• And the NGI Winner is: Wired Telecom!

    Austin Wheelock, 'Next Great Idea' chair and deputy director of Operation Oswego County, recently announced the winner of the 2018 NGI business plan. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Southern Graphic Systems in Phoenix to Close

    Print equipment manufacturer to shutter facility after 30 years of doing business. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • New Owners, New Vision at Thunder Island Park in Granby

    Ron and Lisa Falise focus on revitalizing, expanding tourism destination site. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Making Pulaski the 'Gateway to the Tug Hill'

    Paul Holliday shows off a new groomer that will be used by the Pulaski-Boylston Snowmobile Club this winter. Holliday is intent on making Pulaski the “Gateway to the Tug Hill.” For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Pinnacle of Success: Dr. Padma Ram Medical Services, LLC

    Dr. Padma Ram, left in foreground, and her staff at Dr. Padma Ram Medical Services, LLC in Oswego are providing high-quality health care on both a primary and urgent care level. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • 19th Century Scandal: The Story of Malvina Guimaraes

    Port City native Ann Callaghan Allen has written a book on Malvina Guimaraes, the 19th-century woman and prominent Oswego resident who reportedly catapulted to wealth as the mistress of the man who founded the Singer Sewing Machine Company, and later lost everything she had. Check out the story in the new edition of Oswego County Business magazine. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Brothers Take Over Vellas' Constantia Businesses

    Buckingham Market and Buckingham Home Center in Constantia are continuing a tradition of business excellence established by their former owners, the Vella family. Shown are new owners Tim Buckingham (left) and his brother Todd Buckingham (right). In the middle is grocery manager Ron Chapman. Check out the story in the new edition of Oswego County Business magazine. For the scoop, click on the headline or photo above.

  • 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.

Latest News

  • Oswego County Press Club Changes Its Name, Direction

    The membership of the Oswego County Press Club recently voted to change the name of the organization to The Professional Journalists and Communicators of Oswego County.“The organization felt that this name better represented our membership and ... Read More

  • Andrew?s Wine Cellar: Second Generation in the Wine Business

    Perhaps more than any beverage, wine carries with it considerable baggage. It’s the nectar of high class, part drink, part status symbol, and sometimes not even in that order. There are excellent wines, and wines sophisticated connoisseurs ... Read More

  • Merchants Anticipate Last-minute Shopping Rush

    Retailers across the state and in Oswego County are counting on last minute shoppers to help them make the holiday sales season successful. Nearly half of merchants surveyed this week by the Retail Council of New York State indicate that more than 30... Read More

  • County Official: Efforts Were Made to Retain Giovanni Food Co.

    Giovanni Food Co. recently relocated from its longtime Oswego city location to an out-of-county site, taking with it 40 jobs.However, Oswego County’s economic development leader said all efforts were made to encourage the food processor from re... Read More

  • Company GM: Relocation Out of Oswego an 'Emotional' Decision

    While it may have been strictly a business decision, Giovanni Food Co.’s move out of Oswego County after 71 years was a difficult and emotional move for the family run enterprise to make.The food processor recently relocated to Liverpool after ... Read More

  • '40 Under 40' Gain Special Recognition for Contributions to County

    The best and brightest from Oswego County’s young talent pool were given special recognition this morning. The 2006-2007 “Forty Under 40” recognition breakfast—billed as the “Breakfast Tribute to Our Community’s Ne... Read More

  • Giovanni Food Co. Relocates to Liverpool Area

    Giovanni Food Co., Inc. has relocated to a state-of-the-art facility in Liverpool after 71 years of operation in Oswego, according to Louis J. DeMent, general manager.The manufacturer of tomato-based products purchased the former Rotundo Warehousing ... Read More

  • Senate Confirms Port of Oswego Authority Nominations

    The State Senate has confirmed two positions with the Oswego Port Authority during a special legislative session today, according to Senator Jim Wright (R,C,I-Watertown).Gov. George Pataki's nominations that received Senate confirmation are David Bu... Read More

