Small Business

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

    When a $60 billion game-changing transportation behemoth wants something badly enough, there's a good chance it will get it.   And after four years and a $3.3 million lobbying campaign, the taxi upstart Uber finally got its way. Since re... Read More

  • Former Chamber Head Buys Murdock's in Oswego

    Has Greg Mills finally found what he is looking for?   Mills is the new owner of Murdock’s Bicycles & Sports, 177 W. First St., downtown Oswego. He has held a myriad of top positions on the local business scene.   ... Read More

  • Cool Clutter Barntique Celebrates Grand Opening This Weekend

    This is an opportunity too “cool” to pass up.Tricia Cool Lorenz has had many experiences in the corporate world.They range over a span of 18 years and included stints at AT&T, Time Warner Cable and Syracuse Media Group (now Advance ... Read More

  • Wanted: Entrepreneurs Willing to Launch Own Business

    For those interested in expanding or starting a small business in Oswego County, there is a small business training class scheduled to begin in June.   The course is scheduled to begin June 12. Classes will be held at SUNY Oswego in Rich... Read More

  • Off Broadway Dance Center
 Boogies to SBA Award

    Off Broadway Dance Center in Fulton was recognized during National Small Business Week at the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 19th annual Small Business Excellence Awards luncheon in Syracuse recently.   Small businesses are s... Read More

  • Chamber to Feature National Small Business Week Breakfast

    David Katleski, founder and president of Empire Brewing Company in Syracuse, will be the keynote speaker at the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce’s National Small Business Week Breakfast, presented by Pathfinder Bank on Wednesday ... Read More

  • New Elevator Pitch Competition Available for Veteran Entrepreneurs

    The 2017 Rapid Response Elevator Pitch Competition is a new regional business competition and showcase for established small businesses owned by current U.S. military service members or veterans. It is administered through the U.S. Small Business A... Read More

  • Analysis: There Are No Silver Bullets to Success … But

    I’m sure you’ve probably heard it somewhere along the way that there are no silver bullets, or quick fixes, to achieving success in your business.   Merriam Webster defines silver bullet as “something that ... Read More

  • Attention Area Entrepreneurs!

    For those interested in expanding or starting a small business in Oswego County, there is a small business training class scheduled to begin later this month.   The course is scheduled to begin Saturday.   The class... Read More

  • Up-cycling to Success

    It requires ingenuity to take discarded material and create a product of higher quality.   This is exactly what Amara Ercums is doing as owner of US Beer Bites, a new business located at 17 W. Cayuga St., Oswego. It operates within U... Read More

  • BREAKING NEWS: Greg Mills to Resign From Top Post at Chamber

    Greg Mills is resigning from his position as executive director of the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce, effective July 22.   “Over the past few years, I have enjoyed working with businesses across our community to s... Read More

  • Rudy's Lakeside Drive-In

    For 70 years, the return of Rudy’s has meant springtime and the beginning of warm weather in Oswego.   Rudy’s Lakeside Drive-In, a Lake Ontario landmark, has been serving fried seafood, Hofmann hot dogs and other fare for so ... Read More

  • Gluten-free Bakery Opens in Fulton

    A gluten-free facility has opened in Fulton. Sweet Cindy’s Gluten-Free Bakery opened to the public in late April. Owner Cindy Swartwood invested roughly $130,000 into her new business, which includes renovation, equipment and legal fees. The bu... Read More

  • A Successful Second Act

    A trip to a craft show in 1995 led to a profitable and rewarding career for Cindy Schmidt of New Haven. Schmidt’s Cranky Cat Collection, paintings of cute and personable cats, are sold locally, nationally and internationally.For the 61-year-old... Read More

  • Next Small Business Training Class to Begin in June

    For those interested in expanding or starting a small business in Oswego County, there is a small business training class scheduled to begin in June.   The course is scheduled to begin June 13. Classes will be held at Oswego Falls Busine... Read More

  • Oswego County Businesses Win SBA Small Business Excellence Awards

    Two local small businesses were recognized during National Small Business Week at the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 18th annual Small Business Excellence Awards luncheon in Syracuse recently.   Small businesses are selected ... Read More

  • Canale’s Restaurant

    Canale’s is the kind of place you feel like you’ve been to before, even if you haven’t. The food — classic, well-crafted Italian — is reminiscent of Sunday dinner at grandma’s house, if grandma grew up in Moro... Read More

  • 'How I got Started': Anne Backer

    Q.: How did you develop the concept of Taste the World and running a specialty food store and coffee shop in Oswego?A.: In June of 2010, Amy Lear, present owner of Man in the Moon Candies in Oswego, and I traveled to the Fancy Food Store in... Read More

  • Compass, Oswego Heritage Federal Credit Unions Approve Merger

    Compass Federal Credit Union and Oswego Heritage Federal Credit Union announced recently that the merger between their two credit unions has been finalized.   Operational integration will be completed by Aug. 1.   Tho... Read More

  • Fulton Officials Anticipate December Opening for ALDI

    Development of the former Nestle Co. site in Fulton is priority for city economic development officials.   With continued cleanup work being done on Lake Neatahwanta, city officials are also gearing efforts to create a Renaissance of new... Read More

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.