• 'How I Got Started': Nadine Barnett

    Owner of Dusting Divas in Mexico reflects on her beginnings, continual success. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Catch of the Day

    Tom Kielbasinski, left, hatchery manager at the Salmon River Fish Hatchery in Altmar, joins Fran Verdoliva, special assistant on the Salmon River for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, at one of the most popular destination points in Oswego County. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Success Story: Giovanni Food Co.

    Under the guiding hand of CEO and owner Louis DeMent, Giovanni Food Co. continues growth in Baldwinsville. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Leave a Legacy: The Give Back

    Norrie and Geraldine Jones’ legacy benefits the Oswego community. For the story, click on the caption or photo above.

  • Pulaski Manufacturer Spreads Wings Westward

    Felix Schoeller is expanding in California after the acquisition of the Alameda Co. in Anaheim, shown above. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • 'How I Got Started': Bill Reilly

    Co-owner of the river’s end bookstore in Oswego talks about growing the business against all odds. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Golden Age of ConnextCare

    Dan Dey, president and CEO of ConnextCare, and Tricia Peter-Clark, executive vice president and chief operating officer at ConnextCare, are celebrating the organization's 50th anniversary this year. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • The Vanishing Family Farm

    The latest census shows the trend toward fewer family farms and larger scale operations is happening in New York state. For the story, click on the headlline or photo above.

  • Operation Oswego County Reports on Progress

    Oswego County's designated economic development agency detailed progress earlier today at its annual meeting. One of the projects it touted involves Lindsey Aggregates, Inc., which recently expanded its mining operation in the town of Palermo. The company added a state-of-the-art aggregate washing facility and associated units to efficiently crush and classify aggregate products. For a meeting recap, click on the photo or caption above.

  • Rome Memorial latest hospital to join Upstate's Telestroke Network

    Rome facility can now tap into high-level stroke expertise. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Burritt Motors Revs Up for New Construction

    Building has begun on the new $8.5 million Burritt Motors' Chrysler dealership on state Route 104 East in Oswego. Upgrades are planned for its adjacent Chevrolet store as well. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Farmers Markets Receive $20K from Shineman Foundation

    Karen Goetz, right, executive director of the Shineman Foundation, presents a check for $20,000 to Katie Toomey, left, executive director of the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce, and Sara Broadwell, member engagement coordinator for the GOFCC. The grant will support the Oswego-Fulton Farmers Markets. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Top Gun: Ed Fayette

    Area realtor sets the standard for sales, customer satisfaction. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Sky is the Limit for CNY Drones

    The Fulton-based business — left by Sean Falconer, left, and John McGraw — is ready to take off to new heights. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • 'Success Story': Lindsey Aggregates

    Lindsey Aggregates has become an industry leader after making a multi-million dollar investment. The team is anchored by, from left, Monica Coe, secretary; Alan Levine, company CEO; and co-owners Warren and Virginia Vandish. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • "How I Got Started": Bob Bateman

    Life and career are sweet for the owner of Cakes Galore & More in Oswego. Check out the story by clicking on the headline or photo above.

  • CNY's Economy Growing, But Not Spectacularly

    Region grows at lower rates compared to other Upstate New York areas. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Gun Shops Still Thriving in Central NY

    Bill Fairbrother works on a shotgun at his gun shop, Buck-N-Bears, in Mexico. For a look at the local gun industry, click on the caption or photo above.

  • Profile: Jim Weatherup

    New chairman of the Oswego County Legislature ready to take on challenges. For story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Cahill Landing Redevelopment Project Upgrades Oswego Waterfront

    Developer Anthony Pauldine has restored the former Coleman's Irish Pub (left) into an apartment building, and is also constructing a professional office building along West First Street in Oswego. Check out this project as well as several others that will impact Oswego County in 2019 in the February-March edition of Oswego County Business magazine. To subscribe, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Litatro Building One of Several Top Projects in County in '19

    Entrepreneur Atom Avery is positioned to transform a major downtown corner with construction of the Litatro Building, a mixed-use facility. Look for the story in the upcoming February-March edition of Oswego County Business magazine. To subscribe, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Shifting Into Overdrive

    Rich Burritt, fourth-generation owner of Burritt Motors, is revving up for an ambitious $10 million expansion project in the Port City. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

Latest News

  • Oswego Health Hires New Director of Communications

    Oswego Health recently hired Jamie Leszczynski as its new senior director of communications to oversee the marketing and communications of the entire health care system.“As Oswego Health continues to grow and enhance its services to Oswego Co... Read More

  • '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

  • Leadership gathering comes to Port City Oct. 11

    What an exciting time. If you value growth and development for your team, yourself and perhaps some key clients, this is an event you won’t want to miss.This live simulcast event, hosted by AdvanceCNY at the Lake Ontario Event and Conference ... Read More

  • Catch of the Day

    It has alluring tourism appeal.   Behind the scenes of Oswego County’s world-class sports fishing industry is a facility tucked away in the village of Altmar that makes it all possible — the Salmon River Fish Hatchery.  ... Read More

  • Success Story: Giovanni Food Co.

