according to OVIA vice president Chuck Harrington. Community leaders, business affiliates, and OVI... Read More

  • Public Hearing on 315 Area Code Held

    The 315 area code is running out of numbers, leaving the region with several potential resolutions. Representatives of the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) gave a presentation in Oswego at 11 a.m. Wednesday describing the telecommuni... Read More

  • Unistar: Oswego Still on Charts for a New Nuclear Plant

    Constellation Energy's decision to pursue its plans to build its first new nuclear reactor in Maryland doesn't change the company's plans to also build in Oswego County, a company spokeswoman said.The site of Constellation's first new nuclear rea... Read More

  • A Culture of Innovation at Accelerate 2008 Conference

    One of the biggest conventions in Central New York made its sophomore debut Wednesday in Syracuse. Accelerate 2008 ties tangentially related topics like lean manufacturing, technology and environmental concerns into a coherent day-long program aimed... Read More

  • Oswego Valley Insurance Agencies Open New Brewerton Office

    Oswego Valley Insurance Agencies has opened a new office location in Brewerton, according to OVIA Vice President Chuck Harrington.The office, located at 9643 Brewerton Road, will be managed by licensed insurance agent Jim Poindexter, and will allow t... Read More

  • Oswego Industries Partners With Mondo Polymer Technologies of Reno, Ohio

    Oswego Industries, Inc. has partnered with Mondo Polymer Technologies, Reno, Ohio, to help recycle shrink-wrapped boat covers that are made into highway guard rail blocks, it was announced by Leo Waite, OI’s business development director.Oswego... Read More

  • Fitness Club in Oswego Prepares for Reopening

    Oswego Health & Fitness, 78 W. First St., Oswego, plans to reopen next week following a remodeling process.Owner T.J. Powers said today he will reopen the fitness center as soon as interior work is complete.Powers said several business transactio... Read More

  • PSC Hearing to Explore Area Code Change Options

    The state Public Service Commission will conduct public hearings across Central New York on options to remedy a shortage of telephone numbers in the 315 area code.The options proposed by the PSC staff include an overlay and three different geographic... 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