• Longshoremen in Oswego make endorsement

    Port workers want William Scriber, above, as their next permanent executive director. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • SUNY Oswego, Port City Cultivate Growing Relationship

    SUNY Oswego student Dara Boykin makes her selections during the Oswego Farmers’ Market last summer. Students from 11 classes across numerous disciplines worked last fall with farmers and the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce to promote the farmers’ market in both cities. The Oswego market opens Thursday while the Fulton market opens May 26. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • NOCHSI Changes Name to Connextcare

    Northern Oswego County Health Services, Inc. has changed its name to ConnextCare. The rollout of the new name was celebrated with a special breakfast reception for the entire ConnextCare staff and board of directors Wednesday at the Kallet Theatre in Pulaski. Attending the function are, from left, Penny Halstead, senior administrative assistant, Richard S. Shineman Foundation; Tricia A. Peter-Clark, vice president-chief operating officer, ConnextCare; Karen Goetz, executive director, Richard S. Shineman Foundation; Dan Dey, president-chief executive officer, ConnextCare; Michael Backus, chairman, ConnextCare Board of Directors; and Patrick Carguello, Sr., vice president/chief medical officer, ConnextCare. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Mitchell's Speedway Press to acquire The Phoenix Press

    Longtime Port City company, led by owner John Henry, is expanding and extending customer reach. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • CountryMax: Newest Addition to Retail Mix in Oswego

    A new CountryMax store is being constructed on state Route 104 East in Oswego. The storefront will be similar to others in the chain, including the Henrietta store shown above. For the details, click on the headline or photo above.

  • 'I, Robot': Technology plays greater role in workplace environments

    Damian Schofield, director of human-computer interaction at SUNY Oswego, explores how technology is and will affect the modern-day workplace. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • ‘How I Got Started’ — Tammy Wilkinson

    Tammy Wilkinson, center, founder of Theatre Du Jour, plays the role of Bella Baloopi in "Murder at the Prom" at the Hiscock Mansion in Syracuse. Her interactive touring dinner theater experience is receiving great accolades throughout the region. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Oswego Health Names Executive VP, Chief Operating Officer

    Jeff Coakley continues to solidify leadership roles at the local health care institution. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Students Have Different Perspective on Spring Break

    For several years, many SUNY Oswego students have used academic breaks like the college's upcoming spring break to serve communities in need, including building infrastructure in the Dominican Republic. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • 92 Years Young and Still Going Strong

    Bruce Phelps remains at the helm of the Fulton Tool Company after 59 years. For the story, click on headline or story above.

  • Vaulting to the Top: Exelon New Jobs Leader

    Owner of nuclear plants in county is top overall employer. For story, click on the headline or story above.

  • Wired For Success: UTW Continues to Build Momentum

    Leading United Wire Technologies, a family owned business in Constantia, are Jim Ransom (middle) and his sons Mike, left, and Don. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

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

    Atom Avery, left, and Mark Donabella are business partners in new enterprise. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Dying Slow Death: Suburban Malls on Downward Spiral

    Suburban malls such as Great Northern in Clay are slowly fading away in the face of increased online competition. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Tom Kells: DPW Chief Leads Restructured Department

    Tom Kells, public works commissioner for the city of Oswego, runs a tight ship while battling Port City winters. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Local Projects Fueled by State Grant Monies

    L. Michael Treadwell, executive director of Operation Oswego County, recently talked about several local projects that received significant financial help from state coffers. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Best Bets for Breakfast: Wade's Diner

    Tracy Fox, right, manager and head waitress at Wade’s Diner in Oswego, joins server Kirstie DeGrande during a recent morning rush. For a feature package on several of the hottest breakfast diner destinations in the city of Oswego, check out the February-March edition of Oswego County Business magazine. To subscribe, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Best Bets for Breakfast: The Cutting Board

    Chelsea Wahrendorf, owner of The Cutting Board in downtown Oswego, serves up a breakfast burrito recently. For a feature package on some of the city of Oswego's favorite breakfast diners, check out the February-March edition of Oswego County Business magazine. To subscribe, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Building a Future: Dunsmoor Construction Celebrates Milestone

    Longtime contracting business Dunsmoor Construction Inc., led by Tom and Michelle Dunsmoor, is observing 30 years of serving the Port City community in February. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Best Bets for Breakfast: Maria's Family Restaurant

    Jennifer Saltalamachia, manager at Maria’s Family Restaurant in Oswego, serves up the restaurant’s famous cinnamon roll pancake. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Best Bets For Breakfast: Jocko’s Famous Ritz Diner

    Teal Palmer, a server at Jocko’s Famous Ritz Diner in Oswego, serves up a breakfast boat, a popular selection on an extensive breakfast menu. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Mirabito Family Back in Grocery Business

