• 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.

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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