• Success Story: Chase Enterprises, Oswego

    Allen Chase continues his evolution as a successful entrepreneur. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • New Owners Take Over Subway Locations in Port City

    Four locations are now under new ownership. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Oswego County’s Visitor Spending at Record-shattering Pace

    Oswego County’s outstanding fishery attracts visitors from around the world, including Jan Hrdlicka (left) and Olaf Johann, from "Am Haken" magazine in Germany, fishing on the Oswego River last fall. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Next Small Business Training Class to Begin in September

    The Oswego County Micro-Enterprise Small Business Training Program is a breeding ground for future area entrepreneurs. John Halleron, above, senior small business adviser with the Small Business Development Center at the Business Resource Center in Oswego, leads the program. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • New Age of Student Housing Dawns at SUNY Oswego

    Lakeside Commons, slated to open in 2018 adjacent to SUNY Oswego, is latest rage in student housing. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Former Chamber Head Buys Murdock's in Oswego

    Greg Mills is the new owner of Murdock's Bicycles & Sports in Oswego. Above, employee Keith Miller, second from right, mentors Nicole Fuller and her sons Gavin and Garrett Fuller of Mannsville. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Hospitable Approach: Hotel Sector Grows in Oswego

    Stacey Phillips, director of sales for Home2 Suites by Hilton, joins her general manager Ian Wilson while preparing for today's grand opening slated from 4-7 p.m. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Par for Course: Oswego Country Club Gets Upgraded

    Atom Avery, left, is Oswego Country Club’s chairman of the building committee responsible for overseeing major renovations. Next to him is Matthew Bacon, the club's first vice president. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • New Home Comfort System Donated to Vietnam Veteran

    Sean Frawley, right, a disabled Vietnam veteran who lives in Liverpool, was the recipient of a free home heating and cooling system donated and installed by Falso Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, East Syracuse, on Friday. John Moreno of Falso Service Experts is shown celebrating the occasion with Frawley. For story, click on headline or photo above.

  • OH Awarded Grant to Transform Behavioral Health Services

    Oswego Health to direct $13K toward improving behavioral health in Oswego County. For story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Leadership Oswego County seeks applicants for class of 2018

    Leadership Oswego County's class of 2017 recently held ceremonies recognizing the successful completion of a nine-month curriculum to grow and nurture community leaders and stewards. Applications for the class of 2018 are due by Aug. 14. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Michaud Residential Health Services in Fulton to Close

    Nursing home to shut down in face of insurmountable financial challenges. For story, click on headline or photo above.

  • OOC Recognizes Top Projects, Including Home2 Suites by Hilton

    Stacey Philips, director of sales for Home2 Suites by Hilton in Oswego, is preparing for the new hotel's opening. For a look at top projects occurring in Oswego County, click on headline or photo above.

  • Falso Service Experts Donate AC System to Veteran

    Earl Fontenot, a U.S. Army veteran, and his family — wife Margaret and children, from left, Miles, Earl, Ethan and Emily — enjoy their new air conditioning system. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Budget Banter: Representatives Analyze State Budget

    Spending plan gets applause, boos from state reps. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Former Oswego Mayor John T. Sullivan Jr. Inks Memoirs

    Book signing slated in Port City on June 8. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Cool Clutter Barntique Celebrates Opening Today

    Owner Tricia Cool Lorenz goes from marketing to world of creativity. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Local Dance Center Earns Excellence Award

    Operation Oswego County, Inc. recently honored Off Broadway Dance Center with a 2017 Small Business Excellence Award. Celebrating the occasion recently at the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 19th annual Small Business Excellence Awards luncheon in Syracuse recently are, from left, Patrick MacKrell, New York Business Development Corporation; Dave Daino, Operation Oswego County, Inc., Ellen Marshall, Off Broadway Dance Center, and Bernard J. Paprocki, SBA Syracuse district director. For the complete story, click on headline or photo above.

