‘A Very Wild Ride’

Oswego chamber, CenterState CEO unite to offer aid to business community during global pandemic By Lou Sorendo United they stand. The Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce and Syracuse-based CenterState CEO…

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New Officers and Board Members at OOC

L. Michael Treadwell ooc@oswegocounty.org ‘Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Operation Oswego County regretfully canceled its annual meeting presentation and breakfast for 2020.’ Operation Oswego County (OOC) held the business portion…

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No Mask, No Service

NYS’s mask order has put employees on the frontlines of enforcement By Ken Sturtz The signs are posted everywhere. Supermarkets, restaurants, gas stations. Barber shops, big-box retailers, ice cream stands.…

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Tax Burden We’re Still on Top

By Aaron Gifford Experts attributes high taxes in NYS to the skyrocketing cost of public education and out-of-control Medicaid spending. “The state can’t continue operating with this cost structure. There…

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Surviving 2020

Iconic retailer JC Penney in Oswego survived 1-2 punch of COVID-19, corporate bankruptcy. Store manager reflects on her ordeal By Lou Sorendo Why was the Oswego JC Penney spared from…

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Surge in Real Estate Market

After a few slow months, real estate market is hot again, in part thanks to low interest rates, coronavirus pandemic By Ken Sturtz John and Monica Weber decided in February…

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Lean Times for Travel Agents

How bad are things for travel agencies? 30% may be out of business because of pandemic-related travel restrictions, says expert By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant Despite pre-pandemic growth in travel, the…

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Death of the Handshake?

It may be on hiatus for the pandemic, but experts say rumors of the handshake’s demise are greatly exaggerated By Ken Sturtz The loss of the handshake in social interactions…

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