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The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Upstate New York District Office (SBA) is encouraging neighbors to “shop small” as the holiday season kicks off this Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. This is the 11th anniversary of Small Business Saturday®, which the SBA has proudly been a national co-sponsor of for the last 10 years, according to SBA Upstate New York District
Fourteen nonprofit organizations received grant awards totaling $458,668 from the Richard S. Shineman Foundation at
Election officials are confronting a manpower crunch that’s been exacerbated by the COVID-19 By Ken
Business Facilities magazine recently ranked Oswego County ninth in the top 10 food processing leaders

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City of Oswego undergoes massive transformation as commercial projects flourish Story by Lou Sorendo It’s a renaissance. The city of Oswego is undergoing a significant transformation as its landscape is

Special Features

By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant For people seeking both a cat fix and caffeine fix, Alisha

Left at the Altar

CNY wedding industry trying to make up for canceled, postponed 2020 weddings By Payne Horning

Presidential Hopes

New president needs to address COVID-19, help New York state and small business, say LeMoyne
By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant If you live in Oswego, it is likely your life has
COVID-19 brings poverty to the forefront as county continues to rank among the poorest in

Recovery in Manufacturing

By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant “I think COVID-19 has convinced people we need to make things

Only the Essentials

For The Fulton Companies, it’s all about making adjustments in the midst of pandemic storm

Meet the Next Generation

Family businesses make up to from 80% to 90% of all incorporated businesses in the

Michael C. Backus

Son of successful publisher, former county clerk makes transition into private sector as second in
CenterState CEO first VP of racial equality and social impact discusses her new role By
Riverside Artisans in Port City gives local artists venue to display and sell works, socialize
Small business owners say having pets in the workplace raises morale, customer engagement By Deborah

Success Story

Page Trucking, Inc.

Page Trucking is one of the largest low-volume transportation suppliers and does the lion’s share of Novelis’ specialty transportation in Oswego. By Lou Sorendo Son, daughter of trucking entrepreneur overcome

Dining Out

Not Skipping on Tradition

Oswego fish fry sizzles By Christopher Malone Skip’s Fish Fry, located at 42 W. 2nd St. in Oswego, seems to be on an island of its own. When looking at


By Tim Nekritz The Children’s Museum of Oswego closing from March to August was
L. Michael Treadwell ‘All these projects are examples of great growth in Oswego County.
By Richard L. Weber, Esq. Ensuring a smooth transition to the next generation of family
By Jim Miller ‘Because reverse mortgages are complex loans, all borrowers are required to get

Brandon Schwerdt

Oswego County Airport manager: Federal funding for runway rehab propels Oswego County Airport to new
Interviews by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant With less than a few weeks until the holiday season

Gail Jones

By Lou Sorendo Making the jump from being an employee to a business owner: Fulton
By Wagner Dotto We’re excited to work on the 2021 Business Guide, listing the largest
By Sandra Scott Discover the roots of Western Civilization, relax on one of the many
By Bruce Frassinelli ‘Do our political servants today have more scandals than their predecessors,