  • SUNY Oswego May graduates set to chart new paths

    SUNY Oswego senior Kenny Roffo, shown here presenting at the college's Quest on a new interactive puzzle he designed, will start a job at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California as a software engineer after May graduation. He said showing JPL's hiring manager he could solve a Rubik’s Cube in less than 30 seconds helped land him an internship that paved the way for his new job. He is among nearly 1,700 students eligible to take part in May 13 commencement ceremonies. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Entergy Renews Sponsorship for 2017 Harborfest Fireworks

    Saturday night pyrotechnics an anchor of annual festival. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • SUNY Oswego on Cutting Edge of Telemedicine

    Dr. Isabelle Bichindaritz of SUNY Oswego helps to advance telemedicine in Central New York. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • SUCCESS STORY: Douglas Outdoors Sets the Pace

    Fishing equipment supplier — led by owner David Barclay — is taking the world by storm. For story, click on headline or photo above.

  • SPECIAL REPORT: Elvis is in the House!

    Par-K GM Tom Gilbo dazzles fans as an Elvis tribute artist. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • PROFILE: New Oswego-Fulton Chamber Leader Steps Into Limelight

    Oswego's own Katie Toomey is ready to make an impression. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • No opening date set yet for new Home2 Suites by Hilton

    Hospitality project deemed beneficial to Oswego's economic development scene. For story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Area Nonprofit Agency Establishes Paid Leave Policy

    Oswego County Opportunities has implemented a new paid leave policy that provides its full- and part-time employees an annual paid leave allowance to undergo preventative cancer screenings. The policy is the first among nonprofit agencies in Oswego County. Celebrating the initiative are, from left, Carolyn Handville, coordinator of OCO’s Cancer Services Program, OCO Executive Director Diane Cooper-Currier, OCO Director of Human Resources Cindy Seeber, and OCO Benefits Manager Denise Russell. For story, click on headline or photo above.

  • The Landings at Meadowood Opens Luxury Rental Apartments

    Upscale Baldwinsville housing facility will be totally complete in 2019. For story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Success Story: C&S Companies Huge Player in CNY

    President-CEO John Trimble leads the design, construction firm as it balances people, profit and the planet. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • HealthWay: Lobdells Put Pulaski on the Map

    CEO/chairman Vincent Lobdell, left, and director of manufacturing Joe Hurd continue to set the pace in the global air purification industry. For story, click on headline or photo above.

  • New Restaurant, Lodging Business Opens in Pulaski

    Melissa Gibbs recently opened Salmon River Pub & Grill, the newest attraction on Pulaski's dining and lodging scene. Click on headline or photo above for the story.

Latest News

  • Mom & Pop’s Soda Shop & Eatery Features Grand Opening

    Mom & Pop's Soda Shop & Eatery, 23 E. Utica St., Oswego, will be hosting a grand opening on Saturday and Sunday.The event kicks off at 7:30 a.m. Saturday with a buffet breakfast.Carl Preske, owner and chef at Mom & Pops, opened the resta... Read More

  • Burritt Motors Revved Up For Major Expansion

    Burritt Motors in Oswego will begin a $2.2 million expansion and renovation of its entire dealership later this month.Co-owners Chris and Rich Burritt said the expansion will increase the number of employees from 37 to approximately 50 over the next ... Read More

  • The Fulton Companies Receives NG Grant for Improvements

    The Fulton Companies is receiving a $221,000 capital investment incentive grant from National Grid for infrastructure improvements associated with the company’s 112,000-square-foot expansion and $13.9 million capital investment.Projects to supp... Read More

  • Former U.S. Ambassador to Address SUNY Oswego Honors Convocation

    Former ambassador Marianne Myles, who has worked with the U.S. Department of State since she earned a degree in economics at SUNY Oswego in 1975, will address honors students and their families at the college's annual honors convocation on April 20.... Read More

  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield names Booth CEO-elect

    Christopher C. Booth, president of Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, has been named to become chief executive officer of the health plan and its parent corporation, The Lifetime Healthcare Companies, effective Jan. 1, 2013.The announcement of Booth&rsqu... Read More

  • T.J.Maxx Expected to Create 60 Jobs in Port City

    T.J.Maxx will celebrate its grand opening at its new location at the Price Chopper Plaza, 137 state Route 104 E., Oswego, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 20.It is owned by The TJX Companies, regarded as one of the leading retailers of apparel and home fash... Read More

