• 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

  • Downtown Eateries Upbeat About Bridge Closing

    The reality of the Route 104 bridge closing in Oswego may end up thwarting conventional wisdom. That's according to several of Oswego's downtown cafes, restaurants that do the majority of their business during the critical lunch hour. Much has bee... Read More

  • Cam's Makes a Comeback in Downtown Oswego

    It’s time to make some dough.Cam’s Pizzeria is back up and running at its 31 W. Bridge St. location in downtown Oswego.Larry Miller is the new licensee of the business. The owners are Tony and Cam Calascibetta.Four Cam’s New York Pi... Read More

  • ExportNY Starts New Session April 24

    Exporting is one of the most effective means of expanding sales and markets for healthy businesses. Is your company eying – or already exploring – markets abroad? If so, you could benefit from the ExportNY program offered by the Kiebach C... 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 from 6-9 p.m. April 2 at Hastings Town Hall, 1134 Route 11, Central Square. The cla... Read More

  • 27 Health Professionals to Receive Award for Work in Community

    A former public health director in Oswego County and the former executive director of the Pulaski Health Center are among 27 healthcare professionals who will be honored with the "2008 Healthcare Heroes Award." Kathleen Sm... Read More

  • Oswego City Businesses Prepare for Bridge Closing

    The closing of one of the City of Oswego's major transportation arteries is less than a month away, leaving downtown businesses to contend with drastically altered traffic patterns. The City of Oswego's downtown businesses have been working with t... Read More

  • Cam's NY Pizzeria Closes Four Locations in Oswego County

    Four Cam’s New York Pizzeria locations in Oswego County have closed.The locations are at 31 W. Bridge St. and state Route 104 East in Oswego; 125 S. First St., Fulton; and 3292 Main St., Mexico.Cam’s New York Pizzeria has been a tradition... Read More

  • Oswego Health Names Two New Vice Presidents

    Oswego Health has two new vice presidents. “I am very pleased to announce the appointment of these highly dedicated and professional individuals to our healthcare system,” Oswego Health CEO Ann C. Gilpin said. “They each bring expe... Read More

  • Wal-Mart Supercenter Ready to Open in Granby

    The Wal-Mart era continues in Oswego County.Wal-Mart’s Supercenter in Granby, a project that has taken nearly three years to come to fruition, is preparing to open.The grand opening at Wal-Mart’s third location in Oswego County is set for... Read More

  • MACNY Presents Lean 101: Office

    MACNY,  in collaboration with TDO, invites you to Lean 101: Office on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM at the Sam Williams Business Center at 1201 E. Fayette St. in Syracuse.The conference is aimed at office managers, supervis... Read More

  • Public Invited to Pick 2008 Health Care Heroes

    Some of the best and most caring healthcare professionals in Oswego County will be recognized in a special event in April. Excellus BlueCross BlueShield and Oswego Hospital have recently joined forces to sponsor the Third Annual Oswego County Heal... Read More

  • Restaurant to Shut Down This Week in Downtown Oswego

    Coleman’s Irish Pub of Oswego, a longtime restaurant on West First Street, is shutting down temporarily.Peter J. Coleman, owner of both the Oswego Coleman's as well as Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub at Tipperary Hill in Syracuse, said one... Read More

  • Catholic Charities Names New Executive Director

    Catholic Charities of Oswego County has announced that Mary-Margaret Pekow, LMSW, has been named as the agency's new executive director.Pekow joined the staff of Catholic Charities in February 2004 as a clinical supervisor and served in that positio... Read More

  • Oswego County Business People, Residents Donate to Presidential Candidates

    Go, Rudy.Oswego County business people and residents residing in the 13126 zip code have donated to various presidential candidates as the election season heats up.Residents in that zip code directed $7,625 to Republican Rudy Giuliani’s now-def... Read More

  • Oswego County's Business Plan Contest Goes Online

    The Web site for “The Next Great Idea: 2008 Oswego County Business Plan Competition” (NGI) is now on line with all the details for entrants, said Austin Wheelock, economic development specialist for Operation Oswego County (OOC). &ld... Read More

  • Central Square Health Center's Future Remains in Limbo

    It’s beginning to feel like a lifetime as patients, employees and the public wait for answers on the status of the Central Square Health Center, owned by Lifetime Health Medical Group.“Right now, everybody is trying to determine the situa... Read More

  • Oswego May Shine as Site for New UniStar Reactor

    Oswego County is in line for a new nuclear power plant, pending regulatory approval.Nine Mile Point in Scriba could become the home for a fourth nuclear power facility. Currently, Constellation Nuclear owns and operates Nine Mile Point Units I and II... Read More

  • 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

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