Plus, Chena Tucker Named Foundation Director by Shineman Foundation
Plus, Chena Tucker Named Foundation Director by Shineman Foundation
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Oswego County Economic Development News

November 2, 2022
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Schumer Secures Over $750 for Port of Oswego to Purchase New Reach Stacker to Bolster Port's Cargo Operations

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced that he has secured a $754,000 U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Maritime Administration (MARAD) Marine Highways Grant for the Port of Oswego Authority to purchase a new low-emission reach stacker. The senator wrote to Transportation Secretary Buttigieg to advocate on the Port of Oswego’s behalf. Schumer said this critical new equipment will help the Port significantly improve its ability to load and unload containers, both on cargo ships and rail, greatly improving local operations and helping ease supply chain disruptions.
"With this new equipment, the Port of Oswego will become an even greater hub for the movement of goods throughout the Eastern Great Lakes,” said Senator Schumer.  “This new low emissions reach stacker will allow heavy cargo shipments to more easily unload at Oswego and send their goods off to market across the globe. The world class reputation of the Port of Oswego keeps getting stacked higher and higher, and I proud to deliver the federal funding to help grow the Port’s operations in the region, ease our supply chain issues, and increase the strength of the Port’s infrastructure to keep their presence strong in Central New York for generations to come.”
William Scriber, Executive Director of Port of Oswego said, “The purchase of this critical piece of equipment will allow the Port to create a more resilient transportation system by offering containerized cargo service will help relieve the strain on our landside transportation networks and increase the supply chain resiliency to assure the reliability and capacity for the mobility of goods.  We would like to thank Senator Schumer for his support on this award and his continued support of the port and our efforts to create jobs for central New York.”

Shineman Foundation Names Chena Tucker Foundation Director

The Richard S. Shineman Foundation Board of Directors has named Chena L. Tucker as the foundation director of the Shineman Foundation.
Tucker’s background as an executive director, combined with a deep passion for making a difference in the lives of others, will help to further advance the mission of the organization that, to date, has awarded over $11.9M in grants to local and regional nonprofits and community organizations and has had a profound and transformative effect on the county and region.
“Chena Tucker has a broad knowledge of the Oswego County community,” said Kathleen Fenlon, Chair of the Shineman Foundation Board. “Her experience will be valuable as she builds upon the work of the Foundation. After a comprehensive search for a new director, the board is thrilled to appoint Chena.”
Tucker will succeed Karen Goetz, who is retiring after eight years as the foundation's executive director, she will manage all day-to-day operations for the foundation. In addition, Tucker will lead nonprofit training programs, community collaboration, and engagement initiatives.
“I have seen the tremendous impact that the Shineman Foundation investments have had on this community and my goal is to continue to advance their mission as being a Catalyst for Change,” said Chena L. Tucker, the new foundation director, “through collaboration, maximizing resources, and strategic partnerships, I believe that our community can and will accomplish great things.”
Tucker formally served as the Director of the Office of Business and Community Relations at SUNY Oswego. She had oversight for federal and state contracts, grant development and management, and community engagement.
Tucker grew up in Oswego and graduated from Oswego High School before leaving for Portland, Oregon to pursue a degree in interior design. During her eleven-year tenure at SUNY Oswego, Tucker received her Master of Business Administration from the College.
The Shineman Foundation uses its resources to stimulate economic vitality, encourage strong social bonds that strengthen the community and build the capacity of its not-for-profit partners. For more information, visit or call 315-216-6644. 

The 2022 Fund Drive is Rolling Right Along!

We would like to thank the many people and companies who support business development and growth in Oswego County through contributions to our annual fund drive.
Please note that all monies received through this fund drive will be applied directly to the costs of promoting and improving the business climate image of Oswego County in order to attract new businesses and retain/expand existing businesses.
The following supporters are helping bring jobs to Oswego County!
  • Compass Credit Union, Partner Level supporter
  • C&S Companies, Gold Level supporter
  • Fulton Savings Bank, Silver Level supporter
  • Oswego Valley Insurance Agencies, Partner Level supporter
  • Construction & General Laborers Local 633, Bronze Level supporter
  • Oswego County Business Magazine, Partner Level supporter
OOC Board members who have contributed include:
  • Peter Cullinan
  • Ronald G. Tascarella
The above is just a partial list of our supporters. To review a complete list of our 2022 fund drive supporters, please visit
Donations are 100% tax deductible.
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