Plus, OH Nurses Earn Certifications and Citi Medical Assistants Graduate
Plus, OH Nurses Earn Certifications and Citi Medical Assistants Graduate
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Oswego County Economic Development News

March 16, 2021
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Advertising Matching Grants Available from Oswego County Media Group for Eligible Small Businesses

The Oswego County Media Group, Publisher of the Palladium-Times. The Valley News, the Oswego County Advertiser, and, is launching an advertising matching grant program to support small businesses in Oswego.
To help local businesses with advertising costs as state and local COVID-19 restriction are loosened and the local economy begins to bounce back, the Oswego County Media Group is offering a total of $100,000 in complimentary advertising space to eligible small businesses in Oswego County.
“The devastating impact of the pandemic on our locally owned and operated businesses can be felt in all around Oswego County, and we want to do what we can to help our neighbors and friends come back bigger and better.” said Jeff Weigand, Publisher and Chief Revenue Officer for the Oswego County Media Group.
While not requiring a formal grant application, requests can be directly submitted via email or by completing a short questionnaire via Microsoft FormsRequests must be submitted by March 31, 2021.
Please include all of the following:
  • Business name
  • Industry/type of business
  • Number of employees
  • Existing marketing efforts
  • Advertising value requested
  • Target markets
Please also briefly tell us how this advertising will benefit your organization.
All allotted marketing value will be matched dollar-for-dollar with a paid advertising investment. The grants do not carry a cash value, and all awarded advertising space must be used by June 30. Matching ad space does not apply towards contract commitments.
Example: If a small business requests a $500 matching grant, The Palladium-Times will add $500 in free space or online ad impressions. The grants can include advertising in multiple publications.
Applicants will be notified of their grant status within 24 hours. At that time, Oswego County Media Company advertising staff will work with the local award recipient to develop a strategy to best use the awarded advertising space.
Please visit, and look for the link to apply for this grant. Questions may be addressed to: Jeff Weigand, Publisher and Chief Revenue Officer, 315-343-3800 x2248,

Nurses of Women’s Services at Oswego Health Prove Commitment to Patient Care by Earning National Certifications

Continuing education and training is a priority when it comes to providing excellent patient care for the Women’s Services department at Oswego Health.
Even during a pandemic, six nurses made it a priority to complete intense training, which involved hours of education and a final exam, to elevate their clinical practice through the National Certification Corporation. The training focused on improving patient outcomes through the validation of specialty knowledge. 
“In addition to their daily responsibilities here at Oswego Health, we could not be prouder of the Women’s Services team to persevere and earn these accolades,” shared Valerie Favata, Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer. “These certifications demonstrate their commitment to patient care and improved outcomes.” 
Among those earning national certification in Lactation Consulting include, Amy Ilardi, RN-C, and Nychole Utter, RN-C.  Michelle Rockwood, RN-C (pictured above, left), Dawn Costello, RN-C, and Kimberly Spurling, RN-C (pictured above, right) became certified in Inpatient Obstetrics. And Jessica Leaf, RN-C (pictured above, center) became certified in Electronic Fetal Monitoring.
CiTi graduates three medical assisting students. From left, Medical Assisting Instructors Brittany Watts and Shelly Spencer, graduates Victoria Bennett, Kimberly Lewis and Jianna Wittcop,CiTi Workforce Liaison Rob Elia, CiTi Assistant Superintendent for Personnel Mark LaFountain and CiTi Health Occupations Coordinator Elizabeth Rice.

Three Graduate from CiTi Medical Assisting Program

The Center for Instruction, Technology & Innovation presented three new Medical Assisting graduates at their completion ceremony March 4.
The following students completed the program: Kimberly Lewis, Jianna Wittcop and Victoria Bennett. Lewis was also presented with the National Technical Honor Society award.
Part of the Medical Assisting pledge reads, “I am dedicated to the care and well-being of all people.”
For more information on adult education offerings through CiTi, visit or call (315) 593-9400.

Featured Available Commercial Property Listing

79 Lakewood Rd / Williamstown
  • Well maintained property formerly used as a saw mill and lumber yard
  • Several buildings on site, ideal for manufacturing, light industrial, warehouse, service
  • 2,600 sf office with kitchenette, rest rooms and private offices
  • Ample parking and outside storage area
  • Between Pulaski and Camden on St. Rt. 13
  • Three-phase power
  • Multiple drive-in doors and 14’ ceiling height in main space
  • 75% radiant floor heat
  • Over 100 Acres
  • 6 buildings totaling over 65,000 sf
  • Main building 28,768 sf
Sale/Lease: Available for sale at $800,000
Contact: Allen Olmsted, Canaan Realty, 888-457-6261,
44 West Bridge Street | Oswego, NY 13126 US
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