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Please note!!! The GFBC Meeting for tomorrow 9/1/15 has been cancelled.
See you next month!

Katko Speaks to Members of the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce
U.S. Representative John Katko was in Oswego Wednesday afternoon to share ideas and offer his office’s assistance for economic and business development in Oswego County.  This is the first of a series of monthly roundtable discussions that Katko and his staff will be a part of.  Katko addressed the need for a greater investment  and promotion of Oswego’s economic opportunities, while laying out his vision for decreased government interference.
Katko described the need for “high-tech, cutting-edge manufacturing” in Oswego County and strongly took issue with the notion that manufacturing has passed the area by.
Katko spoke of Oswego County as “being a great place to spend time and that he wants to be a advocate and cheerleader for this area.” Discussions about the Port of Oswego Authority were made and the potential for expansion and job creation.  Katko discussed potential funding to repair the harbor seawall and how he hopes to bring a full scale dredging project to deepen the harbor by allowing larger ships to bring material into the port. Katko urged businesses and organizaitons to utilize his office to secure grant and government assistance loan funding.
Katko’s message was an optimistic view of Oswego County and its future, and promised his office would do everything possible to assist in building a strong economic and business friendly environment.
(article written by Seth Wallace, The Palladium Times. Full article posted in last Thursdays Paper)

Chamber Spotlight: Man in the Moon Candies – Making People Happy
Somehow, chocolate has the captivating ability to make everyone happy. That’s why Amy Lear, owner of Man in the Moon Candies in Oswego, loves her business. Man in the Moon Candies, 203 W. First St., in Oswego is an old-fashioned full-service candy store.
“Making people happy,” she feels is the best part of her job. “It’s a fun business and it’s a happy business. Chocolate makes people happy. That beats a real job any day of the week.”  Continue reading….

This week at the Oswego Farmers’ Market
Entertainment by Kenzie Chapman
This 14 year old singer/songwriter, and self taught entertainer that has amazed crowds across the Gulf Coast. She first discovered guitar playing from her Youth Music Instructor at church. After learning her first few chords on the guitar she went on to develop her own skills as a young musician. At 12 years old she began playing on stage as a solo artist. She plays originals and covers at Gulf Coast hot spotslike Toms Extreme Pizzaria,  Mosaics Topas Bar, Woody Roadside Grill, Big O’s Sports Bar, the Hook Up, the 25th Annual Crawfish Festival, the D’Iberville Festival and most recently the County Line Country Music Festival and regularly performs at Mississippi Songwriters Festival events. Her music and steady delivery of melodic songs reach far beyond her years.
Kenzie and her family just moved to Oswego this summer so stop down and welcome her to our community and show her your support.

Also.. Thank you to the SUNY Oswego Communications and Marketing Office for producing this wonderful video during Welcome Back SUNY night at last week’s Farmers’ Market.  Click here for the video.


Grossman St. Amour CPAs PLLC Appoints Adam E. Panek Partner in Charge of Tax Department

Grossman St. Amour CPAs PLLC is pleased to announce that Adam E. Panek, CPA has been appointed Partner in Charge of the Tax Department.
Adam joined the firm in 1995 and has over twenty years of public accounting experience.  Adam practices in the areas of individual, partnership and corporation tax return preparation and tax planning for individuals and businesses.  He has industry experience in retail distribution, wholesaledistribution, real estate and transportation accounting and taxation, including preparation of audited, or compiled financial statements.   He is experienced in multi-state taxation requiring consolidation of multiple subsidiaries in various states, and federal and state audit representation, including offer and compromise.Adam is a graduate of SUNY Institute of Technology.  He is current treasurer of the Syracuse City School District Education Foundation, the Greater Syracuse Business Development Corporation, and chairs the firm’s technology committee. He and his wife, Donna, and two daughters live in Brewerton.

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