Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce Announces 2015 SAGE Award finalists


For Abington Journal



SCRANTON — The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce and MetroAction announced finalists for the 2015 SAGE Awards, the Scranton Awards for Growth and Excellence. The SAGE Awards honor outstanding local businesses for their talent, creativity and innovation.

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 making valuable contributions to the region and contributing to an overall quality of life. The finalists in each category are as follows:

Best practices in community involvement

Benco Dental Company

Fidelity Deposit and Discount Bank

Toyota of Scranton

Best practices in customer service

DePietro’s Hometown Pharmacy

Northeast Title & Tag, Inc.

Toyota of Scranton

Best practices in marketing and communications

Design Done Right

Graham Public Relations and Advertising, LLC

Posture Interactive

Business of the year

DePietro’s Hometown Pharmacy

NET Federal Credit Union

New York Life Insurance Co.

Healthy workplace of the year

Dempsey Uniform and Linen Supply

Metropolitan Life Insurance

TMG Health

Hometown star

Lackawanna Heritage Valley for the Heritage Explorer Bike Tour and Festival

NAMI PA Scranton Area Chapter for Evening of Hope

Toyota of Scranton for Celebrating Heroes Day

New and emerging business of the year

Design-a-card.org

Graham Public Relations and Advertising, LLC

Japhy Creative

Non-profit organization of the year

The Center for Independent Living

The Greater Scranton YMCA

NAMI PA Scranton Area Chapter

Pride and progress: Exterior renovations

Geisinger-Community Medical Center for the 1800 block of Mulberry Street

Penn State Worthington/Scranton for its athletic fields

United Neighborhood Centers for Cedar Point Apartments

Pride and progress: Interior renovations

Classic Properties for 324 State St., Clarks Summit

Geisinger-Community Medical Center for their Multi-Specialty Clinics and Intensive Care Units

The University of Scranton for the Quincy Avenue Apartments and Learning Center

Pride and progress: New construction

Geisinger-Community Medical Center for the 1800 block of Mulberry Street

United Neighborhood Centers for Cedar Point Apartments

University of Scranton for Edward R. Leahy Jr. Hall

Small business of the year

13 Olives

MCR Productions

Pine Hills Country Club

Excellence in leadership

Fidelity Deposit and Discount Bank

Lackawanna College

NBT Bank

Women of excellence

Karen Clifford, TR Technology Solutions

Natalie Gelb, Lackawanna Heritage Valley

Jill Murray, PhD, Lackawanna College

The recipient of each award will be announced at the Chamber Gala on Nov. 11 at the Mellow Theater at Lackawanna College. In addition, all award finalists will be entered into the People’s Choice Award where the winner will be chosen by a community-wide online vote available at scrantonchamber.com through Friday, Oct. 9.

For Abington Journal

Information provided by The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce.

Information provided by The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce.

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