• 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

  • Oswego Shopper to be delivered by postal carriers

    The Oswego Shopper, a tradition in Oswego since 1972, is now being delivered by the U.S. Postal Service instead of hand delivery.Historically, the publication had been distributed by a network of carriers—mostly youngsters—throughout the ... Read More

  • Kinney Drugs acquires Wayne Drugs in Oswego County

    Oswego County-based Wayne Drugs has entered into a sale agreement with Kinney Drugs.The transaction will include the Wayne Drugs locations in Mexico, Pulaski, Fulton and Parish. The sale is expected to be finalized on Aug. 7. The Oswego Wayne Drugs ... Read More

  • Union head: Expect 150 layoffs at Nine Mile Point

    Constellation Energy, owner and operator of Units I and II at Nine Mile Point nuclear station in Scriba, will be eliminating 150 union jobs beginning in August. Employment at Constellation Energy will be reduced to 950 workers as a result. David ... Read More

  • Constellation plans job cuts by end of 2006

    Constellation Energy, owner and operator of Units I and II at Nine Mile Point nuclear station in Scriba, will be eliminating jobs in what the utility calls an organizational restructuring. Maria Hudson, spokesperson for Constellation, said an undet... Read More

  • WRVO making strides to gain more listeners

    National Public Radio affiliate WRVO continues to see larger numbers among in its ratings, with figures expected to grow when it more than doubles its signal strength to 50,000 watts next month. Headquartered in Penfield Library at SUNY Oswego, the ... Read More

  • Alliance, OCNB name Bateman to top spot

    Alliance Bank, N.A. and Oswego County National Bank announced that Barbara J. Bateman, currently vice president and branch sales manager for OCNB, will become the Oswego regional executive for the combined bank following the merger of Alliance Bank a... Read More

  • Tascarella joins Pathfinder Bank leadership team

    Pathfinder Bank has announced the hiring and appointment of Ronald Tascarella as senior vice president and chief credit officer, according to President and CEO Thomas W. Schneider. "We are extremely pleased to welcome Ron to Pathfinder Bank an... Read More

  • Entergy to buy Palisades Nuclear Energy Plant

    Entergy Corporation and Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy, have reached an agreement for Entergy to purchase the 798-megawatt Palisades Nuclear Plant near South Haven, Mich., for $380 million. Entergy owns and operates the Ja... Read More

  • Fultonian fills slot on hospital board of directors

    Jonathan R. Johnston has been named to fill a seat on the board of directors of A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital in Fulton.Johnston, a Fulton native, is a graduate of Kimball Union Academy in New Hampshire and Boston University, Massachusetts. He serves a... Read More

  • Ethanol plant to help fuel Oswego County economy

    Fulton is being placed on the map once again. This time, it’s not for production of beer or chocolate or championship wrestling teams. It’s for ethanol. Fulton is quickly becoming the site of the Northeast’s first ethanol plant,... Read More

  • Ethanol Plant Project Back on Track

    Rumors of a proposed Volney ethanol plant’s demise appear to have been greatly exaggerated. The project is ready to break ground and is scheduled to be operational within 17 months. Introduced at a July 6 press conference as a “great en... Read More

  • Going once, going twice: Under the Hammer opens in Oswego

    This is a father-son team that will be hard to beat in the business world. When you see local entrepreneur Jeff DeGrenier go to work, he usually is accompanied by a familiar face: his 7-year-old son Justin. A single dad, DeGrenier’s busines... Read More

  • Club Crystal new business addition in Port City

    Oswego native Crystal DiGregorio has returned to her hometown in a big way. DiGregorio, after having explored the world of acting and modeling in California, has created a new business, Club Crystal, on Water Street in downtown Oswego. Club Cryst... Read More

  • Operation Oswego County a Catalyst for Economic Development

    Operation Oswego County held its annual meeting at Fairway Manor in Granby recently. George Joyce, president of the OOC board of directors, emphasized the continuing significance of small business development to Oswego County’s economy as well... Read More

  • Boards approve merger of Empire, Power credit unions

    The boards of directors of Empire Federal Credit Union and Power Federal Credit Union recently voted to approve their merger. The newly merged credit union, renamed Empower Federal Credit Union, will have assets of nearly $600 million and a membersh... Read More

  • Fulton Tool receives 'Business Excellence Award'

    Longtime business rebounds from horrific fire Read More

  • Oneida Nation leader takes aim at critics

    Ray Halbritter backs Nation's efforts at retaining sovereignty Read More

  • County lawmakers set to vote on gas cap

    Cap would match numbers set by state Read More

  • Kathmandu relocates in downtown Oswego

    Owner seeks more traffic, visibility Read More

  • Alltel changes name to fit new service

    No changes for cell phone customers Read More

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