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Beach at Vina del Mar, a resort city about 90 minutes from Santiago, is a popular destination.

Santiago, Chile

Chile’s largest city is a good starting point to visit the country By Sandra Scott Chile is the longest country in the world measuring north to south with the Andes

By Wagner Dotto We’re excited for the upcoming summer season — the pandemic is coming under control and all indications are that we will have a near normal season. Not

Before striking out on his own, Steve Chirello worked at PR managar at Syracuse University, Miller Brewing Co., among other places.

Founded in 1996, the business is still going strong today with additional clients and more products By Steve Yablonski A summer internship sparked a lifelong career. “Believe it or not,

Models wearing samples of T-shirts marketed by Syracuse-based In Our Words Apparel.

Ashley McLeod and her mother, entrepreneur Gwen Webber-McLeod, betting on a new line of T-shirts that they say will inspire women By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant If Syracuse resident Ashley McLeod

Cover story of Oswego County Business, December 2003 / January 2004 issue, focusing on the appointment of Doug Barclay as ambassador to El Savador.

By Bruce Frassinelli ‘Doug Barclay was one of the few politicians whom I have encountered during my 60 years in the business that understands how journalists and the news

Karen Knapik-Scalzo is the person most in the media seek when they’re writing stories about local unemployment, employment trends, salaries or other key labor-related statistics. She has been on the job for 30 years.

Associate economist with the NYS Department of Labor, a SUNY Oswego grad, helps the media and the public understand trends in local labor, jobs By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant Karen Knapik-Scalzo

Working from home

While some enjoy working from home, some say they can’t wait to return to the office By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant The pandemic is more than a year old. For Kathleen

By Bruce Frassinelli One of the latest immortal icons to come under scrutiny as part of the cancel culture movement is Theodor Geisel, much better known as Dr. Seuss. The

Cancel Culture

Making Mr. Potato Head a gender-neutral toy is the latest in a series of changes caused by the way society perceives culture, politics By Bruce Frassinelli A new term has

Empty classroom

For the most part, CNY colleges have weathered the financial woes brought by the pandemic By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant Like many other organizations, the pandemic has caused colleges and universities

Open mics returned on a monthly basis to the wide-open space that is a converted barn in Curtis Manor in Oswego.

COVID-19 ‘a kind of wet concrete that soon encased our lives and lifestyles’ By Tim Nekritz ‘While so many things about the pandemic and the turbulent political times made

Real Estate

Buyers seeking homes with space for home offices is contributing to the increased sales By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant Although times of uncertainty would seem to foster a stagnant housing market

View of several homes in the village of Liverpool. Photo by Ken Sturtz.

Homes are selling faster and their prices have gone up substantially By Aaron Gifford Real estate sales in Central New York region have been one of the few bright spots


Last year, he ranked No. 2 in NYS with almost 100 transactions By Steve Yablonski For most people, COVID-19 has put their lives on hold, their activity slowed to almost

Homes along Seneca River in Onondaga County. Photo by Ken Sturtz.

Get ready for a long search. Like the larger market, the pandemic has created strong demand waterfront real estate and a limited supply By Ken Sturtz As a veteran realtor,


Award-winning real estate agent switches companies, expects busier year By Steve Yablonski Teri Beckwith has been a full-time real estate professional for more than two decades serving Oswego, Onondaga and

Employment law

Employment and labor law changes likely to be implemented during the Biden presidency By Steven E. Abraham Regardless of what business leaders thought about Donald Trump’s presidency, the former president

OOC operates three industrial parks in Oswego County, including the Oswego County Industrial Park off NYS Route 481 in the town of Schroeppel (photo), the Lake Ontario Industrial Park in the city of Oswego, and the Airport Industrial Park in the town of Volney.

L. Michael Treadwell ‘In addition to marketing properties, OOC owns and manages several properties in an effort to promote business growth and development in the County of Oswego.’ Traditionally,

Real Estate

Many are taking advantage of historically low interest rates. Volume of new mortgages hit record levels in the fourth quarter of 2020 By Steve Yablonski Central New York residents, like

Photos provided by Aqua-Spa Float Center

A first-person account to a visit to Oswego’s Aqua-Spa Float Center By Steve Yablonski Pressure pushing down on me Pressing down on you Splits a family in two Puts people