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.

Dunmore Groups Nominated for SAGE Awards

The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce has announced the finalists for the 2021 SAGE Awards, the Scranton Awards for Growth and Excellence, which honor outstanding local businesses for their talent, creativity, and innovation. 

Among the finalists from Dunmore are Fidelity Bank, FNCB Bank, DePietro’s Pharmacy, Dearly Departed Players at Dunmore Cemetery, and Space Time Mead & Cider Works.

The winners will be announced on Friday, March 19, at the Chamber Gala, a hybrid event held at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center and live via Zoom.

This year’s SAGE Awards have been enhanced to honor and recognize the innovation our local businesses employed due to COVID-19. In addition, the new IMPACT Award for 2021 iincludes three categories: Community Outreach, People and Culture, and Products and Services. 

Close to 100 applications were received for this year’s awards and nearly 40 community leaders and professionals volunteered to review applications and select finalists. The finalists, in each category, are: Best Practices in Community Involvement, Coal Creative, Scranton Area Community Foundation, Valhalla Veterans Services; Best Practices in Customer Service, Center City Print, Maternal and Family Health Services, Tech42 LLC.

Best Practices in Marketing and Communications,m Horizon Dental Care, Inspired Studio, Posture Interactive; Business of the Year, Benco Dental, Fidelity Bank, Horizon Dental Care; Hometown Star, Dearly Departed Players at Dunmore Cemetery, Scranton Memorial Park at Scranton High School; Food for All Campaign at The Settlers Inn.

Impact: Community Outreach, Center City Print, DePietro’s Pharmacy, FNCB Bank; Impact: People and Culture, DePietro’s Pharmacy, Golden Technologies, Penn Foster, Impact: Products and Services, DePietro’s Pharmacy, Hemotology & Oncology Associates of NEPA, Woodloch Resort.

New and Emerging Business of the Year: Birdhouse Outdoor, Scholars in Training Preschool, Space Time Mead & Cider Works;  Non-Profit Organization of the Year, Camp Freedom, Inc., Keystone Mission, Maternal & Family Health Services; Small Business of the Year, Center City Print, PennWood Financial Group, United Sports Academy.

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, March 1 through Friday, March 5.

Dunmore Based Businesses Take Home SAGE Awards

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Businesses based in Dunmore were among the winners of the 2019 SAGE Awards (Scranton Awards for Growth and Excellence) announced publicly by The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce at its Chamber Gala at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center. The awards honor outstanding local businesses for their talent, creativity, and innovation. 

The Borough of Dunmore won the Pride and Progress: Exterior Renovations award for the renovation of Schautz Stadium; Penn State Scranton won the Pride and Progress: Interior Renovations award, and FNCB Bank tied with AAA North Penn for the Pride and Progress: New Construction award.

United Sports Academy took home the People’s Choice Award.

More than 100 applications were received. A group of volunteer community leaders and professionals teamed up to review applications and select finalists. The Chamber is proud to honor businesses that are making valuable contributions to the region and contributing to our overall quality of life.  

The other winners, in each category, are: Northeastern Rehabilitation Associates, Best Practices in Community Involvement; Penn Foster, Best Practices in Customer Service; Posture Interactive, Best Practices in Marketing and Communications; Woodloch Resort, Business of the Year; Bedrock Technology, Fastest Growing Company.

Also, Scranton Fringe Festival “Big Gay StorySlam,” Hometown Star; CaPAA of NEPA, LLC, New and Emerging Business of the Year; Discovery MI Preschool, Non-Profit Organization of the Year, and Lavish Body and Home, Small Business of the Year.