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Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce announces 2019 SAGE Award finalists

Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce announces 2019 SAGE Award finalists
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From a press release:

The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce has announced the finalists for the 2019 SAGE Awards, the Scranton Awards for Growth and Excellence.

The SAGE Awards honor outstanding local businesses for their talent, creativity, and innovation. The winners will be announced on Friday, Nov. 22 at the Chamber Gala, held at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center in downtown Scranton.

Nearly 100 applications were received for this year’s awards, and nearly 40 community leaders and professionals volunteered to review applications and select finalists. The chamber is proud to honor businesses that are making valuable contributions to the region and contributing to its overall quality of life. The finalists in each category are:

Best Practices in Community Involvement

  • Northeastern Rehabilitation Associates
  • Prudential Financial
  • The Settlers Inn

Best Practices in Customer Service

  • Center City Print
  • Hilton Scranton & Conference Center
  • Penn Foster

Best Practices in Marketing and Communications

  • Horizon Dental Care
  • Posture Interactive
  • Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders

Business of the Year

  • CC Cleaning Services
  • United Sports Academy
  • Woodloch Resort

Fastest Growing Company

  • Bedrock Technology
  • CaPAA of NEPA, LLC
  • Posture Interactive
  • We Talk Shirty

Hometown Star

  • Lackawanna College, “Learning Life Skills”
  • Marketplace at Steamtown, “Small Space, Big Dreams Contest”
  • Scranton Fringe Festival, “Big Gay StorySlam”

New and Emerging Business of the Year

  • CaPAA of NEPA, LLC
  • Scholars in Training Preschool
  • Space Time Mead & Cider Works

Nonprofit Organization of the Year

  • Discovery MI Preschool
  • Meals on Wheels Community Services of NEPA
  • Scranton Fringe Festival

Pride and Progress: Exterior Renovations

  • Borough of Dunmore (Schautz Stadium)
  • Outreach – Center for Community Resources
  • The Wright Center for Community Health

Pride and Progress: Interior Renovations

  • Penn State Scranton
  • The Wright Center for Community Health
  • Tobyhanna Army Depot

Pride and Progress: New Construction

  • AAA North Penn
  • FNCB Bank

Small Business of the Year

  • Center City Print
  • Horizon Dental Care
  • Lavish Body & Home
  • Thaxton Holistic Wellness Center

The recipient of each award will be announced at the Chamber Gala on Nov. 22 at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center (100 Adams Ave., Scranton). 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 from Monday, Oct. 14 through Friday, Oct. 18.

The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organization that works to improve the area’s economic environment and quality of life by providing programs and services which stimulate economic growth, promote business prosperity, and nurture educational opportunities.