• 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.

  • Best Bets for Breakfast: Wade's Diner

    Tracy Fox, right, manager and head waitress at Wade’s 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 Maria’s Family Restaurant in Oswego, serves up the restaurant’s famous cinnamon roll pancake. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Best Bets For Breakfast: Jocko’s Famous Ritz Diner

    Teal Palmer, a server at Jocko’s 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.

Latest News

  • Sonoco's Future in Fulton May Depend on the Fate of Former Nestle Plant

    Plant's future in town largely depends on the sale of former Nestle plant. Officials say everything is being done to keep it in Fulton. Read More

  • Exclusive: Entergy to Eliminate 1,000 Jobs. Effects at the Oswego County Plant Still Uncertain

    The New Orleans based company, which owns James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power plant, wants to eliminate redundant positions. Read More

  • Is the City of Oswego Headed for a Major Economic Upturn?

    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

Oswego County Business Magazine
Issue 156

Issue 156
June/July 2018

Cover Story

Profiles

Carol Sweeney

On The Job

How Does Summer Affect Your Business?

Success Stories

Oliver B. Paine Greenhouses

My Turn

Honorary Doctorate Degrees — Should They Be Eliminated?

Economic Trends

Fifteen semi-finalists competing for a $50,000 prize

Last Page

Paul Stewart