Small Business

  • 'How I Got Started': Nadine Barnett

    Q.: When did you launch Dusting Divas Inc. and what motivated you to start your own business?   A.: I began the company in February of 2012.   It wasn’t easy. I didn’t have two nickels to rub together when I started th... Read More

  • 'How I Got Started': Bill Reilly

    Q.: Your first career was in sales with Newsweek magazine. What was that experience like?A.: I had the most incredible career from 1971-1996 at Newsweek magazine. It was the best job that a college graduate could ever have hope... Read More

  • Next Small Business Training Class to Begin in June

    SUNY Oswego’s Business Resource Center will host a small business training class for those interested in expanding or starting a small business in Oswego County.   Classes will be held from 6-9 p.m. June 3-7 and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.... Read More

  • Burritt Motors Revs Up for New Construction

    Burritt Motors recently began construction on a $8.5 million Chrysler dealership next to its Chevrolet dealership on state Route 104 East in Oswego, which will also receive a number of upgrades.   “This creates an improved cust... Read More

  • Foster Funeral Home Acquired by Rollings FS

    Rollings Funeral Service of Peachtree City, Ga. has acquired Foster Funeral Home, which has locations in Fulton and Hannibal, according to Cassandra Nelson, Foster Funeral Home manager.   “As we celebrate our 100th year, we r... Read More

  • Gun Shops Still Thriving in Central NY

    As Bill Fairbrother chats with a customer from behind the counter, he doesn’t appear to be in a hurry to sell the man anything. His wife and son wait on other customers, answer questions and talk with regulars.  ... Read More

  • Shifting Into Overdrive

    Q.  Can you update us on your new store, Burritt Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram? What were some of the challenges involved in making that acquisition? A. I acquired Shapiro Motors in Oswego in 2017 and with it came ... Read More

  • Next Small Business Training Class to Begin in January

    SUNY Oswego’s Business Resource Center will host a small business training class for those interested in expanding or starting a small business in Oswego County.   Classes will be held from 6-9 p.m. Jan. 14-18 and from 8 a.m. to 1 ... Read More

  • Manager Named at Pathfinder Bank's Clay Branch

    David Cavallaro has been hired as the branch manager for Pathfinder Bank’s Clay office, according to Robert Butkowski, vice president of branch administration.Cavallaro’s duties will be developing retail and commercial business, while m... Read More

  • 'Money Smart' Program to Enlighten Seniors

    The Oswego County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program at SUNY Oswego’s Office of Business and Community Relations, along with Pathfinder Bank and the Oswego County Office for the Aging, will host Pathfinder’s “Money Smart” ... Read More

  • Success Story: The Good Guys Barbershop

    An experience that brings back the feel of yesteryear. Nestled within Canal Commons, 193 W. First St., the shop features nine barbers that can handle everything from men’s and boys’ haircuts to hot-towel straight razor shaves. Al... Read More

  • Oswego Printing Co. Acquires Double J Print Shop

    Oswego Printing Company is acquiring Double J Print Shop in Oswego on Monday.   Oswego Printing Co., 412 W. First St., Oswego, has been doing general offset printing for commercial and individual clients since 1922.   Brian Kocher... Read More

  • Next Small Business Training Class to Begin in Monday

    SUNY Oswego’s Business Resource Center will host a small business training class for those interested in expanding or starting a small business in Oswego County.   Classes will be held from 6-9 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8... Read More

  • Thunder Island Rolls: Big Plans for Tourism Icon

    "We don’t know how to fail.”With those words, the husband-and-wife business team of Ron and Lisa Falise are embarking on an ambitious plan to transform Thunder Island Water Park and Family Entertainment Park in the town of Granby i... Read More

  • Next Small Business Training Class to Begin in June

    SUNY Oswego’s Business Resource Center will host a small business training class for those interested in expanding or starting a small business in Oswego County.   Classes will be held from 6-9 p.m. June 11-15 and from 8 a.m. to 1 ... Read More

  • Mitchell’s Speedway Press to acquire The Phoenix Press

    Mitchell’s Speedway Press, a leading provider of professional printing, signage and marketing products, today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire The Phoenix Press in Phoenix.   “We are excited to welcome Ph... Read More

  • Business Boon: Grant Monies Available in Port City

    The Oswego Downtown Improvement Fund has been launched.   It is one of 12 projects from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative the city of Oswego captured in July of 2016, according to Oswego Mayor Willi... Read More

  • Next Small Business Training Class to Begin in March

    For those interested in expanding or starting a small business in Oswego County, there is a small business training class scheduled to begin March 5.   The classes will be held at the Business Resource Center at 121 E. First St., Oswego,... Read More

  • 5 Points Wine & Liquor Opens at Forks of Road in Port City

    There are many options when you come to the forks in the road.   For entrepreneurs and business partners Atom Avery and Mark Donabella, they have literally established a new business at what is commonly known as the “forks in the r... Read More

  • Building a Future: Dunsmoor Construction Celebrates Milestone

    This month marks the 30th anniversary for Dunsmoor Construction Inc. in Oswego.   Owners Tom and Michelle Dunsmoor have enjoyed a steady stream of business for quite some time as they celebrate their 30th business anniversary in February... Read More