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Welcome to Only Oswego

Feb 12, 2014 12:35PM ● Published by Steven Jack

I'm extremely excited to announce the launch of onlyoswego.com. This is going to be a news website for, as the name implies, Oswego only. 

I've started this website for a couple of reasons. First, I worked tirelessly for nearly two years building another news site in this town, and no matter how hard I tried I couldn't shake the empty feeling I was left with when I left that company in August. 

Second, and most importantly, is that I LOVE our town. I truly feel a free online independent news service is essential to helping our town grow and continue to be an amazing place to raise our families. 

Something you should know going forward is that this site will operate independently of any corporate management or out-of-town decision-makers. Onlyoswego.com will be me and me alone. I own it — literally and figuratively. 

The site will be hosted by a web company out of California that I pay each month for all the technical support a venture like this will need. 

The site includes an events calendar that allows users to upload community events for free, and a directory of Oswego-area businesses. Business owners are encouraged to claim their listings and add photos and any other information they feel is relevant. If you don't see your business listed, simply click the "Join the Directory" button.

So, you might ask yourself, "How will he make money doing this?" 

Well, like every other free website, I am seeking sponsors. My aim is to keep the sponsorship rates more in line with what the local newspaper might charge. With virtually no overhead, keeping rates affordable for our small business owners shouldn't be too difficult.

I am also pleased to announce that Fox River Lawn Care has joined me as a launch sponsor. Please check out specials from this great local business on their website.

Click here for more information on how to sponsor this site, including our rate card. 

Please feel free to send me story ideas, or tips. I can be reached at 331-216-9000 or by emailing onlyoswego@gmail.com

Thank you for all your support!

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