• Cool Clutter Barntique Celebrates Opening Today

    Owner Tricia Cool Lorenz goes from marketing to world of creativity. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Local Dance Center Earns Excellence Award

    Operation Oswego County, Inc. recently honored Off Broadway Dance Center with a 2017 Small Business Excellence Award. Celebrating the occasion recently at the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 19th annual Small Business Excellence Awards luncheon in Syracuse recently are, from left, Patrick MacKrell, New York Business Development Corporation; Dave Daino, Operation Oswego County, Inc., Ellen Marshall, Off Broadway Dance Center, and Bernard J. Paprocki, SBA Syracuse district director. For the complete story, click on headline or photo above.

  • SUNY Oswego May graduates set to chart new paths

    SUNY Oswego senior Kenny Roffo, shown here presenting at the college's Quest on a new interactive puzzle he designed, will start a job at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California as a software engineer after May graduation. He said showing JPL's hiring manager he could solve a Rubik’s Cube in less than 30 seconds helped land him an internship that paved the way for his new job. He is among nearly 1,700 students eligible to take part in May 13 commencement ceremonies. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Entergy Renews Sponsorship for 2017 Harborfest Fireworks

    Saturday night pyrotechnics an anchor of annual festival. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • SUNY Oswego on Cutting Edge of Telemedicine

    Dr. Isabelle Bichindaritz of SUNY Oswego helps to advance telemedicine in Central New York. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • SUCCESS STORY: Douglas Outdoors Sets the Pace

    Fishing equipment supplier — led by owner David Barclay — is taking the world by storm. For story, click on headline or photo above.

  • SPECIAL REPORT: Elvis is in the House!

    Par-K GM Tom Gilbo dazzles fans as an Elvis tribute artist. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • PROFILE: New Oswego-Fulton Chamber Leader Steps Into Limelight

    Oswego's own Katie Toomey is ready to make an impression. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • No opening date set yet for new Home2 Suites by Hilton

    Hospitality project deemed beneficial to Oswego's economic development scene. For story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Area Nonprofit Agency Establishes Paid Leave Policy

    Oswego County Opportunities has implemented a new paid leave policy that provides its full- and part-time employees an annual paid leave allowance to undergo preventative cancer screenings. The policy is the first among nonprofit agencies in Oswego County. Celebrating the initiative are, from left, Carolyn Handville, coordinator of OCO’s Cancer Services Program, OCO Executive Director Diane Cooper-Currier, OCO Director of Human Resources Cindy Seeber, and OCO Benefits Manager Denise Russell. For story, click on headline or photo above.

  • The Landings at Meadowood Opens Luxury Rental Apartments

    Upscale Baldwinsville housing facility will be totally complete in 2019. For story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Success Story: C&S Companies Huge Player in CNY

    President-CEO John Trimble leads the design, construction firm as it balances people, profit and the planet. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • HealthWay: Lobdells Put Pulaski on the Map

    CEO/chairman Vincent Lobdell, left, and director of manufacturing Joe Hurd continue to set the pace in the global air purification industry. For story, click on headline or photo above.

  • New Restaurant, Lodging Business Opens in Pulaski

    Melissa Gibbs recently opened Salmon River Pub & Grill, the newest attraction on Pulaski's dining and lodging scene. Click on headline or photo above for the story.

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    The announcement of new businesses coming to town - Ruby Tuesday, Lowes and Applebee's - and the potential 200 new jobs they might bring gets officials excited. Read More

  • Oswego Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Resigns After 8 Years

    Frank Hale to work as vice president at Oswego County National Bank. Read More

  • Coalition Studies Ways to Reduce Cost of Health Care in Oswego County

    Group's goal is to find out why health care is so expensive and what can be done to reduce it, improve efficiency, quality and access. Read More

  • Eric Behling is Discovering a New Business: Agritainment

    One of the largest apple farms in Central New York, Behlings Orchards is developing popular U pick system, which has attracted thousands. Read More

  • Life After Nestle: Special for Oswego County Business Magazine

    "I have learned one important thing through my experience with Nestle. It doesn't pay to be loyal." Read More

  • The OCB Magazine Guide to Real Estate Professionals

    Meet Oswego County's Top Realtors Read More

  • Sandy Creek's Nightmare: Where Most Phone Calls Are Long Distance

    A simple phone call from Sandy Creek will almost always be long distance. Frontier says it's one of the most restrictive local calling areas in the region. Read More

  • Hot Weather Good for Business, Quick OCB Magazine Survey Shows

    After long winter, local businesses welcome the hot weather. Many say it's good for business. Read More

  • Nine Mile Has New Vice President in Charge of Nuclear Plants

    New Constellation executive replaces longtime plant manager. Read More

  • Canadian Company Takes Over Oswego Cranberry

    Atoka Cranberry, based near Montreal, has leased from Pathfinder Bank the 120 acres near Williamstown which was once the Oswego Cranberry Company. Read More

  • A New Home for Oswego County National Bank

    Bank purchases former IBEW building on Route 104 East for $900,000. Read More

  • MyDigitalDiscount Revenues: $5 M Expected

    Launched less than three years ago, company plans to launch a separate wholesale business. Read More

  • Despite Nestle's Loss, Officials See Growth in Oswego County

    Annual Operation Oswego County Meeting Recognizes Entergy Nuclear, CNY Regional Planning and Development Board, Wal-Mart Central Square and Carolyn Rush. Read More

  • Construction Season: Now Some Fulton Business Owners not Happy About it

    Officials say Canalview Mall construction work will help businesses in the long run, make place safer, more appealing. Read More

  • Manufacturers Slow to Take Advantage of Internet, Study Says

    Small firms in Upstate New York slow to catch up with "e-commerce" Read More

  • Nice n Easy in Phoenix is No 1 in an 80 Store Chain

    Convenience store becomes village's grocery store Read More

  • Community Bank Merges with Pennsylvania Bank and Adds 25 New Branch Offices

    Community also announces acquisition of unit of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Read More

  • Business Owners Unhappy with Construction Project on Oswego's East Side

    Tirrell's Appliances losing as much as 80 percent of its business as a result of construction work. Read More

  • The OCB Magazine Guide to Investment Professionals

    Meet top investment planners in Oswego County and Central New York. Read More

  • Brian Caswell: Manage Government Like Small Business

    "I was truly amazed at the duplication of services offered in our county." Read More

Oswego County Business Magazine
Issue 149

Issue 149
April/May 2017

Cover Story

  • John Cerniglia
  • Main concern is about matching physician with hospital, community

  • Stacy Varre
  • No. 1 priority is offering a high level of customer service

  • Christopher Mitchell
  • Recruiting the right physicians can take months, sometimes years, hundreds of communications and many meetings

  • Deborah Tuttle
  • Unlike other hospitals in the area, SUNY Upstate relies on each department to recruit its own physicians


Katie Toomey

On The Job

On The Job

Success Stories

Douglas Outdoors LLC

My Turn

Bad Reviews on Social Media? Businesses Are Taking Action

Economic Trends

Programs Help Business Development and Growth

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