• Making Pulaski the 'Gateway to the Tug Hill'

    Paul Holliday, Pulaski-Boylston Snowmobile Club mobilize to enhance village's tourism appeal. Catch the story in the new edition of Oswego County Business magazine. To subscribe, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Pinnacle of Success: Dr. Padma Ram Medical Services, LLC

    Dr. Padma Ram, left in foreground, and her staff at Dr. Padma Ram Medical Services, LLC in Oswego are providing high-quality health care on both a primary and urgent care level. Her story of success is revealed in the new edition of Oswego County Business magazine. To subscribe, click on the headline or photo above.

  • 19th Century Scandal: The Story of Malvina Guimaraes

    Port City native Ann Callaghan Allen has written a book on Malvina Guimaraes, the 19th-century woman and prominent Oswego resident who reportedly catapulted to wealth as the mistress of the man who founded the Singer Sewing Machine Company, and later lost everything she had. Check out the story in the new edition of Oswego County Business magazine. To subscribe, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Brothers Take Over Vellas' Constantia Businesses

    Buckingham Market and Buckingham Home Center in Constantia are continuing a tradition of business excellence established by their former owners, the Vella family. Shown are new owners Tim Buckingham (left) and his brother Todd Buckingham (right). In the middle is grocery manager Ron Chapman. Check out the story in the new edition of Oswego County Business magazine. To subscribe, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Chinese Language, Culture Program Set for SUNY-Oswego

    Students dance during the closing ceremonies of last summer’s STARTALK: Chinese Language and Culture Academy Summer Program at SUNY Oswego’s Syracuse campus. The program will be featured at SUNY Oswego this summer. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • 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.

Latest News

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    Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare in Utica laid off 10 employees and eliminated 27 vacant positions for a total reduction in workforce of 37 positions.The positions are supervisory and non-supervisory including non-clinical and clinical personnel. E... Read More

  • Word on Birdseye Plant Successor Can Come at Any Time

    One of the most significant business stories of 2013 could be announced at any time.The former Birds Eye plant in Fulton is lined up for sale and is expected to become a chicken processing facility.L. Michael Treadwell, executive director of Operatio... Read More

  • Shineman Foundation Pledges $250,000 to YMCA Capital Campaign

    Shineman Foundation Pledges $250,000 to YMCA Capital CampaignThe Richard S. Shineman Foundation recently pledged $250,000 to the Oswego YMCA capital campaign.The Oswego YMCA is seeking funds with a goal of $3 million to invest in the renovation and e... Read More

  • A Fourth Subway Stations Itself in Walmart Supercenter

    Accompanying the completion of Oswego’s newest Walmart Supercenter came the introduction of the city’s fourth Subway restaurant.The Subway franchises are managed by Chris Batchelor, who said deciding to open a location under the same roof... Read More

  • Huhtamaki Site Selection Based on Logistics, Officials Say

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  • McIntosh Box and Pallet Expands, Rebuilds After Fire

    McIntosh Box and Pallet Company, located in Bernhards Bay, is rebounding following a damaging fire last spring.With significant damage to one of its facilities, McIntosh decided to lease 12,000 square feet of space in Palermo. The fire destroyed abou... Read More

  • Oswego County Projects Deemed 'Priority' by Funding Source

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will host the second annual Central New York Regional Economic Development Council Awards Presentation on Wednesday.The CNY REDC has 34 priority projects in the current round of Empire State Development Corp. funding. Three... Read More

  • 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

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  • 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

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

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  • United Wire Technologies Expands After Fire

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  • Regional President Takes Lead at Bolstered NBT Bank

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Oswego County Business Magazine
Issue 157

Issue 157
August/September 2018

Cover Story

  • Thunder Island Rolls
  • Thunder Island’s new owners are investing $2.5 to buy and turn the local water park into a top destination that they say will rival Darien Lake’s theme park

Profiles

Rodmon King

On The Job

On The Job

Success Stories

Dr. Padma Ram Medical Services, LLC

My Turn

A Dangerous Time to Be a Journalist

Economic Trends

OCO Honors Those Who Make a Difference

Last Page

Jiancheng Huang