• 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

  • Area Campus Continues Construction Boom

    A three-year series of projects to renovate and expand buildings to house all six departments of the SUNY Oswego School of Education will start taking shape this summer.School of Education personnel, classrooms and labs are on the move, part of a rel... Read More

  • Exclusive: Speedway May be Sold on Wednesday

    Suspense is building regarding the possible sale of the Oswego Speedway.Contrary to a published report saying a deal was expected to take place by Wednesday, speedway co-owner Steve Gioia Jr. said today he is not prepared to share any information reg... Read More

  • Blockbuster of a Closing: Video Store Shuts Doors

    Blockbuster Video, 135 state Route 104 East, Oswego, has shut down.Sunday ended a five-week clearance sale at the store, which opened in the Port City in 1994.“Why does any store close? This location wasn’t profitable,” a spokespers... Read More

  • Next Small Business Training Class to Begin in April

    For those interested in expanding or starting a small business in Oswego County, the next micro-enterprise program small business training class is scheduled to be held each Tuesday from April 5 through May 24.The classes will be held from 6-9 p.m. a... Read More

  • Change of Ownership may be on Horizon at Oswego Speedway

    Mystery surrounds the future of the Oswego Speedway as an ownership changes appears imminent.Brothers John and Eric Torrese are in the process of purchasing the track, but an official announcement has yet to be made.The Torrese brothers have racing e... Read More

  • Mattress Express to Open Location in the Area

    Three little words have made Kevin Fear a Central New York icon: free, free, free.Fear’s advertisements for Universe Cellular and Dish seem to be everywhere these days. He’s been called “Billy Junior” because he is second only... Read More

  • DOERs Organization Makes Comeback in Port City

    The DOERs are back.A disgruntled group of downtown Oswego merchants has decided to resurrect a long-defunct promotional organization, alleging that the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce just isn’t doing its job when it comes to promotin... Read More

  • Company Plans to Grow in Former Wickes Lumber Building

    It took Lee Buttolph less than a breath to respond to a question about the decision to move his lumber company from its home of 43 years in Onondaga County to the town of Schroeppel in Oswego County.“It’s a really good fit, especially for... Read More

  • Record Number of Participants in Micro Enterprise Program

    It’s a breeding ground for future entrepreneurs.The Micro-Enterprise Business Training Program is a 24-hour course for prospective and existing small business owners.John Halleron, advanced certified business adviser at the Small Business Devel... Read More

  • Developer Converting Woodruff Building Into Mixed-use Facility

    If all goes well with entrepreneur Tom Millar, two of the city of Oswego’s most historic buildings will be renovated and converted for commercial and residential use once again.Millar is presently renovating the Woodruff Building at the corner ... Read More

  • Local Snowmobile Trails to be Featured on National TV

    WPBS-DT, the public broadcasting station in Watertown, announces its latest endeavor in conjunction with Oswego, Lewis, and Oneida counties and Old Forge to produce a four-part local snowmobiling television series, “Snow Country.”The regi... Read More

  • ExportNY Program Recruiting for Global Market

    It’s a global voyage.Each year, 10 central New York businesses embark on an eight-month journey of international business growth by participating in ExportNY, a program presented by the Central New York Technology Development Organization and S... Read More

  • Oswego-Fulton Chamber Holds Annual Meeting

    The Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 95th annual meeting today at the Hewitt Union Ballroom on the SUNY Oswego campus.Despite encountering financial challenges in 2010, chamber executive director Beth Hilton reported that sign... Read More

  • Morabito Auto Parts Under New Ownership

    Al Clark, longtime employee for Morabito Auto Parts, 1 Burt St., Fulton, a licensed NAPA auto parts dealer, purchased the business recently.Its new name is TC Auto Parts.The former owners were Clark and David Molinari.“After 40 years in the aut... Read More

  • Radisson Gains Independence as ESDC Role Diminishes

    The Radisson Community is nearly complete and is on its way to becoming autonomous.“We are in the middle of four subdivisions. There are four others in various planning stages,” said Elizabeth Mitchell, spokesperson for Empire State Devel... Read More

  • Small Business Training Class Grooms Future Entrepreneurs

    For those interested in expanding or starting a small business in Oswego County, the 2011 micro-enterprise program small business training classes are scheduled to begin Jan. 15 at 118 Rich Hall on the SUNY Oswego campus.The class will then run each ... Read More

  • IDA Commemorates 25 Years of Lending in Oswego County

    In 1985, Majestic Mold and Tool opened its plastic injection mold manufacturing business in the village of Phoenix with five employees.To facilitate the start-up of the business, Majestic Mold and Tool became the first business financed by the County... Read More

  • Oswego Health Finalizes Purchase of Lee Memorial, Phoenix Health Center

    The community moved one step closer toward realizing a newly renovated outpatient center in the city of Fulton as Oswego Health officially purchased the former A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital building, which now becomes known as the Fulton Medical Center.... Read More

  • OCBM Pulls Down PJC Golden Quotes Awards

    Oswego County Business Magazine, produced by Local News, Inc., Oswego, won three awards at the Professional Journalists and Communicators of Oswego County 2010 Golden Quotes Award dinner held at Vona’s Restaurant recently. All awards were for p... Read More

  • Onion Businesses Shut Doors in Oswego Town

    Empire Fresh-Cuts, LLC, 8033 state Route 104, and Oswego Growers & Shippers, 8011 state Route 104, town of Oswego, have closed, according to L. Michael Treadwell, executive director of Operation Oswego County, the county’s designated econom... Read More

Oswego County Business Magazine
Issue 161

Issue 161
April/May 2019

Cover Story

Profiles

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

Newsmakers

News Briefs on Local Businesses & Business People

Economic Trends

Programs that Facilitate Region’s Business Development and Growth

Last Page

Kateri Spinella