• 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.

  • Best Bets for Breakfast: Wade's Diner

    Tracy Fox, right, manager and head waitress at Wade’s Diner in Oswego, joins server Kirstie DeGrande during a recent morning rush. For a feature package on several of the hottest breakfast diner destinations in the city of Oswego, check out the February-March edition of Oswego County Business magazine. To subscribe, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Best Bets for Breakfast: The Cutting Board

    Chelsea Wahrendorf, owner of The Cutting Board in downtown Oswego, serves up a breakfast burrito recently. For a feature package on some of the city of Oswego's favorite breakfast diners, check out the February-March edition of Oswego County Business magazine. To subscribe, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Building a Future: Dunsmoor Construction Celebrates Milestone

    Longtime contracting business Dunsmoor Construction Inc., led by Tom and Michelle Dunsmoor, is observing 30 years of serving the Port City community in February. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Best Bets for Breakfast: Maria's Family Restaurant

    Jennifer Saltalamachia, manager at Maria’s Family Restaurant in Oswego, serves up the restaurant’s famous cinnamon roll pancake. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

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

    Teal Palmer, a server at Jocko’s Famous Ritz Diner in Oswego, serves up a breakfast boat, a popular selection on an extensive breakfast menu. For the story, click on headline or photo above.

  • 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.

Latest News

  • Information Meeting Set Regarding Bridge Project in Oswego

    A key public hearing will be held from 6-9 p.m. Aug. 16 at the common council chambers of Oswego City Hall to discuss information relating to the upcoming Bridge Street Bridge project. “It’s worn out and structurally deficient,” sa... Read More

  • County Chamber to Sponsor Poker Run in Phoenix

    The Oswego County Chamber of Commerce Business Development Committee will sponsor the first Phoenix Business Poker Run. Participants will have an opportunity to buy $5 wristbands from various Phoenix business chamber members on Aug. 21-30 and pick... Read More

  • Birds Eye to Cut 1,000 Jobs Nationally

    Fulton’s Birds Eye Foods Co. will not be among the facilities affected by a national 1,000-job reduction.The cuts come as part of an announcement that Birds Eye, the nation’s largest frozen vegetable processor, will discontinue products t... Read More

  • SUNY CBCD "Connections" to host author Dr. Lois Frankel, Dr. Mona Lake Jones

    Save the date: October 12, 2006. SUNY Oswego's Center for Business and Community Development will gather women from Central and Northern New York in the spirit of entrepreneurship. "Connections" is a day-long symposium designed to bring wo... Read More

  • Oswego Recycling Adds Equipment, Ready to Roll

    Oswego Recycling, LLC, a new wholesale recycling service center in Oswego, has installed new equipment and is poised to begin operation.According to Deborah McAndrew, manager of marketing, public relations and client services for Oswego Recycling, th... Read More

  • 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

Oswego County Business Magazine
Issue 155

Issue 155
April/May 2018

Cover Story

Profiles

Shane Broadwell

On The Job

On The Job

Success Stories

The Digital Hyve

My Turn

Thanks to Trump, Investigative Journalism Is Alive and Well

Economic Trends

Business Competition Has Record Number of Applicants

Last Page

Sarfraz Mian