• 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.

  • Best Business Idea to Rake in $50K Award

    Austin Wheelock, deputy director of Operation Oswego County and chairman of the "Next Great Idea Oswego County Business Plan Competition," noted the deadline for entries is Feb. 1. Check out the story in the December-January edition of Oswego County Business magazine. To subscribe, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Success Story: Off Broadway Dance Center

    Owner Ellen Marshall has grown her dance studio to serve more than 275 youngsters. She discusses her business success, passion for dance and what it takes to grow a business in Fulton in the December-January edition of Oswego County Business magazine. To subscribe, click on the headline or photo above.

  • 'Lucky Saver' Cashes in Big at Oswego County FCU

    Oswego resident Brandon DeSantis, center, recently won $5,000 as a member of Oswego County Federal Credit Union’s Lucky Savers program. Helping to celebrate are Bill Carhart, CEO, left, and Brian Cummings, vice president, branch operations. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Burritt Motors to Acquire Shapiro dealership in Oswego

    Chris, left, and Rich Burritt have helped anchor Oswego's automotive dealership sector for many years. Burritt Motors is now on the verge of acquiring Shapiro Motors in Oswego. For details, click on headline or photo above.

  • Educational Bond Gives Students Early Taste of College

    Center for Instruction, Technology & Innovation students tour Cayuga Community College as part of their introduction to the CiTi-CCC distance learning partnership. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Profile: Kathyrn J. Connell

    From big city to rural Upstate New York, Kathryn Connell immerses herself into local business scene. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • First Distillery in Oswego County Up and Running

    Phoenix natives Stephen Dates, left, and Brenden Backus are poised to prosper as craft beverage industry takes off. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • 'How I Got Started': Amy Lear

    Man in the Moon Candies owner is sweet on success and her upcoming relocation. For the full story, click on headline or photo above.

Latest News

  • Hotels in Oswego, Pulaski change to Knights Inn

    Knights Inn is picking up where Days Inn and Travelodge have left off.Hotelier Rajesh “Roger” Modi has switched brands in his three locations in Oswego County. Modi is the owner of Modheshwari Motels, Matangi Motels and Mahalaxmi Motels.T... Read More

  • Austin Wheelock Designated Certified Economic Developer

    Austin Wheelock, economic development specialist and property manager for Operation Oswego County, recently earned the designation of certified economic developer.It is a national recognition that denotes a mastery of principal skills in economic dev... Read More

  • Business Retention, Expansion Program Set in Oswego County

    New York Sea Grant and SUNY Oswego’s Office of Business and Community Relations are launching a business retention and expansion program to evaluate the local business climate and to assist existing recreation and tourism businesses with expans... Read More

  • SUNY Oswego to Host Annual Youth Career Summit

    The SUNY Oswego Office of Business and Community Relations, in conjunction with the Workforce Development Board of Oswego County, will host the eighth annual Youth Career Summit from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 20 in Lanigan Hall on campus.The summit i... Read More

  • SBA Announces Class Schedule for Emerging Leaders Initiative

    The U. S. Small Business Administration Syracuse district office announced the class schedule for the 2014 Emerging Leaders initiative for Syracuse-area small businesses, with applications being accepted through March 22.Entering its fourth year, the... Read More

  • FTS Office Supply Shuts Down in Fulton

    FTS Office Supply, 308-310 Oneida St., Fulton, has closed.The business was the last independently owned office supply store in Oswego County.Business owner Roger Falconer did not comment as to why he closed the business. He is now working for WB Maso... Read More

  • Scotsman Media Group Names Associate Publisher

    Courtney Rae Kasper is the new associate publisher of editorial at The Scotsman Media Group as well as editor-in-chief of Today's CNY Woman.An award-winning writer and editor, Kasper brings more than eight years of professional print media experienc... Read More

  • Final Roundup: Ponderosa Steakhouse in Oswego to Close

    The Ponderosa Steakhouse in Oswego will be closing, according to published report.The restaurant located at 147 George St. will be closing because “lease negotiations were not successful,” according to the report.It is unknown what the cl... Read More

