• Burritt Motors Revs Up for New Construction

    Building has begun on the new $8.5 million Burritt Motors' Chrysler dealership on state Route 104 East in Oswego. Upgrades are planned for its adjacent Chevrolet store as well. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Farmers Markets Receive $20K from Shineman Foundation

    Karen Goetz, right, executive director of the Shineman Foundation, presents a check for $20,000 to Katie Toomey, left, executive director of the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce, and Sara Broadwell, member engagement coordinator for the GOFCC. The grant will support the Oswego-Fulton Farmers Markets. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Top Gun: Ed Fayette

    Area realtor sets the standard for sales, customer satisfaction. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Sky is the Limit for CNY Drones

    The Fulton-based business — left by Sean Falconer, left, and John McGraw — is ready to take off to new heights. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • 'Success Story': Lindsey Aggregates

    Lindsey Aggregates has become an industry leader after making a multi-million dollar investment. The team is anchored by, from left, Monica Coe, secretary; Alan Levine, company CEO; and co-owners Warren and Virginia Vandish. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • "How I Got Started": Bob Bateman

    Life and career are sweet for the owner of Cakes Galore & More in Oswego. Check out the story by clicking on the headline or photo above.

  • 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

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    Hazen’s Athletic Center, a new 6,400-square-foot indoor sports facility tailored for girl’s fast pitch softball training, celebrated its grand opening Saturday, Jan. 20 at its location in the Rich Corporate Park in the town of Hastings. ... Read More

  • Excellus Pulls Back Reins on Reimbursement Cuts to Oswego Docs

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    Community Bank System, Inc. plans to absorb Adirondack-based Tupper Lake National Bank in a transaction slated for completion in second quarter 2007. Community Bank plans to buy Tupper Lake in an all-cash transaction valued at $17.6 million, or $34... Read More

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    TFG CPAs, a regional certified public accounting firm with offices in Syracuse, Auburn and New Hartford, is merging with Beard Miller Company LLP, a nationally ranked top-50 regional accounting and consulting firm.The combined firm will operate under... Read More

  • No changes at Lee Memorial Hospital in Fulton

    It is business as usual at A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital.The Fulton facility is open and ready to serve the community. “It’s a new year, but nothing has changed,” said hospital executive director Dennis Casey. “While the Berger C... Read More

  • Dynegy Plans Include Attracting New Industrial Neighbor

    There’s plenty of elbow room surrounding Dynegy’s Independence Station in Scriba, and company officials are more than willing to share.The property that Independence Station sits on comprises 284 acres, and plant manager Alan Bargender is... Read More

  • Sweet Inspirations Celebrates 20 Years in 2007

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  • Oswego County Press Club Changes Its Name, Direction

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  • 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

Oswego County Business Magazine
Issue 161

Issue 161
April/May 2019

Cover Story

Profiles

Kristin Bullard

On The Job

What Do You Do to Retain Your Best Employees?

Success Stories

Lindsey Aggregates

My Turn

Newspaper: An Industry in Crisis

Newsmakers

News Briefs on Local Businesses & Business People

Economic Trends

Programs that Facilitate Region’s Business Development and Growth

Last Page

Kateri Spinella