• Burritt Motors Revs Up for New Construction

    Building has begun on the new $8.5 million Burritt Motors' Chrysler dealership on state Route 104 East in Oswego. Upgrades are planned for its adjacent Chevrolet store as well. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Farmers Markets Receive $20K from Shineman Foundation

    Karen Goetz, right, executive director of the Shineman Foundation, presents a check for $20,000 to Katie Toomey, left, executive director of the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce, and Sara Broadwell, member engagement coordinator for the GOFCC. The grant will support the Oswego-Fulton Farmers Markets. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Top Gun: Ed Fayette

    Area realtor sets the standard for sales, customer satisfaction. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Sky is the Limit for CNY Drones

    The Fulton-based business — left by Sean Falconer, left, and John McGraw — is ready to take off to new heights. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • 'Success Story': Lindsey Aggregates

    Lindsey Aggregates has become an industry leader after making a multi-million dollar investment. The team is anchored by, from left, Monica Coe, secretary; Alan Levine, company CEO; and co-owners Warren and Virginia Vandish. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • "How I Got Started": Bob Bateman

    Life and career are sweet for the owner of Cakes Galore & More in Oswego. Check out the story by clicking on the headline or photo above.

  • CNY's Economy Growing, But Not Spectacularly

    Region grows at lower rates compared to other Upstate New York areas. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Gun Shops Still Thriving in Central NY

    Bill Fairbrother works on a shotgun at his gun shop, Buck-N-Bears, in Mexico. For a look at the local gun industry, click on the caption or photo above.

  • Profile: Jim Weatherup

    New chairman of the Oswego County Legislature ready to take on challenges. For story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Cahill Landing Redevelopment Project Upgrades Oswego Waterfront

    Developer Anthony Pauldine has restored the former Coleman's Irish Pub (left) into an apartment building, and is also constructing a professional office building along West First Street in Oswego. Check out this project as well as several others that will impact Oswego County in 2019 in the February-March edition of Oswego County Business magazine. To subscribe, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Litatro Building One of Several Top Projects in County in '19

    Entrepreneur Atom Avery is positioned to transform a major downtown corner with construction of the Litatro Building, a mixed-use facility. Look for the story in the upcoming February-March edition of Oswego County Business magazine. To subscribe, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Shifting Into Overdrive

    Rich Burritt, fourth-generation owner of Burritt Motors, is revving up for an ambitious $10 million expansion project in the Port City. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Breaking: Sunoco Fulton Ethanol Plant to Have New Owner

    Attis Industries Inc. (NASDAQ: ATIS) is acquiring Sunoco's ethanol plant in Volney. The deal also includes Sunoco's 1886 Malt House, one of the largest craft-malting facilities in the United States. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Anthony House by Wellhouse Ministries to Present Annual Ball

    From left, Celestina Spinella, David Chelson and Kateri Spinella look over plans for Anthony House, a comfort care home for the terminally ill. Their annual fundraiser is coming up later this month. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Train, Develop, Optimize

    Sue Wisniewski, director of marketing and communications for Train, Develop, Optimize, joins Robert Kocik, Manufacturing Extension Partnership center director, in showcasing the organization's rich history and value to the community. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Oswego Family Physicians joins Oswego Health

    Oswego Family Physicians, a primary care practice located at 110 W. Utica St., Oswego, recently became part of Oswego Health’s Physician Care P.C. Celebrating the occasion are, seated from left, physician Micheal Stephens of OFP; Michael Harlovic, president and CEO of Oswego Health; and physician Robert Morgan of OFP; back row from left, Jeff Coakley, executive vice president at Oswego Health and chief operating officer for Oswego Hospital; physician Renato Mandanas, chief medical officer; and Christopher Mitchell, executive director of Physician Care P.C. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Pizza War Breaks Out in Mexico, New York!

    Three pizza shops are fiercely competing for customers in the tiny village of Mexico in Oswego County (pop. 5,200). For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Tim Ames: Born to Paint

    Former business owner finds new passion later in life. Next move: to open a fine art gallery in Oswego. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • New Sheriff in Town

    Don Hilton takes command as leader of the Oswego County Sheriff's Department. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • True Entrepreneur Always One Project Ahead of Game

    Ed Alberts blends experience, vision to create successful mix of businesses in areas ranging from health care, technology, education, fitness and more. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • 'How I Got Started': Larry Rowlee

    At 71, long-time contractor, SUNY Oswego graduate still rolling up his sleeves and taking care of business. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Breaking: William Scriber Takes Command at Port

    New executive director, CEO takes the helm at the port. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Success Story: The Good Guys Barbershop

    Friendliness, attention to quality place business a cut above the rest. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Wanted: Massive Shortage of Truck Drivers Worsens

    Prospective truck drivers test their skills in the simulation room at National Tractor Trailer School in Liverpool. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

Latest News

  • Breaking: William Scriber Takes Command at Port

    William Scriber is the new executive director-CEO at the Port of Oswego Authority.   The port’s board of directors appointed Scriber earlier this week. He has been serving as acting executive director since December of 2017.  ... Read More

  • Manager Named at Pathfinder Bank's Clay Branch

    David Cavallaro has been hired as the branch manager for Pathfinder Bank’s Clay office, according to Robert Butkowski, vice president of branch administration.Cavallaro’s duties will be developing retail and commercial business, while m... Read More

