• 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.

  • Breaking: Sunoco Fulton Ethanol Plant to Have New Owner

    Attis Industries Inc. (NASDAQ: ATIS) is acquiring Sunoco's ethanol plant in Volney. The deal also includes Sunoco's 1886 Malt House, one of the largest craft-malting facilities in the United States. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Anthony House by Wellhouse Ministries to Present Annual Ball

    From left, Celestina Spinella, David Chelson and Kateri Spinella look over plans for Anthony House, a comfort care home for the terminally ill. Their annual fundraiser is coming up later this month. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Train, Develop, Optimize

    Sue Wisniewski, director of marketing and communications for Train, Develop, Optimize, joins Robert Kocik, Manufacturing Extension Partnership center director, in showcasing the organization's rich history and value to the community. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Oswego Family Physicians joins Oswego Health

    Oswego Family Physicians, a primary care practice located at 110 W. Utica St., Oswego, recently became part of Oswego Health’s Physician Care P.C. Celebrating the occasion are, seated from left, physician Micheal Stephens of OFP; Michael Harlovic, president and CEO of Oswego Health; and physician Robert Morgan of OFP; back row from left, Jeff Coakley, executive vice president at Oswego Health and chief operating officer for Oswego Hospital; physician Renato Mandanas, chief medical officer; and Christopher Mitchell, executive director of Physician Care P.C. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Pizza War Breaks Out in Mexico, New York!

    Three pizza shops are fiercely competing for customers in the tiny village of Mexico in Oswego County (pop. 5,200). For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Tim Ames: Born to Paint

    Former business owner finds new passion later in life. Next move: to open a fine art gallery in Oswego. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • New Sheriff in Town

    Don Hilton takes command as leader of the Oswego County Sheriff's Department. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • True Entrepreneur Always One Project Ahead of Game

    Ed Alberts blends experience, vision to create successful mix of businesses in areas ranging from health care, technology, education, fitness and more. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • 'How I Got Started': Larry Rowlee

    At 71, long-time contractor, SUNY Oswego graduate still rolling up his sleeves and taking care of business. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Breaking: William Scriber Takes Command at Port

    New executive director, CEO takes the helm at the port. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Success Story: The Good Guys Barbershop

    Friendliness, attention to quality place business a cut above the rest. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Wanted: Massive Shortage of Truck Drivers Worsens

    Prospective truck drivers test their skills in the simulation room at National Tractor Trailer School in Liverpool. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

Latest News

  • 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

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    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

  • Top Gun: Ed Fayette

    For Ed Fayette, it’s not lonely at the top. The No. 1 sales agent in Oswego County in 2018, Fayette is collecting hardware quicker than homes being placed on the market.   Fayette was recently named Century 21 Galloway Realty agent... Read More

  • 'Success Story': Lindsey Aggregates

    For Lindsey Aggregates, success is only a stone’s throw away.   Headquartered in Scriba, the business that began under the watchful eye of Warren Vandish and his wife Virginia in 1999 has evolved into a diversified corp... Read More

  • Oswego Country Club hires new restaurant, bar managers

    Oswego Country Club recently hired local food and beverage professionals Ray Jock and partner Tammy Murphy to manage food and hospitality operations for the club, according to board president Matthew Bacon.   Jock and his wife Kimberly o... Read More

  • CNY's Economy Growing, But Not Spectacularly

    Believe it or not, Central New York’s economy is growing and the future of this area looks promising, a regional economist told a group of local business leaders recently.The gross domestic product for the expanded Central New York region &mdas... Read More

  • Dingmans Acquire Fulton Medicine Place

    David and Tracy Dingman of Fulton, owners of The Medicine Place in Phoenix, recently acquired the Fulton Medicine Place from Frank and Fran Badagnani, who founded both businesses.   The Dingmans have owned the Phoenix store... Read More

  • Melissa Keller Named Senior VP at Fulton Savings

    Melissa Keller has been promoted to senior vice president finance and chief information security officer at Fulton Savings Bank, according to an announcement by bank's president-CEO Michael J. Pollock.   Keller joined the bank in 2... 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

  • Multi-Color Corporation-Fulton Operation Being Sold

    Los Angeles-based private equity firm Platinum Equity LLC is acquiring Multi-Color Corp. (Nasdaq: LABL), one of the largest label companies in the world.   Multi-Color Corp. services some of the most prominent brands in the followi... 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

  • Profile: Jim Weatherup

    Let’s just say James Weatherup has 3-D vision. His mantra as the new chairman of the Oswego County Legislature is: digest, discuss and decide what’s best for all. Weatherup, 61, has been involved in politics on... Read More

  • Sunoco Fulton Ethanol Plant to Have New Owner

    Attis Industries Inc. (NASDAQ: ATIS) is acquiring Sunoco's ethanol plant in Volney, according to Sunoco sources.   Attis Industries is a diverse organization with businesses in the health care, medical waste, and environmental... Read More

  • Anthony House by Wellhouse Ministries to Present Annual Ball

    Anthony House by Wellhouse Ministries will be featuring its second annual fundraiser — the Black and White Masquerade Ball — at the American Foundry in Oswego on Saturday, Jan. 26.Last year’s event was a r... 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

Oswego County Business Magazine
Issue 161

Issue 161
April/May 2019

Cover Story

Profiles

Kristin Bullard

On The Job

What Do You Do to Retain Your Best Employees?

Success Stories

Lindsey Aggregates

My Turn

Newspaper: An Industry in Crisis

Newsmakers

News Briefs on Local Businesses & Business People

Economic Trends

Programs that Facilitate Region’s Business Development and Growth

Last Page

Kateri Spinella