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The Oswego Health is the recipient of Community Investor Award was presented by the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce.

Event celebrates members for their ability to adapt, innovate and endure Community leaders share opportunities driving recovery and progress The Greater Oswego-Fulton

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‘We need humanity brought back into health care,’ he says By Steve Yablonski An elderly

Pandemic has been good for businesses that sell fitness equipment. Andy Venditti, owner of the Syracuse Fitness Store, said his sales were up more than 100% in 2020 compared to 2019.

By Payne Horning When it comes to setting New Year’s resolutions, fitness goals are nothing

Pictured are, Ed Alberts (left), owner of Wired Telcom and winner of 2018 Next Great Idea Oswego County Business Plan Competition, and Austin Wheelock (right), NGI Chairperson.

“The Next Great Idea Oswego County Business Plan Competition” (NGI) is calling for entries for

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Golden Touch

Atom Avery celebrating the completion of his most ambitious project to date, the Litatro building in the heart of downtown Oswego By Lou Sorendo An entrepreneur is inherently a businessperson

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Gov. Cuomo said that the redesign project of I-81 in Syracuse will break ground in 2022. It will encompass the redesign and or replacement of 50 bridges and cost somewhere in the range of $1.9 billion.

By Payne Horning New commitments from high-ranking government officials are raising hopes that the long-awaited

Husband, wife combination plays key role in transformative development projects in county By Lou Sorendo

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Catherine Gill

New CEO of St.Luke Health Services, Oswego County’s largest nursing home, takes the helm amid

The bar at Southern Fare, located on the ground level of Litatro, a building in the heart of downtown Oswego. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Canfield Photography.

New Restaurants Open in Oswego

Undaunted by pandemic, two Oswego restauranteurs move forward with openings By Payne Horning It’s the

BBQ burger ($7.75) at Sherry’s Downtown Diner. The thick patty was cooked medium, came with lettuce, two onion rings and a slathering of barbecue sauce.

Delectable Downtown Diner

Nothing Beats a Diner — and Sherry’s Downtown Diner in Oswego Won’t Disappoint You By

Assistant professor James Weinschreider teaches in the technology department at SUNY Oswego while he maintains a goat farm in Wayne County.

Assistant professor and his wife produce specialty cheeses at their re-launched business in Wayne County

Francesca Orsomarso, the founder and president of FMN Creative in Utica.

By David L. Podos The owner of a boutique public relations company in Utica has

Jennifer Powers helps her son, David, work sap off a maple tree in their property.

Happy Jack’s Maple sells at area farmers markets, pop-up shops in other stores, online and

Brian Rossi and his family of Fabius, promoting the coffee he sells in the region.

Owner of Cook’s Coffee sees decline in sales but he’s optimistic business will pick up

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Got an idea for a start-up? Before you get overly excited, consider its viability. By

Empty hallways at Great Northern Mall in Clay on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 31. Most stores have moved to other locations or closed.

Death Knell for Suburban Malls

Retail Council: Many factors exist as to why traditional malls are biting the dust By

Vincent “Vinny” Lobdell Jr., HealthWay’s president, and his father, Vincent Lobdell Sr., who serves as CEO and chairman of the company

Company’s workforce in Pulaski more than doubled in less than year By Ken Sturtz Tens

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Golden Touch

Atom Avery celebrating the completion of his most ambitious project to date, the Litatro building

People enjoying some of the attactions at Greek Peak Mountain.

Operators believe more skiers will hit the slopes this season because it provides the opportunity

Success Story

Vincent “Vinny” Lobdell Jr., HealthWay’s president, and his father, Vincent Lobdell Sr., who serves as CEO and chairman of the company

Company’s workforce in Pulaski more than doubled in less than year By Ken Sturtz Tens of thousands of HealthWay purification systems have been placed in the New York City School

Dining Out

BBQ burger ($7.75) at Sherry’s Downtown Diner. The thick patty was cooked medium, came with lettuce, two onion rings and a slathering of barbecue sauce.

Delectable Downtown Diner

Nothing Beats a Diner — and Sherry’s Downtown Diner in Oswego Won’t Disappoint You By Christopher Malone Oh, Sherry, your food holds up. It’s interesting to visit a location for

Departments

Emily Hart shows off some of the kayaks, canoes and gear in the basement of the home owned by her and husband Chris Legard, which serves as home base for their new business, Tug Hill Outfitters.

New business in Williamstown an opportunity for local couple to share remote outdoors By Tim

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L. Michael Treadwell ooc@oswegocounty.org ‘Looking to the future, we want to ensure that as many

By Richard L. Weber, Esq. ‘Nonprofit boards should consider obtaining ‘directors and officers’ insurance coverage

Katie Toomey

Executive director of the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce on what the organization is doing

Goals

Interviews by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant “I would say that our top goal always is to

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Matthew Dawson

Entrepreneur started his business — mydigitaldiscount.com — in the late ‘90s while in college. It’s

By Wagner Dotto Paid advertising is key to keeping this magazine going, and we’re thankful

The Sultan Ahmed Mosque, also known as the Blue Mosque, is a functioning mosque constructed between 1609 and 1616. It’s one of Istanbul’s top tourist attraction.

Istanbul, Where East Meets West

By Sandra Scott Visit two continents but just one city. It is where East meets

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‘The True Believer’

Book written nearly 70 years ago describes the Trump phenomenon By Bruce Frassinelli bfrassinelli@ptd.net ‘Now