• 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

  • Good News for Oswego County: New Plant to Bring Jobs to the Area

    After a string of bad news, agriculture company announces it's investing $2.9 million to build onion processing plant Read More

  • David McFarlane May Be Back in Business Again as He Considers Buying his Old Company, Sonoco

    For 35 years he owned Morrill Press, now Sonoco Flexible Packaging. After the company announced it's shutting down the plant in six months, he's considering buying it. Read More

  • Effect of Sonoco's Closing Mixed Among Area Businesses

    Some local companies, such as C&C Fabrication in Fulton, will lose when Sonoco shuts down in six months Read More

  • Sonoco's Future in Fulton May Depend on the Fate of Former Nestle Plant

    Plant's future in town largely depends on the sale of former Nestle plant. Officials say everything is being done to keep it in Fulton. Read More

  • Exclusive: Entergy to Eliminate 1,000 Jobs. Effects at the Oswego County Plant Still Uncertain

    The New Orleans based company, which owns James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power plant, wants to eliminate redundant positions. Read More

  • Is the City of Oswego Headed for a Major Economic Upturn?

    The announcement of new businesses coming to town - Ruby Tuesday, Lowes and Applebee's - and the potential 200 new jobs they might bring gets officials excited. Read More

  • Oswego Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Resigns After 8 Years

    Frank Hale to work as vice president at Oswego County National Bank. Read More

  • Coalition Studies Ways to Reduce Cost of Health Care in Oswego County

    Group's goal is to find out why health care is so expensive and what can be done to reduce it, improve efficiency, quality and access. Read More

  • Eric Behling is Discovering a New Business: Agritainment

    One of the largest apple farms in Central New York, Behlings Orchards is developing popular U pick system, which has attracted thousands. Read More

  • Life After Nestle: Special for Oswego County Business Magazine

    "I have learned one important thing through my experience with Nestle. It doesn't pay to be loyal." Read More

  • The OCB Magazine Guide to Real Estate Professionals

    Meet Oswego County's Top Realtors Read More

  • Sandy Creek's Nightmare: Where Most Phone Calls Are Long Distance

    A simple phone call from Sandy Creek will almost always be long distance. Frontier says it's one of the most restrictive local calling areas in the region. Read More

  • Hot Weather Good for Business, Quick OCB Magazine Survey Shows

    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

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