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2016 SAGE Award Finalists

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The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce recently announced the finalists for the 2016 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 Wednesday, November 9, 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
• 13 Olives
• Admiral Management Services
• NET Credit Union

BEST PRACTICES IN COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
• DePietro’s Pharmacy
• Munley Law
• NET Credit Union

BEST PRACTICES IN MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS
• NET Credit Union
• Posture Interactive
• Toyota of Scranton

BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
• EDM
• Lockheed Martin
• NET Credit Union

EXCELLENCE IN LEADERSHIP
• Lackawanna College
• Little Acres Learning Academy
• The Wright Center Medical Group

HEALTHY WORKPLACE OF THE YEAR
• Benco Dental
• Prudential Financial
• Allied Services

HOMETOWN STAR
• Goodwill Industries of Northeastern Pennsylvania: “Grand Opening Celebration”
• Lackawanna College: “Rocket Project”
• Scranton Fringe Festival: “Fringe Festival”

NEW AND EMERGING BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
• Crystal Window and Door Systems PA, LLC
• On & On
• Terra Preta Restaurant

NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR
• Meals on Wheels of NEPA
• The Greater Scranton YMCA
• Ronald McDonald House of Scranton

PRIDE AND PROGRESS: EXTERIOR RENOVATIONS
• Goodwill Industries of Northeastern Pennsylvania: Goodwill at North Gerald T. Langan Apartments
• Steamtown 300 LLC: Lackawanna Avenue Bridge at the Marketplace at Steamtown

PRIDE AND PROGRESS: INTERIOR RENOVATIONS
• Terra Preta Restaurant: 222 Wyoming Avenue
• BlackOut Design: 527 South Blakely Street
• Goodwill Industries of Northeastern Pennsylvania: Goodwill at North Gerald T. Langan Apartments

PRIDE AND PROGRESS: NEW CONSTRUCTION
• Marywood University: The Learning Commons
• Gibbons Ford: 704 Martin F. Gibbons Blvd.
• The Pines Senior Living: 1300 Morgan Highway

SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
• Graham Public Relations & Advertising
• Lavelle Strategy Group
• Posture Interactive

WOMAN OF EXCELLENCE
• Marianne Gilmartin, Esq., Stevens & Lee, P.C.
• Mary Ann LaPorta, The Children’s Advocacy Center of NEPA
• Mandy Pennington, Net Driven

The recipient of each award will be announced at the Chamber Gala on November 9 at the Theater at North. 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 Friday, Sept. 30, through Friday, Oct. 7.