• 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

  • County Administrator to Step Down From Post at End of December

    The chief administrative position in Oswego County government is up for grabs.Stephen Lyman is stepping down from his county administrator’s post at the end of December.Oswego County is seeking a new administrator to oversee the daily operation... Read More

  • Promotional Campaign by Chirello Wins Honors

    Materials produced by advertising specialist Steve Chirello for client Operation Oswego County (OOC) earned awards of ‘excellent’ at the 2006 Northeastern Economic Developers Association (NEDA) literature and promotions award competition.... Read More

  • NRC Decision This Week Buoys County's Position to Develop New Nukes

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s decision to grant Nine Mile Point Nuclear Power Station, LLC, renewed operating licenses does more than just secure 900 jobs.It bodes well for the construction of new nuclear power generating facilities ... Read More

  • Nine Mile Point Nuclear Plants Given New Lease on Life

    It is a powerful vote of confidence.The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission granted Nine Mile Point Nuclear Power Station, LLC, renewed operating licenses for its Units 1 and 2 generating units, owner/operator Constellation Energy announced Tuesday.Th... Read More

  • Davis-Standard, Owner of Fulton Plant, Has Change in Ownership

    Davis-Standard, LLC has been acquired by management and an investor group led by Hamilton Robinson LLC, a Stamford, Conn.-based private equity firm.The acquisition supports Davis-Standard’s strategy to grow its global converting and extrusion s... Read More

  • Oswego Hospital Targets Emergency Department for Renovation

    Oswego Hospital’s soon-to-be-completed $34 million renewal project does not mean an end to improvements at the healthcare facility.Oswego Hospital has targeted its emergency department as the next step in an ongoing expansion and renewal plan.O... Read More

  • Business Expansion Center Undergoes Major Changes

    The Oswego County Business Expansion Center, 185 E. Seneca St., Oswego, is undergoing major transition.New businesses are arriving, one business is leaving, while a county agency is preparing to make the BEC its permanent headquarters.The BEC is owne... Read More

  • Pathfinder Bancorp, Inc., Announces Third Quarter Earnings

    Pathfinder Bancorp, Inc., the mid-tier holding company of Pathfinder Bank, reported net income of $170,000, or 7 cents per share, for the three months ended Sept. 30, as compared to $116,000, or 5 cents per share, for the same period in 2005.For the ... Read More

  • Manufacturing Jobs Return to Pulaski

    A year and a half after Felix Schoeller Technical Papers in Pulaski shed 150 jobs and most of its manufacturing activities, the site is looking to make a big comeback. If all goes according to plan, Schoeller’s employment numbers will be nearl... Read More

  • 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 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