• 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

  • Local Stores Among the 3 Busiest Subway Franchises in New York State

    Of nearly 200 Subway sandwich shops in New York state, two of the three top grossing restaurants are in Oswego. Read More

  • A $20 million Company that Keeps Growing, and Growing

    The diversity of products is one reason for the Northern Family of Companies? success over the years, according to owner Tom Venezia Read More

  • What to Expect for 2003?

    Business Owners in Oswego County Have Mixed Feelings About 2003 Read More

  • Arby's to Pinky's to Arby's: Oswego Restaurant Reopens in January as Arby's

    Arby's is returning to Oswego after a hiatus of approximately a year. Read More

  • "Operation Turnaround" Established To Deal With the Nestle Closure

    After more than 100 years, the city of Fulton and 467 employees learned the fate of the local chocolate manufacturing facility. Read More

  • Business Incubator Now Wired

    Operation Oswego County, Inc.(OOC) was recently awarded a wired builiding initiative grant of $31,000. Read More

  • School of Business Earns International Accreditation

    SUNY Oswego?s School of Business has achieved accreditation of its undergraduate and graduate programs by AACSB International. Read More

  • Local United Way Recruiting New Leader

    Randi Battaglia, executive director of the United Way of Greater Oswego County, recently announced to the organization's board of directors her resignation effective Feb. 28, 2003. Read More

  • After 102 years in Fulton, Nestle announces it?s closing plant in May

    After careful consideration, the Confections & Snacks Division of Nestle USA has announced plans to discontinue operations at the Fulton, NY manufacturing facility. Read More

  • Deborah Stanley Chosen the 2002 Woman of the Year

    Deborah Stanley, president of the SUNY Oswego, has been selected as the 2002 Woman of Achievement by the Zonta Club of Oswego. Read More

  • Will Ames Store's Buildings in Pulaski and Oswego Become Vacant Eyesores?

    Local officials said today that their hopes to have new tenants occupying the soon-to-be-closed Ames store in Oswego are high but that the Pulaski store may take from eight to 12 months to be filled. Read More

  • Sept. 11, 2002: Business as Usual for Businesses in Oswego County

    On the one-year anniversary of the tragedies of Sept. 11, 2001, many local business owners have expressed a ?business as usual? approach to today, integrated with a solemn mood of reflection and appreciation. Patricia Garafolo of Classic Styles Sa... Read More

  • Meet Brian Frazier, the New Director of Planning for Oswego County

    Brian Frazier, who has been Oswego County?s director of Planning and Community Development since July 15, is still in what he calls the ?learning curve, honeymoon period? in his job. Read More

  • 50 Kids Heading for Classes at New Little Lukes

    About 50 kids recently attended their first day of classes at Little Lukes, the new childcare center in Oswego operated by St. Luke Health Services, which opened Sept. 9. About 20 jobs have been created as a result of the new project. Read More

  • Steve Thomas to Open 5th Dunkin Donuts in Oswego County

    Apparently Steve Thomas chose the right franchise 13 years ago when he was looking for a business that would complement his Day's Inn on state Route 104 East in Oswego. Read More

  • Lighthouse Lanes Expected to be Complete by January

    For the past three and a half years, Bob Hoefer and Nick Sereno have been waiting for this occasion?the groundbreaking ceremony for the Lighthouse Lanes. Read More

  • Oswego-Toronto Fast Ferry Looking Less like a Fairy Tale

    The fast ferry from Toronto to Oswego could take some time to become a reality, but the Canadian firm that may be providing the service is ready to get started. Read More

  • Tax Increases Over 5% to Require Voter Approval in Oswego

    Oswego Mayor John Gosek signed Monday night legislation capping tax rate increases from year to year. Read More

  • Employers Not to be Issued KI Pills by County

    County officials announced Wednesday that while Potassium Iodide (KI) pills would be distributed to residents within the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ), employees of businesses within the radius would not be issued pills by the county unless they were residents. Read More

  • Flower Shop Blooming for 30 Years

    Everything is coming up roses for Karen Hammond--and carnations, and daffodils, and ivy?as she begins planning the 30th anniversary for her shop Dowd?s House of Flowers in Fulton. 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