Bucktown businesses among SAGE Award winners

Two Dunmore businesses. Fidelity Bank and DePietro’s Pharmacy, were among the winners announced by The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce and MetroAction for the 2015 SAGE Awards (Scranton Awards for Growth and Excellence), which honor outstanding local businesses for their talent, creativity and innovation. The winner of each award category was announced at The Chamber Gala on Nov. 11 at The Theater at Lackawanna College.

More than 100 applications were received. A group of community leaders and professionals teamed up to review applications and select finalists. The winners, in each category, are:

BEST PRACTICES IN COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  •     Toyota of Scranton

BEST PRACTICES IN CUSTOMER SERVICE

  •     DePietro’s Pharmacy

BEST PRACTICES IN MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

  •     Design Done Right

BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

  •     DePietro’s Pharmacy

HEALTHY WORKPLACE OF THE YEAR AWARD

  •     MetLife

HOMETOWN STAR

  •     Lackawanna Heritage Valley: Heritage Explorer Bike Tour and Festival

NEW & EMERGING BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

  •     Graham Public Relations and Advertising

NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR

  •     NAMI PA Scranton Area Chapter

PRIDE & PROGRESS: EXTERIOR RENOVATIONS

  •     Geisinger-Community Medical Center: 1800 Mulberry Street

PRIDE & PROGRESS: INTERIOR RENOVATIONS

  •     University of Scranton: The Quincy Avenue Apartments and Learning Center

PRIDE & PROGRESS: NEW CONSTRUCTION

  •     University of Scranton: Edward R. Leahy Jr. Hall

PRIDE & PROGRESS: PROJECT OF THE YEAR

  •     University of Scranton: Edward R. Leahy Jr. Hall

SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

  •     13 Olives

EXCELLENCE IN LEADERSHIP

  •     Fidelity Bank

WOMAN OF EXCELLENCE

  •     Natalie Gelb, Lackawanna Heritage Valley

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

  • Benco Dental