• 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.

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    After long winter, local businesses welcome the hot weather. Many say it's good for business. Read More

  • Nine Mile Has New Vice President in Charge of Nuclear Plants

    New Constellation executive replaces longtime plant manager. Read More

  • Canadian Company Takes Over Oswego Cranberry

    Atoka Cranberry, based near Montreal, has leased from Pathfinder Bank the 120 acres near Williamstown which was once the Oswego Cranberry Company. Read More

  • A New Home for Oswego County National Bank

    Bank purchases former IBEW building on Route 104 East for $900,000. Read More

  • MyDigitalDiscount Revenues: $5 M Expected

    Launched less than three years ago, company plans to launch a separate wholesale business. Read More

  • Despite Nestle's Loss, Officials See Growth in Oswego County

    Annual Operation Oswego County Meeting Recognizes Entergy Nuclear, CNY Regional Planning and Development Board, Wal-Mart Central Square and Carolyn Rush. Read More

  • Construction Season: Now Some Fulton Business Owners not Happy About it

    Officials say Canalview Mall construction work will help businesses in the long run, make place safer, more appealing. Read More

  • Manufacturers Slow to Take Advantage of Internet, Study Says

    Small firms in Upstate New York slow to catch up with "e-commerce" Read More

  • Nice n Easy in Phoenix is No 1 in an 80 Store Chain

    Convenience store becomes village's grocery store Read More

  • Community Bank Merges with Pennsylvania Bank and Adds 25 New Branch Offices

    Community also announces acquisition of unit of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Read More

  • Business Owners Unhappy with Construction Project on Oswego's East Side

    Tirrell's Appliances losing as much as 80 percent of its business as a result of construction work. Read More

  • The OCB Magazine Guide to Investment Professionals

    Meet top investment planners in Oswego County and Central New York. Read More

  • Brian Caswell: Manage Government Like Small Business

    "I was truly amazed at the duplication of services offered in our county." Read More

  • Tough Economic Times? Not for Local Banks

    OCNB is opening a new branch in Brewerton and Baldwinsville; PathFinder is completing a brand-new branch in Fulton and plans an additional branch in Central Square. Why all the action? Read More

  • Kinney Drugs Expects to Add New Store to 64-store Chain

    Employee-owned business, started in Gouvernour, celebrating 100 years. Read More

  • Bruce Phelps: "It Was Too Devastating to Watch"

    Owner of Fulton Tool talks about the fire that decimated the business he built over 40 years. Read More

  • Former SUNY Oswego Student Becomes CFO of Community Bank

    Bank is one of the largest in Upstate New York. New CFO still involved with SUNY. Read More

  • After Investing $1.2 Million, Owners Open New Whitewater Grill Restaurant in Oswego

    Overlooking Oswego River, owners John Tombolillo, Tom Dunsmoor and Bill Galloway expect restaurant to be a hit. Read More

  • Bruce Frassinelli: The New York Times and the Jayson Blair Scandal

    Rumors, the Public Right to Know and Accuracy. Read More

  • The State of Tourism in Oswego County: Promoting the Area Heavily to Lure More Visitors

    With less money in the budget, Promotion and Tourism tries to lure more visitors. 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


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