• 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

  • Union head: Expect 150 layoffs at Nine Mile Point

    Constellation Energy, owner and operator of Units I and II at Nine Mile Point nuclear station in Scriba, will be eliminating 150 union jobs beginning in August. Employment at Constellation Energy will be reduced to 950 workers as a result. David ... Read More

  • Constellation plans job cuts by end of 2006

    Constellation Energy, owner and operator of Units I and II at Nine Mile Point nuclear station in Scriba, will be eliminating jobs in what the utility calls an organizational restructuring. Maria Hudson, spokesperson for Constellation, said an undet... Read More

  • WRVO making strides to gain more listeners

    National Public Radio affiliate WRVO continues to see larger numbers among in its ratings, with figures expected to grow when it more than doubles its signal strength to 50,000 watts next month. Headquartered in Penfield Library at SUNY Oswego, the ... Read More

  • Alliance, OCNB name Bateman to top spot

    Alliance Bank, N.A. and Oswego County National Bank announced that Barbara J. Bateman, currently vice president and branch sales manager for OCNB, will become the Oswego regional executive for the combined bank following the merger of Alliance Bank a... Read More

  • Tascarella joins Pathfinder Bank leadership team

    Pathfinder Bank has announced the hiring and appointment of Ronald Tascarella as senior vice president and chief credit officer, according to President and CEO Thomas W. Schneider. "We are extremely pleased to welcome Ron to Pathfinder Bank an... Read More

  • Entergy to buy Palisades Nuclear Energy Plant

    Entergy Corporation and Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy, have reached an agreement for Entergy to purchase the 798-megawatt Palisades Nuclear Plant near South Haven, Mich., for $380 million. Entergy owns and operates the Ja... Read More

  • Fultonian fills slot on hospital board of directors

    Jonathan R. Johnston has been named to fill a seat on the board of directors of A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital in Fulton.Johnston, a Fulton native, is a graduate of Kimball Union Academy in New Hampshire and Boston University, Massachusetts. He serves a... Read More

  • Ethanol plant to help fuel Oswego County economy

    Fulton is being placed on the map once again. This time, it’s not for production of beer or chocolate or championship wrestling teams. It’s for ethanol. Fulton is quickly becoming the site of the Northeast’s first ethanol plant,... Read More

  • Ethanol Plant Project Back on Track

    Rumors of a proposed Volney ethanol plant’s demise appear to have been greatly exaggerated. The project is ready to break ground and is scheduled to be operational within 17 months. Introduced at a July 6 press conference as a “great en... Read More

  • Going once, going twice: Under the Hammer opens in Oswego

    This is a father-son team that will be hard to beat in the business world. When you see local entrepreneur Jeff DeGrenier go to work, he usually is accompanied by a familiar face: his 7-year-old son Justin. A single dad, DeGrenier’s busines... Read More

  • Club Crystal new business addition in Port City

    Oswego native Crystal DiGregorio has returned to her hometown in a big way. DiGregorio, after having explored the world of acting and modeling in California, has created a new business, Club Crystal, on Water Street in downtown Oswego. Club Cryst... Read More

  • Operation Oswego County a Catalyst for Economic Development

    Operation Oswego County held its annual meeting at Fairway Manor in Granby recently. George Joyce, president of the OOC board of directors, emphasized the continuing significance of small business development to Oswego County’s economy as well... Read More

  • Boards approve merger of Empire, Power credit unions

    The boards of directors of Empire Federal Credit Union and Power Federal Credit Union recently voted to approve their merger. The newly merged credit union, renamed Empower Federal Credit Union, will have assets of nearly $600 million and a membersh... Read More

  • Fulton Tool receives 'Business Excellence Award'

    Longtime business rebounds from horrific fire Read More

  • Oneida Nation leader takes aim at critics

    Ray Halbritter backs Nation's efforts at retaining sovereignty Read More

  • County lawmakers set to vote on gas cap

    Cap would match numbers set by state Read More

  • Kathmandu relocates in downtown Oswego

    Owner seeks more traffic, visibility Read More

  • Alltel changes name to fit new service

    No changes for cell phone customers Read More

  • Nuke testing experts relocate to Business Expansion Center

    ILRT has new office in Port City Read More

  • Riley elected head of NYS Society of CPAs

    He's a principal in TFG CPAs Syracuse office Read More

Oswego County Business Magazine
Issue 160

Issue 160
February/March 2019

Cover Story

Profiles

James Weatherup

On The Job

What Are Your Goals for 2019?

Success Stories

Laser Transit Ltd.

My Turn

The Incompetent Boss and the Peter Principle

Economic Trends

Economic Advancement Plan Progress Report

Last Page

Chena Tucker