• 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, look for the February-March edition of Oswego County Business magazine. Click on the headline or photo above to subscribe today!

  • 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

  • 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

  • Wired For Success: UWT Continues to Build Momentum

    United Wire Technologies plans on expanding this year, and its business is up 30 percent since a devastating fire in 2012.The fire that rampaged through their facility five years ago didn't stop the family business. United Wire procure... Read More

  • Fulton Group on the Move with Major Expansion Project

    Fulton Group NA, Inc., in the town of Richland is embarking on an $11.25 million project as part of an ongoing expansion.   Fulton Group intends to renovate its Pulaski headquarters and purchase a new facility in East Syracuse with more ... Read More

  • Local Projects Fueled by State Grant Monies

    In regards to the recent awards by the Central New York Regional Economic Development Council, Operation Oswego County Executive Director L. Michael Treadwell said Oswego County-based initiatives are “not huge but they are neat projects.&... Read More

  • Building a Future: Dunsmoor Construction Celebrates Milestone

    This month marks the 30th anniversary for Dunsmoor Construction Inc. in Oswego.   Owners Tom and Michelle Dunsmoor have enjoyed a steady stream of business for quite some time as they celebrate their 30th business anniversary in February... Read More

  • Best Bets for Breakfast: Maria's Family Restaurant

    (Editor's note: This feature is being presented in correct form because of several production errors that occurred in the recently published College Life edition.) In Italy, breakfast is known as colazione.   Maria Conzone, owner a... Read More

  • Best Bets For Breakfast: Jocko’s Famous Ritz Diner

    (Editor's note: This feature is being presented in correct form because of several production errors that occurred in the recently published College Life edition.) For many Oswegonians as well as the SUNY Oswego college community, brea... Read More

  • Next Small Business Training Class to Begin Jan. 22

    For those interested in expanding or starting a small business in Oswego County, there is a small business training class scheduled to begin Jan. 22.   Classes will be held at the SUNY Oswego Business Resource Center at 121 E. First St.,... Read More

  • Business Booming as Fulton Tool Co. Shows Growth

    When the Fulton Tool Company caught fire in 2003, owner Bruce Phelps says the blaze consumed everything.“It was a total loss,” Phelps said. “We didn’t have anything to speak of.”Phelps was one of three founders of the ... Read More

  • SUNY Oswego Grad Plugs Into Huge Entry-level Wage

    Alexander Kouthoofd may be leaving his heart in Oswego, but he is taking his gigabytes to San Francisco.   Based on his entry-level wage, the 2,799-mile trip will be well worth it.   Kouthoofd recently graduated from SUNY Oswego w... Read More

  • Mirabito Family Back in Grocery Business

    It’s old school with a touch of today.   The Mirabitos are a household name in the local grocery business.   The family owned and operated the Hannibal Village Market IGA for more than 25 years before selling it to Tops Friend... Read More

  • Syracuse VA Medical Center Appoints New Director

    Judy Hayman is the new director of the Syracuse VA Medical Center, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs.Hayman will oversee delivery of health care to more than 52,000 veterans, an operating budget of $300 million and 1,700 employees at ... Read More

  • Port of Oswego Authority Leaders Submits Resignation

    Earlier today, the board of directors of the Port of Oswego Authority accepted the resignation of the POA Executive Director Zelko N. Kirincich.Communications related to the daily operations of the POA should be directed to the port’s manager... Read More

  • Burritt Motors in Oswego Acquires Shapiro Motors

    Burritt Motors has acquired Leon Shapiro Motor Sales of Oswego, it was recently announced by Rich Burritt, president.   A grand opening is scheduled for Dec. 15 at Shapiro Motors, 410 W. First St., Oswego.   “I am extremely ... Read More

  • U.S. Treasury Certifies Oswego County FCU as CDFI

    Oswego County Federal Credit Union has been certified as a community development financial institution by the U.S Department of the Treasury.“As a CDFI, we’ll work in our county to specialize in helping our neighbors who are underserved... Read More

  • 'Lucky Saver' Cashes in Big at Oswego County FCU

    Oswego resident Brandon DeSantis recently won $5,000 as a member of Oswego County Federal Credit Union’s Lucky Savers program, it was announced by Bill Carhart, CEO.Lucky Savers is a statewide savings program where... Read More

  • Burritt Motors to Acquire Shapiro dealership in Oswego

    Two longtime titans of the local automotive sector are joining forces.   Burritt Motors, 340 state Route 104 East, Oswego, is acquiring Shapiro Motors, 410 W. First St., Oswego.   While the transaction is yet to be officia... Read More

Oswego County Business Magazine
Issue 160

Issue 160
February/March 2019

Cover Story


James Weatherup

On The Job

What Are Your Goals for 2019?

Success Stories

Laser Transit Ltd.

My Turn

The Incompetent Boss and the Peter Principle

Economic Trends

Economic Advancement Plan Progress Report

Last Page

Chena Tucker