• 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

  • 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

  • Nuke testing experts relocate to Business Expansion Center

    ILRT has new office in Port City Read More

  • Riley elected head of NYS Society of CPAs

    He's a principal in TFG CPAs Syracuse office Read More

  • Excellus takes step back before slashing fees

    Oswego physicians could still be targeted for cuts Read More

  • Remodeled Patz open for business

    Pat Jones revamps former Woolsey's restaurant Read More

  • Board of Elections to get more elbow room

    County office to relocate to Business Expansion Center Read More

  • Chocolate plant sweetens city of Fulton coffers

    NY3C finally pays up on sewer/water bill, taxes Read More

  • Fuel price shock extends beyond the pumps

    Oswego-area businesses, residents respond to escalating prices Read More

  • Oswego chamber plans Small Business Week events

    Port City to recognize outstanding businesses Read More

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