• '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 Union’s 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.

  • Uber and Out: New Player on Local Taxi Cab Scene

    Bob Mills, right, owner of Lone Wolf Taxi in Oswego, and Paul Murphy, owner of Murph's Taxi in the Port City, are prepared for the arrival of Uber. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Success Story: Chase Enterprises, Oswego

    Allen Chase continues his evolution as a successful entrepreneur. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • New Owners Take Over Subway Locations in Port City

    Four locations are now under new ownership. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Oswego County’s Visitor Spending at Record-shattering Pace

    Oswego County’s outstanding fishery attracts visitors from around the world, including Jan Hrdlicka (left) and Olaf Johann, from "Am Haken" magazine in Germany, fishing on the Oswego River last fall. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Next Small Business Training Class to Begin in September

    The Oswego County Micro-Enterprise Small Business Training Program is a breeding ground for future area entrepreneurs. John Halleron, above, senior small business adviser with the Small Business Development Center at the Business Resource Center in Oswego, leads the program. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • New Age of Student Housing Dawns at SUNY Oswego

    Lakeside Commons, slated to open in 2018 adjacent to SUNY Oswego, is latest rage in student housing. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Former Chamber Head Buys Murdock's in Oswego

    Greg Mills is the new owner of Murdock's Bicycles & Sports in Oswego. Above, employee Keith Miller, second from right, mentors Nicole Fuller and her sons Gavin and Garrett Fuller of Mannsville. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Hospitable Approach: Hotel Sector Grows in Oswego

    Stacey Phillips, director of sales for Home2 Suites by Hilton, joins her general manager Ian Wilson while preparing for today's grand opening slated from 4-7 p.m. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Par for Course: Oswego Country Club Gets Upgraded

    Atom Avery, left, is Oswego Country Club’s chairman of the building committee responsible for overseeing major renovations. Next to him is Matthew Bacon, the club's first vice president. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • New Home Comfort System Donated to Vietnam Veteran

    Sean Frawley, right, a disabled Vietnam veteran who lives in Liverpool, was the recipient of a free home heating and cooling system donated and installed by Falso Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, East Syracuse, on Friday. John Moreno of Falso Service Experts is shown celebrating the occasion with Frawley. For story, click on headline or photo above.

  • OH Awarded Grant to Transform Behavioral Health Services

    Oswego Health to direct $13K toward improving behavioral health in Oswego County. For story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Leadership Oswego County seeks applicants for class of 2018

    Leadership Oswego County's class of 2017 recently held ceremonies recognizing the successful completion of a nine-month curriculum to grow and nurture community leaders and stewards. Applications for the class of 2018 are due by Aug. 14. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Michaud Residential Health Services in Fulton to Close

    Nursing home to shut down in face of insurmountable financial challenges. For story, click on headline or photo above.

  • OOC Recognizes Top Projects, Including Home2 Suites by Hilton

    Stacey Philips, director of sales for Home2 Suites by Hilton in Oswego, is preparing for the new hotel's opening. For a look at top projects occurring in Oswego County, click on headline or photo above.

  • Falso Service Experts Donate AC System to Veteran

    Earl Fontenot, a U.S. Army veteran, and his family — wife Margaret and children, from left, Miles, Earl, Ethan and Emily — enjoy their new air conditioning system. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Budget Banter: Representatives Analyze State Budget

    Spending plan gets applause, boos from state reps. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Former Oswego Mayor John T. Sullivan Jr. Inks Memoirs

    Book signing slated in Port City on June 8. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • 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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Oswego County Business Magazine
Issue 152

Issue 152
October/November 2017

Cover Story

Profiles

Kathryn J. Connell

On The Job

“Do you encourage your employees to get additional training?”

Success Stories

Chase Enterprises

My Turn

Jobs of Yesteryear Not Coming Back

Economic Trends

The Shift in Manufacturing Jobs

Last Page

Ronald Woodward Sr.