• 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

  • SUNY Oswego's Business School Again Ranked Among Best

    The Princeton Review has named SUNY Oswego's School of Business one of the "Best 282 Business Schools" in its graduate school guidebook of that title, released earlier this month.The Princeton Review is known for its college rankings b... Read More

  • Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce is Born After Merger

    In what has been hailed as a significant achievement that will have a positive impact on the business climate in Oswego County, the Greater Oswego Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Fulton Chamber of Commerce, doing business as the Oswego County Cha... Read More

  • Oswego Chamber Members OK Proposed Merger with Fulton

    The membership of the Greater Oswego Chamber of Commerce has given its blessing to the proposed merger between the Greater Fulton and Oswego chambers of commerce.At a special meeting held today, a quorum of members voted in favor of the merger by a 5... Read More

  • It's Official: Alliance New on County Banking Scene

    Alliance Financial Corp., the holding company for Alliance Bank N.A., has completed its acquisition of Bridge Street Financial, Inc.As a result of the merger, Bridge Street’s wholly owned subsidiary, Oswego County National Bank, was merged into... Read More

  • Chamber Head: Merchants Must Prepare for Bridge Closing

    The Greater Oswego Chamber of Commerce, through an informal survey, gauged the sentiment of downtown merchants regarding the upcoming Bridge Street Bridge project.Jennifer Hill, executive director of the chamber, said several longstanding downtown bu... Read More

  • City of Oswego, DOT Negotiate Over Bridge Project Timing

    City of Oswego officials are in discussion with the New York State Department of Transportation regarding the time frame for the upcoming Bridge Street Bridge project.Reconstruction of the Bridge Street Bridge in the city of Oswego will result in the... Read More

  • End of an Era for One of Oswego's Longest-standing Businesses

    The acquisition of Oswego County National Bank by Alliance Financial Corp. is expected to become a done deal on Friday.When OCNB customers awake on Oct. 10, the day following the Columbus Day observance, they will be dealing with Syracuse-based Allia... Read More

  • Members' Vote Next Step in Chamber Merger Plan

    The boards of directors of the Greater Fulton and Oswego chambers of commerce have agreed to merge.The name of the newly merged corporation will be the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce, Inc.Its headquarters will be at 44 E. Bridge St., Osweg... Read More

  • Return to Pulaski: Douglas Barclay completes ambassadorship in El Salvador

    When U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador H. Douglas Barclay finishes his three-year tour of duty in a little more than three months, he will turn another page in a storied career.Although the 74-year-old Pulaski resident doesn’t know yet where the n... Read More

  • Operation Oswego County Elects New Board Members

    Operation Oswego County, the county’s designated economic development agency, recently elected new board members at its 54th annual meeting.The OOC board of directors elected Kerry Dorsey, associate vice president for development and alumni rel... Read More

  • Businessman: Bridge Project to have 'Devastating' Impact on Downtown

    One business person in the city of Oswego is up in arms over the upcoming Bridge Street Bridge reconstruction project.John Henry of Mitchell Printing & Mailing, 127 E. First St., Oswego, said the project will have a devastating impact on downtown... Read More

  • Oswego Health appoints new president/CEO

    As the Oswego Hospital marks its 125th year, members of the Oswego Health board have made a historic change in management structure and leadership.For the first time in the organization’s history, a president/chief executive officer has been na... Read More

  • Kinney Drugs expands its market share in Oswego County

    Kinney Drugs’ credo is simply stated: “That we are only as strong as our community and we should each strive to make our community a better place to live.”With its recent acquisition of Wayne Drugs, Kinney is continuing to pursue th... Read More

  • Deadline Extended for University-Industry Grant

    High tech companies in Central New York looking to apply for the third round of Grants for Growth (GFG) will have a little more time to submit their applications. The application for deadline for the GFG deadline has been extended to 5:00 p.m. on Fr... Read More

  • Pathfinder Bank Gives Naming Gift to Campaign

    The Eldercare Foundation, affiliated with Home Aides of Central New York, has received a $10,000 gift from Pathfinder Bank, headquartered in Oswego, announced Sandra H. Martin, Home Aides of Central New York and Eldercare Foundation president.The fin... Read More

  • Taco Bell Building in Fulton to Become Fajita Grill

    Spicy sells in Oswego and, if Fajita Grill has its way, it will sell all over Central New York and up into the North Country. Young restauranteur Josh Molinari is preparing for his first wave of expansion since he opened his Oswego location in summer... Read More

  • Survey: What Do You Think of the Proposed Merger Between Greater Oswego and Oswego County chambers?

    “Honestly, I think it’s a good idea. It’ll increase the power between the two of them.”Robert BatemanCakes Galore & MoreMember: Greater Oswego Chamber of Commerce“I think it’s certainly a combination that&rsquo... Read More

  • Letter to Editor: Community Must Stand United

    With our annual campaign officially under way, it is important to step back and evaluate the goals we are looking to achieve as an agency.While fundraising to help support our member agency programs is a vital part of what we do, the United Way of Gr... Read More

  • Fourth Generation Autodealer Completes Training

    Richard A. Burritt of Oswego, was graduated recently from the Dealer Candidate Academy of the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) in Washington, D.C., it was announced by his father, Chris Burritt, owner of Burritt Motors Chevrolet-Buick ... Read More

  • Opinion: Why the Oswego and Fulton Chambers of Commerce Should Join Forces

    We favor the proposed merger between the Oswego County Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Oswego Chamber of Commerce and wish their leaders are able to mobilize the majority of their members to approve the initiative. However, merging the two chambe... 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