• 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

  • 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

    The Next Great Idea Oswego County Business Plan Competition has extended its deadline for entries to March 1, a month past the original deadline.The business plan competition is open to all entrepreneurs with a new business concept and existing bus... Read More

  • Dying Slow Death: Suburban Malls on Downward Spiral

    In their heyday, Great Northern and Shopping Town malls attracted an endless stream of people who fought for prime parking spots, hunted for sales at department stores and waited in long lines for their children to meet Santa Claus.   Bu... Read More

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

    There are many options when you come to the forks in the road.   For entrepreneurs and business partners Atom Avery and Mark Donabella, they have literally established a new business at what is commonly known as the “forks in the r... Read More

  • Tom Kells: DPW Chief Leads Restructured Department

    Q.: What do your tasks consist of as commissioner?   A.: The day-to-day operations of the DPW are pretty vast and tasks depend on the time of year. We take care of the water plant as well as the infrastructure part of water, sewer infras... Read More

  • Wired For Success: UWT Continues to Build Momentum

    United Wire Technologies plans on expanding this year, and its business is up 30 percent since a devastating fire in 2012.The fire that rampaged through their facility five years ago didn't stop the family business. United Wire procure... Read More

  • Fulton Group on the Move with Major Expansion Project

    Fulton Group NA, Inc., in the town of Richland is embarking on an $11.25 million project as part of an ongoing expansion.   Fulton Group intends to renovate its Pulaski headquarters and purchase a new facility in East Syracuse with more ... Read More

  • Local Projects Fueled by State Grant Monies

    In regards to the recent awards by the Central New York Regional Economic Development Council, Operation Oswego County Executive Director L. Michael Treadwell said Oswego County-based initiatives are “not huge but they are neat projects.&... Read More

  • Building a Future: Dunsmoor Construction Celebrates Milestone

    This month marks the 30th anniversary for Dunsmoor Construction Inc. in Oswego.   Owners Tom and Michelle Dunsmoor have enjoyed a steady stream of business for quite some time as they celebrate their 30th business anniversary in February... Read More

  • Best Bets for Breakfast: Maria's Family Restaurant

    (Editor's note: This feature is being presented in correct form because of several production errors that occurred in the recently published College Life edition.) In Italy, breakfast is known as colazione.   Maria Conzone, owner a... Read More

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

    (Editor's note: This feature is being presented in correct form because of several production errors that occurred in the recently published College Life edition.) For many Oswegonians as well as the SUNY Oswego college community, brea... Read More

  • Next Small Business Training Class to Begin Jan. 22

    For those interested in expanding or starting a small business in Oswego County, there is a small business training class scheduled to begin Jan. 22.   Classes will be held at the SUNY Oswego Business Resource Center at 121 E. First St.,... Read More

  • Business Booming as Fulton Tool Co. Shows Growth

    When the Fulton Tool Company caught fire in 2003, owner Bruce Phelps says the blaze consumed everything.“It was a total loss,” Phelps said. “We didn’t have anything to speak of.”Phelps was one of three founders of the ... Read More

  • SUNY Oswego Grad Plugs Into Huge Entry-level Wage

    Alexander Kouthoofd may be leaving his heart in Oswego, but he is taking his gigabytes to San Francisco.   Based on his entry-level wage, the 2,799-mile trip will be well worth it.   Kouthoofd recently graduated from SUNY Oswego w... Read More

  • Mirabito Family Back in Grocery Business

    It’s old school with a touch of today.   The Mirabitos are a household name in the local grocery business.   The family owned and operated the Hannibal Village Market IGA for more than 25 years before selling it to Tops Friend... Read More

  • Syracuse VA Medical Center Appoints New Director

    Judy Hayman is the new director of the Syracuse VA Medical Center, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs.Hayman will oversee delivery of health care to more than 52,000 veterans, an operating budget of $300 million and 1,700 employees at ... Read More

  • Port of Oswego Authority Leaders Submits Resignation

    Earlier today, the board of directors of the Port of Oswego Authority accepted the resignation of the POA Executive Director Zelko N. Kirincich.Communications related to the daily operations of the POA should be directed to the port’s manager... Read More

  • Burritt Motors in Oswego Acquires Shapiro Motors

    Burritt Motors has acquired Leon Shapiro Motor Sales of Oswego, it was recently announced by Rich Burritt, president.   A grand opening is scheduled for Dec. 15 at Shapiro Motors, 410 W. First St., Oswego.   “I am extremely ... Read More

  • U.S. Treasury Certifies Oswego County FCU as CDFI

    Oswego County Federal Credit Union has been certified as a community development financial institution by the U.S Department of the Treasury.“As a CDFI, we’ll work in our county to specialize in helping our neighbors who are underserved... Read More

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