SAGE Award finalists announced

First Posted: 10/1/2014

The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce and MetroAction announced the finalists for the 2014 SAGE Awards, (Scranton Awards for Growth and Excellence), which honor local businesses for their talent, creativity, and innovation. The winner of each award category will be announced at The Chamber Gala Nov. 11 at The Theater at Lackawanna College.

More than 110 applications were received. A group of community leaders and professionals teamed up to review applications and select finalists.

The finalists in each category are:

Best practices in community involvement: Penn Foster Career School, Graham Public Relations, Woodloch Resort

Best practices in customer service: Little Acres Learning Academy, Net Driven, Montage Mountain Resorts

Best Practices in Marketing and Communications: Quinn’s Market, Montage Mountain Resorts, Posture Interactive

Business of the Year: EDM Americas Inc., Net Driven, Admiral Management Services

Healthy workplace in continuing excellence award: TMG Health, The University of Scranton, The Honesdale National Bank

Healthy workplace of the year award: Fidelity Deposit and Discount Bank, Quandel Construction Group, Inc., MetLife

Hometown Star: NAMI PA Scranton Area Chapter: Evening of Hope, Lackawanna County Wireless: EDI Conference, Moscow Borough: National Night Out

New and Emerging Business of the Year: The Sweet Lush Cupcakery, Peggy’s Wing Sauce Of Scranton, Little Acres Learning Academy

Non-Profit Organization of the Year: Serving Seniors, Inc., Greater Scranton YMCA, Children’s Advocacy Center of Northeastern PA

Pride and Progress: Exterior Renovations: Montage Mountain Resorts, LP: Ski Resort and Waterpark, Pennsylvania American Water: Northeast Operations Center, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: PNC Field

Pride and Progress: Interior Renovations: Net Driven: Scranton Headquarters, hemmler + camayd architects: St. Thomas Hall, The University of Scranton, Blue Cross of NEPA: The Blue Cross Store of Northeastern Pennsylvania

Pride and Progress: New Construction: Sordoni Construction Services, Inc.: Geisinger- Mt. Pleasant, hemmler + camayd architects: The TekRidge Center, Johnson College: Health Science Technology Center

Small Business of the Year: Truly Scrumptious, The Sweet Lush Cupcakery, JuJaMa Inc.

Sustainability award: Highland Associates, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, hemmler + camayd architects

Woman of Excellence: Cathy Reppert, Truly Scrumptious; Tiffany Griffiths, Tiffany Griffiths & Associates, Inc.; Megan Alpert, Alpert Yanoski & Associates Merrill Lynch

All award finalists will be entered into the People’s Choice Award, where the winner will be chosen by a community-wide, online vote. For more information about the SAGE Awards or The Chamber Gala visit

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