• 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.

Latest News

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    Governor Andrew Cuomo recently launched Round 5 of the Regional Economic Development Councils, officially kicking off the 2015 competition.This year, the 10 regional councils will compete for awards up to $750 million in state economic development re... Read More

  • SBA Albany Matchmaker to attract agencies, big businesses

    The U.S. Small Business Administration Syracuse District Office is inviting government agencies and corporations interested in increasing supplier diversity to register as buyers for the 2015 Albany Matchmaker.Scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. June ... Read More

  • Great Cloth Diaper Change Comes to Port City

    Mother Earth Baby is participating in the annual Great Cloth Diaper Change, an international cloth diaper-changing event, on April 18.The event starts at 10 a.m. at Elim Grace Church, 304 W. First St., Oswego.There will also be a Healthy Baby Expo fe... Read More

  • Oswego County Community Foundation Gains Momentum

    The Oswego County Community Foundation has had an exciting few months, having reached its $500,000 fundraising goal in only two years of operation.   It is now beginning to map out its grant-making strategy for t... Read More

  • Healthcare workers sound alarm about risk of hospital closure

    Nurses from Auburn Community Hospital will join local labor leaders and first responders to urge state representatives to restore $290 million of funding excluded from the New York state Senate and Assembly budgets. Nurses will gather at... Read More

  • Hey Boo Boo! Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Resort Sold

    Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resort, 601 county Route 16, Mexico, has been sold.Bob and Marion Palmer are the new owners.Edwin and Barbara Lighthall of Flatrock Resorts opened the business on July 1, 1970. "We built it from scratch from the ... Read More

  • ESA's Persse Captures Chamber Boutwell Award

    Jamieson Persse, commercial producer for Eastern Shore Associates Insurance, received the Kenneth Boutwell Service Award at Thursday's annual meeting of the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce.The Boutwell award is given to an individual who ha... Read More

  • Oswego-Fulton Chamber Holds Annual Meeting

    The Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce held its 99th annual meeting Thursday at River Vista Center in Fulton. In photo at right, board president Jamie Persse is congratulated by chamber assistant director Danielle Hayden after winning the Kenn... Read More

  • Exclusive: Number of Millionaires in Oswego County, CNY Rising

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  • Oswego County Community Foundation Reaches Goal

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  • MyDigitalDiscount.com, B'nB Relocate in Port City

    MyDigitalDiscount.com and B'nB Broker-Buyer, two businesses formerly located at the Oswego County Business Expansion Center, 185 E. Seneca St., Oswego, have relocated to 64 S. W. Ninth St., Oswego.Entrepreneur Matt Dawson of Minetto said he relocated... Read More

  • Port City Car Care Shifts to New Location

    Port City Car Care has moved into a new location at 20 Ohio St. in Oswego, the former site of Oswego Plastics.It was formerly located at 500 W. First St., Oswego.Owners John and Karen Furlong have been running the full-service automotive business for... Read More

  • Oswego County Community Foundation in Giving Mood

    The Oswego County Community Foundation has reached its fundraising goal of $500,000 and is now poised to start the process of issuing grants to qualified nonprofit organizations in the area.The foundation will award grants to local nonprofits with pr... Read More

  • New Site Vice President at Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station

    Peter Orphanos, a 25-year veteran of the nuclear energy industry, is the new site vice president at Exelon Generation's Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station in Scriba.The site VP leads a team of more than 900 employees and contractors and manages all aspe... Read More

  • College Administrator Joins Board of Fulton Savings Bank

    Pamela Caraccioli of Oswego has been elected a member of the board of trustees of Fulton Savings Bank.Caraccioli is serving as deputy to the president at SUNY Oswego, overseeing and coordinating all economic development activities on behalf of the co... Read More

  • Longtime United Way Leader To Step Down

    Melanie Trexler is stepping down from her post as executive director of the United Way of Greater Oswego County in April.Trexler said she will enjoy a month's vacation in May before taking on a new career venture with her brother, Tom Trexler. He and... Read More

  • New Year Rings in Tobacco-free, Smoke-free SUNY Oswego

    SUNY Oswego's tobacco- and smoke-free policy is in effect following a campaign to raise awareness of the costs of tobacco and nicotine use and addiction, and promote and assist smoking cessation.The new year will bring a fresh start for all at the co... Read More

  • The American Fortitude Stored at Oswego Port Authority

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  • Music Instrument Covers Takes Down NGI Competition

    Matthew Vacanti and his business, Music Instrument Covers, has won the 2014 Next Great Idea Oswego County Business Plan Competition.The winner was announced at an awards luncheon held earlier today at the Lake Ontario Event & Conference Center, O... Read More

  • Jrecks Subs Moves to New Location in Fulton

    Jrecks Subs has rolled into a new location in Fulton.Jrecks has moved into the former KFC building at 369 S. Second St. (state Route 481). It was formerly located at 125 S. First St., Fulton.The new site offers increased visibility compared to the fo... Read More

Oswego County Business Magazine
Issue 149

Issue 149
April/May 2017

Cover Story

  • John Cerniglia
  • Main concern is about matching physician with hospital, community

  • Stacy Varre
  • No. 1 priority is offering a high level of customer service

  • Christopher Mitchell
  • Recruiting the right physicians can take months, sometimes years, hundreds of communications and many meetings

  • Deborah Tuttle
  • Unlike other hospitals in the area, SUNY Upstate relies on each department to recruit its own physicians

Profiles

Katie Toomey

On The Job

On The Job

Success Stories

Douglas Outdoors LLC

My Turn

Bad Reviews on Social Media? Businesses Are Taking Action

Economic Trends

Programs Help Business Development and Growth

Last Page

Paul Lear