    Whitney Mirabito joins Jeremy Burns, left, general manager, and her father, Jim Mirabito, at the Fulton Save-A-Lot store. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • SUNY Oswego Grad Plugs Into Huge Entry-level Wage

    SUNY Oswego graduate Alexander Kouthoofd, who recently earned his bachelor's degree in computer science, will earn $125K in his first job at Salesforce in San Francisco, Calif. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Business Booming as Fulton Tool Co. Shows Growth

    Fulton Tool Co. owner Bruce Phelps has successfully adapted to change while expanding his business. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

Latest News

  • Operation Oswego County Presents Annual Summary, Awards

    Operation Oswego County held its 66th annual meeting at the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center today in Oswego. Barbara Bateman, president of the OOC board of directors, welcomed more than 150 representatives of businesses, government,... Read More

  • Seller’s market prevails in Oswego County, CNY

    It’s a seller’s real estate market in Oswego County and Central New York. The reason is simple: New listings and homes for sale are both down.The number of homes for sale in Oswego County dropped by more than 21 percent from April 2017 ... Read More

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  • Next Small Business Training Class to Begin in June

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  • SUNY Oswego, Port City Cultivate Growing Relationship

    SUNY Oswego's recent Smart Neighbors Project to promote the Oswego-Fulton Farmers Market has already borne fruit, as student photographers, poets, business people, filmmakers and others await the market's reopening on Thursday in Oswego and May... Read More

  • Operation Oswego County Names Business Finance Director

    Kevin LaMontagne recently joined Operation Oswego County, Inc. as business finance director.   LaMontagne will assist with financial underwriting for loan applicants, assist with packaging Small Business Administration loans, monitor loa... Read More

  • NOCHSI Changes Name to Connextcare

    Northern Oswego County Health Services, Inc. has announced it has changed its name to ConnextCare.The health care network, which has served Oswego County residents since 1969, adopted the new name, ConnextCare, to better reflect its growth in staff... 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

  • CountryMax: Newest Addition to Retail Mix in Oswego

    A new CountryMax store is coming to Oswego.   The business will be located on state Route 104 East between Shampine and Eugene Saloga drives in the city of Oswego.   According to director of sales Brad Payne, the business is targe... Read More

  • 'I, Robot': Technology plays greater role in workplace environments

    Could your next boss be a robot?   Given the rapid pace of technology, the concept is not as far-fetched as one might think.   Damian Schofield is the director of human-computer interaction at SUNY Oswego, and said no boundaries e... Read More

  • CNY Fair Housing Combats Societal Ills

    CNY Fair Housing is celebrating its 50th anniversary in April.   While much has been accomplished since President Lyndon B. Johnson inked the Fair Housing Act on April 11, 1968, the Syracuse-based agency faces a never-ending uphill battl... Read More

  • ‘How I Got Started’ — Tammy Wilkinson

    Q.: What motivated you to first explore the world of theatre?   A.: If you ask my mom, she’ll say it started when I was a little girl singing “Here Comes Peter Cottontail” to folks on the bus as we went downtown. I defi... Read More

  • Oswego Health Names Executive VP, Chief Operating Officer

    Jeff Coakley has been promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer of Oswego Hospital.Oswego Health President and CEO Michael Harlovic said Coakley is a proven leader who possesses a strong vision for Oswego Hospital and the hea... Read More

  • Pathfinder Bank to Open New Branch in Clay

    Pathfinder Bank recently purchased a former bank building at 3775 state Route 31 in the town of Clay and will establish a new branch there.The opening is scheduled for October after interior renovations are complete. It will mark the third banking ... Read More

  • Students Have Different Perspective on Spring Break

    With spring break for colleges around the corner, some SUNY Oswego students are taking the opportunity to serve communities in need of helping hands.   SUNY Oswego offers multiple alternative break trips through its Office of Community... 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

  • 92 Years Young and Still Going Strong

    Retirement has never been a consideration for Bruce Phelps.   The owner and founder of Fulton Tool, an Oswego County company that uses computer-controlled machinery to make parts for manufacturers, chuckles when he’s asked at what ... Read More

  • Vaulting to the Top: Exelon New Jobs Leader

    It was the business story of the year in 2017.With Oswego County facing economic devastation, Exelon Generation plucked the James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant in Scriba off the precipice of being shutdown in a last-minute move that saved more... Read More

  • Deadline for ‘Next Great Idea’ Competition Extended

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Oswego County Business Magazine
Issue 156

Issue 156
June/July 2018

Cover Story

Profiles

Carol Sweeney

On The Job

How Does Summer Affect Your Business?

Success Stories

Oliver B. Paine Greenhouses

My Turn

Honorary Doctorate Degrees — Should They Be Eliminated?

Economic Trends

Fifteen semi-finalists competing for a $50,000 prize

Last Page

Paul Stewart