• 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.

Latest News

  • 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

  • High Speed Ferry Between Toronto and Oswego Under Consideration

    Imagine being a Canadian citizen wanting to visit the huge Destiny USA entertainment and shopping complex in Syracuse. Read More

  • Agrilink to Produce New 'Heart Spoonful' Soup in Fulton

    Agrilink Foods is launching a new product nationwide - Hearty Spoonfuls - in move that involves an investment of more than $750,000 in the Fulton plant that will result in the creation of 20 more jobs locally. Read More

  • Custom Collision Opening 3rd Body and Repair Shop

    Custom Collision, an auto body and repair shop present in Oswego County since 1986, will soon have a new location?on Route 57 near the intersection of 481 in Fulton. Read More

  • Little Lukes, a Daycare Center, to Open in September in Oswego

    When they build it, will they come? The question is elementary to Emily Maor. ?There is a need in the community for more quality childcare,? she said. Read More

  • Local Small Businesses Pleased with K-Rockathon

    A couple of local businesses took the chance of attracting some of the over 20,000 concert-goers to their booths at this past weekend?s K-Rockathon held near the speedway on East Albany Street in Oswego. Read More

  • A New Steakhouse Restaurant, King Arthur?s, Opens in Oswego

    The newest eatery in the city of Oswego had a quiet opening earlier this week. ?We were ready so we decided to begin,? owner Anthony Pauldine said. Read More

  • Cranberry Farm Still Going; New Owners Expected to Take Over

    What once seemed to be a great promise is no more, at least for the time being. Read More

  • New Bank Marketing Director Wants to Enhance OCSB Name Recognition

    Enhancing the OCSB name recognition is one of the top concerns for the new marketing director of Oswego County Savings Bank, Douglas Johnston. Read More

  • New York Bold, Gene Saloga, Huhtamaki Among Those Receiving Awards From Operation Oswego County In Its 50th Annual Meeting

    Several awards to area businesses and individuals were presented at Operation Oswego County's (OOC) annual meeting recently. The organization is marking its 50th anniversary this year. Receiving the Ally Award for making a significant contributi... Read More

  • $1.2 Million Tech Upgrade and Education Center Unveiled at A. L. Lee

    Executive Director of A. L. Lee Memorial Hospital, Dennis Casey, announced June 6, the hospital's investment of $1.2 million in a new Meditech hospital-wide information system and the opening of a multi-media education and training center. Read More

  • Clearview Opens New Store in Syracuse

    Pat Wilder is in a business that en-sures people have fun. ?That?s what I like about it,? he said. Read More

  • A Juggling Act For John Gosek: Being Oswego's Mayor and a Small Business Owner

    John Gosek has two jobs?one as the owner of an electrical contracting company, Gosek Electric?and the other as mayor of the city of Oswego. Read More

  • Gary Bogenreif: a Special Profile. ?Plant Still Being Looked at,? the plant manager at Nestle said.

    When the wind is right, you can smell the chocolate all over Fulton. The enticing aroma comes from the 200 million pounds of chocolate produced each year at Nestle Chocolate?s Fulton plant. Read More

  • Project in Sterling Includes Housing, Conference

    In recent months several developers of large projects in the area have shown an interest in getting ?green.? Read More

  • Mitchell Printing Planning $100,000 Expansion

    Another Oswego business is getting larger. Mitchell Printing & Mailing, formally Mitchell Printing, at 127 East First Street, will soon be undergoing a $100,000 expansion project. Read More

  • Oswego Chamber Selects Ontario Orchards as its Business of the Year

    Ontario Orchards has been named the Business of the Year by the Greater Oswego Chamber of Commerce. Read More

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