• 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.

  • Port of Oswego Upping Ante on Grain Exports

    Port, Perdue Agribusiness team to make port an export center. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • And the NGI Winner is: Wired Telecom!

    Austin Wheelock, 'Next Great Idea' chair and deputy director of Operation Oswego County, recently announced the winner of the 2018 NGI business plan. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Southern Graphic Systems in Phoenix to Close

    Print equipment manufacturer to shutter facility after 30 years of doing business. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • New Owners, New Vision at Thunder Island Park in Granby

    Ron and Lisa Falise focus on revitalizing, expanding tourism destination site. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Making Pulaski the 'Gateway to the Tug Hill'

    Paul Holliday shows off a new groomer that will be used by the Pulaski-Boylston Snowmobile Club this winter. Holliday is intent on making Pulaski the “Gateway to the Tug Hill.” For the story, 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. For the story, 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. For the story, 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. For the scoop, 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.

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Oswego County Business Magazine
Issue 158

Issue 158
October/November 2018

Cover Story

Profiles

Nancy Fox

On The Job

What’s Your Must-Ask Job Interview Question?

Success Stories

The Good Guys Barbershop

My Turn

Free Speech in a An Era of Racist, Vulgar Comments

Newsmakers

Newsmakers

Economic Trends

The Impact of Manufacturing and Power Generation on Oswego County

Last Page

Shonna Sargent