• 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

  • College's Small Business Center to Offer Online Training for Entrepreneurs

    The SUNY Oswego Small Business Development Center will present an online business-training course from Jan. 14 to March 2.The course, which has a Jan. 10 registration deadline, will provide guidance and support to individuals interested in starting o... Read More

  • TDO, MACNY to Feature Job Relations Training

    The Central New York Technology Development Organization and the Manufacturers Association of Central New York will present job relations training Jan. 14-18.Sessions will be featured from 8-10 a.m. at TDO, 445 Electronics Parkway, Suite 206, Liverpo... Read More

  • Utica-based Hospitals Closer to Affiliation

    Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare and St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica have signed a memorandum of understanding, an official first step toward a potential full affiliation agreement.The boards signed the agreement in early December. The two ho... Read More

  • Tops Opts to Give Mexico Big M Location a Spin

    Buffalo-based Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York, northern Pennsylvania and western Vermont, has entered into an agreement with the Farrugia family to acquire three Big M supermarkets, including one at ... Read More

  • Burritt Motors Completes $2.2 Million Expansion

    Burritt Motors, state Route 104 East, Oswego, recently completed a seven-month, $2.2 million expansion and renovation of its entire dealership.Chris Burritt and his son Rich own the dealership.A formal grand opening is planned for February.“We ... Read More

  • Teti Bakery Ready to Cook in Oswego County

    Teti Bakery USA recently purchased a mostly vacant 200,000 square-foot facility at 99 Harris St., town of Volney.Teti Bakery USA, Inc., is the newly formed U.S. subsidiary of Teti Bakery, based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.Teti makes Italian bread pro... Read More

  • Correction Noted In Recently Published 2013 Business Guide

    An error occurred in the recently published 2013 Business Guide published by Oswego County Business Magazine.Oswego County Opportunities, Inc. has 649 employees, 435 full-time and 214 part-time.That would rank it sixth on the list of the largest priv... Read More

  • New Top Exec Named at ARC of Oswego, Oswego Industries

    Mike Szpak is the new executive director/CEO of ARC of Oswego County and Oswego Industries, Inc.This is only the third executive director in the history of both agencies.Szpak will be responsible for leading and managing services and daily operations... Read More

  • United Wire Technologies Expands After Fire

    A fire last May destroyed United Wire Technologies' building in Cleveland.With determination and willingness to put in long hours, the staff was back in production in a temporary space by early July.Soon, it will relocate to a newly renovated, 14,400... Read More

  • Regional President Takes Lead at Bolstered NBT Bank

    Richard J. Shirtz will serve as Syracuse regional president for NBT Bank following the completion of the pending merger between NBT Bancorp Inc. and Alliance Financial Corporation.Shirtz, who will continue to be based in Syracuse, is senior vice pres... Read More

  • Local bank forms ‘Alliance’ with NBT Bancorp

    Norwich-based NBT Bancorp announced a merger with Alliance Financial Corp.NBT says it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire 28 Alliance Bank branches in Central New York and all of its assets for about $233 million. This will add to NBT's por... Read More

  • Former Nissan Dealers in Fulton Shift Direction

    The auto sales business in Fulton is experiencing a shift in dynamics.North Automotive, 271 W. First St. S., Fulton, is celebrating its grand opening this weekend. Business partners Patrick Hickey and Steve Besio own the dealership, which formerly ho... Read More

  • Port City on Display During Canal Society Conference

    Representatives from the U.S., Canada and Europe were in Oswego for the New York State Canal Conference recently.About 200 people attended the gathering at the newly constructed Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center.The theme of the conference was... Read More

  • Students ‘Cruisin’ the City’ Uncover Merchants, History

    With the participation of more than 25 Oswego businesses and approximately 75 SUNY Oswego students, the recent “Cruisin’ the City” event intended to acclimate students with the city turned out to be a success.The event correlated wi... Read More

  • Former Kallet Theater in Pulaski Gets Facelift

    Construction is under way on the historic Kallet Theater in the village of Pulaski, and the $1 million project is tentatively slated to conclude by May 1, 2013, according to project coordinator John Paraschos.Vince Lobdell and son, Vince Jr., of V-Sq... Read More

  • Fulton Campus at River Glen Begins New Era for CCC

    Cayuga Community College celebrated the culmination of nine months and $16.1 million of construction on its new Fulton campus with a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony.In attendance were alumni and current administrators of the college, as well a... Read More

  • FitzPatrick Plant Achieves Record Performance

    Control room operators removed Entergy’s James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant from service Sunday to begin its 20th refueling and maintenance outage after generating electricity safely for 700 consecutive days.FitzPatrick is located at Nine... Read More

  • Leaders Point to Positives in ‘State of Region’ Addresses

    The Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce’s Government and Community Affairs Committee presented its State of the Region Breakfast today on the SUNY Oswego campus.The setting for the meeting was fittingly Sheldon Hall, the original building... Read More

  • Bruce Frassinelli: The End of The Post-Standard as We Know It

    In 2009, soon after he retired as Newhouse School dean, David Rubin predicted that in the near future The Post-Standard would be published three days a week, including Sunday, but even he is surprised that this will happen as soon as it is.Starting i... Read More

  • P-T Publisher Not Surprised at Post-Standard Move

    News that Syracuse-based The Post-Standard will cut its delivery to homes and newsstands to three days a week was not necessarily surprising to Jon D. Spaulding, publisher of The Palladium-Times in Oswego.However, he did say he saw it as a “bol... Read More

Oswego County Business Magazine
Issue 155

Issue 155
April/May 2018

Cover Story

Profiles

Shane Broadwell

On The Job

On The Job

Success Stories

The Digital Hyve

My Turn

Thanks to Trump, Investigative Journalism Is Alive and Well

Economic Trends

Business Competition Has Record Number of Applicants

Last Page

Sarfraz Mian