    It’s in the sauce.   Louis DeMent is the CEO and third-generation owner of Giovanni Food Co., a business that is flourishing at its home in Baldwinsville.   Over the last five years, the business has experienced about a 10 perce... Read More

  • Leave a Legacy: The Give Back

    For Norrie and Geraldine Jones, giving back to the community was much more than a phrase. It was a way of life.Norrie, born and raised in Scriba, and Geraldine, born and raised in Oswego, spent their entire lives in the area and cared deeply for th... Read More

  • SRC's Steady Growth

    It’s one thing to be producing cutting-edge technological solutions to solve challenging threats to the nation’s defense and intelligence communities.It’s another to be applying it to defend the country’s war fighters as wel... Read More

  • Pathfinder Promotes New Branch Manager

    Ashley Betts is the new branch manager for Pathfinder Bank’s Lacona location.   Betts, who was previously assistant branch manager at the Pike Block Office in Syracuse, will be responsible for overseeing the daily ... 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

  • Pulaski Manufacturer Spreads Wings Westward

    Go West, Felix Schoeller.   Pulaski-based Felix Schoeller North America recently acquired the Alameda Co. in Anaheim, Calif. as the company takes the first step in expanding its footprint in North America.  ... Read More

  • Operation Oswego County Reports on Progress

    Operation Oswego County held its 67th annual meeting at the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center in Oswego earlier today.   Barbara Bateman, president of the OOC board of directors, welcomed more than 150 representatives of businesse... Read More

  • The Vanishing Family Farm

    The number of farms has declined dramatically in New York in the last few decades and smaller, family-owned farms have been affected the most.New York has 33,438 farms as of 2017 and the average size is 441 acres. In 1959, New York had 51,554 farm... Read More

  • Golden Age of ConnextCare

    While ConnextCare in Pulaski is savoring its golden anniversary in 2019, it is also continuing its evolution as a major force on the regional health care scene.   From an economic development standpoint, Connext... Read More

  • Rome Memorial latest hospital to join Upstate's Telestroke Network

    Rome Memorial Hospital is the latest health care facility to sign on to participate in the Telestroke Network at Upstate University Hospital’s Comprehensive Stroke Center in Syracuse.   Through its Telestroke Network, Upstate Unive... 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

  • Leadership Oswego County Graduation, Honors set for June 5

    Leadership Oswego County, a community program administered by SUNY Oswego's Office of Business and Community Relations, will hold the class of 2019’s graduation ceremony at 6 p.m. June 5 in Sheldon Hall ballroom on the SUNY Oswego’s... Read More

  • Pathfinder Bank Names Vice President, Business Development Officer

    Alison X. Ha has been named vice president, business development officer at Pathfinder Bank, according to Ronald G. Tascarella, vice president, team leader.   In her new role at Pathfinder Bank, Ha will develop and maintain business rela... Read More

  • 'Connect After Work with WNET' at Lighthouse Co-Works

    The Women’s Network for Entrepreneurial Training will present “Connect After Work with WNET” from 4-6 p.m. May 23 at the Lighthouse Co-Works, 186 W. First St., Oswego.   The event gives participants the opportunity ... Read More

  • Farmers Markets Receive $20K from Shineman Foundation

    The Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce has been awarded $20,000 from the Richard S. Shineman Foundation.   The grant will support the Oswego-Fulton Farmers’ Markets capacity building project, which includes a new marketing cam... Read More

Oswego County Business Magazine
Issue 164

Issue 164
October/November 2019

Cover Story

  • Cruse Control
  • Jeff Cruse takes over as top leader for Novelis’ Oswego Works

Profiles

Linda Eagan

On The Job

What type of marketing do you find most effective?

Success Stories

The Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County

My Turn

Why President Trump Won’t Admit Mistakes

Newsmakers

News Briefs on Local Businesses & Business People

Economic Trends

Oswego County IDA Recapitalizes Popular Loan Program

Last Page

Rodmon King