• 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 Wadeís 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 Mariaís Family Restaurant in Oswego, serves up the restaurantís famous cinnamon roll pancake. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Best Bets For Breakfast: Jockoís Famous Ritz Diner

    Teal Palmer, a server at Jockoís 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.

  • Best Business Idea to Rake in $50K Award

    Austin Wheelock, deputy director of Operation Oswego County and chairman of the "Next Great Idea Oswego County Business Plan Competition," noted the deadline for entries is Feb. 1. Check out the story in the December-January edition of Oswego County Business magazine. To subscribe, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Success Story: Off Broadway Dance Center

    Owner Ellen Marshall has grown her dance studio to serve more than 275 youngsters. She discusses her business success, passion for dance and what it takes to grow a business in Fulton in the December-January edition of Oswego County Business magazine. To subscribe, click on the headline or photo above.

  • '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 Unionís 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.

Latest News

  • OCO Director Headed West to Washington State

    Joe Roszak, executive director of Oswego County Opportunities, Inc., will be leaving his post at OCO at the end of November and head to the Pacific Northwest where he will serve as CEO of a nonprofit mental health agency in Washington state.Roszak ov... Read More

  • SUNY Oswego Downtown Opens

    SUNY Oswego opened the doors on its first presence in downtown Oswego on Thursday, Oct. 4. The college has signed a four-year lease for space in the building on the southwest corner of Oswego's historic business center, the intersection of West Fir... Read More

  • Port of Authority Chairmanship Passes to Chris Dain

    Long time Port of Oswego Authority Board Member Chris Dain continued a family tradition of service to the Port when he received the gavel from past Chairman of the Port’s Board of Directors, Dr. Richard Tesoriero, and accepted the responsibilit... Read More

  • Workforce Development Board Announces Youth Employment Summit

    On Friday, Oct. 19, the Workforce Development Board of Oswego County will host the 3rd Annual Youth Employment Summit at SUNY Oswego. The Summit brings together Oswego County High School juniors and seniors to explore the possibilities of careers and... Read More

  • Oswego County Workforce System Cited for Best Practices

    The Workforce Development Board of Oswego County, Inc. recently recognized the staff and partners of the Oswego County Workforce System for accomplishments in the recently completed program year. During the year ending in June 2007, the group accompl... Read More

  • Nestle Plans to Be Back in Oswego County

    "They want the land — that's the bottom line," says Lawrence Smith, a retired  farmer who lives in Orwell. "I'm sitting on a giant aquifer." The small town east of the Village of Pulaski could be the site of the Nestl... Read More

  • Ted Jerrett: No Substitute for Credibility

    Ted Jerrett and his father George were milking cows at their dairy farm in New Haven when suddenly, Ted’s life changed forever.“My father mentioned that current legislator Ralph Schmidt was planning to resign as legislator,” Jerrett... Read More

  • Gov. Spitzer Tours Northeast Biofuels

    Gov. Eliot Spitzer arrived at Volney in an ethanol-powered Suburban Wednesday afternoon to tour what's been touted as the largest biofuels project in the Northeast.The governor had questions about the Northeast Biofuels (NEB) project when he arrived... Read More

  • Gov. Spitzer to Visit Northeast Biofuels Wednesday

    Gov. Eliot Spitzer is scheduled to make his first visit to Northeast Biofuels (NEB) in Volney at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday. Spitzer is expected to tour the facility and give a briefing to local media.Joining the governor will be NEB president Doug MacKenzi... Read More

  • Coleman Unhappy with Performance of Oswego Restaurant/Pub

    It will take more than a four-leaf clover to turn Coleman’s Irish Pub of Oswego around.The location off West First Street in the Port City does not share the same success as the Tipperary Hill location in Syracuse.Peter Coleman is the owner of ... Read More

  • Merger of Credit Unions 'Empowering' Membership

    The recent merger involving the Empire and Power federal credit unions has “empowered” members with enhanced products and services, according to John Wakefield, president/CEO, Empower Federal Credit Union..The merged credit unions have fo... Read More

  • Oswego County Federal Credit Union Expands Charter

    The Oswego County Federal Credit Union (OCFCU) has opened membership to all who reside, work, worship, operate a business or attend school in Oswego County, it was announced by William Carhart, president and CEO. “We’re no longer geared ... Read More

  • Laser Transit Among "5,000 Fastest Growing Private Companies" in U.S.

    Inc. Magazine, a monthly magazine for entrepreneurs and small businesses, recently ranked Laser Transit of Lacona number 4,541 on its list of the 5,000 fastest-growing, private companies in the United States.The "Inc. 5,000," an extension o... Read More

  • New Partner Joins Caraccioli & Associates

    Caraccioli & Associates, PLLC is now Caraccioli & Nelson, PLLC, with the addition of Allison Nelson as partner.Nelson has been with the firm since 1998 as an associate working on prosecuting neglect, abuse, child support and municipal case... Read More

  • Fulton-based News Publication Moves Down the Street

    The Valley News recently relocated to 67 S. Second St., Fulton, after 23 years at its former site at Second and Oneida streets.The new site is three blocks south, in the office facility that was originally known as the Hawthorne Building and was late... Read More

  • Novelis to Invest $9 million in Oswego Works

    Novelis Inc. announced that it is investing approximately $9 Million in its Oswego, NY, plant to increase production of aluminum sheet ingot, the starter stock for the rolling process.  The investment will include the installation of an alum... Read More

  • Oswego Weeklies to Outsource Printing

    Oswego County's biggest publisher is phasing out its in-house printing. Following an industry trend of outsourcing costly production processes Mexico-based publisher, the Oswego County Weeklies, plans to have the printing of its papers done by a th... Read More

  • Announcement: Going Global Regional Conference July 24

    The morning keynote speaker will be David Hempson, Senior Vice President, Marietta Corporation, who will tell the story of how Marietta grew, in just 30 years, from a small local venture to a global giant with operations in 88 countries around the w... Read More

  • Fit Kids America Positioned to Combat Childhood Obesity

    An Oswego businessman is responding to the epidemic of childhood obesity by opening a new children’s fitness center called Fit Kids America.T.J. Powers, owner of Oswego Health & Fitness, 78 W. First St., downtown Oswego, added on the new bu... Read More

  • New Port Director Gives Fresh Perspective on Economic Development

    Jonathan Daniels will bring youthful exuberance as well as a wealth of experience to the table in his new role as executive director of the Port of Oswego Authority.Daniels will take over the position occupied most recently by Thomas McAuslan, who pa... Read More

Oswego County Business Magazine
Issue 154

Issue 154
February/March 2018

Cover Story

  • The New No.1
  • Exelon, owner-operator of three county-based nuclear power facilities, becomes Oswego Countyís top private employer

Profiles

Wayne Westervelt

My Turn

Corporate Ruthlessness and The Four-Way Test

Economic Trends

Creation of Regional Waste Water Treatment Facility Under Study

Last Page

Tom Kells