• 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

  • Empower Federal Credit Union Marks Milestone

    Empower Federal Credit Union has reached 100,000 members and is celebrating this milestone all summer.“This is an exciting achievement for us,” says Empower President/CEO John Wakefield. “It means we are reaching a growing number of... Read More

  • Broadwell Plans Call for Continued Development

    Broadwell Development is continuing its mission to rebuild East First Street in Oswego.The company is now constructing a 36,000-square-foot addition to the Best Western Captain’s Quarters on East First Street.The $6 million addition will consis... Read More

  • HSBC Tries to Peddle Upstate NY Branches

    HSBC has placed its upstate New York bank branches up for sale in addition to its credit card business.HSBC has branches at 100 E. First St., Oswego, and at 1 S. First St., Fulton.The American Banker reports that preliminary bids were due recently fo... Read More

  • County-based Nonprofits Discuss Potential Merger

    Literacy Volunteers of Oswego County has begun discussions with Oswego County Opportunities to investigate a possible merger of the two organizations, it was announced by Rhonda Hutchins, LVOC board president.“Continuing cuts in the state budge... Read More

  • Economic Development Agency Presents Achievement Awards

    Operation Oswego County held its 59th annual meeting on the SUNY Oswego campus today.Nancy Bellow, president of the OOC board of directors, welcomed more than 140 representatives of businesses, government, education, labor and other ally organization... Read More

  • Broadwell Team Eyes Patz on the River

    The new Best Western Captain’s Quarters Conference Center in Oswego is in need of parking space, and its developers have just the site in mind.Broadwell Development, owners of the Best Western Captain’s Quarters and the Econo Lodge Riverf... Read More

  • Museum to Showcase Anniversary of D-Day Invasion

    In commemoration of the 67th anniversary of D-Day, the H. Lee White Marine Museum is hosting a special event beginning at 1 p.m. June 4.The museum is located at the end of the West First Street pier in Oswego.The event will be multifaceted, centering... Read More

  • Oswego-Fulton Chamber Celebrates Small Business Week

    The Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce held its Small Business Week Breakfast this morning at The American Foundry in Oswego.The event was the climax to a week devoted to recognizing the small business sector in the county.Awards were presente... Read More

  • Lakeside Artisans Group to Celebrate Grand Opening

    Lakeside Artisans Co-op, 193 W. First St., Canal Commons, Oswego, will be celebrating its grand opening from noon to 5 p.m., Saturday.Lakeside Artisans was the recent winner of Operation Oswego County’s $25,000 prize for the “Next Great I... Read More

  • 1,400 SUNY Oswego Students Graduating in May

    More than 1,400 students are preparing to make their next steps in life after Oswego's 150th spring Commencement on May 14, and a number have secured footholds toward successful, even prestigious, careers.Graduates from the College of Liberal Arts a... Read More

  • SBA to Honor CNY Small Business Week Winners

    The Syracuse district office of the U.S. Small Business Administration will recognize seven Small Business and Champion award winners at the 13th annual Small Business Excellence Awards in Syracuse at 11:30 a.m. May 2.Nearly 300 people are expected t... Read More

  • Birds Eye to Close; County Looks to Regroup

    Birds Eye Foods in Fulton is shutting down.Pinnacle Foods, owner of the plant, told management and union workers at the plant today that operations will be shutting down permanently in December.The Fulton plant has been providing vegetable and fruit ... Read More

  • Little Lukes Corrals Location in City of Fulton

    A Little Lukes Childcare Center is being constructed at the former site of the Golden Corral restaurant, 706 S. Fourth St., Fulton.Darci Powers, executive director of Little Lukes, said plans call for an opening of a childcare and preschool program... Read More

  • Former K of C Site Renovated Into Hotel

    The former Knights of Columbus building, 130 W. Fifth St., Oswego, is being renovated into a boutique hotel.Atom and Falecia Avery, owners of All Seasons Inn in Scriba, intend on opening the hotel at West Fifth and Bridge streets in the Port City.The... Read More

  • SUNY Oswego Marks 150th Anniversary in 2011

    In 1861, Edward Austin Sheldon founded a teacher training school on the shores of Lake Ontario that would eventually become SUNY Oswego.In 2011, SUNY Oswego celebrates its sesquicentennial.“The entire campus community is looking forward to a sp... Read More

  • Longtime Oswego Chamber Employee Bids Adieu

    Danielle Hayden will be joining the American Red Cross of Central New York as the new Oswego branch director.The appointment takes effect April 25, according to Margaret L. Henderson, regional CEO.“Danielle comes to the organization following e... Read More

  • Former Lee Memorial Hospital Director Heads Nursing Facility

    He’s not done yet.Dennis Casey, former executive director of the now-defunct A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital in Fulton, is now taking on challenges at Mercy of Northern New York, a Watertown-based nursing facility operated by Samaritan Health System... Read More

  • Tractor Supply in Pulaski ‘Exceeding Expectations’

    The new Tractor Supply store in Pulaski has been up and running for more than four months now, and all indications are that business is brisk.“Very good, exceeding expectations,” said Rob Hoskins, a spokesman from media relations at Tract... Read More

  • New Barber Shop to Make Port City Debut

    Downtown Barber & Shave Co. is opening for business in Oswego on Thursday.A grand opening celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.It is located at Canal Commons, 193 W. First St., Oswego.Half-price haircuts will be offered Thursd... Read More

  • Doug Waterbury Plans Major Expansion for His Parks

    Doug Waterbury says Central New York has a lot to get excited about this summer and beyond. Waterbury, an Oswego County native and resident, has new attractions planned at his theme parks in the coming months. Over the long-term, the entertainment mo... 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