Dunmore businesses including Fidelity Deposit and Discount Bank and DePietro’s Hometown Pharmacy are among the finalists for the 2015 SAGE Awards (Scranton Awards for Growth and Excellence) to be presented by the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce and MetroAction. The SAGE Awards honor outstanding local businesses for their talent, creativity and innovation. The winners will be announced on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the Chamber Gala, held at the Mellow Theater at Lackawanna College.
More than 100 applications were received for this year’s awards. A group of more than 40 community leaders and professionals teamed up to review applications and select finalists. The Chamber and MetroAction are proud to honor businesses that are making valuable contributions to the region and contributing to our overall quality of life.
The finalists for Best Practices in Community Involvement are Benco Dental Company, Fidelity Deposit and Discount Bank and Toyota of Scranton
The finalists for Best Practices in Customer Service are DePietro’s Hometown Pharmacy, Northeast Title & Tag, Inc. and Toyota of Scranton
The finalists for Best Practices in Marketing and Communications are Design Done Right, Graham Public Relations and Advertising, LLC and Posture Interactive.
The finalists for Business of the Year are DePietro’s Hometown Pharmacy, NET Federal Credit Union and New York Life Insurance Co.
The finalists for Healthy Workplace of the Year are Dempsey Uniform and Linen Supply, Metropolitan Life Insurance and TMG Health.
The finalists for Hometown Star are Lackawanna Heritage Valley for “Heritage Explorer Bike Tour & Festival,” NAMI PA Scranton Area Chapter for “Evening of Hope” and Toyota of Scranton for “Celebrating Heroes Day.”
The finalists for New and Emerging Business of the Year are Design-a-card.org. Graham Public Relations and Advertising, LLC and Japhy Creative.
The finalists for Non-Profit Organization of the Year are The Center for Independent Living, the Greater Scranton YMCA and NAMI PA Scranton Area Chapter
The finalists for Pride and Progress: Exterior Renovations are Geisinger-Community Medical Center for the 1800 block of Mulberry Street, Penn State Worthington/Scranton for their Athletic Fields and United Neighborhood Centers for Cedar Point Apartments.
The finalists for Pride and Progress: Interior Renovations are Classic Properties for 324 State St., Clarks Summit, Geisinger-Community Medical Center for their Multi-Specialty Clinics and Intensive Care Units and the University of Scranton for the Quincy Avenue Apartments and Learning Center.
The finalists for Pride and Progress: New Construction are Geisinger-Community Medical Center for the 1800 block of Mulberry Street, United Neighborhood Centers for Cedar Point Apartments and the University of Scranton for Edward R. Leahy Jr. Hall
The finalists for Small Business of the Year are 13 Olives, MCR Productions and the Pine Hills Country Club.
The finalists for Excellence in Leadership are the Fidelity Deposit and Discount Bank, Lackawanna College and NBT Bank.
The finalists for Woman of Excellence are Karen Clifford of TR Technology Solutions, Natalie Gelb of Lackawanna Heritage Valley and Jill Murray, Ph.D of Lackawanna College.