Awards

The Chamber is proud to recognize and honor members who demonstrate success and growth.

Members can apply for our monthly Small Business Spotlight Award and our prestigious SAGE Awards (Scranton’s Awards for Growth and Excellence).

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SAGE Awards

The SAGE Awards, Scranton Awards for Growth and Excellence, recognize the outstanding efforts, talent, creativity and innovation within the northeastern Pennsylvania business community.

Each year, Chamber members are encouraged to apply for the various awards. The numerous award categories apply to new and emerging businesses, seasoned veterans and various industries.

Applications are scored by independent panels of volunteer judges. Three finalists are selected for each category.  The winners are announced at the annual Chamber Gala in November.

To apply for a SAGE Award, click here.

2016 SAGE Winners

Award Categories

Best Practices in Community Involvement
Recognizes a business that demonstrates a commitment to community involvement and philanthropy as part of its core business values.
Sponsored by: VaxServe
Best Practices in Customer Service
Recognizes a business whose customer service has increased client satisfaction, client retention, referrals and/or profits.
Sponsored by:  Community Bank
Best Practices in Marketing and Communications
Recognizes an in-house marketing department or advertising firm for creative excellence in ONE advertising campaign.  The campaign must utilize THREE of the following media or methods: newspaper, consumer/trade publication, outdoor board, direct marketing mailer, brochures, stationery package, annual report, magazine/book publication, poster, special event material, mass transit/bus board, radio, television and on-line ads.
Business of the Year
Recognizes a business, with more than 10 employees, for its accomplishments and operational successes.
Sponsored by:  Fidelity Bank
Woman of Excellence
Honors a woman whose character, conduct, service, leadership and achievements, personally and professionally, contribute to the current and future development of the greater Scranton community.
Sponsored by: Wells Fargo
Excellence in Leadership
Recognizes a business that exemplifies the highest quality of business leadership, dedication to innovation and employee development.  This includes initiatives that have guided the organization to a new level of growth, achievement and recognition.
Sponsored by:  Pennsylvania American Water
Healthy Workplace of the Year
Promotes the importance of a healthy workplace by extending recognition to both a small (1 to 49 employees) and a large business (50+ employees) for the strength, results and creativity of its wellness initiatives.
Sponsored by:  Chamber Choice and Highmark
Hometown Star
Recognizes an individual, business or organization that has made a significant economic impact on our area by conducting an event, with a rich social, historical and charitable contribution to our area.
Sponsored by:  NBT Bank
Small Business of the Year
Recognizes a business, with 10 or fewer employees, for its accomplishments and operational successes.
Sponsored by: FNCB
New and Emerging Business of the Year
Recognizes an emerging business that has demonstrated a capacity for creativity and innovation, experienced growth and established itself as a leader in its industry.
Sponsored by:  First National Bank
Non-Profit Organization of the Year
Recognizes a non-profit organization that demonstrates excellence in five areas – role in society, financial stability, fundraising, marketing and strategic alliances – all in pursuit of its mission.
Sponsored by:  Wright Center
People’s Choice
Celebrates the community’s favorite 2016 SAGE Award finalist through on-line voting. The finalist with the most votes received will be named People’s Choice.
Sponsored by:  Peoples Security Wealth Management Group

Pride and Progress

Exterior Renovation: Must express and accentuate the original architectural character and features of the building.

Interior Renovation: Must show substantial improvement/change.

New Construction: Must harmonize with the surrounding neighborhood.

** Applicants are judged in three different sub-categories (listed above).  ONE applicant will be recognized onstage with the Pride and Progress of the Year Award.
Sponsored by: UGI

Small Business Spotlight Award

Each month The Chamber spotlights a member business in our community. Recipients receive a full-page feature in the Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal and are featured in Chamber media and publications. To be considered, fill out our Small Business Spotlight Award application.

Sponsored By:
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Read interviews with our most recent award recipients:

March 2017
Resuscicare, Inc.

February 2017
Greenfield Power Equipment, Clothing and Footwear

January 2017
Essential Beauty Treatments Salon and Spa

December 2016
LUX Personal Training

November 2016
HRC Manufacturing

October 2016
Rudis Enterprise Construction Services

September 2016
The Daisy Collective

August 2016
OTown Craft House

July 2016
Northeast Title & Tag

June 2016
A-1 Hauling and Construction

May 2016
River Rock Communications

April 2016
Olyphant Self Storage

March 2016
My College Roomie

February 2016
Jet’s Pizza

January 2016
Complete Health Dentistry