• Success Story: The Good Guys Barbershop

    Friendliness, attention to quality place business a cut above the rest. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Wanted: Massive Shortage of Truck Drivers Worsens

    Prospective truck drivers test their skills in the simulation room at National Tractor Trailer School in Liverpool. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Port of Oswego Upping Ante on Grain Exports

    Port, Perdue Agribusiness team to make port an export center. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • And the NGI Winner is: Wired Telecom!

    Austin Wheelock, 'Next Great Idea' chair and deputy director of Operation Oswego County, recently announced the winner of the 2018 NGI business plan. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Southern Graphic Systems in Phoenix to Close

    Print equipment manufacturer to shutter facility after 30 years of doing business. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • New Owners, New Vision at Thunder Island Park in Granby

    Ron and Lisa Falise focus on revitalizing, expanding tourism destination site. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Making Pulaski the 'Gateway to the Tug Hill'

    Paul Holliday shows off a new groomer that will be used by the Pulaski-Boylston Snowmobile Club this winter. Holliday is intent on making Pulaski the “Gateway to the Tug Hill.” For the story, 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. For the story, 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. For the story, 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. For the scoop, 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.

Latest News

  • End of an Era for One of Oswego's Longest-standing Businesses

    The acquisition of Oswego County National Bank by Alliance Financial Corp. is expected to become a done deal on Friday.When OCNB customers awake on Oct. 10, the day following the Columbus Day observance, they will be dealing with Syracuse-based Allia... Read More

  • Members' Vote Next Step in Chamber Merger Plan

    The boards of directors of the Greater Fulton and Oswego chambers of commerce have agreed to merge.The name of the newly merged corporation will be the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce, Inc.Its headquarters will be at 44 E. Bridge St., Osweg... Read More

  • Return to Pulaski: Douglas Barclay completes ambassadorship in El Salvador

    When U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador H. Douglas Barclay finishes his three-year tour of duty in a little more than three months, he will turn another page in a storied career.Although the 74-year-old Pulaski resident doesn’t know yet where the n... Read More

  • Operation Oswego County Elects New Board Members

    Operation Oswego County, the county’s designated economic development agency, recently elected new board members at its 54th annual meeting.The OOC board of directors elected Kerry Dorsey, associate vice president for development and alumni rel... Read More

  • Businessman: Bridge Project to have 'Devastating' Impact on Downtown

    One business person in the city of Oswego is up in arms over the upcoming Bridge Street Bridge reconstruction project.John Henry of Mitchell Printing & Mailing, 127 E. First St., Oswego, said the project will have a devastating impact on downtown... Read More

  • Oswego Health appoints new president/CEO

    As the Oswego Hospital marks its 125th year, members of the Oswego Health board have made a historic change in management structure and leadership.For the first time in the organization’s history, a president/chief executive officer has been na... Read More

  • Kinney Drugs expands its market share in Oswego County

    Kinney Drugs’ credo is simply stated: “That we are only as strong as our community and we should each strive to make our community a better place to live.”With its recent acquisition of Wayne Drugs, Kinney is continuing to pursue th... Read More

  • Deadline Extended for University-Industry Grant

    High tech companies in Central New York looking to apply for the third round of Grants for Growth (GFG) will have a little more time to submit their applications. The application for deadline for the GFG deadline has been extended to 5:00 p.m. on Fr... Read More

  • Pathfinder Bank Gives Naming Gift to Campaign

    The Eldercare Foundation, affiliated with Home Aides of Central New York, has received a $10,000 gift from Pathfinder Bank, headquartered in Oswego, announced Sandra H. Martin, Home Aides of Central New York and Eldercare Foundation president.The fin... Read More

  • Taco Bell Building in Fulton to Become Fajita Grill

    Spicy sells in Oswego and, if Fajita Grill has its way, it will sell all over Central New York and up into the North Country. Young restauranteur Josh Molinari is preparing for his first wave of expansion since he opened his Oswego location in summer... Read More

  • Survey: What Do You Think of the Proposed Merger Between Greater Oswego and Oswego County chambers?

    “Honestly, I think it’s a good idea. It’ll increase the power between the two of them.”Robert BatemanCakes Galore & MoreMember: Greater Oswego Chamber of Commerce“I think it’s certainly a combination that&rsquo... Read More

  • Letter to Editor: Community Must Stand United

    With our annual campaign officially under way, it is important to step back and evaluate the goals we are looking to achieve as an agency.While fundraising to help support our member agency programs is a vital part of what we do, the United Way of Gr... Read More

  • Fourth Generation Autodealer Completes Training

    Richard A. Burritt of Oswego, was graduated recently from the Dealer Candidate Academy of the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) in Washington, D.C., it was announced by his father, Chris Burritt, owner of Burritt Motors Chevrolet-Buick ... Read More

  • Opinion: Why the Oswego and Fulton Chambers of Commerce Should Join Forces

    We favor the proposed merger between the Oswego County Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Oswego Chamber of Commerce and wish their leaders are able to mobilize the majority of their members to approve the initiative. However, merging the two chambe... Read More

  • Nine Million Used Tires Being Recycled in West Monroe

    Tires, tires, everywhere. That’s how things look in the Town of West Monroe. Over 30 acres of discarded tires are being cleaned up. The project is being handled by Delaney Construction of Gloversville, NY, and it is the first of this type of pr... Read More

  • Date set for OCNB, Alliance merger.

    Pending approval from industry regulators, OCNB will merge with Alliance Bank on Oct. 6. Syracuse-based Alliance Bank has notified OCNB customers in writing, dated Sept. 6, of the forthcoming merger between the two financial companies. The booklet, ... Read More

  • Restaurateur decides to 'Wing-It' in Port City

    Restaurateur Bob Wheeler is going to “Wing-It” in Oswego, and in a big way.Wheeler recently opened Wing-It at 7B Bridie Square, the site of the former Bunkers and Whitewater Grill. It overlooks the rushing waters of the Oswego River.Centu... Read More

  • NY3C At a Standstill; Market Survey Results Prove Pivotal

    The New York Chocolate and Confections Co. (NY3C) remains stalled in a holding pattern as its Ivory Coast investors await the results of a marketing analysis, according to Operation Oswego County executive director L. Michael Treadwell. “It&rsq... Read More

  • Who is the 'King of Oswego?'

    It’s good to be king.That honor will be bestowed upon the winner of the “King of Oswego” event being held at the Red Planet Skate/Bike Park, 77 W. First St., Oswego.The week-long event comes to a close Friday at 5 p.m. Owner/operato... Read More

  • 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

Oswego County Business Magazine
Issue 158

Issue 158
October/November 2018

Cover Story

Profiles

Nancy Fox

On The Job

What’s Your Must-Ask Job Interview Question?

Success Stories

The Good Guys Barbershop

My Turn

Free Speech in a An Era of Racist, Vulgar Comments

Newsmakers

Newsmakers

Economic Trends

The Impact of Manufacturing and Power Generation on Oswego County

Last Page

Shonna Sargent