• 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, Nestegg Federal Credit Unions Announce Merger

    Empower Federal Credit Union recently announced a merger with Nestegg Federal Credit Union, Fulton.The measure was approved by Nestegg members at an election meeting held recently.The merger between Empower, a $680 million credit union, and Nestegg, ... Read More

  • Mitchell Printing & Mailing Named ?Small Business of the Year?

    John and Kathy Henry, owners of Mitchell Printing & Mailing in Oswego, received the Small Business of the Year award at the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Breakfast held recently at the Oasis at Thunder Island in... Read More

  • Riverview Business Park Launches New Web Site

    Riverview Business Park, in cooperation with Operation Oswego County, has launched it new Web site, www.rbp-cny.com, to promote its business development opportunities world wide, it was announced by Eric Will II, co-owner.“In addition to having... Read More

  • Palladium-Times Feels Economic Crunch, Cuts Monday Edition

    The Palladium-Times will be suspending the Monday edition of its newspaper effective June 2.The paper will continue to be published as usual Tuesday through Saturday.The newspaper is headquartered at 140 W. First St., Oswego.The newspaper’s pub... Read More

  • As Gas Prices Rise, SUV and Truck Sales Plummet

    The population of Americans avoiding SUV and truck purchases is increasing almost as fast as the price of a gallon of gasoline.The annual sales rate for vehicles sold in the United States fell to 14.4 million units, marking the lowest amount for the ... Read More

  • Registration Open for Small Business Training Classes

    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 begin June 16 at Oswego Falls Business Center, 163 S. First St., Fulton.Classes will be h... Read More

  • Oswego Valley Insurance Agency Celebrates Brewerton Branch Opening

    Oswego Valley Insurance Agencies (OVIA) recently held a grand opening celebration at their new office location at 9643 Brewerton Road in Brewerton, according to OVIA vice president Chuck Harrington. Community leaders, business affiliates, and OVI... Read More

  • Public Hearing on 315 Area Code Held

    The 315 area code is running out of numbers, leaving the region with several potential resolutions. Representatives of the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) gave a presentation in Oswego at 11 a.m. Wednesday describing the telecommuni... Read More

  • Unistar: Oswego Still on Charts for a New Nuclear Plant

    Constellation Energy's decision to pursue its plans to build its first new nuclear reactor in Maryland doesn't change the company's plans to also build in Oswego County, a company spokeswoman said.The site of Constellation's first new nuclear rea... Read More

  • A Culture of Innovation at Accelerate 2008 Conference

    One of the biggest conventions in Central New York made its sophomore debut Wednesday in Syracuse. Accelerate 2008 ties tangentially related topics like lean manufacturing, technology and environmental concerns into a coherent day-long program aimed... Read More

  • Oswego Valley Insurance Agencies Open New Brewerton Office

    Oswego Valley Insurance Agencies has opened a new office location in Brewerton, according to OVIA Vice President Chuck Harrington.The office, located at 9643 Brewerton Road, will be managed by licensed insurance agent Jim Poindexter, and will allow t... Read More

  • Oswego Industries Partners With Mondo Polymer Technologies of Reno, Ohio

    Oswego Industries, Inc. has partnered with Mondo Polymer Technologies, Reno, Ohio, to help recycle shrink-wrapped boat covers that are made into highway guard rail blocks, it was announced by Leo Waite, OI’s business development director.Oswego... Read More

  • Fitness Club in Oswego Prepares for Reopening

    Oswego Health & Fitness, 78 W. First St., Oswego, plans to reopen next week following a remodeling process.Owner T.J. Powers said today he will reopen the fitness center as soon as interior work is complete.Powers said several business transactio... Read More

  • PSC Hearing to Explore Area Code Change Options

    The state Public Service Commission will conduct public hearings across Central New York on options to remedy a shortage of telephone numbers in the 315 area code.The options proposed by the PSC staff include an overlay and three different geographic... Read More

  • Career Exploration Web Site Goes Live

    The Workforce Board of Oswego County (WDB) recently announced that a new website has been launched to assist job seekers and students explore career opportunities within Oswego County. The site, www.oswegocareerladders.com was launched on March 3 an... Read More

  • F.O.C.U.S Greater Syracuse to Present Route 81 Dilemma

    Community vision group F.O.C.U.S. Greater Syracuse will meet Friday, April 11 at the City Hall Commons in a program that will discuss the pros and cons of Interstate 81. The meeting will begin at 7:30 a.m. The highway runs through the heart of Syrac... Read More

  • $9.6 Million Public Library Project Nearly Complete

    After around three years of being exiled to a temporary building, the Oswego Public Library is nearing the end of its $9.6 million renovation. The timing of the project was not coincidental. The need for new or remodeled space had been there for som... Read More

  • Contributions Large and Small Help New Library

    The Oswego Public Library renovation project comes with a hefty $9.6 million price tag, an investment that could only happen with assistance of the local community. Jeff Wallace is an independent consultant representing Step One Creative, which is... Read More

  • Oswego's Library Gets a Makeover

    The massive $9.6 million library restoration project is reaching its final stages. Project manager Murray Gould describes the construction as “peeling back” the building's insides to figure out what needed to be done. “The bu... Read More

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    The Accelerate Sustainability Learning Center is an initiative to support capacity building efforts to integrate youth with members of the business, manufacturing, technology and environmental communities through Accelerate 2008. The second annual, a... 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