Golden Touch

Golden Touch

Atom Avery celebrating the completion of his most ambitious project to date, the Litatro building in the heart of downtown Oswego By Lou Sorendo Entrepreneur Atom Avery photographed Jan. 28 at Litatro, his new building in downtown Oswego. Photo by Chuck Wainwright. An entrepreneur is inherently a businessperson who is willing to take on greater than normal financial risks in order to complete a project or endeavor. This is a person who possesses the innate ability to organize, launch and operate a business in a highly efficient and profitable manner. For area entrepreneur, business manager and real estate developer Atom Z. Avery, that spirit of entrepreneurship may very well be embedded in his DNA. Since 1999, Avery Rental Properties has provided housing for families, business professionals and students while also becoming engaged in transformative property development projects in the city and county of Oswego. His maternal grandfather, J. Francis “Zeke” Vona, and his great-uncle John joined in operating Vona Shoes in Oswego for many years, while great-uncle Thomas founded Vona’s restaurant on West Utica Street in 1947. The Vona brothers were significant contributors to the Oswego community in many ways, and their progeny now carries on that legacy. In fact,

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