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The president and chief operating officer of Byrne Diary Inc. and a director of engineering

The Federal Aviation Administration flight inspection team from Atlantic City, New Jersey, recently certified the

Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced that the County of Oswego Industrial Development Agency (IDA) was

Pathfinder Bancorp, Inc. (“Pathfinder”) today (May 13) announced that Walter F. Rusnak (pictured), CPA, 70, senior vice president and chief financial officer,

Cover Story

By Stefan Yablonski At first glance, Vincent “Vinny” Lobdell Jr. is the epitome of success. But, really, what is success? A lot of money, a big house, fancy cars? For

Special Features

Homecare Hard to Find

In-home companion care or healthcare roles are tough to staff By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant If

The ConnextCare board of directors presented the ConnextCare’s President and CEO Tricia Peter-Clark with a

By Mary Beth Roach Between 12% and 13% of businesses in Central New York are

After four decades, Landscaping & Nursery continues to grow By Steve Yablonski More than 40

Helping those who help those in need: new director of operations at OCO has been

Business started in 2022 in Oswego incubator now operating in the black By Stefan Yablonski

By Stefan Yablonski Pathfinder Bank has recently announced it has signed paperwork to acquire the

By Margaret McCormick What would Danielle Mercuri do if she wasn’t a successful restaurant owner?

By Stefan Yablonski At first glance, Vincent “Vinny” Lobdell Jr. is the epitome of success.

Better Than ‘Jake’

By Christopher Malone Jake’s Grub & Grog, the Oneida River-adjacent establishment in Central Square, has

Profile: Dimitar Karaivanov

New Community Bank System’s CEO looks to build on past success, plans to expand in

Feature Stories

Tai Shaw, Vietnam Owner of CNY Uniforms Plus, Syracuse   By Mary Beth Roach “All

Sevgi Evren Familo, Turkey Owner of Tatlim Bakery, Oswego   By Mary Beth Roach Éclairs

Ralph Rotella, Italy Owner of Discount Shoe Repair, Syracuse   By Mary Beth Roach Everyone

Paloma Sarkar, India First vice president, enterprise risk manager at Pathfinder Bank   By Mary

Jay Subedi, Bhutan Owner of TruCare Connections. Several locations in Upstate New York   By

Hugo Acosta, Venezuela Owner of CNY Latino Media, Syracuse   By Mary Beth Roach When

Assad Majid, Syria Owner of Sinbad Middle Eastern Restaurant, Eastwood, Syracuse   By Mary Beth

By Aaron Gifford In Skaneateles, a four-bedroom waterfront home is priced at $5.9 million. In

The State of Real Estate

As flowers and ‘For Sale’ signs appear in yards across CNY, how will the real

Success Story

After four decades, Landscaping & Nursery continues to grow By Steve Yablonski More than 40 years ago, Andy Lasnicki planted the seeds of a business that has grown like a

Dining Out

Better Than ‘Jake’

By Christopher Malone Jake’s Grub & Grog, the Oneida River-adjacent establishment in Central Square, has been serving Central New Yorkers with entertainment, food and beer for more than a decade

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by Tim Nekritz  |  nekritz@gmail.com To say one of the most distinctive musical venues in

Operation Oswego County hosts manufacturing and small business summits, state grants workshop and annual economic

Q.: In a few words, please describe your new book, ‘Holocaust Refugees in Oswego’? During

Davis-Standard, LLC, a global leader in the design and manufacturing of extrusion and converting technology

Crouse Health has announced that Rebecca Houde has been appointed director of human resources. She

FOCUS Greater Syracuse, Inc., a nonprofit organization in Syracuse whose mission is to tap citizen

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield has appointed Andrew Dober director of labor sales. Dober began his career

Dannible & McKee, LLP, a certified public accounting and consulting firm, announced the hiring of

by Wagner Dotto We’re celebrating a big milestone: the publication of our 30th annual Summer

Navigating retirement change by Jeff Weld, Ph.D.  |  jeffweldllc.org I retired seven weeks ago. Despite great