July 15, 2015
Operation Oswego County Presents Award to Norman E. Swanson
At its annual meeting in June, Operation Oswego County (OOC) presented its 2015 Dee Heckethorn Entrepreneur Award to Norman E. Swanson. Swanson was recognized for his exceptional entrepreneurial spirit, creativity, and dedication to fostering economic, community and tourism growth in Oswego County and Central New York through excellence in transforming a closed and vacant 32,000 sf elementary school in the Town of Albion into the fabulous Tailwater Lodge, a 42 room hotel, restaurant and conference center located on a 35 acre site on the fabled Salmon River. His vision and commitment has greatly enhanced the tourism and hospitality sector in Oswego County and beyond. Pictured, for left, are Kevin LaMontagne, OOC Board president, Norman E. Swanson, owner and president of Woodbine Group, and L. Michael Treadwell, OOC's executive director.