• Mirabito Family Back in Grocery Business

    Whitney Mirabito joins Jeremy Burns, left, general manager, and her father, Jim Mirabito, at the Fulton Save-A-Lot store. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • SUNY Oswego Grad Plugs Into Huge Entry-level Wage

    SUNY Oswego graduate Alexander Kouthoofd, who recently earned his bachelor's degree in computer science, will earn $125K in his first job at Salesforce in San Francisco, Calif. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Business Booming as Fulton Tool Co. Shows Growth

    Fulton Tool Co. owner Bruce Phelps has successfully adapted to change while expanding his business. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Mirabito Family Back in the Grocery Business

    The new management team at Save-a-Lot in Fulton includes, from left, owners Whitney and Jim Mirabito, and general manager Jeremy Burns. The Mirabitos formerly owned the Hannibal Village IGA. Check out the December-January edition of Oswego County Business magazine for the story. To subscribe, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Best Business Idea to Rake in $50K Award

    Austin Wheelock, deputy director of Operation Oswego County and chairman of the "Next Great Idea Oswego County Business Plan Competition," noted the deadline for entries is Feb. 1. Check out the story in the December-January edition of Oswego County Business magazine. To subscribe, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Success Story: Off Broadway Dance Center

    Owner Ellen Marshall has grown her dance studio to serve more than 275 youngsters. She discusses her business success, passion for dance and what it takes to grow a business in Fulton in the December-January edition of Oswego County Business magazine. To subscribe, click on the headline or photo above.

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

    Oswego resident Brandon DeSantis, center, recently won $5,000 as a member of Oswego County Federal Credit Union’s Lucky Savers program. Helping to celebrate are Bill Carhart, CEO, left, and Brian Cummings, vice president, branch operations. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • Burritt Motors to Acquire Shapiro dealership in Oswego

    Chris, left, and Rich Burritt have helped anchor Oswego's automotive dealership sector for many years. Burritt Motors is now on the verge of acquiring Shapiro Motors in Oswego. For details, click on headline or photo above.

  • Educational Bond Gives Students Early Taste of College

    Center for Instruction, Technology & Innovation students tour Cayuga Community College as part of their introduction to the CiTi-CCC distance learning partnership. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Profile: Kathyrn J. Connell

    From big city to rural Upstate New York, Kathryn Connell immerses herself into local business scene. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • First Distillery in Oswego County Up and Running

    Phoenix natives Stephen Dates, left, and Brenden Backus are poised to prosper as craft beverage industry takes off. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • 'How I Got Started': Amy Lear

    Man in the Moon Candies owner is sweet on success and her upcoming relocation. For the full story, click on headline or photo above.

Latest News

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    The Port of Oswego Authority will make history on Tuesday.   The first container shipment to the port will arrive at a yet-to-be determined time in the afternoon, according to The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership.   The port is head... Read More

  • WNET November Roundtable Discussion: ‘Does Your Website Deliver?’

    WNET will feature a networking opportunity for businesswomen interested in participating in an upcoming roundtable discussion — “Does Your Website Deliver?”   The event will be held from 8-9:30 a.m. Nov. 3 at Opera... Read More

  • New Hotel in Port City to Open First Quarter of 2017

    A new yet-to-be branded hotel is expected to be up and running during the first quarter of 2017, according to L. Michael Treadwell, executive director of Operation Oswego County and CEO of the county Industrial Development Agency.   ... Read More

  • Success Story: Step One Creative

    His team has done it one creative step at a time. While Port City native Shane Stepien owns Step One Creative, a highly touted marketing communications firm in Oswego, it is his talented team approach that gives it a distinctive fee... Read More

  • 'How I Got Started': Lori Vashaw

    Lori Vashaw established her business in 2002 as a comprehensive wellness facility that provides complementary health care services.     Q.: How did you develop the concept of the Riverview Wellness Center? A.: I was wor... Read More

  • Profile: Carolyn Rush

    For once, Carolyn Rush had a free day. This is quite unusual for a woman who has been going at top-end speed for many years working in government, education and business circles.   While relaxing recently at her New Haven waterfront ... Read More

  • Analysis: There Are No Silver Bullets to Success … But

    I’m sure you’ve probably heard it somewhere along the way that there are no silver bullets, or quick fixes, to achieving success in your business.   Merriam Webster defines silver bullet as “something that ... Read More

  • Oswego County Ranked in Top 10 for Logistics

    Business Facilities magazine recently ranked Oswego County 10th in the top-10 logistics leaders across the United States in its 12th annual rankings report.   The rankings were based on “the locations which have tremendous asse... Read More

  • NEXT Technology Conference to Feature World-Class Keynotes, Workshops

    The third annual NEXT Conference will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Downtown Marriott (the former Hotel Syracuse).   NEXT is presented by the Center for Advanced Systems and Engineering at Syracuse Univer... Read More

  • SUNY Oswego rises sharply in U.S. News rankings

    SUNY Oswego has jumped to 44th place in U.S. News & World Report rankings — a 14-place rise — in the list of 2017 top regional universities in the north.   "The latest U.S. News & World Report rankings refle... Read More

  • Attention Area Entrepreneurs!

    For those interested in expanding or starting a small business in Oswego County, there is a small business training class scheduled to begin later this month.   The course is scheduled to begin Saturday.   The class... Read More

  • 'I Am Oz'

    "I Am Oz" is a statement familiar to most students, faculty, staff and recent alumni of SUNY Oswego.   It is the inclusive and welcoming statement that has been the opener for acknowledging and learning about the broad ... Read More

  • SUNY Oswego Hires Chief Communication Officer

    SUNY Oswego hired Wayne Westervelt as the new chief communication officer for the college, President Deborah F. Stanley announced recently.   Westervelt brings 20 years of experience in the fields of marketing, communications, media and ... Read More

  • SUNY Oswego Names Interim Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations

    SUNY Oswego President Deborah F. Stanley appointed 20-year development professional Mary Canale to the position of interim vice president of development and alumni relations.   Canale succeeds Kerry Dorsey, who retires Oct. 13 after 13 y... Read More

  • Up-cycling to Success

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    An Oswego native and entrepreneur has the hops to brew up success.   Thomas Millar recently opened US Beer Brewers at The Cellar Door, located in the basement level of the renovated Woodruff Building at West First and Cayuga streets in O... Read More

  • Powerful News Gets Positive Reaction from Nuke Community

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Oswego County Business Magazine
Issue 153

Issue 153
December 2017/January 2018

Cover Story

  • THE 125K MAN
  • Fresh off graduation, SUNY Oswego computer programmer plugs into big dollars

  • Top-Shelf Wage
  • SUNY Oswego Career Services: Alex Kouthoofd’s starting salary is among the top 1 percent among graduates at SUNY Oswego

  • Starting Salary: How Syracuse Colleges Stack Up
  • Recent Syracuse University graduates earn on average $47K while Le Moyne students earn $41K, according to colleges

Profiles

Eric Pahl

On The Job

‘How Do You Reward Your Best Employees?‘

Success Stories

Off Broadway Dance Center

My Turn

Fake News: Not a New Thing

Economic Trends

Industrial Development Agency Presents Its Annual Report

Last Page

Austin Wheelock