  • Puddle Jumpers Opens at the Oswego County Airport

    Puddle Jumpers, a new restaurant located at the Oswego County Airport, opened recently at the facility on county Route 176.The Oswego County Industrial Development Agency provided a $15,000 micro-enterprise loan for start-up costs such as building im... Read More

  • Excellus CEO David Klein to Retire at End of Year

    David Klein, chief executive officer of Excellus BlueCross BlueShield and its parent corporation for the past nine years, recently announced he will retire at the end of 2012 after 40 years in the health insurance industry.“I’m proud to h... Read More

  • Community Bank Acquires Fulton and Oswego HSBC Branches

    Community Bank recently purchased HSBC bank branches in Fulton and Oswego, according to Operation Oswego County.The county branches were two of 19 branches purchased by Community Bank throughout Upstate New York.Community Bank already operates branch... Read More

  • Sunoco’s Volney Ethanol Plant Completes First Year of Operations

    Sunoco, Inc.'s (NYSE: SUN) Fulton ethanol plant announced the successful completion of a first full year of ethanol production at its Volney facility in 2011."We are pleased with the operations at Fulton," said Boyd Foster, Sunoco's vice-... Read More

  • Upstate NY Company Cements Vow to Vets

    Concrete bleeding can be a harmful thing, unless it’s red, white and blue.An Upstate New York decorative concrete business is making a major transition and doing it in a patriotic way.Stampcrete International, Ltd., a privately owned company in... Read More

  • Burger King-Barilla’s deal in Oswego at standstill

    Plans for a second Burger King restaurant in the city of Oswego are being put on hold.Frank Barilla, owner of Barilla’s Service Center, 211 W. Bridge St., located at the forks of the road, had entered into discussions with Burger King regarding... Read More

  • Report: St. Luke Health Services Major Economic Player

    A new report shows that St. Luke Health Services in Oswego is a powerful player in the local economy, contributing $43 million to the region annually.The nonprofit organization is the largest provider of residential skilled nursing and rehabilitation... Read More

  • Crystal Clear: Nightclub Plunges Into Darkness in Oswego

    A popular nightclub in the city of Oswego has been decrystalized.Club Crystal, 6 Market St., is on the auction block. The auction will take place at 10 a.m. Jan. 16 at the site. A preview will be held from 9-10 a.m.The club will be auctioned to the... Read More

  • Burger King May Have Second Location in Port City

    Barilla’s Service Center, 211 W. Bridge St., located at the forks of the road in the city of Oswego, may soon be the site for a new Burger King restaurant.Burger King already has a location on state Route 104 East in Oswego.Frank Barilla, long-... Read More

  • Regional Councils Receive Huge Economic Boost

    Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that $785 million has been awarded through the Regional Economic Development Council initiative.This continues the governor's efforts to redesign the way state government works in order to drive economic growth and... Read More

  • 2012 Small Business Training Class Dates Announced

    For those interested in expanding or starting a small business in Oswego County, the 2012 Micro-Enterprise Program small business training classes are scheduled to begin Jan. 21 at 118 Rich Hall on the SUNY Oswego campus.The class will then run each ... Read More

  • CCC Foundation Purchases Remaining River Glen Plaza Property

    CCC Foundation Purchases Remaining River Glen Plaza PropertyCommunity college poised for expansionThe third and final piece of Cayuga Community College’s vision for an expanded campus at the River Glen Plaza in Fulton is in place.CCCF River Gle... Read More

  • Port of Oswego Ramps Up Security Measures

    The Port of Oswego Authority has received a $160,400 Department of Homeland Security grant that will allow the facility to improve its security system.The grant, applied for by facility security officer William Scriber, will cover the installation of... Read More

  • Fulton Resident, Local Grad Steps Up at Upstate

    Susan Cole has been named to the new position of social media editor in the department of public and media relations at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse.Cole earned a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Oswego.  She resides in Fulton.As... Read More

Oswego County Business Magazine
Issue 151

Issue 151
August/September 2017

Cover Story

Profiles

John Halleron

On The Job

'When was the last time you took a vacation?'

Success Stories

High Adventure Sport fishing

My Turn

President Trump and the Media: A Contentious Relationship

Economic Trends

OOC Honors Local Organizations, Businessmen

Last Page

Kathy Ouellette