SAGE Award Winners to be Announced November 12th

The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce Fall 2021 SAGE Awards, the Scranton Awards for Growth and Excellence, will be announced on Friday, Nov. 12, at the Chamber Gala, a black-tie optional event held safely at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center and presented by Fidelity Bank.. The SAGE Awards honor outstanding local businesses for their talent, creativity, and innovation.

In addition, all award finalists can also win the People’s Choice Award, where the winner will be chosen by a community wide online vote, available on www.scrantonchamber.com from Monday, Nov. 1 through Friday, Nov. 5.

More than 80 applications were received for this year’s awards and 50 community leaders and professionals volunteered to review applications and select finalists. The finalists, which include nominees from Dunmore, include :

BEST PRACTICES IN COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

• Pioneer Construction Company Inc.

• Posture Interactive

• Scranton Area Community Foundation

BEST PRACTICES IN CUSTOMER SERVICE

• Center City Print

• Hilton Scranton & Conference Center

• theKIMMY

BEST PRACTICES IN MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

• Fidelity Bank 

• Horizon Dental Care

• The Honesdale National Bank

BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

• FNCB Bank

• Golden Technologies

• Posture Interactive

HOMETOWN STAR

• Children’s Advocacy Center of NEPA

• Scranton Jazz Festival

• Scranton Tomorrow

IMPACT: COMMUNITY OUTREACH

• Friends of the Poor

• NeighborWorks of Northeastern Pennsylvania 

• The University of Scranton

IMPACT: PEOPLE AND CULTURE

• Golden Technologies

• Hematology & Oncology Associates of Northeastern Pennsylvania, PC

• The Settlers Inn

IMPACT: PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

• Friends of the Poor

• Montage Mountain Resorts

• One Point, Inc.

NEW AND EMERGING BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

• CTB Studio

• Epic Revenue Consultants

• Reed Advisory Group

NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR

• Agency for Community EmPOWERment of NEPA

• Miller-Keystone Blood Center

• Treatment Court Advocacy Center of Lackawanna County

SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

• Center City Print

• Noteology

• Quest Studio

2021 SAGE Award Winners

A large number of Dunmore businesses were winners when The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce hosted its Chamber Gala in March presenting the 2021 SAGE Awards – the Scranton Awards for Growth and Excellence. 

Borough businesses who came up winners included Fidelity Bank, Business of the Year winner; DePietro’s Pharmacy, Impact: Community Outreach winner; Space Time Mead & Cider Works, New and Emerging Business of the Year winner; Hematology & Oncology Associates of NEPA, People’s Choice winner, and United Sports Academy, Small Business of the Year.

This year’s event was a hybrid celebration with SAGE finalists and award sponsors attending at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center, while other guests enjoyed viewing parties from home via Zoom.

Chamber president, Bob Durkin, and Chamber board chair, Patrick Fricchione, opened the ceremony thanking all finalists, award sponsors, and Gala sponsors for their dedication to the NEPA community. Emcee for the evening was Thom Welby, with musical entertainment provided by Lexington Entertainment.

The SAGE Awards honor outstanding local businesses for their talent, creativity, and innovation. This year, the awards were enhanced to honor and recognize the innovation our local businesses employed due to COVID-19.

2015 SAGE Award Finalists Announced

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.