• 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.

Latest News

  • Port City Copy Center takes to the Worldwide Web

    Oswego’s locally owned Port City Copy Center, 184 Water St., Oswego, premiered its new website recently, expanding its customer base and accessibility via the Internet.   Its address is www.portcitycopycenter.com.   Port Cit... Read More

  • Pathfinder Bank establishes scholarship for
 SUNY Oswego students

    Pathfinder Bank has made a $30,000 gift to SUNY Oswego to endow a scholarship to create opportunities for students with financial need.The gift establishes the $25,000 Pathfinder Bank Opportunities Scholarship Endowment and will provide $5,000 to m... Read More

  • Peter Myles New Executive Director for Oswego Harborfest

    Peter Myles has been named the new Oswego Harborfest executive director.   Myles, a veteran educator-administrator with 34 years of professional experience within the Oswego City School District, will officially start his new duties in J... Read More

  • Next Small Business Training Class to Begin in January

    For those interested in expanding or starting a small business in Oswego County, there is a small business training class scheduled to begin in January.   The course is scheduled to begin Jan. 9 and run each Saturday until Feb. 6.  ... Read More

  • Town of Scriba Braces for Impact of Fitz Plant Closing

    The town of Scriba is looking at a financial meltdown in the wake of the closing of Entergy’s James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant.Scriba Town Supervisor Ken Burdick said the closure and loss of 615 jobs will be devastating for not only t... Read More

  • Port of Oswego Authority has brisk November

    The Port of Oswego Authority experienced a busy November, receiving shipments of aluminum and potash and exporting its first shipment of soybeans, according to the Great Lakes Seaway Partnership.   Two McKeil Marine barges, carrying 16,000... Read More

  • ‘Oswego Cares’ Event Strives to Help the Less Fortunate

    The first-ever “Oswego Cares” clothing drive will be featured from 1-6 p.m. Saturday at Premier Living Suites, 247 W. Utica St., Oswego.   The event is geared toward providing struggling area families with new and lightly u... Read More

  • Oswego fighting for Fitz plant, Upstate energy jobs

    The County of Oswego Industrial Development Agency called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo today to fight for Upstate New York and the thousands of families whose livelihoods depend on the James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant in Scriba. ... Read More

  • Spizman’s Strength Systems Relocates in the Port City

    Spizman’s Strength Systems has relocated to 765 E. Seneca St., Oswego.   Owner Adam Spizman’s new facility features a larger venue compared to his former location on East Bridge Street. It offers more equipment, an indoor batti... Read More

  • Rent-A-Ride Cruises Into New Location

    Rent-A-Ride neighborhood car rental recently announced the addition of a new Cicero office at 8163 Brewerton Road, located on Route 11 near Target.   Other Rent-A-Ride locations are in Fulton, Syracuse and Liverpool. ... Read More

  • Rally Set to Support Upgrading Fort Ontario Status

    A public rally to support a process leading to elevating Fort Ontario State Historic Site and the Safe Haven Holocaust Refugee Shelter Museum to national monument status and into the National Park Service will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Lak... Read More

  • White’s Lumber Giving Away Buffalo Bills Tickets

    North Country home improvement retailer White’s Lumber has announced a contest for Buffalo Bills (or New York Jets) football fans.   Now through Dec. 15, it will be taking entries to win four tickets to the Buffalo Bills vs. New Yo... Read More

  • 2015 ASQ CNY Conference Set for OCC

    The 2015 American Society for Quality CNY Conference — "Keeping Quality Current" — will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Nov. 21 at Onondaga Community College, Whitney Center Room 101, Syracuse. In keeping with AS... Read More

  • TDO, Columbia College Launch Innovative Partnership

    The Central New York Technology Development Organization and Columbia College of Missouri at Hancock Field has launched a new industry-academia partnership to provide Columbia College students with specialized, hands-on programs.The new offerings a... Read More

  • ESA’s Stacy Hurlbut Goes ‘Above and Beyond’

    Stacy Hurlbut, an account executive in the public entity unit for Eastern Shore Associates Insurance, Fulton, recently earned the agency’s 2015 “Above and Beyond” award, it was announced by Martha Murray, agency president.“S... Read More

  • Excellus BCBS to offer new health plan for $0 or $20 a month

    Excellus BlueCross BlueShield in 2016 will offer a new health plan with monthly premiums of zero or $20 a month. This new Essential Plan is subsidized by New York state and will only be sold to eligible individuals on the NY State of Health ma... Read More

  • New Hotel in Oswego Hits the Express Lane

    As downtown Oswego continues to grow economically, one of its newest establishments will aim to attract a multitude of guests. Construction of the upscale Holiday Inn Express is under way, made possible by Chris La... Read More

  • Harbor Freight Tools Site in Oswego in Holding Pattern

    Harbor Freight Tools, a privately held discount tool and equipment retailer, is experiencing a delay regarding its planned opening in the city of Oswego.   The company originally planned to be open for business Oct. 27 at the former ... Read More

  • New Director of Operations at Davis-Standard in Fulton

    Floyd Backes (shown in photo)  is the new director of operations at Davis-Standard., LLC in Fulton.He succeeds Michael Fegan, according to a company spokesperson. Fegan is from the United Kingdom and decided to pursue an opportunity closer to ho... Read More

  • Harbor Freight Tools to Locate at Former Staples Site

    Harbor Freight Tools, a privately held discount tool and equipment retailer, is opening for business on Oct. 27 at the former Staples location, 301 state Route 104 East, Oswego. Construction on the 23,883-square-foot Oswego store is expected t... 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

Profiles

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