• And the NGI Winner is: Wired Telecom!

    Austin Wheelock, 'Next Great Idea' chair and deputy director of Operation Oswego County, recently announced the winner of the 2018 NGI business plan. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Southern Graphic Systems in Phoenix to Close

    Print equipment manufacturer to shutter facility after 30 years of doing business. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • New Owners, New Vision at Thunder Island Park in Granby

    Ron and Lisa Falise focus on revitalizing, expanding tourism destination site. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Making Pulaski the 'Gateway to the Tug Hill'

    Paul Holliday shows off a new groomer that will be used by the Pulaski-Boylston Snowmobile Club this winter. Holliday is intent on making Pulaski the “Gateway to the Tug Hill.” For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Pinnacle of Success: Dr. Padma Ram Medical Services, LLC

    Dr. Padma Ram, left in foreground, and her staff at Dr. Padma Ram Medical Services, LLC in Oswego are providing high-quality health care on both a primary and urgent care level. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • 19th Century Scandal: The Story of Malvina Guimaraes

    Port City native Ann Callaghan Allen has written a book on Malvina Guimaraes, the 19th-century woman and prominent Oswego resident who reportedly catapulted to wealth as the mistress of the man who founded the Singer Sewing Machine Company, and later lost everything she had. Check out the story in the new edition of Oswego County Business magazine. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Brothers Take Over Vellas' Constantia Businesses

    Buckingham Market and Buckingham Home Center in Constantia are continuing a tradition of business excellence established by their former owners, the Vella family. Shown are new owners Tim Buckingham (left) and his brother Todd Buckingham (right). In the middle is grocery manager Ron Chapman. Check out the story in the new edition of Oswego County Business magazine. For the scoop, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Chinese Language, Culture Program Set for SUNY-Oswego

    Students dance during the closing ceremonies of last summer’s STARTALK: Chinese Language and Culture Academy Summer Program at SUNY Oswego’s Syracuse campus. The program will be featured at SUNY Oswego this summer. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • 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.

Latest News

  • 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

  • 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

Oswego County Business Magazine
Issue 157

Issue 157
August/September 2018

Cover Story

  • Thunder Island Rolls
  • Thunder Island’s new owners are investing $2.5 to buy and turn the local water park into a top destination that they say will rival Darien Lake’s theme park

Profiles

Rodmon King

On The Job

On The Job

Success Stories

Dr. Padma Ram Medical Services, LLC

My Turn

A Dangerous Time to Be a Journalist

Economic Trends

OOC Honors Those Who Make a Difference

Last Page

Jiancheng Huang