• 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

  • Next Small Business Training Class to Begin in June

    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. June 11-15 and from 8 a.m. to 1 ... Read More

  • SUNY Oswego, Port City Cultivate Growing Relationship

    SUNY Oswego's recent Smart Neighbors Project to promote the Oswego-Fulton Farmers Market has already borne fruit, as student photographers, poets, business people, filmmakers and others await the market's reopening on Thursday in Oswego and May... Read More

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    Kevin LaMontagne recently joined Operation Oswego County, Inc. as business finance director.   LaMontagne will assist with financial underwriting for loan applicants, assist with packaging Small Business Administration loans, monitor loa... Read More

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  • Business Boon: Grant Monies Available in Port City

    The Oswego Downtown Improvement Fund has been launched.   It is one of 12 projects from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative the city of Oswego captured in July of 2016, according to Oswego Mayor Willi... Read More

  • CountryMax: Newest Addition to Retail Mix in Oswego

    A new CountryMax store is coming to Oswego.   The business will be located on state Route 104 East between Shampine and Eugene Saloga drives in the city of Oswego.   According to director of sales Brad Payne, the business is targe... Read More

  • 'I, Robot': Technology plays greater role in workplace environments

    Could your next boss be a robot?   Given the rapid pace of technology, the concept is not as far-fetched as one might think.   Damian Schofield is the director of human-computer interaction at SUNY Oswego, and said no boundaries e... Read More

  • CNY Fair Housing Combats Societal Ills

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  • ‘How I Got Started’ — Tammy Wilkinson

    Q.: What motivated you to first explore the world of theatre?   A.: If you ask my mom, she’ll say it started when I was a little girl singing “Here Comes Peter Cottontail” to folks on the bus as we went downtown. I defi... Read More

  • Oswego Health Names Executive VP, Chief Operating Officer

    Jeff Coakley has been promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer of Oswego Hospital.Oswego Health President and CEO Michael Harlovic said Coakley is a proven leader who possesses a strong vision for Oswego Hospital and the hea... Read More

  • Pathfinder Bank to Open New Branch in Clay

    Pathfinder Bank recently purchased a former bank building at 3775 state Route 31 in the town of Clay and will establish a new branch there.The opening is scheduled for October after interior renovations are complete. It will mark the third banking ... Read More

  • Students Have Different Perspective on Spring Break

    With spring break for colleges around the corner, some SUNY Oswego students are taking the opportunity to serve communities in need of helping hands.   SUNY Oswego offers multiple alternative break trips through its Office of Community... Read More

  • Next Small Business Training Class to Begin in March

    For those interested in expanding or starting a small business in Oswego County, there is a small business training class scheduled to begin March 5.   The classes will be held at the Business Resource Center at 121 E. First St., Oswego,... Read More

  • 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

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