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The Oswego Health is the recipient of Community Investor Award was presented by the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce.

Event celebrates members for their ability to adapt, innovate and endure Community leaders share opportunities driving recovery and progress The Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce (GOFCC) today hosted its 2021

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‘We need humanity brought back into health care,’ he says By Steve Yablonski An elderly woman died alone, in an unfamiliar facility due to Albany bureaucracy, according to Joseph Murabito,

Pandemic has been good for businesses that sell fitness equipment. Andy Venditti, owner of the Syracuse Fitness Store, said his sales were up more than 100% in 2020 compared to 2019.

By Payne Horning When it comes to setting New Year’s resolutions, fitness goals are nothing new, but exactly how people choose to get in shape this year may be changing.

Pictured are, Ed Alberts (left), owner of Wired Telcom and winner of 2018 Next Great Idea Oswego County Business Plan Competition, and Austin Wheelock (right), NGI Chairperson.

“The Next Great Idea Oswego County Business Plan Competition” (NGI) is calling for entries for this year’s competition which culminates with $80,000 in prizes, said NGI Chairperson Austin Wheelock, deputy

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Nonprofit organizations in the Central New York region are invited to apply for grants Nonprofit organizations in Upstate New York can apply for Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Community Health Award grants

Emily Hart shows off some of the kayaks, canoes and gear in the basement of the home owned by her and husband Chris Legard, which serves as home base for their new business, Tug Hill Outfitters.

New business in Williamstown an opportunity for local couple to share remote outdoors By Tim Nekritz nekritz@gmail.com ‘Starting in spring, the company will welcome visitors of all ages and skill

Gov. Cuomo said that the redesign project of I-81 in Syracuse will break ground in 2022. It will encompass the redesign and or replacement of 50 bridges and cost somewhere in the range of $1.9 billion.

By Payne Horning New commitments from high-ranking government officials are raising hopes that the long-awaited I-81 viaduct construction project will finally move into the fast lane. The 1.4-mile elevated stretch

Husband, wife combination plays key role in transformative development projects in county By Lou Sorendo They are Oswego’s version of the ultimate power couple. Atom and Falecia (Murray) Avery have

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L. Michael Treadwell ooc@oswegocounty.org ‘Looking to the future, we want to ensure that as many of our small businesses as possible not only survive the pandemic but thrive despite it.’

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No NY Farm Show This Year

Canceled fair represents another loss of an event at the NYS Fairgrounds By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant The largest indoor agricultural show in the Northeast, the New York Farm Show (www.newyorkfarmshow.com)

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Healthcare sector is projected to be the region’s fastest-growing industry during this decade By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant What will the 2021 job market hold for job seekers? Karen Knapik-Scalzo, associate

9 Key Sectors 

Analysis of some of the key sectors of the local economy Stories by Ken Sturtz 1. Agriculture Some sectors have seen their sales rise dramatically, despite the pandemic Oswego County has

City of Fulton Mayor Deana Michaels is shown visiting a downtown business last spring to distribute a COVID-19 safety packet. 

Beating back pandemic, city of Fulton intent of making progress happen in 2021 By Lou Sorendo Indeed 2020, is one for the record books. Deanna Michaels, in her first term

Construction of the Midtown Plaza on the east side of Oswego: 75,000 square-foot mixed-use building being built by Rochester-based Home Leasing, LLC.

Batten Down the Hatches

Port City withstanding COVID-19 storm, focuses on ’21 progress By Lou Sorendo Like any business, the city of Oswego had to hunker down and battle to control finances in anticipation

Yearning for Normalcy

Central New York business sectors gearing up for what is hoped to be successful recovery year By Lou Sorendo COVID-19 does not discriminate when it comes to impacting economic sectors.

EZ Stak is a Kingston, Ontario, Canada-based company that recently completed a $6 million expansion project in Watertown, moving to a new 14,660-square-foot facility and adding production lines. EZ STAK is an industry leader and manufacturer of modular interior storage systems for work trucks, service bodies, vans, trailers, and law enforcement vehicles.

Up in Arms

Jefferson County looks to recover as usually prosperous tourism trade takes major hit due to COVID-19 By Lou Sorendo Jefferson County truly is the land of milk, honey and wine.

Drone at NY-UAS (New York unmanned aircraft systems) test site at Griffiss International Airport in Rome. Photo provided.

The Future is Now

Drone industry soars to new heights in Central New York By Mary Beth Roach The unmanned aircraft industry in the region is primed for a big boost. Ken Stewart steps

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Enrollment is up 40% at University at Buffalo, 26.2% at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Experts attribute that to ‘Fauci Effect’ By Payne Horning Cassidy McGinn, a 22-year-old from Tully, has

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By Payne Horning If 2020 was the year of the pandemic, one can only hope that 2021 will be remembered as the year it ended. The distribution of vaccines is

New hire involved in employee engagement to make sure that employees feel valued and heard By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant As healthcare organizations feel even greater difficulty in employee retention, Oswego