  • 'Money Smart' Program to Enlighten Seniors

    The Oswego County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program at SUNY Oswego’s Office of Business and Community Relations, along with Pathfinder Bank and the Oswego County Office for the Aging, will host Pathfinder’s “Money Smart” ... Read More

  • Wanted: Massive shortage of truck drivers worsens

    The United States — including the Central New York region — has a massive shortage of truck drivers, according to the American Trucking Association. The driver shortage is leading to delayed deliveries and higher prices for goods tha... Read More

  • Success Story: The Good Guys Barbershop

    An experience that brings back the feel of yesteryear. Nestled within Canal Commons, 193 W. First St., the shop features nine barbers that can handle everything from men’s and boys’ haircuts to hot-towel straight razor shaves. Al... Read More

  • Port of Oswego Upping Ante on Grain Exports

    This is nothing to be taken with a grain of salt.   All types of grain shipments are riding a robust wave this year, according to the latest St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation data.   &ldq... Read More

  • Oswego Printing Co. Acquires Double J Print Shop

    Oswego Printing Company is acquiring Double J Print Shop in Oswego on Monday.   Oswego Printing Co., 412 W. First St., Oswego, has been doing general offset printing for commercial and individual clients since 1922.   Brian Kocher... Read More

  • And the NGI Winner is: Wired Telecom!

    Wired Telecom was named the 2018 “Next Great Idea” Oswego County business competition winner at a reception held Tuesday at The Lake Ontario Event & Conference Center, Oswego.   The company was awarded $50,000 to ex... Read More

  • BREAKING: Southern Graphic Systems in Phoenix to Close

    Southern Graphic Systems, Inc., a company that has been doing business in Phoenix for 30 years, is closing.   The print equipment manufacturer is located in the Oswego County Industrial Park off county Route 59 in Phoenix. The pl... Read More

  • Next Small Business Training Class to Begin in Monday

    SUNY Oswego’s Business Resource Center will host a small business training class for those interested in expanding or starting a small business in Oswego County.   Classes will be held from 6-9 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8... Read More

  • Women’s Network for Entrepreneurial Training to Meet

    “Connect Before Work with WNET” will be featured from 8-10 a.m. Thursday at the Port of Oswego, 1 E. Second St., Oswego.   “This is an opportunity to connect with other women business owners, take a tour of the port and... Read More

  • 'Gateway to the Tug Hill'

    It’s a slice of serenity for winter recreationists. The Tug Hill Plateau, located roughly 60 miles east of Pulaski, is not only known for its epic snowfall, but also for its appeal to those who are passionate about snowmobiling and all-te... Read More

  • Thunder Island Rolls: Big Plans for Tourism Icon

    "We don’t know how to fail.”With those words, the husband-and-wife business team of Ron and Lisa Falise are embarking on an ambitious plan to transform Thunder Island Water Park and Family Entertainment Park in the town of Granby i... Read More

  • Guest Column: Leadership is Influence, Part I

    After a brief hiatus, I’m happy to be back as a contributing columnist to the Oswego County Business magazine.   After many, many positive comments from readers, my goal is to continue to offer some simple, yet practical nuggets fo... Read More

  • Oswego Health Ranks Among Best in Treating Infection

    Oswego Health is tied for third best in a ranking of Upstate New York hospitals when it comes to effectively treating severe sepsis and septic shock.Sixty-two percent of patients received appropriate care for the infection at Oswego Health during t... Read More

  • Onondaga SBDC Offers Pathway to Ownership Webinar Series

    The Onondaga Small Business Development Center is offering Pathways to Ownership, a free webinar series that will provide the practical information needed to understand employee ownership options for startups and existing businesses.   T... Read More

  • Chinese Language, Culture Program Set for SUNY-Oswego

    It all starts with communication.   The Chinese Language and Culture Academy, a STARTALK program, is presenting a free Chinese language summer program for children and teens in grades 3-12 at SUNY Oswego.   STARTALK is a lang... Read More

  • Operation Oswego County Presents Annual Summary, Awards

    Operation Oswego County held its 66th annual meeting at the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center today in Oswego. Barbara Bateman, president of the OOC board of directors, welcomed more than 150 representatives of businesses, government,... Read More

  • Seller’s market prevails in Oswego County, CNY

    It’s a seller’s real estate market in Oswego County and Central New York. The reason is simple: New listings and homes for sale are both down.The number of homes for sale in Oswego County dropped by more than 21 percent from April 2017 ... Read More

  • Longshoremen in Oswego make endorsement

    International Longshoremen Association Local 1570A is endorsing interim Port of Oswego Authority Executive Director William Scriber for the permanent executive director’s position, according to local president Brian Hibbert.   ... Read More

Oswego County Business Magazine
Issue 161

Issue 161
April/May 2019

Cover Story


Kristin Bullard

On The Job

What Do You Do to Retain Your Best Employees?

Success Stories

Lindsey Aggregates

My Turn

Newspaper: An Industry in Crisis


News Briefs on Local Businesses & Business People

Economic Trends

Programs that Facilitate Region’s Business Development and Growth

Last Page

Kateri Spinella