  • New City of Oswego Advisory Board Seeks to Bolster Tourism

    The city of Oswego is in dire need of a catalyst to rev up its tourism industry.So says Oswego Mayor Thomas Gillen, who wants to ramp up efforts at promoting the Port City as a tourism destination.Gillen said the city does not have a tourism departme... Read More

  • Financial Experts: Tread Softly But Take Some Risk

    Despite over-the-top returns from equities in 2013, investors are continuing to stay under the radar as 2014 unfolds.The economy is showing an upturn, but still investors remain cautiously optimistic in the wake of a numbing recession.Adam Gagas, fou... Read More

  • Company President to Acquire Scotsman Media Group

    William G. Veit, president and CEO of The Scotsman Press, Inc., Syracuse, has formed an agreement to acquire the company from Badoud Enterprises, Inc., owned by John J. Badoud, Jr. of Virginia.The transaction is expected to close on March 31.Incorpor... Read More

  • SAM NA Celebrates New Extrusion Tech Center

    SAM North America LLC, a member of the Sung An Machinery Group, held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony this morning for its extrusion technology center at its new facility in the Oswego County Industrial Park in Schroeppel.The ceremony allo... Read More

  • Adecco Employment Services Closes its Fulton Office

    Adecco Employment Services, a leading staffing and recruiting agency, has shut down its Fulton location.Adecco is the 12th largest private employer in Oswego County, with 243 workers as of late last year. It has been operating in Oswego County for n... Read More

  • Chris Burritt Named Chairman of Pathfinder Bank Board

    Chris Burritt has been named the new chairman of the board of directors of Pathfinder Bancorp, Inc. and Pathfinder Bank.Burritt replaces Janette Resnick, who is retiring from her chair and board position. Burritt joined the board in 1986.“After... Read More

  • New Leader at the Helm of Port of Oswego Authority

    Zelko N. Kirincich is the new executive director at the Port of Oswego Authority.Kirincich most recently served as deputy port director and chief operating officer for the Port of Tampa, where he had worked since 1996.Prior to that, Kirincich spent 1... Read More

  • Dynegy Independence Station Undergoes Leadership Change

    Dynegy’s Independence Station in Scriba is now steaming ahead under new leadership.M.C. King has joined the staff as managing director of Independence Station.King’s transfer date was tied closely to Dynegy’s deal with Ameren Energy... Read More

  • Who Has the ‘Next Great Idea’ for Oswego County?

    “The Next Great Idea: 2014 Oswego County Business Plan Competition” has announced this year’s competition, which culminates with  $25,000 awarded to the winner at an awards luncheon in November 2014, said Austin Wheelock, co-ch... Read More

  • Fultonian Joins Community Bank, N.A. Consulting Team

    Andrew Mangano has joined Community Bank Wealth Management Group as a financial consultant in its Fulton and Oswego markets.Mangano comes to the wealth management group with several years of financial planning experience and nonprofit agency work.He ... Read More

  • Program Links Businesses With Exporting Opportunities

    Exporting is one of the most effective means of expanding sales and markets for healthy businesses.Is your company eyeing or already exploring markets abroad?If so, you could benefit from the ExportNY program offered by the Kiebach Center for Interna... Read More

  • BREAKING NEWS: Novelis Continues Expansion in Scriba

    It’s an expansion of an expansion plan.Novelis’ Oswego Works plant has begun constructing a third metal processing line in anticipation of growing demand for aluminum sheet by the nation’s automotive industry.A source who requested ... Read More

Oswego County Business Magazine
Issue 153

Issue 153
December 2017/January 2018

Cover Story

  • THE 125K MAN
  • Fresh off graduation, SUNY Oswego computer programmer plugs into big dollars

  • Top-Shelf Wage
  • SUNY Oswego Career Services: Alex Kouthoofd’s starting salary is among the top 1 percent among graduates at SUNY Oswego

  • Starting Salary: How Syracuse Colleges Stack Up
  • Recent Syracuse University graduates earn on average $47K while Le Moyne students earn $41K, according to colleges

Profiles

Eric Pahl

On The Job

‘How Do You Reward Your Best Employees?‘

Success Stories

Off Broadway Dance Center

My Turn

Fake News: Not a New Thing

Economic Trends

Industrial Development Agency Presents Its Annual Report

Last Page

Austin Wheelock