  • Fulton Native, Hospital Head: Denounce Downsizing Measure

    Editor’s note: The following is a letter by Fulton native Debra Hamer Rogers to New York state legislators in response to the New York State Commission on Health Care Facilities in the 21st Century’s recommendation to downsize A.L. Lee Me... Read More

  • Lee Memorial Supporters in Fulton Battle Against Downsizing Measures

    Representatives of A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital in Fulton are delivering their "Save Lee Memorial" campaign postcards today in Albany.The New York State Commission on Health Care Facilities in the 21st Century has recommended that the hospita... Read More

  • Lee Memorial ER Director Lashes Out at Commission in Letter

    Editor’s note: This is an open letter to New York State Gov. George Pataki, governor-elect Eliot Spitzer, the Berger Commission, the New York State, Oswego County and Onondaga County bar associations, and the Oswego County Legislature from Dr. ... Read More

  • Barclay Calls for Vote on Controversial Berger Commission Recommendations

    Assemblyman Will Barclay (R,C,I-Pulaski) today called for  Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to bring the recommendations set forth in the recently released report by Commission on Health Care Facilities—also known as the Berger Commission&m... Read More

  • SBA Hosts Live Web Chat on Tax Planning for Small Business Owners

    Thomas P. Ochsenschlager, vice president of Taxation for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, will host the Small Business Association’s December Web chat on  “Year-End Tax Planning for Small Business Owners.&rdqu... Read More

  • Lee Memorial ER faced with shutdown following commission report

    The emergency department at A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital in Fulton is on life support.If the governor and legislature approve recommendations prescribed by the New York State Commission on Health Care Facilities in the 21st Century, A.L. Lee Memorial H... Read More

  • Lee Memorial to Fight Commission Report Fate

    Executive Director Dennis Casey isn't shy when it comes to opining about the state's Berger Commission on Healthcare Facilities in the 21st Century. “I don't think Lee Memorial was characterized accurately,” Casey said of the hospital... Read More

  • 40 People Under 40 Years of Age to Be Recognized in Special Breakfast

    The owner of a flower shop in Pulaski, a physician from Oswego, two bankers, an attorney and a public relations professional will be some of the 40 people in Oswego County to receive the 2006/07 Forty Under 40 award.More than 200 people are expected ... Read More

  • Empire, Power Federal Credit Unions Closer to Merging

    Empire Federal Credit Union and Power Federal Credit Union are nudging closer to merging.The National Credit Union Administration, Federal Trade Commission, and 85 percent of the voting members of Empire Federal Credit Union have all given their appr... Read More

  • Improving Office Efficiency Focus of Workshop

    The Manufacturers Association of Central New York, in collaboration with the Central New York Technology Development Organization, is offering “Lean 101-Office,” from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at CNYTDO, Sam Williams Business Center, ... Read More

  • Keep in Tune With the Times by Bell Ringing for Salvation Army

    The bells will soon be ringing at local grocery stores, department stores and malls.Yes, that familiar jingle of The Salvation Army bell will be summoning people to remember those facing hardship during the holiday season. “However, the bells w... Read More

  • Oswego Hospital Unveils its New Maternity Center/ICU to Public

    The community got its first peek at the Oswego Hospital’s new maternity center and intensive care unit Saturday during an open house that offered public tours of the clinical centers. Among those making remarks during a brief ceremony was IC... Read More

Oswego County Business Magazine
Issue 157

Issue 157
August/September 2018

Cover Story

  • Thunder Island Rolls
  • Thunder Island’s new owners are investing $2.5 to buy and turn the local water park into a top destination that they say will rival Darien Lake’s theme park

Profiles

Rodmon King

On The Job

On The Job

Success Stories

Dr. Padma Ram Medical Services, LLC

My Turn

A Dangerous Time to Be a Journalist

Economic Trends

OOC Honors Those Who Make a Difference

Last Page

Jiancheng Huang