• 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

  • Peebles Joins Route 104 Retail Strip in Oswego

    The retail development of eastern Oswego’s Route 104 corridor continues with the arrival of a new corporate presence at the Ames Plaza. March 22nd, the department store Peebles filled space long left vacant by the closure of Ames Discount Stor... Read More

  • Green to Appear in Support of Library Renovations

    Author, lawyer and retired NFL player Tim Green will appear at a fundraising dinner from 6-9 p.m. May 3 for the Oswego Public Library.The event at the American Foundry in Oswego will help raise money for the library's renovation project and commemor... Read More

  • Dr. Karns to Step Down as Dean of SUNY Oswego School of Business

    Dr. Lanny A. Karns will be stepping down as dean at SUNY Oswego’s School of Business.Although officially retiring from the deanship at the end of the current semester, Karns plans on taking a sabbatical before returning to the local campus to t... Read More

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    "Minetto could be the next town in New York to get a Stewart's Shop," saidStewart's Shops real estate representative Tom Lewis.  For more than a year,Minetto Town Supervisor Dan Capella and L. Michael Treadwell, executivedirector of ... Read More

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    Two tightly knit businesses—Lindsey Aggregates Inc. and EVM Inc.—have renovated the former 84 Lumber site on state Route 104 into their new home in Scriba.Together, the two businesses look to make a significant impact on the region’... Read More

  • Oswego County Board of Elections Has New Home, Responsibilities

    The Oswego County Board of Elections has successfully made the transition into the Business Expansion Center, 185 E. Seneca St, Oswego.The board—led by commissioners William Scriber and Donald Wart—is preparing this month to move a number... Read More

  • Lee Memorial Files Lawsuit Against State

    Citing seven accusations, A. L. Lee Memorial filed a lawsuit against state government Monday in what will be one of several actions taken to keep the hospital from being closed.The lawsuit, filed with the Supreme Court of Oswego County, seeks to inva... Read More

  • New Leadership Seeks to Revitalize Pulaski Chamber of Commerce

    After struggling with a loss of funding, the Pulaski/Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce hopes to restore lost services to the North Country community.In February, the chamber unanimously voted for new leadership, a move that ushered in an entirely new... Read More

  • Lee Memorial, Oswego Hospital to Sponsor Annual Healthcare Hero Award

    For the second year, some of the best and most caring healthcare professionals in Oswego County will be recognized in a special event.  Oswego Hospital and A. L. Lee Memorial have recently joined forces to sponsor the 2nd Annual Oswego... Read More

  • TBEI Announces Closure of Crysteel in Volney

    Truck Bodies and Equipment International, Inc., a leading truck body equipment manufacturer, has announced the consolidation of its Volney operations, which manufactures a number of Crysteel and Rugby brand products, into the Lake Crystal, Minn. and ... Read More

  • Fulton Gets a Visit from Sen. Clinton

    A crowd of media and local citizens crammed into tight quarters at Volney's Riverview Business Park Monday, for a news conference with presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY).With Northeast Biofuels (NEB) set to become the Northeas... Read More

  • Breaking News: Kinney Drugs to Purchase Valley News Building

    Kinney Drugs has entered into an agreement to purchase property owned by local publication, The Valley News in Fulton. Though meetings have been delayed due to weather-related complications, Kinney’s vice president of marketing, James Wuest sa... Read More

  • McHugh Calls on President Bush for FEMA Support in Upstate Counties

    In tandem with the New York state request for a federal disaster declaration for six upstate counties, Congressman John McHugh (R-NY) is urging President Bush to provide immediate assistance.McHugh underscored the need for the emergency declaration i... Read More

  • Hindalco Industries, Novelis Announce Blockbuster Deal

    Hindalco Industries Limited, India’s largest nonferrous metals company, and Novelis Inc., the world’s leading producer of aluminum rolled products, announced today that they have entered into an agreement for  Hindalco to acquire Nov... Read More

  • City of Oswego Micro Enterprise Training Program to begin Feb. 17

    It’s not too late.If you resolved that 2007 is the year for you to start your own business, you can still sign up for the Micro Enterprise Training Program.Oswego’s Micro Enterprise Program has been the success story of Oswego’s eco... Read More

  • Old Man Winter Has No Mercy On Homeowners, Businesses

    The ongoing onslaught of wicked winter weather is certainly taking its toll on Oswego County residents, including business people.Lake-effect snows have buried the region under several feet of snow, and there’s little relief in sight as more is... Read More

  • Regional Business Events Join Forces to Form Accelerate2007

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  • City of Oswego Reschedules Micro Enterprise Class

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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