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Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce Announces 2017 SAGE Award Finalists

The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce recently announced the finalists for the 2017 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 Thursday, November 2, at the Chamber Gala, held at The Theater at North, Scranton.

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 is proud to honor businesses that are making valuable contributions to the region and contributing to our overall quality of life.  The finalists, in each category, are:

BEST PRACTICES IN CUSTOMER SERVICE
• Hilton Scranton & Conference Center
• Kane Is Able Inc.
• Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders

BEST PRACTICES IN COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
• MetLife
• Spirited Art Scranton
• Tobyhanna Army Depot

BEST PRACTICES IN MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS
• Penn Foster Career School
• Posture Interactive
• Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders

BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
• MCR Design Group
• Pennsylvania American Water
• Quandel Construction Group

EXCELLENCE IN LEADERSHIP
• Bayada Home Health Care
• Quandel Construction Group
• Commonwealth Health Regional Hospital of Scranton

HOMETOWN STAR
• Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine: “2017 Transgender Conference”
• Lackawanna College: “Protect and Defend 5K”
• Terra Preta Restaurant: “Global Tastes of Scranton”

NEW AND EMERGING BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
• AOS Metals
• Dr. Cynthia Edwards Hawver & Associates
• Electric City Escape

NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR
• Hospice of the Sacred Heart
• The Ronald McDonald House of Scranton
• Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple

PRIDE AND PROGRESS: EXTERIOR RENOVATIONS
• Dunmore Family Chiropractic
• NET Credit Union
• Medicap Pharmacy Olyphant

PRIDE AND PROGRESS: INTERIOR RENOVATIONS
• Constantino’s Catering & Events, Inc.
• Dunmore Family Chiropractic
• NET Credit Union

PRIDE AND PROGRESS: Public/Private Partnership
• The Palumbo Group

SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
• NOTE Fragrances
• Posture Interactive
• Terra Preta Restaurant

WOMAN OF EXCELLENCE
• Diane Baldi, Hospice of the Sacred Heart
• Lindsay Barrasse, Voyager Video
• Dr. Cynthia Edwards Hawver, Dr. Cynthia Edwards Hawver & Associates

The recipient of each award will be announced at the Chamber Gala on November 2 at the Theater at North. In celebration of The Chamber’s 150th anniversary this year, a special Pride and Progress Award for Public/Private partnership will be presented that evening. This award will go to the The Palumbo Group for the Lackawanna County Intermodal Transportation Center. 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, October 2, through Friday, Oct. 6.